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  1. mcmath

    Tretinoin 0.25% Log...my (Hopefully) Last Regimen

    Hmm, so the cream is definitely more moisturizing than the lotion? And not as greasy?
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    Tretinoin 0.25% Log...my (Hopefully) Last Regimen

    just from reading your posts, it looks like ur initial breakout wasn't too painful! I'm glad, as i had light to moderate acne before starting tretinoin but my initial breakout was the most traumatizing 2-3 months of my life lol. Usually differin is prescribed for cases of lighter acne so tretinoin might have been overkill, but it seems like it's working. How are you keeping moisturized? I found the cetaphil moisturizing lotion too oily/greasy, and it's hard to stay outside all day under it,
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    Retin A 0.025% Log

    hey! hows your progress? any updated pics? I wish I did a tretinoin log when i started but i was too busy with school, and i regret not keeping track of any improvements. but I started mid july, and the initial break out hit me up to the 12 week mark, then it started improving--not drastically, but i noticed new acne popping up less frequently, and i stopped getting acne on my cheeks altogether. though noticing progress was tricky because i seem to have cycles of acne breakouts. I'd stick
  4. strange that retin-A did not work for you, but differin did. how long were you on retin-A? I went to a doctor to ask for differin but she prescribed retin-A instead, saying differin wouldn't have much effect even though I have mild acne. i gonna start applying it tonight, n im bracing myself for the upcoming breakout lol
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    McMath's summer log

    wow, so apparently there is a limit for the number of attachments you can have, which I suspected earlier. I'm still debating what to do, but I might delete some of the earlier pictures to continue posting new ones. I thought about picture hosting sites, but they are a hassle because picture I uploaded in the past sometimes expire and I have to upload them again.
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    McMath's summer log

    7/4/11 looking much better this morning. maybe 1-2 active pimples, and the breakout from last week is fading. I applied BP last night, but I'm slightly concerned because I went to the zoo yesterday without sunscreen, and I was sweating a lot. Probably not enough to get a sunburn as I was in zoo houses most of the time. (can't post attachments for some reason, will post it later)
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    McMath's summer log

    7/2/11 late night Just wanted to post a quick update, pics below were taken 16 hrs later from the previous pics, after a shower. i wanted to test how inflamed the pimples got after a long day. afterwards, I applied SA 2%, BP, and moisturized. plan to only cleanse tomorrow to reduce irritation
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    McMath's summer log

    7/2/11 morning did not apply BP last night, as my face was starting to get a bit red and blotchy. no new pimples today, just a lot of PIH due to the recent breakout. I've been taking probiotics every day and staying on the no-dairy/sugar diet as well. One thing I confirmed from today's pics was that some of the skin colored bumps turn into acne in 2-3 weeks. I remember being worried about a lot of these bumps on my faces weeks ago, and eventually they broke out into pimples.
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    McMath's summer log

    6/29/11 thanks bro last night I applied 2% SA + BP all over, then washed with water this morning and moisturized after. Still around 4-5 active pimples. Also, I finally figured out why my face is always itchy in the morning, when I saw two small feathers on my face yesterday. I use a down feather blanket, and when I replaced it last night, literally thousands of small feathers and particles filled up my room. this may be related to some of my breakouts--I'm not sure if these particles can cl
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    McMath's summer log

    6/28/11 midnight So I wanted to do a week update since I haven't been posting daily, but that's because my face stayed more or less the same since last week's break out. There's about 4-5 active spots at any time, my cheeks have been relatively clear, and my jaw and chin have been taking most of the hits. Big pimples come and go in about 2-3 days. I am continuing the no dairy and sugar diet, I am applying BP daily all over my face (quarter-sized amounts total), always moisturizing, and avoidi
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    McMath's summer log

    6/26/11 afternoon no new pimples since the last post, and the probiotics i ordered on wed still hasn't shipped yet:( I've been sticking to a no dairy diet, and minimizing sugars as well. SA 2% + BP tonight
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    McMath's summer log

    6/24/11 midnight wow, so I think the worst of the breakout is over. had a lot of fresh pimples this week all around my chin, but they're slowly fading. The pics below are from this morning, so it doesn't quite show how inflamed my chin area has been, though my cheeks have been pretty much clear all this time except for the PIH. Again, I have no idea what caused that breakout, could have been the SA 20% peel, the AHA, or just skin bumps emerging (I had a lot around the chin area) prior to the
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    McMath's summer log

    6/21/11 afternoon my cheeks are still clear, and no new break outs along the chin and jaw today. though I'm seeing a lot of skin-colored bumps, and I suspect those are all precursors to pimples. and to be honest I've been overusing the BP in fear of the breakouts. ordered probiotics today (very cheap), and I will go swimming in a few hours. spot-BP treatment tonight
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    McMath's summer log

    6/20/11 midnight Several more break outs by night time, mostly in the front of my face. Could just be one of my breakout cycles, or my diet. I read up on more stuff today and changed my diet to minimize dairy and sugars unless necessary for cooking. you guys can read the stuff here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyma...a_b_822163.html I've been drinking a lot of milk lately, so that's gonna stop. I'm not too sure about yogurt though, but just to be safe I'll cut down on that too, and
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    McMath's summer log

    6/20/11 morning applied a bit too much BP than I planned to last night, stung my face a little at night. No new pimples, the breakout pimples are fading, and tonight i'll just cleanse and try to hold back on the BP. Also, I decided not to use sunscreen to work since I just sit inside a building as a guard and don't get much direct sunlight.
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