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My Tretinoin Journey: Week 17 Results

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Day 113: Starting a new week with Tret! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™

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. πŸ™ 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. πŸ™ 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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™

More on my My Tretinoin Journey:

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Day 106: I have a little bit of purging going on. A few pimples here and there. They’re very unnoticeable to the eye. My overall skin texture is looking so good as the days go on! I know I’ve said this many times, but I’m ‘finally’ seeing improvements. If you have acne, a combination of acne treatments is the way to go. Tret alone is not going to cut it. At least it didn’t for me.

Another product I’m using is The Ordinary Mandelic 10% + HA. I’m using it along with the The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%. I hope it works. 🀞🏻

Day 107: The acne from yesterday are smaller in size. This is unbelievable. My skin is actually moving in the right direction. I love it so much!

Day 108: A few new pimples in breakout-prone areas. Nothing too bad. More skin peeling from my face. πŸ™‚ My skin is looking better and better every day! YAY! I’m so happy! So I’m currently experimenting with lactic acid and mandelic acid. Let’s see how many days a week my skin can handle them. They seem very gentle on my skin so far. My skin doesn’t feel that dry. Hmmm.

Day 109: After a couple of days of using mandelic acid, I don’t think it’s right for me. It’s clogging my pores. It may just be the base of the serum that’s clogging my pores. Who knows. Sooo I stopped using it. I’ll stick to lactic acid instead, which is working very well on my skin. I shed a little bit every time I use it + it doesn’t clog my pores. =)

Day 110: After a day without using The Ordianary Mandelic 10% + HA, my skin went back to normal. πŸ™‚

So I’m officially starting Tretinoin 0.05% tonight! YES! Back on Tret! I will be alternating it with BP. Not sure what I’m going to do with Taz. It’s OK. Let’s see if Tret 0.05 is better for me or not. If not, I can always go back to Taz. Let’s get started! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Day 111: After the first night of using Tret, my skin felt warm and hot. I really don’t know what to expect, but I’m hoping for positive results after being on this journey for 16 weeks (which is a very long time).

Day 112: I decided to use Tret for the rest of the week while spot treating with BP. My skin did flake a bit. I noticed some pimples popping out of nowhere. Skin felt a little itchy. I’m trying my best to moisturize my skin. So glad I removed a bunch of mositurizers out, some of them were doing more damage than good.

Some things I’m changing…

It was an alright week. Let’s see what next week brings! =)

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

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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

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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…

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