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My Tretinoin Journey: Week 14 Results

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Day 92: After a day of using Tret again, I AM PEELING! I developed only 2 pimples. Overall, my complexion is very nice. This stuff is so strong that I’m going to keep it at once a week until then. No wonder why my results lagged. The strength was too high. Also, my skin is feeling itchy but not dry. I have some redness going on. The smoothness is really amazing. I’m trying not to itch my face off. 😮

Day 93: I had dry, scaly patches of skin on my cheeks today. Skin felt a tad drier than usual. Tried my best to moisturize. At this rate, I may be using Tret only once every two weeks until I get on the lower strength. I honestly can’t believe I lasted 2ish months on the higher strength. LOL. It’s definitely strong stuff. So Taz is not making me peel anymore. I wonder if it’s working. Hmmmmmmm.

Day 94: Today, I decided to not use anything but Taz at night on my skin. I really don’t feel like applying any other skin care product on my skin for a while. I’m not sure if I want to continue on the higher strength of Tret. It was pretty brutal. Ugh, the dryness and nothing could save my skin from it! I’ll just wait until I get the lower strength. I’ll mosturize in the morning, but I’m thinking about cutting out a lot of products. I don’t want to continue to use them if it’s not working or if I don’t like them (duh, lol).

Day 95: I woke up this morning with less dry and irritated skin. Annoying dry patches of skin from Tret. 😥 I’m going to stick to Taz from now on. I’m back to my Taz + AHA combo. Taz at night and AHA in the morning coupled with some moisturizers. I’m not moisturizing heavily anymore. I feel that I don’t really need to. It’ll just end up clogging my pores. :/

Day 96: AHAs are doing something to my skin. I woke up this morning with a few tiny pimples. The goal is to use AHA 3 times a week. I’m not sure if that’s going to be the number of times I’m going to use AHA, but I’ll take it from there. Can’t wait to see results within the next couple of weeks! My skin is feeling less crusty, lol. Tret did me so wrong. =/

Day 97: The two AHA products I am using are Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner and The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%. As I thought, I would change how many times a week I use AHA. I’m using Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner every day in the morning. This is a very low strength of AHA and BHA that felt really gentle on my skin. It didn’t dry out my skin at all (so far). I’m using The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% only 3 times a week. It’s gentle compared to glycolic acid, but it makes my skin peel, so 3 times a week is more than enough (for now).

I did something different tonight. I used BP instead of Taz. I have a long history with BP. The last time I used it, it didn’t do much for my acne. I thought I would try it again…because it should work, right? I wanted to see if it’ll work. Let’s see what tomorrow brings!

Day 98: I woke up this morning with very dry skin. The BP dried my skin out, but it killed a lot of the active pimples at the same time. Hmmmm. Besides the dry skin from BP, I stopped using a lot of my skin care products this week. I’m trying to figure out IF any of them are causing breakouts. I think I found the culprit that has been clogging my pores.

>>> Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream

Once I stopped using this, the inflamed, large acne stopped. I’m going to continue to keep an eye on my skin, but I really think it’s this product. I haven’t had any new inflamed breakouts since I discontinued using it.

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

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 10 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 11 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 12 Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Week 13 Results

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My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 2 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 3 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: Going off of Tret…

Check out my 30 Days of BP too:

30 Days of BP: Week 1

30 Days of BP: Week 2

30 Days of BP: Week 3

30 Days of BP: Week 4

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