Well, I've decided to give my face a break from using retin a since it's been burning whenever I put on lotion and even when I wash my face. I'll start it back up tomorrow night. I put lily of the desert 99% aloe vera on my face and it stung like a son of a ****!!! It hurt so much!!! I'll put some more of it on my face tomorrow morning to calm my skin. Retin a has really smoothed out my skin a lot! The marks from my previous acne seem to be going away rather quickly and I haven't been getting any new breakouts. Knock on wood! I'm very pleased with the results thus far. I hope my skin becomes more tolerant of the stuff with more time since I don't like the feeling of my face being on fire but this stuff is a keeper. It's really important to not use a lot of this stuff since it's SOOO harsh on your skin. Well, one days rest and back to the routine tomorrow.