My Tretinoin Journey: Week 17 Results
Day 113: Starting a new week with Tret! 🙂 Skin is getting really dry on Tret, but it’s not as bad as the 0.1. Had some skin shedding off. Clogged pores that I never knew existed moving to the surface. Sheeesh! I thought it was over! Well then! I’m hoping for a good week! 😊
Day 114: I’ve been trying to figure out what’s been giving me closed comedones again. I think this happens when you introduce too many products at one time. Eek! What has been done has been done. 🙁
But…I think I know what the culprit — The Ordinary Marixyl 10% + HA. <<< Read more here. Yep, this serum right here. We will see in the next couple of days. Another product I stopped using is rosehip oil. It didn’t do anything for my skin. Maybe I’ll reintroduce it back into my routine in a few months. I don’t know. We’ll see.
Day 115: My skin looks so sunburned that it’s not even funny. 🙁 This is one of the downsides of retinoids or any other acid. It gives me that weird tan on my face…meanwhile the rest of my body is lighter. Ugh. Currently, my skin is very dry. VERY DRY. I’m glad I stopped using a lot of skin care products. Hopefully my skin heals up soon!
I am not using lactic acid or any other aha product anymore. I stopped using them at the beginning of this week when I noticed that my skin felt too dry.
Day 116: It looks like the closed comedones are moving up to the surface. UGH! I can’t believe I lasted 2 months on The Ordinary Marixyl 10% + HA. I think this is the product that’s been clogging my pores and preventing me from achieving 100% clear skin! I no longer am experiencing weird hard sebum in my pores. I noticed this after 2 days I stopped using it. But at the same time, I’m devastated that this happened. If anyone is curious about this serum and have acne skin, be wary. As for myself, I won’t purchase it ever again.
I had a chance to use BP this morning. It felt really gross on my skin at first, but once the product sunk in, it was all good. BP really does make my skin look much cleaner. I’m going to be using BP for the rest of the week (spot treat or full face treatment, depends on the condition of my skin). My skin is too dry to continue on with Tret. I’ll let it calm down and restart. And BP has been effective against my acne. I’m going to give it a chance. Also, it’s less drying than Tret.
Results from using BP this morning: Clogged pores moving up to the surface. Acne healing much faster. Dry skin (most likely from Tret). No peeling. 🙁 I was hoping for some skin shedding off. Skin looks better, but I’m not there yet. *sigh* I’m going to moisturize and spot treat tonight with BP. Don’t think my skin can handle a full face treatment yet.
Day 117: I’m still on a break from any type of acid. Letting my skin heal because everything I put on it burns. Not sure how long it’ll take..but I’m willing to wait.
Day 118: Woke up this morning with skin that looks and feels better. Looks like my skin is healing by itself. 🙂 Some pimples popped up in the breakout prone areas. They cleared up pretty quick. Hmmm, so I’m thinking…maybe Tret isn’t working for me. It’s weird because Taz is supposedly stronger than Tret, but my skin tolerated it much better. I didn’t get itchy skin or super dry skin from it. Soooo I’m going to go back on Taz and spot treat with BP. Like I said many times before, do a full BP treatment if my skin can tolerate it. I still don’t like the feeling of BP on my skin. It feels gross. I’m not sure when I’m going to incorporate Tret back in. I’ll stick with Taz in the next few days and think about it.
Day 119: My skin is about 90% back to normal after stopping Tret. The pimples gradually went down. Skin doesn’t itch anymore. Wow. Once again, I’m thinking, maybe Tret just doesn’t work on my skin. 🙁
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
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 14 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 15 Results
My Tretinoin Journey: Week 16 Results
I was on Tretinoin Cream before. Read my experience here:
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My Tretinoin Journey: 3 Weeks Results
My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month 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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