Hi everyone, this pics of me at day 3 on Retin-A. I guess i just wasn't patient enough with the regimen that plus i kept breaking out more and more. My skin is weird, the more Benzoyl Peroxide i applied the more new pimples i had the next morning. I thought BP was meant to dry out the pimples or at least stop new ones from forming. Anywho i went to my family doctor and got a script for Retin-a gel 0.01 % as you can clearly see in the pictures that it is working pretty well (alot of improvement for 1 weeks use). Well i think so anyway. It is also improving the blotchiness on both sides of my face. I really hope this will keep on working the way it is, until i am acne free! Another reason why i bought Retin-a is because i read somewhere on the net that it can help improve shallow scars or hyperpigmentation scars. Which is a definate bonus, plus you only have to apply it once a night instead of 2 applications with the DKR. I definately think the positives out-weigh the negatives.
Pros: Helps heal shallow acne scars, Helps heal PIH Post inflamatory hyperpigmentation, Is not as messy as BP, Only need to apply it once a night, Anti- Aging (claimed)
Cons: May or may not have IB, Extra sensitive to sunlight, may cause peeling or burning sensation once applied, Flakiness.
Most of the cons are easily fixed by either applying a moisturiser or a sunscreen. Thanks guys and girls. Any comments welcome.