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I was actually told not to use anything with the retin-a because it dilutes it and it doesnt work as well... You definately cant use BP with it, because they cancel each other out. If you are getting results, keep using moisturizer with it, but if you feel like its not working..try using it without moisturizer.

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From a dermatology website and also the same instructions my derm gave me:

Retin-A Help

Here are some guidelines that may make it easier to take this great medicine.

Wash your face with a mild facial scrub or rough wash cloth. This will help reduce the noticeable flaking.

After washing, apply a good water-based moisturizer. Yes, guys, this applies to you too. The moisturizer will make the drying effect of the medicine more tolerable.

Apply Retin-A in a thin layer at night. A small amount goes a long way.

If flaking occurs during the day use a wash cloth to remove it and apply more moisturizer, or just apply moisturizer.

Try using a moisturizer that also contains a sunscreen. If not, apply sunscreen anytime you are in the sun even for a short amount of time. Tretinoin makes you more susceptible to sunburn.

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