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week 1 of Retin-A

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.

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    hey buddy,

    your skin looks much much better. But I think you should've sticked with the regimen a bit longer (at least 6 weeks.)

    But I can understand why you switched over and it seems like a good decision.

    Good luck :D

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    hey buddy,

    your skin looks much much better. But I think you should've sticked with the regimen a bit longer (at least 6 weeks.)

    But I can understand why you switched over and it seems like a good decision.

    Good luck :D

    Thanks for the words of encouragement i really appreciate it. Yea i know i should've been more patient with the DKR regimen. But that doesnt matter now anyway. As i've found something that actually works for me. Thanks for your comment.

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