Re: Use nothing at night on some nights
I stopped using my Tretinoin (was using 3 times a week) and retinol .06% on the other nights for 1 whole week. I was on vacation and I think I got too much sun because my face was so dry, red, and irritated. My skin is actually BETTER! I only used a scrub in the morning and my clindamyacin gel with a good moisturizer at night. This is the best it has looked in months! I decided to just use the tretinoin every 4 days and continue with the scrub. I actually bought the epidermx, but haven't received it in the mail yet. I have pretty sensitive skin that is dry, but gets oily near the middle of day. In my case, less seems to be more. My skin is responding better to using less of tretinoin so that I can tolerate some type of scrub. I am using the mary kay microdermabasion as a scrub right now.
Using nothing on some nights has helped me! knock on wood!
Oh, I also wanted to mention this. I had these stubborn small red pimples, sometimes itchy between my nose and cheeks. They totally went away when I STOPPED using the tretinoin and retinol! I think that it was actually not pimples, but some type of eczema or irritation from the products. Also, the little small bumps on my forehead are going away too!
Last edited by health15; 09-04-2005 at 07:20 AM.