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Hello Everyone,

Well, it's only been a few days since my daughter started the Retin-A Micro and I already need some words of wisdom.

She says that her face is so oily she can't stand it. She says that her face has never felt this oily. The weather is the same, nothing different. Does this side effect sound right to you?

The only difference is we changed to the Cetaphil. When she first tried it she said that is was weird not having the "foamy feeling" but that her face felt really clean, yet not oily feeling. I bought a big bottle since I thought it was going to great. Do you think this might have an effect on the Retin-A Micro?

We were all prepared for dry flaky skin. What gives?
Thanks for the help!
[QUOTE=DirtDiva]Hello Everyone,

Well, it's only been a few days since my daughter started the Retin-A Micro and I already need some words of wisdom.

She says that her face is so oily she can't stand it. She says that her face has never felt this oily. The weather is the same, nothing different. Does this side effect sound right to you?

The only difference is we changed to the Cetaphil. When she first tried it she said that is was weird not having the "foamy feeling" but that her face felt really clean, yet not oily feeling. I bought a big bottle since I thought it was going to great. Do you think this might have an effect on the Retin-A Micro?

We were all prepared for dry flaky skin. What gives?
Thanks for the help![/QUOTE]
I'm not sure how old your daughter is, but i am 16 and am almost going on a month of being on Retin-A micro. I was exrememly oily at first, it was like my oil glands were on hyperdrive. Then came the breakout...i guess the oiliness is due to all of the stuff being purged from your skin...At about week 4 i am seeing dramatic inprovements all ready. and havent gotten a breakout for about a week..which is good for me.
retin-a micro is actually perscribed to some people to help oily skin.. retin-a micro is probably drying her skin out to the point where it overproduces oil.

i've always had normal to dry skin, and i've been using retin-a micro for 6 weeks- it's just beginning to work. but my skin is so oily now, it's disgusting. right after i wash (with a gentle cleanser like cetaphil) my skin is very dry- to the point where i can't put makeup on without it peeling. i don't even use a washcloth anymore because it's too rough- i just wash my face with my hands, and i let my face 'air dry'. after an hour it's oily. by washing her face a lot, using a more drying facewash, or even using a washcloth is probably going to be counterproductive.

things i've found that helped:
-using a tiny amount of retin-a micro at nights, pea-sized or smaller for my entire face. it says on the retin-a micro website that using a lot of retin-a micro will just make skin more irritated...
-this seems weird, but using a moisturizer will actually help skin return to its normal balance. after she washes the retin-a micro off her face try using a little bit of moisturizer... try one for oily skin.
-using oil blotting sheets during the day to keep from looking too shiny. you can find these at drugstores, clean and clear makes some. a tissue might have lotion on it that will clog her pores... these sheets are non-comedogenic
-using a talc & cornsilk-based powder. this helps me the most.


i hope this helped some... i definitely feel her pain, ridiculously oily skin seems to be pretty common for people using retin-a. i hope her skin adjusts to it better than mine has :(
[QUOTE=InTheDarkness]I HATED Retin a micro.. All it did was make my face VERY red and ugly to look at. It brought out nasty big zits all along my jawbone line and forehead, made my pores look huge, and made my face look like a nasty red oily acne-factory. My advice, get off it as soon as u can before one day u look in the mirror and go.. :eek: Damn... What did I DO to myself.[/QUOTE]
HMM yeah that is wierd...i have just about finished week four and am allready seeing results...im reallly happy i just hope it stays this way. Ill keep yall posted every now and then. Im sorry to hear RAM ruined your skin...i love the stuff and have seen not one side effect from it...no photosensitivity, my skin is still nice and tan, and my acne is going away, couldnt as kfor much more, the oil is sorta annoying, but i mean id really rather be oily than acney





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