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Best cleanser to use while on Retin-A 0.01%?

I've been using an organic moisturizing cleanser ('cleansing lotion' on the bottle) and I'm not sure if it's the cause of my crop of blackheads on my nose, a few on my cheek, and even some on my forehead...or if it's just the Retin-A (or both). I've been using the moisturizing cleanser in the morning and at night...so also, I wasn't sure if I should switch to a non-moisturizing cleanser and start using a moisturizer in the morning after rinsing/washing my face?...

Sorry if this is a dumb question but the instructions in my Retin-A box weren't very specific, especially for my skin condition, it being sensitive due to laser treatments about a year ago and possibly a bit dehydrated (I've been drinking a lot of water recently though).

So can you share what cleansers/moisturizers worked best for you and what was your specific regimen? Also, if you know what would be best for my skin...Thanks in advance.

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The Yes to Cucumbers Cleansing Gel is good for sensitive skin. I wouldn't use a moisturizing cleanser before Retin-A because I think it's more effective if it's the only thing on your skin, but using a moisturizer in the morning is fine.

Edited by QuirkyPixy

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The obvious answers are Cetaphil cleansers or CeraVe cleansers - both minimize irritation and maximize moisturization. But I'm guessing you've already tried these ?

If your skin is dry or irritated, you should use a moisturizer, no matter how gentle your cleanser is.

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