Differin Vs. Retin-A Micro
I went to a dermatologist for the first time today because I've been under a LOT of stress and my skin has begun to break out. I've always had good skin, but my forhead tended to have white heads, and rarely, maybe 3-4 times a year, I would get a pimple. My skin isnt super oily but I'm very easily aggitated about oily skin so I wash my face with Lancome face wash for oily skin which GREATLY reduces oil and it only dries out around my nose. So i would say my skin isnt dry and isnt very oily but maybe somewhat, if anything, past the normal oil conditions of skin. Currently, Ive been having my prexisting whiteheads becoming inflamed and turning read. And they are hard to get rid of and Ive been getting more white heads in places I never had them before like my cheeks and my chin. So my derm prescribed Retin-A Micro .1% and Differin .3% and said I could chose whichever one I wanted. My question is, which one have you guys (any who've expereinced either and preferably BOTH) liked better. And from what you've heard about my skin, which I would certainly define as mild (i still dont have pimples only enflamed white heads/normal white heads), is the prescription i was prescribed too strong, because I know Retin-A .1% is one of the strongest ones-and I dont know why I would get that, I'm supposed to use it every other night.
Last edited by Alexablair; 12-29-2008 at 12:27 PM.