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tac390

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  1. So, I'm just over three months into Tretinoin and although I am happy with the results thus far, I am still not where I want to be. This is because I'm still purging in areas where I had the deepest clogged pores. Right now I use Paula's Choice 2% BHA gel in the morning and Tretinoin .025% cream at night. I've been going to the dermatologist for a couple of years now and have been prescribed numerous products, but Tretinoin is the only product I've stuck with! I also have in the medicine cabinet
  2. I'm guessing you have mild acne from the looks of your pictures. I also have mild acne and have been on Tretinoin for a little over three months now. This is the first acne product I've stuck with and I am pretty happy with the results so far. I would say I'm about 85%-90% cleared up right now, so I am still not exactly where I want to be. Stick with it!! It's normal to experience dry skin and flaking. I had really bad flaking around my mouth so I stopped using it there. I'm still purging a litt
  3. Hi! My acne consists of the small skin-colored bumps that don't flare up, AKA stubborn closed comedones. The amount of my comedones significantly reduced from facials at spas and at-home extractions. I still have a bunch of them on my cheeks and chin and want to be completely clear. My derm prescribed .025% Tretinoin cream to use at night. She told me to start every other night at first. I know people who have actually had success with their acne rarely look at these posts. BUT IF THERE'S ANYONE
  4. I know this post was made a couple of years ago, but I just want to say I had the same type of acne as you. Not as much on the cheeks but more chin and mouth area. What helped SIGNIFICANTLY was going for facials. If you find a good esthetician, they will extract the comedones correctly. The key is to extract the entire comedone so it won't come back. It's sad to say that squeezing this type of acne (the right way) can sometimes help more than some medications and topicals. And it's quicker! If a
  5. Is anybody still currently on Differin and actually reading this, lol? I was prescribed Differin cream 0.1% in April of 2012 and was too scared to try it when I read about the initial breakout. I just sat here and read this thread for a good two hours. I have an appointment with my dermatologist tomorrow and see how that plays out. Hopefully I can get another prescription (because old one expired) and I can give it an actual shot. My acne is mainly those stubborn closed comedones that are around
  6. I literally have the same EXACT thing. Please let me know if you find a way to get rid of these bumps! Same spot too. Horrible
  7. I have closed comedones (flesh colored bumps/under-the-skin whiteheads) all along my chin. That's really the only major acne I have besides the occasional zit in a random spot on my face. I've tried many products and even began taking birth control because I thought it was hormonal (still unsure). I started using 100% tea tree oil on the problem area for the past 2 nights. Will this rid my acne? If anyone has used tea tree oil or has/had a similar issue please help!
  8. So if anyone looked at my skin, they'd say I have very mild acne. Luckily, my acne is not inflamed red pimples or cystic pimples all over my face. Unfortunately, I have small flesh-colored bumps on my chin. These bumps are called closed comedones. They do not come to a head no matter what. Although they are not THAT noticeable, it takes a huge toll on my self-esteem. I believe this is hormonal acne because I've always had clear skin up until my senior year of high school. I began stressing over
  9. Thank you for your story I am definitely gonna finish up with my second pack of this pill and see what happens. Hopefully this starts to help more if not I will be making the switch! I agree with the above poster. My daughter started having bad acne at the age of 15. She went from almost flawless skin to horribly broken out. I took her to a gynecologist first because I was convinced her acne was hormonal. He wanted to give her yaz first but I was afraid for her to take it so he gave her
  10. So my acne consists of small, flesh colored bumps around my mouth and mostly my chin area. It's been like this for almost or just about a year now and has increasingly gotten worse. The area where I do have acne is slightly red JUST IN THAT AREA, which is around my mouth. Not cute. I'm almost positive this is hormonal. I started getting it around the time I had developed anxiety. Now that my anxiety has been gone for months, I want my acne to be gone! I started taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo about a
  11. I've been struggling with hormonal acne for a little less than a year now. I know this is hormonal acne because I never had bad skin up until last year, never would break out--I would even sleep with makeup on and wouldn't breakout in the morning. Now, I have these clear skin-colored bumps all over my chin which are called closed comedones and some also in the area between my cheeks and nose. Topical acne treatments don't work for me. I am very healthy and take very good care of my skin. I use C
  12. Retinol is the weaker cousin of a retinoid. I couldn't even get those closed comedones with a prescription retinoid, which is still more potent than Green Cream Level 6, so I'm not surprised you're getting disappointing results. What retinol and retinoids do is communicate with the BOTTOM layer of the skin and tell it to re-form. This is great for anti-aging and for deep embedded pimples. It is NOT so great for closed comedones. Closed comedones are actually further up the skin layers than the r
  13. Retinol is the weaker cousin of a retinoid. I couldn't even get those closed comedones with a prescription retinoid, which is still more potent than Green Cream Level 6, so I'm not surprised you're getting disappointing results. What retinol and retinoids do is communicate with the BOTTOM layer of the skin and tell it to re-form. This is great for anti-aging and for deep embedded pimples. It is NOT so great for closed comedones. Closed comedones are actually further up the skin layers than the r
  14. I've had clear skin all my life up until my last year in high school. I just started college. In my senior year I started to get these little bumps all over my chin called closed comedones, which are very stubborn to get rid of. About a little over a month ago I started using Green Cream Level 6. I was told to use it every two days for a week, then every other day for another week, and then the next week to start using it everyday and that's exactly what I did. I haven't really had dry skin or a
  15. Green cream help?

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