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2 months ago

Type 2 rosacea bumps and some wrinkles

The skin on my forehead is starting to wrinkle but even after months of use, my rosacea flares up immensely if I attempt to use tretinoin every day. My rosacea is still bad even with skin cycling. I tried metronidazole already and did not have success

Night skin cycling- one night leave on PHA exfoliant, one night tretinoin whole face, one night tretinoin forehead only, two nights break moisturizer and Vaseline. Cleansing oil and cleansing milk to remove makeup Morning - cleansing milk, azelaic acid, ceramide moisturizer, SPF
AM - Everyday
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Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser Versed Skin - Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser
2
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
3
Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream Naturium - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream
4
Daily Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer With Sunscreen Spf 35 For Sensitive, Combination Skin, 3 Ounces Cetaphil - Daily Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer With Sunscreen Spf 35 For Sensitive, Combination Skin, 3 Ounces
PM - Everyday
1
Deep Cleansing Oil DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil
2
Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream Naturium - Plant Ceramide Rich Moisture Cream
3
Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser Versed Skin - Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser
PM - Twice a week
1
Tretinoin Retin-A cream 0.05% - Tretinoin
2
Skin Perfecting Oily Skin Liquid Facial Exfoliant Neutrogena - Skin Perfecting Oily Skin Liquid Facial Exfoliant
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Tretinoin might be too strong for you, and 0.05% is a high concentration.

I'd skip the morning cleanse completely, and only cleanse in one step in the PM ('d choose Versed Skin Gentle Cycle Milky Cleanser) to minimize the damage to the skin barrier. Consider switching to a mineral-based sunscreen, e.g. https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/attitude-sensitive-skin-mineral-sunscreen-spf-30.

Naturium moisture cream contains a low concentration of rosmarin leaf extract. It could be irritating as well, so I wouldn't repurchase but go for a moisturizer like this: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/dermageek-nourishing-facial-night-cream

I'd also stop the exfoliating day, at least until your rosacea goes away.

Once you have it under control (in 2-3 month), you could try a low concentration of a less potent form of retinoid, e.g. retinol - for example:

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-clinical-ceramide-enriched-firming-moisturiser (0.1% retinol)

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/cerave-retinol-face-serum-for-post-acne-marks (about 0.3% retinol)

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