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use moutrizer after using duac or retin-a micro?

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i was wondering if i should moutirize after i apply duac or retin-a , does it loose any effect? / my derm told me not to mouitirize unless i really need to. and he made me put duac in the frige whats up with that

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Don't use a moisturizer after or you may mess with the chemical compound of the medicine and the way it works.

If you must apply, wait at least a few hours after.

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so when should i mouitirize then . my skin is gonna get verydry.if it changes the chemical compound why do poeple use a moutirizer in Dan's Regime

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BP is not affected by a moisturizer, but my understanding (and I might be wrong) is that retinoids may be uneffective once a moisturizer reaches them.

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im currently using retin-a and my derm told me not to use a moisturizer.

so my skin is very dry :( but no acne...

weird thing, she also said that theres no such thing as non-comedogenic (sp?)

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If you must moisturize only moisturize the flakey areas (usually around the mouth)......

I used to moisturize on retin-a/duac combo, because the drymess was unbearable without it....as a male your skin is a bit tougher, so you might be okay with no moisturizer........

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