[Acne] retinoids- negative experiences? | Kr Laser
published on Jan 21, 2020
I (33F) recently had a very bad experience with adapalene. I started out using TO retinol slowly, had a purge over the course of ~3 months in my upper cheeks area. It passed, I was starting to feel good about it, so I moved up to La Roche Posay adapalene 0.1, starting every 3 days, then every other night, then every night over the course of 11 weeks.
I had a purge of closed comedones all over my face, they cleared, then got cystic breakouts all over lower cheeks/chin area. Long story short, they were too painful and I couldn’t deal with the purge anymore so I just quit. My skin stopped looking red almost immediately the week I quit, and the cysts are slowly coming to head. I’ve been using CosRX BHA every night, which has been really soothing surprisingly.
I just wanted to ask if other people have had negative experiences with retinoids, since it seems like everyone recommends them for acne and anti-aging. And I’m frustrated and disappointed it didn’t work for me. Thanks!
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