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My Tretinoin Journey: Week 13 Results

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Day 85: I woke up this morning with pretty good skin. A few tiny new breakouts. The previous ones are healing in the process. I like what I’m seeing. πŸ™‚ Well, not the breakouts, but how my skin is improving. My skin doesn’t feel dry or irriated still. This is working soooo much better! I must say that I’m happy I didn’t wait 6 months or more to realize that Tret wasn’t working for me. Now I’m moving forward and reaching my skin goals. I can’t wait what the next day (couple of days) will bring! So excited!

Day 86: Today marks 1 WEEK on Taz. The first week went by really fast. I started to purge on the first day. The purging went on the whole week, but at the same time my skin was healing and clearing up! The texture of my skin is improving too. I barely experienced red, dry skin. Very little skin peeling. All in all, I noticed that my skin looked better. Sometimes you just know that something is working. I’m happy that I moved on to something new. For the past 12 weeks, it wasn’t that great as I thought.

Day 87: I’m thinking of adding Tret into my routine once a week, but I don’t know when. I have the next four days to choose, haha. Or, I might start adding it into my routine next week. It is Thanksgiving week, and I don’t want my skin peeling on Thanksgiving day. There’s not a lot of peeling with Taz. Is it even working anymore? LOL. So, I’ve added some AHAs and trying to finish up my azelaic acid (which I’m not going to buy again), since my skin doesn’t feel dry or irritated from Taz. There is no irritation at all. It makes me question if it’s going to work long term. Overall, my skin has improved from not being overly dry and red. My skin has calmed down after stopping Tret.

Day 88: The AHAs I’m using have been making my skin purge more rapidly in combination with Taz. I don’t think Taz is the answer to clearing up my skin. I didn’t want to waste time, so I am using AHAs in the morning and at night to clear my skin. I think it’s working from what I’m seeing. It’s unclogging pores day by day. I will not be using AHAs when I’m using the higher strength of Tret. That would be a disaster to my skin. When I’m on the lower strength, I’ll have to see. I don’t know how I’m going to react to it yet. But, my skin has been very moisturized and hydrated as of late when using Taz + AHAs. It’s not dry at all. It’s making me question if it’s working. :/

Day 89: My skin looks good today. A little bit of acne left. I’m seeing a positive trend when using Taz with other exfoliants. I AM SO HAPPY! Along with the moisturizers I’m using, WOW! My skin actually is looking good! I hope it continues this way. So when to add Tret in? After Thanksgiving? Hmmm.

Day 90: I decided to add Tret into my routine tonight. I’m going to see what happens tomorrow morning.

Day 91: My skin turned red this morning. lol. I think I’m going to use Tret 1-2 times a week until I get my hands on the lower strength. I can tell that Tret definitely changes the texture of my skin. It looks so glossy and smooth! πŸ™‚ My skin is 95% clear right now. I’m getting a pimple here and there from purging. Most of the purge happened last week and have healed (mostly). I’m just purging a pimple here and there. So I think the combination of products is working for me right now. As always, I will tweek my routine if I have to. I can’t wait to see results within another month! πŸ™‚

Moving on to the next week!

*Wow, it’s been 3 months*

*sigh* :/

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

I was on Tretinoin Cream before. Read my experience here:

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Week Results!!

My Tretinoin Journey: 2 Weeks In!

My Tretinoin Journey: 3 Weeks Results

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month Results!

My Tretinoin Journey: 1 Month + 1 Week Results

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

Updated Review: Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel

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Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel
Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel

Here’s my update on the Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel! =)

I stopped using the Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel for a while now. It didn’t work out for me. It felt like a gentle face wash at first, but it started to sting my eyes and skin. It didn’t do anything to brighten my complexion. Nothing for my acne. It didn’t leave my skin feeling clean either. I went through a couple of facial cleansers after discontinuing the Brightening Cleansing Gel. I started to use Derma E Hydrating Gentle Facial Cleanser for some time. I’m currently using a mix of the Derma E and Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Face Wash. My skin feels clean, so it’s working well. I think I’m going to switch over to the Tea Tree Face Wash once I finish the Derma E. Even if acne creams/gels dry out my skin, I still have oily skin underneath the surface. That’s just my skin type. The Tea Tree Face Wash has always worked in the end. I think I’m done searching. Hmmmm, lol. I don’t recommend the Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel. I’m really not impressed. Don’t waste your money.

Reviews on Acure beauty products:

Review: Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream

Updated Review: Acure Radically Rejuvenating Eye Cream

Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel + Review

Acure Brightening Day Cream + Review

Updated Review: Acure Brightening Day Cream

Acure Brightening Glowing Serum + Review

Acure Brightening Glowing Serum. Does it Work?

Acure Radically Rejuvenating SPF Day Cream + Thoughts

Updated Review: Acure Radically Rejuvenating SPF Day Cream

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