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Skin is getting worse

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Hi guys
So recently my skin seems to be getting worse. Having bad skin is nothing new to me but over the last 3-4 months I have been getting more spots that just cover my entire face. I have tried various over the counter faces washes etc and retinoids. If anyone has any tips I would be grateful. 

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I would suggest using a combination of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and Differin (adapalene .1%) on alternate nights. Using a face wash with salicylic acid if you have oily skin or using a gentle face wash like Cetaphil if you have sensitive skin may also be useful. Make sure you are also eating a healthy diet with low glycemic foods, fruits, veggies, and omega 3s. I would say to give it a try for a few months to see if your acne improves. Remember that it can take anywhere from 3-6 months to see improvement. But if in a couple of months you haven't noticed a difference then I would go to a dermatologist. They can prescribe you topical retinoids and antibiotics that are much stronger than products found otc. 

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I agree with the above poster.  You may need a different retinoid and maybe some lifestyle and diet changes.  Acne can be such a hard puzzle to solve but hang in there.   What retinoids have you used so far.  

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