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Old 04-12-2004, 01:25 PM   #1
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Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

My doctor (not a derm) told me to use Retin-A first, then apply BP. But I read in one of Paula Begoun's books that you weren't supposed to use them together, as the BP negates the effectiveness of the retinoid.

Also, can I use an AHA before applying Retin-A?

 
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Old 04-12-2004, 01:36 PM   #2
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

I am not sure about the AHA but I do know that you are NOT suppose to use Retin A and BP at the same time because you are right, it does negate its effectiveness.

 
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Old 04-12-2004, 02:26 PM   #3
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

Do NOT use BP and Retin A Together! I think just using Retin A would be fine. As drying as it is, I can't imagine using anything else.


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Old 04-12-2004, 05:27 PM   #4
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

My derm suggests using BP during the day, and the other prescription I use at night. Mixing a BP and a Retinoid isn't supposed to be a good idea.

 
Old 04-13-2004, 12:46 AM   #5
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

Not sure how similiar retin A and differin are, but i used to mix a tiny bit of benzoyl peroxide with my differin and it worked so much better. The differin prevented the cystic acne while the benzoyl peroxide prevented little whiteheads.

 
Old 04-25-2004, 01:50 PM   #6
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

I think the current theory is that you can use BP and Differin together, but not BP and Renova or Retin-A or Tazorac. Something about Differin makes using BP with it ok.

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Old 07-09-2004, 07:10 AM   #7
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

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I think the current theory is that you can use BP and Differin together, but not BP and Renova or Retin-A or Tazorac. Something about Differin makes using BP with it ok.

JM

IS THIS REALLY TRUE?

I'm using BP wash in the morning and retinA at night starting yesterday...

 
Old 07-12-2004, 08:58 AM   #8
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

I began retin-a three months ago, and cannot have imagined using anything else with it because my skin was so dry and peeling. At about the two month mark when my skin was used to the retin-a i decided to add bp and aha to my regiman. I use the retin-a at night with a gentle cleanser, and the bp and aha in the mornings. My skin is getting very nice, and after adding these other products it seems to break out even less. I wouldn't suggest this if you have sensitive skin or if you just started using retin-a, but after your skin has gotten used to the retin-a I think it will be okay. Right now my skin is not red or burnt at all. It someitmes still peels lightly, but overall it is very soft and smooth.

 
Old 09-22-2004, 07:06 PM   #9
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

Dont know how many people still read this post....but my derm actually told me to use retin A Micro at night and BP in the morning....just a thought

 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:19 PM   #10
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

read next message....

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Old 10-03-2004, 09:19 PM   #11
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Re: Retin-A... OK to use with BP??? AHA???

Hey Benjack,

Does the cleanser actually do anything? I was/am using bp wash 5% in the morning and retinA in the evening, it doesn't get red or anything, but lately I've been getting a few zits, like 2- or so, but it's not NONE, so I am thinking, maybe I should be using a BP gel 2.5% instead in the morning and then wash it off in the afternoon? What are you doing exactly?

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I began retin-a three months ago, and cannot have imagined using anything else with it because my skin was so dry and peeling. At about the two month mark when my skin was used to the retin-a i decided to add bp and aha to my regiman. I use the retin-a at night with a gentle cleanser, and the bp and aha in the mornings. My skin is getting very nice, and after adding these other products it seems to break out even less. I wouldn't suggest this if you have sensitive skin or if you just started using retin-a, but after your skin has gotten used to the retin-a I think it will be okay. Right now my skin is not red or burnt at all. It someitmes still peels lightly, but overall it is very soft and smooth.

 
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