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Old 09-03-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Retin-A Micro or Differin for shaving irritation?

What's the best medication for acne irritation caused by shaving? I've been using Retin-a miro for a while and it's done a fairly decent job. However, I still break out some. A long time ago I used Differin and it worked really well. No acne at all. Then it just stopped working for some reason.

Do you guys think I should continue the Retin-A Micro and deal with the breakouts I get and be happy it's not worse or try the Differin (I still have some that won't expire for another two years) and see what happens?

 
Old 09-03-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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Differin cleared me up 100% the first time I was on it, but it mysteriously stopped working just like yours did. I tried it again and it seemed like it was working, but eventually it just didn't work, period. Try using an electric shaver, they are gentler than a manual razor. I'm on Retin-A micro right now, it gave me red, peeling, dry skin for about a week and a half, but after that it all went away and it seems like it clearing. I recommend you stay on Retin-A

You're asking for a medication that treats acne irritaton caused by shaving? Try using aveno shaving lotion :/

 
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Old 09-03-2003, 07:09 PM   #3
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Tried it. I can't use an electric razor. Well, I can but it hardly removes hair at all. I have extremely stubborn, coarse facial hair that is very difficult to shave off. I hate shaving with a passion. I've tried about every razor and every cream or gel on the market.

I think I'll try the Differin for a week and see what happens. I've never had any problems with initial breakouts so we'll see what happens.

Thanks though. If anyone else has an opinion or any ideas, please share.

 
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How about those creams and gels that remove hair painlessly?

 
Old 09-03-2003, 07:27 PM   #5
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Never tried it. I've heard that it causes more irritation than any blade though. It sounds scary.

I've actually considered using Nair but that would probably also cause severe irritation.

I'd get the laser hair removal but I might want a goatee at some point.

I really hate shaving....

 
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