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    Old 09-26-2006, 09:42 PM   #1
    xjustsaymaybex
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    Question About Tretinoin

    Everynight I apply Tretinoin cream to my face.
    Before applying it I wash my face with Nuetrogena Foam Cleanser.
    Lately after washing my face with the Cleanser I have noticed that my face is drying out.
    My question is it okay to go ahead apply Tretinoin on dryish/flaky skin or should I just wash my face with cool or warm water(instead of using the Cleanser) and then apply the Tretinoin cream?

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    Old 09-27-2006, 04:29 AM   #2
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    Re: Question About Tretinoin

    i use retin-a micro...my derm told me to MIX:

    retin-a micro
    benzaclin
    MOISTERIZER (i use neutrogena with SPF 15)

    im also on doxy, but the whole system has worked extremely well...i suggest you try it

    the reason you are drying out is because you need a moisterizer, i suggest getting the neutrogena one i have, or cetaphil...make sure it has SPF 15....either mix it with yours, or apply it after...you can also use it in the mornings/afternooon when you don't have the tretinoin on your face

    good luck

     
    Old 09-27-2006, 10:43 AM   #3
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    Re: Question About Tretinoin

    I agree you should moisturize. You can still use your cleanser, apply the tretinion, then wait at least 30 minutes before applying a moisturizer.

     
    Old 09-27-2006, 11:11 AM   #4
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    Re: Question About Tretinoin

    My derm put me on tretinion (retin-a) as well as doxy and a couple other topicals. I wash my face in the morning with Triaz and then apply a gel. Then in the afternoon i wash my face with triaz again. But at night he told me to only rinse my face with water, pat dry and then apply retin a.

     
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