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  1. Since you are experiencing dry but oily skin, you may have seborrheic dermatitis. This condition can be aggravated from antibiotic use, which you seem to have had. I had this problem about a year ago, and it was easily treated with an anti-fungal topical called ketaconazole. That is the active ingredient found in Nizoral shampoo. If you do in fact have seborrheic dermatitis, you could begin to see skin improvement from this medication very quickly (for me, by the end of my first day applying ket
  2. Actually, your 2.5 mg/day dosage is just below the upper limit (UL) for vitamin A (retinol, specifically), which is approximately 3 mg for both men and women. The upper limit is the point at which there exists a risk of system toxicity. In terms of RDA you're at about 3x. Now I'm not sure how much you know about nutrition, but the issue with vitamin A is that it is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that excess vitamin A accumulates in the fat cells. I personally feel that taking accutane long term,
  3. Thanks Brady. Just saw your PM I guess one thing I'm trying to figure out is whether SA is generally better at stopping non-inflammatory acne than AHA. Also, the reason I don't use AHA more often is because I get extremely flaky if I use it more than 2-3 times a week. And that's not even 100% AHA...I have to dilute it 50/50 with my moisturizer. Do you think I would have this flakiness problem if I used SA for exfoliation?
  4. Hi, I've been on the regimen for more than 1 year now, and my face is essentially clear. BP really did do an excellent job at stopping any type of inflammatory acne from errupting (which was the majority of acne I got). The only problem I have now is that I get a whitehead or two every now and then on my chin. I am currently using Finacea at night in order to take care of the comedonal acne, but I'm not sure its doing a great job. Since using Finacea, my chin has also become a little more flaky
  5. Is it okay to apply AHA on top of Finacea in order to relieve dryness/flakiness?
  6. Does anyone have any idea if I can replace my exfoliation using AHA with azelaic acid? I'm trying to incorporate azelaic acid into my regimen in order to reduce redness/dryness from BP, but even if I use BP once a day, I still have flakiness that needs to be taken care of with exfoliation. Anyone have any idea if azelaic acid exfoliates? It's so hard to find information on this stuff... Thanks!
  7. Bump And btw, does anyone know if I can use the azelaic acid in place of my AHA for exfoliation? I have to exfoliate every 4 days because of benzoyl peroxide.
  8. Thats weird, because in several threads about azelaic acid and on the azelaic acid review page, many people have said that it gives minimal irritation (some said it is quite moisturizing) and reduces redness.
  9. Right. My plan of action was to start out exchanging my BP application at night with azaleic acid. If I do not break out, and if I see a my skin lighten up, I definitely want to try it out in the morning. Do you have any preference between Finacea or Azelex? As of right now, my goal is to reduce the redness of my skin while remaining clear. Does azaleic acid exfoliate? Since I am on Dan's regimen, and use a tremendous amount of BP, I get a lot of flakes. In order to combat that, I generall
  10. Thanks jaded. Maybe I should give salicylic acid a try. I've never used it before... But anyone else know about the azelaic acid BP combo?
  11. Hi, I've been on the regimen for exactly a year now. And I am for the most part clear, except for a pimple every now and then. I used to always get very big inflamed pimples, but now if something comes up, its a small whitehead (should I use something else besides BP for this?). Anyway, although BP has helped me with clearing my blemishes, my face is always relatively red and it is flaky if I don't put on a moisturizer. That is why I was thinking about substituting my night time BP with azelei
  12. Is it okay to use finacea at night if I apply Dan's regimen in the mornings?