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PrettyInside

Daytime medication safe(ish) to use if retinoid applied at night?

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After roughly 21 years away from Differin, I've begun using the 0.1% gel, which I buy online. Now, I'm looking for suggestions for a daytime product that I might use alongside my Differin regimen. 

On the plus side, Differin seems to be reducing the frequency and size of my nodulocystic acne; on the negative side, my skin's oiliness has spiraled out of control--which may be due to stopping the Pill in late 2016 but definitely coincides with the timing of my Differin use.  

I'm hoping to find an acne-fighting (or an oil-suppressing) product that I may use during the day--and that is less likely to irritate skin that's being treated with a retinoid. I can get away with using Benzoyl Peroxide 5% gel maybe once per every 5-7 days, but anymore than that, and my face develops a serious chemical burn. But I really need something that can be used daily; going all day without any acne-fighting/oil-suppressing product just isn't an option, as my skin takes on a pronounce shine and my scars look deeper, the more oily my skin gets.

At one time, I used a Sodium Sulfacetamide/Sulfur cream on my face, which I could wear beneath makeup. (It helped somewhat with suppressing oiliness.) But my insurance provider has stopped covering this medication; so I'm back to square one. 

Thank you,
PI

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