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  1. Hey, Ive been using complex 15 moisturizing face cream for a while, and it doesn't break me out, but every once and a while i get a fit of dry skin (because i use a prescription BP cream) and my face gets all flaky and its really embarrassing. could someone recommend something that's a bit stronger and would help me. even when i skip the BP (which causes me to break out) it still takes me a few days to recover from the dryness and it sucks. thanks.
  2. im on month 6...my skins still not used to it....aghh....(also you I read you shouldnt use a moisturizer after retin a micro because its time relase, but normal retin a absorbs all at once.)
  3. I use the tiny "pea-sized" amount....yeah...i think it might be too strong but i stopped taking two showers a day (because its hot now, summertime, i work outside) and ive started to clear up a bit.
  4. my skin gets very very dry right after I shower ( so dry it hurts to open my mouth). but after about an hour its not that painfully dry and i have mild // moderate flaking in the areas where I have acne
  5. should I moisturize in the PM or AM. Im using retin A in the PM, and i wash my face with water in the AM. I need to know because I just got some moisturizer and ive never used any before and I dont want to mess it up.
  6. i need an answer for tonight -__- i need an answer for tonight -__-
  7. ok, so im wondering if i should moisturizer 20 minutes after i apply it at night...or if i should wait till i rinse my face in the morning to do it. I think maybe I should do it in the AM because my skin gets super dry after i rinse it with water in the morning(i dont even use wash and it gets dry!) but im afraid its gonna make me look greasy, I just bought complex 15
  8. can you use a toothbrush (new of course) can i use a big paint brush
  9. I mean, when i first started using it I also had milder acne(6 months ago i never got acne on my forehead, cheeks, chest or back, and now i do). I usually only get whiteheads but sometimes i get pustules (and when i do theyre terrible). at around the 3 month mark it got me clear....I think my acne has just naturally gotten worse.
  10. your skin is amazing screw yourself -___- its not dead skin. seriously tough, you should lightly dab your skin with a dry towel to dry your skin. you only shower every other day? stinkyyyy. all in all, your skin looks amazing and your soo lucky to have such clear skin.
  11. yeah they release products that make you buy more products, now that you use retin a, you need antibiotc a antibiotic b and a moisturizer, a new soap, etc. Its the same with HIV medication. Also, the same with cancer treatment. People care more about money than helping people get better, and it sucks.
  12. I used retin a at night with no moisturizer and aloe vera gel in the morning to stop my flaking....it stopped the flaking but made me break out HORRIBLE about a week later.
  13. retin a didn't work and I had many problems with it. My skin is very very dry after i rinse it off in the morning and it gets so dry that it peels and flakes until about 12 in the afternoon where it gets very very very oily. On top of these problems, my acne is worse than ever( and im on month 6 too). I don't know what i should do, im guessing i should try a moisturizer and maybe ask for an increased dose but i feel like an increased dose would just worsen my peeling. any ideas? im using .025 tr
  14. yeah, my doctor had acne...how is that supposed to make me feel??
  15. yeah i actually just shaved and i look much better with scruff anyhow...especially since it hides almost ALL my remarks ( i only get acne where my hair grows in) with the exception of my nose...i never have any acne on my forehead...although it can get kind of oily. Anyway...I do eat healthy...I don't drink anything but water...I hate junk food...I haven't ordered from a fast food restaurant's all year...and I eat tuna (and other seafood) often. coffee? yuck!...yeah food def isn't my problem. an
  16. Hey...I dont really know how to start this so it may sound a bit jumbled. Basially...I know I hit puberty late...and Im wondering what you guys think it has to do with my acne. I know some kids who started to get acne in middle school but I didnt even get my first pimple till I was about 17. I also grew about 10 inches from when i was 16-17(almost 18 now). Anyway what im getting at is how long do you think my acne will naturally last. Ive really just started to have it come in worse...but at the
  17. im making a list of things to buy at the store and i figured i would pick up a new body wash while I was at it(not a face wash). Does anybody know of a nice liquid body wash I should get? this is in prescription only because im on tretinoin .025 im picking up johnson and johnson purpose cleansing wash some paintine pro v shampoo and conditioner neutrogena dry touch sunblock i just set up my new bathroom so it needs to be stocked with supplies!
  18. well...its warm...not so hot that i sweat all the time but i do exercise...should i wash my face after exercising....im cautious of washing my face too much because i don't want to over dry my skin...do you think its ok for me to shower after exercising or should i just try to shower once a day at night? when i do shower after exercising i usually just rinse off in cool water and i don't use anything on my face.
  19. thanks so much for the reply....i appreciate it more than you think...often no one answers posts here. Is fruit of the earth vitamin E gel. I heard fruit of the earth was good? Its got water, aloe vera gel, glycerin, polysorbate 20, tocopheryl acetate(vitamin e), carbomer, dmdm hydantoin, tetrasidu edta, diazolidinyl urea, fragrance FD&C yellow #5 FD&C yellow #6. ok...so should i get a cetaphil moisturizer and purpose wash for the shower? Cetaphil has a bunch of different things...shoul
  20. ok...so im taking retin A for about 4 months now....i had the IB and all that jazz and about 1 month ago my skin was 99% clear...the most i ever had on my face at one time was 1 pimple and then it would quickly go away...so now im 4 months in and im breaking out HORRIBLY... anybody know what the hell could be up? I know your supposed to wait untill 20-30 minutes after you shower to put it on ( i wait 20...should i wait 30?) I know i should use a moisturizer because my skin flakes like crazy..
  21. ive been using retin a for about 3 months now and i have no more acne but my forehead and nose get oily and they never used to. My skin gets really dry after i shower at night but then the retin a makes it feel moist. When I wake up in the morning I usually rinse my face off( not wash) with cool water because hot water makes it really really dry and crusty. So i haven't been washing my face in the AM but it gets oily either way. What should I do. I don't use a moisturizer because i don't know wh
  22. I notice sometimes i get whiteheads where i pluck my eyebrows when the new hair tried to break through the skin.