Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment
PRO TIP! when you apply a retinoid before bed, the oil from your skin can cause the retinoid to travel on your face or transfer onto your pillowcases. this can cause the retinoid to get on sensitive areas and cause burns! for me, it was my eyelids. i applied the cerave healing ointment on the burns and they healed in a day. now every night before bed i apply the healing ointment and now no more burns!!! my acne was bad and left deep scars and with these products my skin has never looked and felt better. VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser
RainebootsWow, what a difference, keep up the awesome work! I've started using the LRP Retinoid and it has helped tremendously with my hormonal acne. I'll need to check out the Healing Ointment! Your skin looks amazing!
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Will you sashay or will you stay? 😔🤚🏼
I thought I'd give some thoughts on skin care products I have tried in 2020. I will talk about more products in future posts, but let's start with this. What I loved ❤ NEOGENLAB - Sur.Medic Azulene Soothing Pepthide Ampoule After my skin got randomly sensitive (currently being screened for lupus), a lot of products I already had in my routine just didn't work for me anymore and would make my skin angry. I needed to repair my skin barrier and use different products from what I used to use for my then acne-prone skin that could take a lot. This product was key in calming my skin and repairing my moisture barrier. This contains 10 peptides, Azulene blue capsule and ceramide capsules. Holy grail! The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' I heard somewhere that for peptides to be effective, you have to use them AM & PM. I use this in my bedtime routine to maintain the effects of the NEOGENLAB ampoule mentioned above. It's cheap and the packaging is glass. Very easy to incorporate this in your routine when taking a break from retinol that can be irritating. NEOGENLAB - Real Rerment Micro Essence I use this after double cleansing at night and it's so good. My skin just drinks it up and it doesn't leave any tackiness. It's super gentle and will give you a boost of hydration after your cleansing step. Been using this every day since this summer and I'm not even halfway done with the bottle. COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence My skin has gone through changes this year, but this is one of the products that remained in my routine. I use this in the morning before my serums and it makes my skin looks so great! It's kind of gooey at first, but turn to a watery texture pretty quickly. It's actually impressive how this just sinks into your skin. It helps with my acne scars and post-inflammation hyperpigmentation. One pump is enough for my whole face! BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream Many claim that eye creams are not necessary and I believe them. I personally like to use one because I set my concealer with powder and it can be a little drying. This is lightweight and is a good base before eye makeup. Helped with my fine lines and the packaging is glass. 4 stars cause it's not a necessity. Products I disliked 💔 Perricone MD - Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream This eye cream is so heavy and oily it gave me a few milias. Total rip off for the price and it contains palm oil. DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum I incorporated more niacinamide in ny routine and stopped using acids more than twice a week, so this is not a necessity unless you have 100$ laying around. Can be irritating. Kiehl's - Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer It worked good when I used to be on antibiotics for cystic acne, but now my skin doesn't absorb it, makes me greasy and breaks me out cause it's clogging. I recommend only if you have dry and flaky skin.
winter moisture boost!
I only started my skincare journey in January of this year, so I've been adjusting to the seasons as I go. I've noticed as we transition into colder weather that my skin feels moisturized to the touch, but my face feels simultaneously too oily and too dry/tight. Here's my spring/summer a.m. skincare routine for reference: COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser L'ORÉAL - Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C Serum The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 I knew I didnt want to add another moisturizer under my already thick moisturizer SPF (my skin hates weighty moisture), so I bought the COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence . It adds a good dose of moisture, while being light-weight enough for my oily combination skin. Within a couple days, my skin stopped feeling parched! I would absolutely recommend for combo to oily skinned peeps!! Such a good winter supplement to my daily regime!
Acne/Rosacea/Irritation ✨ 2 Month Progress
Hi Lovelies ❤️ I am a new to skincare but slowly starting to fall in love with taking care of my skin and the self care aspect that goes along with it! I have been dealing with redness, acne and rosacea for around 10 years. I have combination leaning oily skin that is pretty sensitive. For the past 2 months I have been using adapalene 3 times a week and I did experience some purging and irritation in the beginning, but it has subsided over the past 2 weeks. I don’t use any other actives like salicylic acid at night with the retinoid since it causes my skin to get irritated. If you also have sensitive skin or rosacea I would love to know what products you use to help with redness! Also I have been looking into a thicker moisturizer and eye cream for nighttime so any recommendations would be appreciated! Here is a run down of products that I use on my skin and the regimen I’ve been following for the past couple months ❤️ PM ROUTINE BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Cleansing Water FIRST AID BEAUTY - Pure Skin Face Cleanser The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream humane - Oil-Free Daily Lightweight Face Moisturizer LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment (three times a week) AM ROUTINE CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream humane - Oil-Free Daily Lightweight Face Moisturizer PURITO - Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ OR Neutrogena - Sensitive Skin Face Liquid Sunscreen SPF 50
Dermatologist’s Tips for Starting Adapalene
Adapalene is my go-to retinoid for beginners! Why? It’s prescription strength, clinically proven to improve acne, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. It’s also the gentlest of the prescription-strength retinoids and one of the most stable, meaning that it can be used during the daytime and at the same time as benzoyl peroxide. And to top it all off, it’s now available over the counter! Here’s how to get started: Take it slow! Adapalene, like other retinoids, can cause irritation and purging in the first few weeks. The easiest was to avoid this is to start slowly. Start out applying it 2-3 days per week and gradually work up to daily application. A little Dan is all you need! You don’t need to be bathing in adapalene to see good results. In fact, applying the correct amount (a pea-size) will help ensure that you’re getting the benefits without increasing the risk of irritation. I like to take my pea-sized amount and dab it on the forehead, nose, chin and both cheeks before spreading to ensure even application. Slap on a moisturizer first! Another way to make adapalene more tolerable is applying it AFTER moisturizer. I know this sounds counterintuitive, but some studies done with other retinoids indicate that applying moisturizer first decreases irritation with no impact on effectiveness. I swear by this method myself. Be patient! Like with any change to your skincare routine, don’t expect to see substantial results until at least 6 weeks of consistent use. It might be hard due to irritation and purging but try to power through – the benefits are worth it. Most importantly... Adapalene can make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so don’t skimp on the SPF, hats, sunglasses and protective clothing. Though I know you’re doing that already Which one to choose? There’s not an easy answer on this one. Most over the counter adapalene gels are similar. I’ve used and enjoyed both La Roche-Posay and Differin’s versions. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment
Before corona, and starting birth control my skin was clear. Now it is freaking out and I don’t know what to do :( The products I’m currently using are VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser morning and night CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 morning CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion tThe Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (2x a week) Please help !
Tretinoin week 1
So far I’ve now applied my tretinoin cream 0.025% 3 times I started November 2nd. I have done it basically every 2 days so I applied Monday the 2nd, then Thursday the 5th, then again on Sunday the 8th. I’m planning on keeping up with this routine for the next week, then i will switch to every other night and so on, so far I haven’t noticed many side effects. I still use the same products VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser VANICREAM - Moisturizing Skin Cream sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 I apply the mighty patches occasionally on really bad pimples on nights im not using tretinoin. I honestly don’t really like the vanicream moisturizer, I don’t like how thick it is it seems difficult to spread it across my face without feeling like I have to rub it in or force it to glide. It also makes my face look pretty oily. The only think I actually like it about it is that it hasn’t caused any irritation to my skin which was expected. If anyone has any recommendations for a good moisturizer to use with tretinoin preferably fragrance free I would love your suggestions! I also wanted to possibly starting using the VANICREAM - Z-Bar Medicated Cleansing Bar for my body (I get mild acne on my shoulders and sometimes on my chest or bottom 🤦🏻♀️) I also heard good things about it for your face to, does anyone recommend? I do like the sun bum - Face Lotion SPF 50 buttttttt it’s just not my favorite, the texture is okay but i feel like it leaves my face kind of red. I really would like to venture into a better one recommendations for a sunscreen would be much appreciated as well! 🙏 preferred to be fragrance free as well I’m still super scared for the purging stage, I’m hoping it turns around for me, the inflammation in my acne has gone down a bit but I’ve notice new breakouts on my chin and around my mouth also one on forehead but I have a feeling it’s due to my period that started this week as well as the copious amounts of candy I’ve been shoveling into my mouth since Halloween. 🤡 whoops. Whelp here’s to a better and healthier week!
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What slugging is doing for my acne
Not much! Lol. But it is keeping my skin so soft and supple. It isn’t causing me to break out, but it isn’t helping heal or prevent them either. I still really enjoy slugging because my skin is dry and I get eczema. I keep the layer super thin and I really do wake up with softer skin! I heard that you shouldn’t slug with acne prone skin or while using a retinoid. I’m doing both 🥺 but it is the one thing saving my skin from being flaky! I guess you can’t win them all CeraVe - Healing Ointment
I Have Been Slugging And Didn't Even Know It 🐌
Hey guys sorry I have been MIA, My daughter and I were sick last week, I'm feeling better but she's still a little under the 🤒 weather. So what is Slugging?! Slugging is nothing fancy, it's simply slathering Vaseline (or some other petroleum based product) all over your face as the last step in your skincare routine to create a barrier to lock in moisture. I use CeraVe - Healing Ointment and Aquaphor - Aquaphor Healing Ointment (the baby formula) not Vaseline because Vaseline can clog your pores. I do this the first three days post microneedling and i do this typically after a strong exfoliation like The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution or my favorite DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Mask . After I do my whole skincare care routine moisturizer, face oil the works. I'll sit for 30 min to an hour and let everything sink in and place the cerave or aquaphor on top. It doesn't break me out even though I do have acne prone skin. The next day my skin is soft and hydrated. Another product that is literally made for this for anyone who is acne prone and worried about breaking out is the NATURIUM - Intense Overnight Sleeping Cream . I have used this sleeping mask as well, I love to place it in the fridge and top off my skin care with it. Have you tried slugging? Will you try it??
To inspire , educate & bring hope
My name is Ainsley. I had cystic acne and severe acne all over my face for over a year. I wanna say people brought me down because of it. Acne can be caused by a lot of components , the worst part is people treat it like a monster when it’s normal & human. I can say to any acne sufferer that you are strong and you are more than your skin and It will teach you a lot about people & yourself. You’re not alone & im sorry people are uneducated & cruel but it’s not you. Don’t cover it up with makeup in the long run it’ll make it worse , embrace it and you can get through anything you are strong powerful & unique, if only they understood they wouldn’t even say the things they do. As long as you know that’s all that matters. Anyone can talk to me if they need to or want to know more about my experience , routine I will post more about it :) I just wanted to put this out there first.
If You Have Acne-prone Skin, Give CeraVe A Go! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
I have combo-oily and acne-prone skin (oily in summer and dry in winter), so I focus more on skincare products that can help to repair the skin barrier and fight the annoying acne. 😫😫 I was recommended CeraVe products, which is said to be an excellent option for those that need help repairing a damaged moisture barrier. Here is my review of 3 products I've tried: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion It's xcellent for all skin types, particularly dehydrated skin in need of barrier recover. It works well on hydration, and its not greasy at all! I can use it in the summer! I usually have three pumps to apply and massage to make it soaks into my face. I have to say that I didn't see a significant difference in brightening skin tone, but it's useful in treating acne and repairing skin. The fact that it has 4% niacinamide with glycerin, hyaluronic acid & 3 types of ceramides makes this holy grail status for me. But It may stings at first use, so build tolerance first. CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin This is a pretty light lotion and perfect for people who don’t like the tacky or sticky feelings of moisturizers. I love to use it in summer, and it absorbs very quickly. It doesn't sit on the skin, and the skin kind of drinks it in. My facial skin feels plumped and well-hydrated. This lotion contains ceramides that support hydration and protects overall skin wellness. I would highly recommend it to anyone on a budget as it’s inexpensive yet very effective. CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser The cleanser is a Life Saver when my skin breakouts and irritated. This cleanser has 3 essential ceramides that protect and build the skin barrier and helps retain moisture at the same time. They also help to protect the skin from environmental aggressors such as pollution and irritations, that can cause sensitivity, redness and dryness. Since I have combo-oily skin, I added it to my PM skincare routine and it can leave my face clean and soft. I'm beyond happy with this brand and will forever repurchase! Considering the effectiveness and prices, I would 10/10 recommend it to anyone having acne-prone skin like me!🥰🥰🥰
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
Skin Barrier REPAIRED!
So on my current skincare journey these 2 products have been amazing for me, truly standouts in my routine! First is the LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Purifying Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin . I got this at Target after watching a bunch of SkincareByHyram videos and scouring the SkincareAddiction reddit forum. This is actually the first legit foaming cleanser I’ve used and after my first time using it, over a week ago now, I immediately noticed my skin felt more hydrated, softer and my forehead bumps were noticeably less. I really love this cleanser, I love the scent, and I love the texture. It’s SO worth it IMO!! Next is thestratia - Liquid Gold . I got this after seeing it on Reddit and while actually looking into Krave Beauty products. I needed a product to help me restore my skin barrier after ruining it 😢 this was the second skin barrier saving product I used during this time and o m g. I can never be without this product again, I am OBSESSED. It is just SO good and I feel like doesn’t get enough hype, I truly have not seen much about this product at all! I immediately noticed my skin strengthened and it was such a clear transformation. I am able to use this as my only moisturizer which I definitely enjoy a lot. And no, your skin won’t be yellow after applying this. The ingredient list on this product is also INSANE! A holy grail for me 👑
Rate and review my routine.
For a bit of context, I have dry diabetic skin. My skin concerns include acne and acne post scars, fungal acne, redness, dark circles and severe dryness. I am also 30 years old and have previously been on Accutane in my teens. I typically do not use every product shown everyday as my skin concerns vary very broadly. The ones I do use on a regular basis, include Cerve Hydrating Cleanser, Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Suncreen SPF 50 and Cerave AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion. Every other will marked with * and given days when I do use. AM Routine: I typically keep my routine in the morning very simple and quick. I first wash my face with Cerve Hydrating Cleanser, then use The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGEC*, The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA*, then finally using a mixed solution of Aveeno Postivitely Mineral Sunscreen and Cerve AM Facial Lotion. *I am currently using these products two to three times a week. For night, I am a bit more extensive. I first double cleanse with Gariner Micellar Cleansing Water** then proceed with Cerave Hydrating Cleanser. Typically after I do some sort of treatment depending on my skin. These include The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution*, Dermal Aloe Based Face Mask*, The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%*, Neutrogena Rapid Spot Treatment*. After any treatment, I follow up with Cerave PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion then with Cerave Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief. ** Only used when wearing makeup. * BHA/AHA Peeling Solution is used once every two weeks. *Dermal Face Mask used once a week. *Only used when breakouts occur. *Spot treatment used when breakout occurs.
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
Week 3 of Tretinoin and Spirinolactone Journey
This is the end of my third week going on Spirinolactone (pills for hormonal acne that I take 1x a day) and Tretinoin. This first half is a repeat of last week’s post. The new info will be right below my posted routine. I purchased both treatments from Apostrophe, so they have been prescribed by a dermatologist. My Apostrophe cream formula is 0.025% Tretinoin and 4% Niacinimide. I’ve simplified my routine to only include an oil cleanser, a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, the tret cream, a sunscreen, and an occlusive . I have normal skin. I’m looking to add more in as I adjust to treatment. My routine is as follows: AM CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 PM DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Apostrophe formula (using this after moisturizer so I can have a buffer between the tret and my skin) CeraVe - Healing Ointment Can we say progress that only I really see?! I love how the texture on my forehead and cheeks is getting smoother as time goes by. A lot of the redness I was dealing with has gone down as well. Also, my smile lines aren’t as prominent as before, which is nice. I just transitioned to using Tretinoin every other day, and so wanted to add some minor adjustments to my routine to make sure my skin was getting the hydration it needs. As you increase your usage of any active, you must similarly use more products that can help hydrate and and keep your skin hydrated. I needed to add an oil cleanser to my routine for to make up for this summer heat, and the sweat 😓 that results. My skin always feels so grimy so I needed an gentle cleanser I could add on to my routine. I’m also using the Cerave healing ointment as an occlusive to help seal in moisture on the days I’m not using Tretinoin to protect my moisture barrier. I feel like I could begin to purge soon, as I’ve been noticing some whiteheads appearing in areas I already have acne in and in the exact spots I have had breakouts in the past.
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
Red skin relief￼
Age: 40 Skin Type: Fair with Rosacea, sensitive skin, Eczema I have been suffering for years with rosacea, adult acne and dry skin. I didn’t want to leave the house it was getting soo bad. I had tried several expensive products with no relief. I finally decided that this was enough and I went to a dermatologist. They suggested That I try Cetaphil foam wash and gave me the smaller bottle you see in the picture above. I thought it can’t be this easy and inexpensive $13.99, I need something else but I was pleasantly surprised. This product has been a life saver. It has made me feel comfortable in my own skin again and able to leave my house without makeup on. It doesn’t leave your face feeling dry, tight and it’s soothes the redness from rosacea. I can tell a huge improvement with my skin and haven’t had any breakouts since using this. Because this product is so gentle it will remove your makeup but not 💯. I have to follow up with a toner for sensitive skin to remove any makeup residue left behind. I use it first thing when I wake up to remove night creams and serums and before I go to bed. I highly recommended this to anyone that has sensitive skin, rosacea, or dry skin its a game changer. Cetaphil - Redness Relief Face Wash
Cetaphil-Redness Relief Face Wash
Curology - The Cleanser It’s not clear if this product is for oily or dry skin. It seems to be for dry skin and I have oily skin. It seems to be a bit thicker than the Cerave Hydrading Cleanser. I have fungal acne and I ran this product through Sezia and it has products that wont help my fungal acne. Curology - Curology formulaIt’s too early to tell if my personal formula is working. My formula is Niacinamide 4%, Clindamycin 1%, and Zinc Pyrithione .25%. I have used Zinc Pyrithione before at 1% so I don’t know if this will help. Curology - The Moisturizer This moisturizer is very light weight which is good for my oil skin, but has ingredients that are bad for fungal acne. The acne body wash has Tea Tree Oil and I’m not sure how to feel about it. Since it’s a wash off treatment and meant for the body the fragrance isn’t too bad but I don’t like the smell. Overall: I wouldn’t recommend the moisture for oily skin. I’ll wait and see if I see any results before looking at my personal formula.
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