… should i still continue using it? But i have kept using it…hopefully this is not a mistake. You’re a beautiful woman with lots of good qualities, values and skills. I have started with 0.3% twice a week for 2 weeks, then every other night for another 2 weeks. The best is yet to come, unless you’re having an allergic reaction. Beulah, I hope that 10% is a typo because such high concentrations should only be available by prescription. The breakouts have been in my T-zone, especially on my forehead, where I am normally most acne prone. Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is the newest member of the "royal family of skincare" (see who is who on this cool retinoids family tree), the retinoid family.The queen of the family is the FDA-approved anti-aging superstar, retinoic acid, aka tretinoin and HPR seems to be a gentle but influential sister princess to the queen.. Good to know: the trade name of HPR is Granactive Retinoid. Mercy, sorry to hear about your problem. Her advice: I got really religious about sunscreen when I started using Retin-A because I read about how it thins your skin and I envisioned my face looking like a potato chip. Laura, potentially, yes. *Sorry, there was a problem signing you up. http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2016/04/18/best-retinol-products/, http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2009/06/10/what-ingredients-are-comedogenic/, http://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/the-ordinary-advanced-retinoid-serum/, http://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/the-complete-guide-to-retinol/, https://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/contact/, https://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/strength-retinol-need/, https://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/purging-breakout-difference/. The peeling and other symptoms should disappear within a month, six weeks tops. I’m a dancer and it’s so awkward to have this on my face. Unfortunately, Differin often makes things way worse before it makes them better. That’s where the similarities ends. What should I do now. I started brand new meds from a brand new dermatologist a few weeks back: Tretinoin (Retin-A) 0.025%, along with ACZONE (Dapsone) Gel 7.5%. I had some mild peeling around my nose and cheeks but that ended after the first month. My skin healed after about a week of proper use, icing of the area, and a simple moisturizer. I had 6 weeks of treatment, including Isolaz treatment as well salicylic 20% peel while using Skinceuticals .3% retinol in between treatments, I am also on antibiotics (Lymecycline) . Then why do I have more pimples than ever?!”. If it worked well for you in the past, there’s no reason to assume it’d fail you now. The breakouts should disappear within a couple of weeks but you can try using a leave-in exfoliant with salicylic acid to speed up the process. How gnarly was it? You want to take a girls sanity, give her acne and she has no idea what’s happening. I am exhausted of having this skin. I still get the occasional pimple around that time of the month but it seems the longer I take the birth control the better my skin has been getting. I hadn’t had any breakouts in YEARS. Both acids and retinoids do everything from resurfacing the skin to fading dark spots to softening fine lines and wrinkles. Because the product is absorbed quickly by the skin and it dries fast, I found it was easiest to apply half the face at a time. My skin is blotchy and horrible. Go back to basics. Cristina, I think we will have to agree to disagree on this one. Hi Gio, just found your blog today and read through all the retinol related posts, great blog and so informative, thank you. If your skin is prone to them, chances are your pores are already quiet clogged and would erupt in a breakout later on. My face throbs for hours after I put something on. I think it’s normal for your skin to take some time to adapt to the new medication, but, if your skin is still so bad after 7 weeks, I’d definitely switch back to Differin. Acne is embarrassing in all forms. This is completely normal. I can’t remember how long the “uglies” lasted, but my dermatologist had me take the usage down to every few days. My ugliest retinol uglies were from prescription 0.05 percent tretinoin by Actavis. i am also using isispharma teen derm morning and night. Retinoid gives me the kind of smooth skin I thought was only a myth. Typically, a purge can last up to 6 weeks. I think I also have dry skin, any advice? Hello. Please advice! Make sure that whatever product you try doesn’t contain these comedogenic ingredients or you’ll get even more pimples: http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2009/06/10/what-ingredients-are-comedogenic/. Most moisturizers will work with retinol, so go for one that suits your skin type. Should i discontinue using it. I have been using retinol for 5 months now, and although it has helped clear my skin, I am dealing with excessive oily skin! Hi Tasha, yes, that’s probably it. I wasn’t sure if it was the retinol or the base of the serum (I think it has grapeseed oil, so I thought that might be the culprit). It has been updated throughout. Hi I ‘ve been using retino a 0.025 for 6 weeks now. Not even kidding, I spent over $400 dollars last night on the products. I’m so tempted to quit using it but if the purge thing is true… it would make sense to stick it out. Both retinoids and benzoyl peroxide are pretty harsh ingredients so it’s normal your skin would need some time to get used to them. The adjustment period will end when your skin is no longer dry or irritated, and you’ll be able to use the ingredient more often, and in the case of the Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion — even every night! Why You Should Stick With Retinol Even If It Makes You Breakout (And What To Do About It). Her advice: A good moisturizer and sunscreen are your allies, and something as basic as Vanicream or Cerave will help ease the tightness and the peeling. It feels like longer but now I look at the calendar and it’s only been two weeks. 1 to 1 and 1/2 weeks in or so, things may have started to clear up, slowly, not so sure, but that week and half in, my skin started to peel and easily burn (from my usual facecloth routine). Once the wedding passed, I went to a very strict routine of gentle cleanser in the morning and salicylic acid (2%) face wash at night, moisturizing twice a day. A couple days before I was about to start the new week, my face absolutely blew up (is blown up now) with an insane amount of red pimples, mostly all whiteheads along my cheeks and jawline and more comedonal acne on my forehead than I’ve ever seen. I bought this to get a head start on wrinkles and fine lines and my pores before i turn 30. Hi Gio, I have an oily skin and my pimple has it’s own mind like this week it’s on my left cheek and next week the right cheek, I’m using neutrogena alcohol free toner and then the qiansoto goji berry facial cream and it has retinol and hyaluronic acid and organic botanicals, and it gave me some breakouts I’ve been using this for almost 2 weeks straight, so any thoughts? Hi. So I stopped using it and replaced it with the Paula’s Choice 1% retinol booster mixed into the Paula’s Choice Resist skin hydrator. When the retinoid reaction resolves, the patients acquire a healthy-appearing, pink, rosy glow. Already a subscriber? Or is rarin a the reason for those tiny bumps. Finally, after years of trying to navigate the waters, I visited a dermatologist for help. Drink lots of water. Claire, it’s hard to tell for sure, but sounds like a purge. Retinol should be introduced gently. My skin is combination, and I usually get the odd zit before my period but it’s definitely increased after starting the retinol. The regular skin trial. Retinol is a member of the retinoid family of vitamin A and vitamin A derivatives. I also started to break out in areas that I usually don’t including nose and forehead. It helps to unclog pores and keep them unclogged, thus helping to both treat and prevent acne. Many thanks for all your advise. Tags: acne, antiaging skincare, oily skin, retinol, salicylic acid, I’ve never had a break out from retinol, but it can cause dry skin. That way, if your skin reacts badly, you’ll know what to avoid. Hey y'all! I stopped using Retin-A for awhile and then decided I wanted to try it again. A very simple wash, a toner with salicylic acid, a tiny drop of benzoyl peroxide added to my lotion (with salicylic acid) and a DDF serum (super expensive but my first ever serum) and my skin was perfect. Breakout Vs Purging: What’s The Difference? Demo Formula featuring Gransil 530, Granactive Retinoid, Gransil PSQ and Gransil SiW-066. Purging happens when there are breakouts brewing underneath your skin. But the purging shouldn’t last more than one month. I didn’t see much in fine line reduction but I also never really had them. I’m frustrated because my doctor didn’t give me much warning about what to expect, but my skin feels awful! Is there an email we can contact you on for specific skin care advice? Thank you! Not sponsored. Amy, is it the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution? Mmm… Could there be anything else in the product that’s causing the problem? Do you think it may have been a reaction to that? (I asked around town and they don’t do this with all of their clientele so I feel better knowing it isn’t just for self promotion and sales) I was placed on a Green Tea Cleanser, 2% Salicylic Acid (morning toner only), low dosage of Retinol (evening use only), a Green Tea Moisturizer, and a Zinc Oxide based Sunscreen specifically formulated for acne prone skin. Sooo…now I’m just hoping for the best. Caution: Retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Rebecca, I feel for your daughter. Retinol can help treat acne, but not the red and inflamed kind (http://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/the-complete-guide-to-retinol/) so it may indeed be the serum that’s making your skin act up like that. William, so sorry to hear that. How likely is it that my skin will get worse before better? I started on new years so currently it has just been over three weeks since I’ve switched skincare routines. I think if you are not a dermatologist you really have no research. Neither form is one that you want to see on your face. Both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide exfoliate skin, getting rid of the dead cells that would otherwise end up in your pores and clog them up. Both retinol, AHAs and BHA can exfoliate skin and/or accelerate cellular turnover, which is why I believe the purging myth is no myth. Not to mention it really has kept my wrinkles at bay. My night time is Tatchas cleanser then niamicide by ordinary then retinol then moisturizer. It’s so bad I definitely can’t go out in public. Retinoids take time before you really start to see improvements. or is there a better choice? I’m guessing the breakout stage is over now? #Dermatologist #DrDray reviews all six of the retinols from The Ordinary. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% 6. I keep reading that this is to be expected; even my doctor said it takes time for these ingredients to work. They gave me all Sanitas products. Purging sucks, but ultimately it is a sign that the retinoid is working, and it will stop eventually. What about retinyl palmitate? The formula of glycolic acid, amino acids, aloe vera, ginseng, and Tasmanian pepperberry is what gets the job done. G1351-1938.01. I’m afraid this is my whole personality now. I just started using Differin 8 days ago … 3 days ago i thought WTH ..yip breakout woke up next morning worst pustule breakout i have ever had … must of been 50-60 between edged nose and cheek area… I mean 50-60 it was like 2 months worth popped up all at the same time. It is strange because I know that the Dr. Dennis Gross serum is a really good product – but perhaps my skin just didn’t react well to it. . My weekly treatments consist of a Clay Mask, Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, and a 10% Glycolic Acid Tonner. If a purge, cut back to twice a week and moisturise afterwards. Only if you experience any sign of dryness, go back to twice a week and up again. A Passioni is one of the most powerful retinoids out there and can make your skin worse before it makes it better. I actually look deformed with how many inflamed puffy cysts are all over my skin. Active vitamin A (retinoic acid) is prescription-only, but retinol is available over-the-counter. I initially had the purging phase where I got whiteheads, and the acne has gotten better but my entire face is filled with bumps all over. I started the dosage morning and night and now I hate my face. So I have always had pretty good skin…a pimple around my period but that is about it. My Dermatologist said my acne was hormonal and moved to actzone. A Rising Supermodel Speaks Candidly About Mental Health. It’s annoying as hell but totally normal. I didn’t have access to my usual salicylic acid facewash for the couple days before I broke out, so I used some random clean and clean morning burst. Maybe that’s the problem. I agree that it’s best to use retinol every few days at first. Not everything works for everyone *sighs* But I’m glad you’ve found something that works now. If you’re not prone to them, and start using a retinol cream with comedogenic ingredients, that may indeed be what’s causing the problem. Do you think Differin can actually help? Advanced Retinoid 2% achieves better visible anti-ageing results than Retinol 1% with less irritation but Retinol 1% is suitable if you are looking specifically for a pure Retinol formula. I have been breaking out quite badly but I have read many articles about the purge so I’ve been keeping faith that this will be over soon. if you’re open to switching, consider one of these: http://beautifulwithbrains.com/2016/04/18/best-retinol-products/. My dermatologist is well known and has published books regarding skincare. It gets rid of old and damaged skin cells and replaces than with new, smoother cells. Instead, use a salicylic acid based exfoliant or moisturizer to deal with the breakout. Do you know? A bad first experience with The Ordinary’s retinol 1% brought me here. I was prescribed tretinoin cream daily use at night and doxycycline 2x daily and benzoyl peroxide wash in the morning. Therefore I believe the purge is incorrect. I had a perfect regimen for my face. Using with a richer moisturizer did the trick for me. I’ve been using it for about 5 weeks (every 2-3 days) and have very red, deep cystic acne on my forehead. Then I switched my products. Limited-edition merch and shiny new sets to gift (or keep). This period should last between 4 and 6 weeks. Also, take into account that there is a small percentage of people who have extreme reactions to even the lowest dosages and who should avoid it altogether. © 2020 Vox Media, LLC. I’m exfoliating and wearing SPF and moisturizing. They work, but they have an oil base, so if your skin usually breakouts with oils, you may want to look for a different brand. It’s obvious that your skin doesn’t like the changes you made, but you tried so many different products in such a short space of time, it’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly is causing the problem. My skin condition is getting worse day by day. I recently added retinol to my face routine(i just turned 27) and I wanted to be on top my skin before it’s too late, I’m prone to acne but when I started to use retinol it made me break out(small red pimples and lots of white heads)I work in the cosmetics I industry so I’m a little more vain about these things lol , I wanted to stop the retinol because of this , but should I push through and wait for it to clear up? And I’m prescribed with pero bar (a benzoyl peroxide cleansing bar). I have oily combination skin. This Oil-like serum (anhydrous) is great for experienced users of pure retinol products looking for solutions for textural irregularities / signs of aging. It may be that this form of vitamin A is too gentle for you. (But not always — mine was confined to the left side, as that has always been a problem area for me). James, thanks for sharing your experience. I’m going to give it another shot now. Aweng Ade-Chuol talks new marriage and the pandemic in a new interview. But the purging shouldn’t last more than one month. Needless to say i felt like curling up and going to sleep in a dark room for a month or forever ….. Hang in there! Try it every few nights, work your way up to every other night, and so on. Now I feel like I have to be all high maintenance again. I wanted to still do the resting days so I bought the big clear acne kit and the big skin balancing kit and then the a ton of extra products like the c15 super booster, another serum, and another hydrator. I have oily & sensitive skin & I am prone to all kinds of acne (mostly hormonal, I was prescribed birth control pills a few years ago which helps keep it under control). I heard retinol shouldn’t be mixed with L-Ascorbic acid (which drunk elephant day serum has.). Try using a salicylic acid exfoliant every morning and night right after cleansing. These are the only two exfoliants that can help your cysts heal faster. So you decided to try out a retinoid. I never needed it before so now I’m looking into getting some but I’m not trying to make my face worse. I’m glad you’ve found something else that suits your skin better. Ü, Kirt, this is tricky. My first experience was Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream, which gave me great bang for the buck and no uglies. So I am 29. If you don’t want to wait, I recommend consulting another dermatologist for a different treatment. But I did, for the entire 6 weeks. I foolishly bought the 1%, not having read anything, and after just 2 uses (once a week) it has caused a painful breakout, and caused all kinds of dryness. I’m broken out all over my chest, upper back and the back of my neck. I usually get sent an email when someone posts a comment so I can reply quickly, but this time it didn’t happen. As it’s been six weeks though, I’d ask your doctor if it can prescribe you benzoyl peroxide in a serum or cream form. To be safe, I initially put it over my moisturizer when I first switched. That one is very well formulated too, and, hopefully, will be more suitable for your skin type. And even if you only use it at night, you still need to up the SPF during the day!) Currently I’m using the Dr. Dennis Gross retinol and ferulic acid serum. It didn’t make me breakout, but it did dry my skin at first because it’s so strong. I am about 20 days in and I am really really starting to give up. Also, don’t slather it on heavily. I can’t even lay on a pillow with how inflamed the cysts are. I have tried over the counter brands from drug store lines all the way up to high-end brands. All rights reserved. If you have dry or normal skin, all’s good. Hi! Do you think mixing it in with a moisturiser so that it’s less concentrated might help? I use a 7% glycolic acid toner in the evening and salicylic acid (both also The Ordinary) in the morning, and although my skin is smooth and dewey (except for where the blemishes are), neither of these products have held the spots at bay. A Face Mask Expert on Her Favorite Beauty Products.
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