Location: Los Angeles, CA
Member since 11/14/2013


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Retin-A 0.025 Diary - Los Angeles, CA

So I am on my 4th Week of Retin-a 0.025%. I started using it because of some mild adult acne I was experiencing around my chin area. Cystic acne! My gyno was the one who prescribed it. It took me a week to start using it because I had gone through hours of reviews and was terrified at the side effects! But I pulled the trigger, knowing how much of a miracle product it was for aging, hyper... READ MORE

Questions from Shagirl316

Week 4 on Retin-a and no side effects! Do I need a higher strength?

I just started my fourth week on retin-a 0.025 and I haven't had any side effects thus far! I've used it every night since day one. I've also been using a topical antibiotic... READ MORE

Recent comments from Shagirl316

Hi- I do pop them the old fashioned way : / If i do leave them, they end up "popping" themselves anyway once I cleanse or lightly scrub, etc. I do use a hot compress afterwards to reduce scarring. I'm hoping that the Retin-A takes... READ COMMENT

The strength may be too high. I'm on 0.025, so a bit lower than what you're using. I do use it everyday. Maybe try a lower strength and start out using it every 3 days or so. good luck. Good to hear that the argan oil is helping! READ COMMENT

Hey Manyana, it could be a combination of both. I'm no expert, but I know that it's crucial to continue using the retin-a through breakouts. How are you doing now? READ COMMENT