My Tretinoin Journey: Week 10 Results
WEEK 10! 😊
Day 64: I decided to use Tret every night. Today is the 4th night in a row. What I’ve noticed is that open/clogged pores turn into pimples much quicker. I also developed some new pimples in random places. At the same time, the old ones are shrinking at a faster rate. It’s like it was there and now it’s already healing. I think I’m going to just power it through from now on. If my skin can’t handle it, I’ll stop. After 4 days, it looks like it’s doing good. No dryness, itchiness. Slight stinging only from pimples only. That’s it. The stinging sensation goes away though once I moisturize my skin. Otherwise, everything is good.
Day 65: I had a lot of flakes today, especially in my breakout-prone areas. Once all of the skin was removed, it revealed smooth skin! A lot of the pimples from yesterday healed much quicker too! 👏🏻 Still, my skin doesn’t feel dry anymore. I really think it’s the new moisturizer that I started using that’s preventing my skin from drying out. So happy that it’s working! 🙂
Day 66: Developed some new pimples today. Ahh. But they healed by night. All of them are whiteheads. The cysts are already gone (healed). Looks like the ‘purge’ is going by much quicker now. So I decided to make some changes to my routine. I stopped using actives in the morning, except for vitamin c. I’m using azelaic acid and lactic acid at night. Yes, I’m using it at the same time as Tret. I tried it, and my skin didn’t feel/look irriated. My skin improved. Both of these products are very gentle on my skin. If you’re deciding to do what I do, test it out first. Everyone’s skin responds differently to ingredients/products.
I also started using a new skin care product. It is Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner. I wanted a very gentle AHA and BHA, and this seems to be it. I tried it once last night. This is the most gentle AHA and BHA product I have ever used. It didn’t even tingle my skin even after my skin peeled. Today, my skin looks good. Texture-wise, it looks soooo good! 😀
Looking forward to the next few days…
Day 67: Today I decided to try using actives in the AM and PM, haha. I KNOW! I tried it out this morning, and my skin isn’t dry at all. I think it’s because I’ve been moisturizing my skin so much that it’s no longer dry. My skin feels so hydrated! Also, I noticed that my skin is flaking off much easier and faster too. Let’s see what happens tomorrow…
Day 68: So my skin couldn’t handle using actives in the morning and at night. Skin started to feel dry. I think it’s because wearing sunblock dries out my skin too. Doing both at the same time just makes my skin even drier. I’m going to stick to using actives at night only.
Day 69: Skin is looking good. More peeling today. Decided to skip actives tonight. Skin is starting to feel a little sensitive after peeling. I don’t want to overdo it. It was nice to test it out though. I think I’m going to use it at night but also skip days when I feel that my skin is too sensitive. Let’s see how this goes!
Day 70: Last day of the week! I made it through the week using Tret for a whole week with a ton of moisturizing. And it still made my skin feel sensitive. This week I also experimented with actives in my skin care routine. I still feel like I’m still testing it out to see what works best for me. I’ll let my skin decide what it likes. It was a good week overall. My skin improved compared to last week. Using Tret everyday accelerated the process. I like what I’m seeing. Hoping for more improvements next week! 🙂
More on my My Tretinoin Journey:
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 1 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 2 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 3 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 4 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 5 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 6 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 7 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 8 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 9 Results
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30 Days of BP: Week 2
30 Days of BP: Week 3
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