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I'm 25/Female w/ Moderate Acne for 3 years. How old are you and how long have you had acne? How bad?

I have tried Differin, Clindamycin Phosphate, various benzoyl peroxides, alpha-hydroxy-acids, beta-hydroxy-acids, essential oils, Proactiv, Murad, among many many many other things...

Now I am using Retin-A Micro .04% (at night) and Tetracycline 500mg 2x/day. I sometimes use Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (AM) and 99% Aloe Vera Gel as I need it for moisture (AM &/or PM).

Was your skin very flaky, slightly red, and irritated for awhile when you started Retin-A? If so, how long did that last?

I am currently in the beginning of my 4th week on the Retin-A Micro. My skin was terribly flaky but now is a little better. My acne cleared up quite a bit on one side of my face already (2 new recent pimples there), but the other side is covered with like 10-15.

My red marks are still there, but I think they fade a lot faster while using Retin-A. How about yours?

I also feel that it is beginning to work, but I am still in the breakout phase. My breakouts have been less severe in the past week. My skin is kinda red overall though, which I hope goes away...

BTW, I'm so happy for you that you're starting to clear up!!!!!!! I really hope it works for me too!!!