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Skin Care Review: Differin cream

by suzanne rosenberg, teaneck, NJ usa

I had very severe acne when I was in my twenties and in my late twenties was diagnosed with rosacea and was told that perhaps after I had children my skin would clear up. In fact after i had my children, my acne got worse, especially on my neck and the sides of my face. I also seemed to get very hard and painful cysts on my face quite frequently. This happened at the same time as my skin appeared to get somewhat dryer than it had been. My dermotologiest then decided to give me differin gel at first and asked me to use it the first two weeks once a day and then to increase it. At first it was painful and my skin was very sensitive as a result of it. Then I gradually got used to it and it really seemed to both calm my acne down and to make my skin look better . After a while I noticed that if I kept using the product my skin would almost burn and would get so sensitive that I couldn't use it any more. Then she told me to learn from my skin when it shold use the product...Perhpas skip a few months and then use it, or however often I felt the need. She also gave me the cream thinking that it would be less drying on my skin. I got into the habit of using the cream every other month or so for a few days at a time and using it on pimpels. The bottom line is that it didn't wiork very well on the acne (the cysts which I would eventually have to go to the dermotologists office in order to have her inject them, for them to actually really go away) and I has to stop using it because in the winter especially, the product was really way too drying. Now my dermatologist put me on Kinerase. I remember t hinking that the Differin was expensive! Whew! next time I go through a canadian firm....thank you.


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