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Am I using the right products?

Hi, I'm 14 years old and I have oily skin. My acne is moderately severe and I mostly get it on my chin.

The products I use are:

Oxy Face Wash Acne Treatment 10% Benzoyl Peroxide

Fougera Clindamycin Phosphate

Tretinoin Gel 0.025%

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After my first week of using the Tretinoin, I noticed LOTS of little impurities on my chin and my skin was getting redder. After 3 weeks, it's gotten worse and I stopped using it. But I was convinced to use it again by my mom who also uses it and never has acne.

Am I using the right products for my skin type?

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Please read the following threads:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/stick-ret...h+your+retinoid

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Tips-topi...ds-t221818.html

Retinoids are incredibly effective, but they do take time.

The facewash is useless, you're just sending the BP down the drain. Use a simple, gentle cleanser like Cetaphil, CeraVe, etc.

The combination of clindamycin and the retinoid sound great! Stick with it!

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