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Differin is a topical retinoid, but a very mild one. It still does the job for most people, if your acne is just mild or moderate, it will be the best option, as its also the least drying (a good advantage).

Lymecycline is an antibiotic, and has good results on mild-moderate acne when combined with a good topical (which you have).

I've used antibiotics and topical retinoids in the past (never together) and both took a good 3 months to clear my skin. So it's best to judge the products to early, give them time, within 12 weeks, there is a very good chance you will be clear.

I do recomend that once your clear, you come off the antibiotic (for health, mostly) and continue using differin gel every night to maintain your clear skin. differin will also help with any redmarks left over, and will heal them quicker.

Also, acne becomes resistant to antibiotics, so they are no ideal for the long run.

remember to use a cleanser morning and night, as well as moisturizing to keep your skin balanced.

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