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4 MONTHS OF USING TRETINOIN DAILY
Comment if you have any questions. I'm just posting pictures only but I'm open to any questions. Edited by hbxgirl

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18 minutes ago, Fila___ said:

Hi, hbxgirl. 
Did you use the gel or the cream? What percentage? 
Your skin looks great!

hey there :) I used the tretinoin cream 0.025% and apply it every night. I was prescriped by my derm and have never used the gel before. Hope that helps :)

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31 minutes ago, Fila___ said:

How long did your initial breakout last if you had one? Thank you, hun. 

i did have initial breakout :) The first two weeks wasn't so bad but on my third week my face started breaking out very badly as you could see in some of the pictures above. I also broke out in random places that I normally would never break out there. It lasted about 2 months for me. I started noticing "clear spots" on my face on the 3rd month. Those "clear spots" progressively spread to the rest of my face throughout the month and eventually my whole cheek became clear ;)

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I started breaking out duringweek 3 too. Did hyperpigmentation fade away during month 3, if you had any? Are you using just tretinoin? Your skin looks pore less! 

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3 minutes ago, Fila___ said:

I started breaking out duringweek 3 too. Did hyperpigmentation fade away during month 3, if you had any? Are you using just tretinoin? Your skin looks pore less! 

I think once you start using tretinoin, the pigmentation will slowly start disappearing beginning from day 1. In my case it just took 3 months to really see the result :) not sure if hyperpigmentation fades away but I think once tretinoin exfoliates your skin, your hyperpigmentation can greatly be reduced, leaving you with new, fresh skin.
I use the Clindamycin Phosphate 0.1% topical solution and take doxycyline hyclate antibiotics 100mg 2 times/day. I use Neutrogena clear pore toner here and there but I think Tretinoin did all the work. I'm sure I could just use Tretinoin by itself and would still expect to see great result. For the pores I think once tretinoin clears your skin, it'll leave your pores small or at least unnoticeable!

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That is absolutly fantastic, so happy for you! Very jealous of your results! You said you had an initial break out, did you do anything to treat it like pop or used any other actives or did you let them be? How long did it take for any irritation to subside? 

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Did you ever try a stronger tretinoin? I am on my 3rd month of using 0.1% which is working pretty well but since your results were so amazing with 0.025% I am curious about it

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13 hours ago, Iwikiwi said:

That is absolutly fantastic, so happy for you! Very jealous of your results! You said you had an initial break out, did you do anything to treat it like pop or used any other actives or did you let them be? How long did it take for any irritation to subside? 

I honestly did not do much but I did pop a few of my whiteheads. I made sure I didn't leave a lot of scarring. Most of my closed comedones dried up and i got rid of them by exfoliating. I did have some irritation but it lasted for avout a week or so :)
2 hours ago, aliasson said:

Did you ever try a stronger tretinoin? I am on my 3rd month of using 0.1% which is working pretty well but since your results were so amazing with 0.025% I am curious about it

i tried 0.1% at the beginning ! I didn't have any problems but it made my face very very red and my acne became more noticeable. I went back to 0.025% after a few days. I think 0.1% is a little strong for my skin that's all. hope everything works out for you with 0.1% :) Tretinoin is a great product after all !

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On May 8, 2016 at 10:04 AM, hbxgirl said:
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4 MONTHS OF USING TRETINOIN DAILY
Comment if you have any questions. I'm just posting pictures only but I'm open to any questions.
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hii .. First of all ur skin looks amazing..
i have these bumps on my nose along with some enlarged pores which when pressed with comedone extractor expels sebum..are these clogged pores??? Do u think i can get rid of them using tretinoin ??? I have used paula's choice bha which caused all these to arise from deep inside but now i cant get rid of them..
do u think professional extraction or aha peel can get rid of them.. My nose was almost spot free and flawless but then this happened.. So upset..pls help me if u can...

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Maina, that totally looks like a job for tretinoin! Those look like closed comedones to me. Retinoids work on comedones and inflammatory acne, but you should see a dermatologist just to be sure. 

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Hii thank u so much for replying.. I also have enlarged pores on my nose whixh when i press with comedone extractor expels gunk!!!! Will tretinoin help with those gunk filled pores??? Plus my pores look huge using tretinoin??? Should moisturizing with a heavy moisturiser help with this issue??

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16 hours ago, Mainaf2016 said:

Hii thank u so much for replying.. I also have enlarged pores on my nose whixh when i press with comedone extractor expels gunk!!!! Will tretinoin help with those gunk filled pores??? Plus my pores look huge using tretinoin??? Should moisturizing with a heavy moisturiser help with this issue??

 I think so! You just have to give it time. How long have you been using it? You should avoid squeezing/extracting them, it may be prolonging your healing. And moisturizer is key! I don't know how heavy you're thinking, but i use neutrogena for sensitive skin and it works for me. Use as much moisturizer as you need!

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I initially started using bha 2paula's choice for my enlarged pores..i used that for 2 months.. This resulted in all those small raised comedones(skin coloured) which i cant get rid of using Cosrx Aha 7 so i decided to give tretinoin 0.05% a shot..when i come out of shower if i press on my nose with an extractor,gunk comes out and i have done it few times which has made my pores look smaller though...  Its been 3 days today that i am using tretinoin and my nose is peeling..not too much..i use bioderma moisturiser for my nose because it has become too dry from using bha liquid for months with a light moisturiser...
how long did it take for u to see results from tretinoin on pores???

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I am worried about something that i have read on realself and also here - that retin a or tretinoin causes pores to enlarge and they look worse than before.. Too many reviews about that.. Is that true??? Just making me scared to use it cosistently..any idea why the pores look enlarged.  
From what i understand when i used to apply bha liquid and wait my pores used to look large too.. But then i moisturise it looked okay not too large ,so could it be more about dehydrated skin rather than tretinoin itself???

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On May 7, 2016 at 9:04 PM, hbxgirl said:
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4 MONTHS OF USING TRETINOIN DAILY
Comment if you have any questions. I'm just posting pictures only but I'm open to any questions.
Hey, hun. Just wondering, did you use the generic cream? How long have you been on Doxycycline, and when do you plan to stop taking it? Oh, this might sound weird, but do you fall asleep with your TV on? I do, so I've been wondering if that affects the Tretinoin. Hope your skin is still doing amazing! 

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that's amazing. I haven't seen a derm but have been researching and think retinoids may be what my skin needs. I have huge pores and oily skin and they all seem to be filled with junk. then I get flair ups of closed comedones and they don't go away no matter what I do. 

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