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After being on Minocycline going on 5 months now, I am really seeing a difference. I have also been on 10%BP wash in the shower in the morning, followed by a Clindamycin phosphate/BP cream afterwards. I then use Cetaphil moisturizing lotion to help flaking/dryness. At night I wash with a Cetaphil bar and then use a generic version of Retin-a. (Not sure of the %, but it was bumped up in April).

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My friends have noted that my face is always red, and I blush at basically any attention. (this never happened before I started the regimen). Does anyone have any tips on how to get the redness to go away? It only burns for a minute in the morning after I put the clinamycin phosphate cream on. But after that, I'm fine. My face is just red.

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maybe use the medication less often, or at night instead of the morning, unless of course your doctor says otherwise. or maybe you just need an ultra-calming moisturizer... i always like the aveeno ultra-calming with feverfew, but when i run out of that i'm going to try cerave because everyone raves about their products on this site.

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I can't see your pictures but using a drop or two of jojoba oil as a moisturizer stopped most of the BP side effects for me.

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I can't see your pictures but using a drop or two of jojoba oil as a moisturizer stopped most of the BP side effects for me.

Do you use the acne.org jojoba oil or do you buy in in a store? if so which one do you buy/where from? I want to use it but im scared it will break me out.

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I can't see your pictures but using a drop or two of jojoba oil as a moisturizer stopped most of the BP side effects for me.

Do you use the acne.org jojoba oil or do you buy in in a store? if so which one do you buy/where from? I want to use it but im scared it will break me out.

Hey,

I understand your concern, I thought it'd be a major breakout issue for me, but one drop then dabbing off the excess with a towel hasn't caused any problems thus far after about.. a month and a half's use (I think).

I don't buy the acne.org one because of the shipping charges to the UK. I get one off Ebay instead - basically the cheapest organic one that crops up at the time. A tiny little bottle lasts a good few weeks.

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