Well, the Taz has been on my skin for a half hour and I am really checking it carefully, fearing burns. Something interesting is happening, however. I have oil gushing out of my pores and my skin is already very greasy in just that one half hour. I've never seen this happen quite so dramatically except when I used Retin-A. Since they are both Vit. A derivatives, I hope I'm not in for the same problems all over again. I know, this is far too premature to know, but it is kind of scary because Retin-A really ruined my face. I'm going to wash it off at the forty-five- minute mark for my first try. At least I won't be wearing this during the day as I did with the Retin-A so maybe I'll reap the benefits this time instead of being overrun by the treatment. I think Retin-A was really overkill on my face and made my oil glands work overtime to try to compensate for its harshness.
[This message has been edited by poreoilyme (edited 05-02-2003).]
Back when I used Retin-A they told me to use it day and night after washing. See what I mean about overkill? You can imagine how bad my face used to look.
I have the .l% cream. My face always reacts to new things, so like I said, it's way too premature to tell. I guess I'm just worrying too much like I always do when I try something new. I should know better. Time will tell. That Mint Julep mask made my face swell the first time or two and now my skin likes it. It's just a matter of perseverence. I only used a very tiny amount and rubbed it in well to make sure no excess was on my skin. I'm a less is more person, so I always proceed with caution.
Thanks for staying with me on this. I guess I need some hands to hold after hearing so many horror stories about Taz burns and with my past experiences with Retin-A.