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Hey guys, I have serious questions. 

I started using tretinoin 0.05% a week ago, and my skin is drying like CRAZY! It started to harden (like layers of dead skin crust that doesn’t peel at all) at some places. My question is: knowing that my skin is super oily, should I use a drying cleanser before and after using tretinoin or should I go for a moisturizing cleanser to avoid the massive dryness and hardening? 

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I don't think you should be cleansing straight after tretinoin. Don't you usually apply that once a day before bed, after cleansing? I think you should use a non comedogenic moisturiser after cleansing in the morning and a couple minutes after tretinoin. For me I thought moisturising was making the skin flaking worse but after a couple weeks of consistent moisturising my skin got much better. 

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