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Old 02-21-2011, 07:48 PM
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retin A or Tazorac?

1. I have dry skin, which one is better for anti-aging purpose?

2. Which one is better for treating acne for combination oily sensitive skin?

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Old 02-21-2011, 08:01 PM
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Well I can't technically answer the questions because I've never used Retin A but I think Tazorac is as good as it gets. You just have to ease into it and be patient!
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:33 AM
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arent they both retinoids? both can be very drying and can cause redness/ peeling. both are used for acne.
eta: i use retin a and like it
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Yep. Both are prescribed for acne and anti-aging. I *think* Tazorac is a little "stronger" than Retin A. It can be VERY drying and irritating if not eased into properly.
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Do you recommend them for someone with dry skin and no acne? Or they should be suitable for only those with oily skin?
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I think anyone can use them but you have to be careful with them. I would recommend doing some google searches. There are many websites with a lot of great information.
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My boyfriend has used both and he said the Taz was less irritating than the Retin-A.

I use Retin-A and
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Char, what moisturizers do you use for day and night?
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Do you recommend them for someone with dry skin and no acne? Or they should be suitable for only those with oily skin?
there are different formulations. dry skin may be more likely to have more dryness (obviously) and irritation/ redness. i think renova is more aimed at antiaging and has a smaller % tretinoin vs retin-a, tho they have the same active ingredient. you still have to ease into using it, regardless of skin type. also, dont use it if you plan on getting pregnant.

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I had searched and read alot but there is not much info about whether they are okay for those with DRY SKIN. Almost everyone says that the side effect is DRYNESS.

Does any of you have DRY SKIN before you started using retinoids? How does it work out for you? What is your regime?
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Thanks guys for your input.

Does any of you have DRY SKIN before you started using retinoids? What is your regime to help reduce the dryness?
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obviously, you are going to want to use a moisturizer to help combat the extra dryness. to rightfully obtain any of these, you need a prescription, so you ought to talk to a dermatologist about what would be best for your skin type. i'm sure a derm can answer all your specific questions about them as well. what works for one person might not work for you.
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Char, what moisturizers do you use for day and night?
I don't use one at night, just the Retin-A.

During the day I use Complex 15, which was recommended by my Dermatologist, then I add a couple drops of Jojoba oil to it, mix in fingers, and apply.

This keeps my skin moisturized. If my skin gets dry and flaky, I use a wash cloth to wash/exfoliate my face in the morning.
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obviously, you are going to want to use a moisturizer to help combat the extra dryness. to rightfully obtain any of these, you need a prescription, so you ought to talk to a dermatologist about what would be best for your skin type. i'm sure a derm can answer all your specific questions about them as well. what works for one person might not work for you.



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I thought about trying an oil maybe 15-20 minutes after I apply the Retin-A. I've heard doing this helps push it in...thinking about trying some Squalane oil or just trying the Jojoba for now.
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