helps get rid of acne faster
seems to reduce the oilies
gets rid of dark spots much faster than waiting! horrible if used improperly. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. when i had bad acne, i hated this stuff. i felt like i had no hope. when you have new inflammatory pimples popping up every night, this product is useless. it doesn't stop them from coming. i had to quit dairy completely and start drinking tons of green tea to slow down my acne.
what this stuff IS good for is damage control. make SURE you wash your face at night, dry it completely, wait about 20 minutes for your skin to feel really dry, THEN apply the medication. start with a small amount, and THEN move up if necessary. it says use a pea size for your entire face, but i use a pea size for each cheek, and i use the .1 gel, so it's some pretty strong stuff. i used to follow this routine and then wake up with dry skin that would peel horribly and in patches (sometimes deeply, to the flesh, UGH!!! PAIN)...but now, i've learned to slather a thick layer of cetaphil cream on top of my medication, about 30 mins after applying the tretinoin. the damaged skin still sloughs off, but much more evenly and more safely since the cream seems to decrease the strength.
this routine works like a dream, but it does kinda ruin my sleep at night, b/c i'm conscious to not roll over on the side of my face...but it's totally worth it. my dark marks are fading so quickly, and my acne seems under control. i do still get pimples every day, but small ones that are barely noticeable (for the most part). my skin isn't perfect by any means, but i'm much happier about it, and i suggest you try this product along with playing with your diet and seeing if it's causing your acne. quitting dairy was a face-saver for me, and i highly recommend a trial period of no-dairy if you're at your wit's end. best of luck! sorry this is so scatterbrained and disorganized...i typed it up really quickly while watching tv. ALL THE BEST!