Retin-A Before/After Pictures

If you've seen my YouTube videos, you will know that I've been on Tretinoin .05% for about 6 months now. I've done a few update videos (you can see the playlist here), and I said in my last video that I would show before/after pictures around six months. Here they are! As you can tell, the Tretinoin has been amazing for my skin. My skin is by no means perfect now, and I definitely still have a long way to go, but I feel like the Tretinoin has made a massive difference on my skin. I've also been using a few other scar-fighting products in combination with Tretionoin, so watch for a video on that soon. Enough talking, on to the pictures!




I'm pretty nervous about putting my bare face on the internet, especially the before pictures. But when I was trying retinol the first time around, I remember feeling frustrated because there weren't any solid before/after pictures, just people saying their skin has improved. Let me know if you've tried tretinoin, and what your experiences with it are! 

7 comments :

  1. Thank you for posting your updated photos, currently on my 8th week of using Retin-A Micro.

    All your post have been really informative.

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  2. Are you using the gel or the cream?

    I started on the 0.025 cream (not Retin-A, a a generic version I think) then bumped up to 0.05 but have come back down in the past few weeks because my skin was super red and irritated. Anyway, I've heard that the cream isn't as good as the gel for acne because it allegedly contains some skin clogging ingredients (doesn't make sense, I know) so I don't know if I should ask to switch to the gel. Your results are so great, I'm hoping for the same!

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  3. this is super encouraging! thanks for your video and post

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  4. I was on retin A .05% for 6 months and my skin was so bad , it got worse with retin a I was so frustrated I would cry because my skin looked so horrible and I'm in the beauty business, it was embarrassing but a little after my 6th month it completely cleared up scarring and all ! I stopped using it for about 3 months so i started to break out a little , it's my first week back on it .1 % this time I hope the purging is nothing like the first time or not as long.

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  5. Hello all, my doc prescribed me the .025% tretinoin cream version. I still get the flakies occassionally if I use it every night. I have some hyperpigmentation along my jawline that I am fiercely trying to rid myself of. Is the .025% just as effective as the higher percentages? I also have been incorporating a 15% glycolic acid/hyaluronic acid serum into my regimen so I didnt want to over do it....
    Super encouraging post!

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  6. Hello all, my doc prescribed me the .025% tretinoin cream version. I still get the flakies occassionally if I use it every night. I have some hyperpigmentation along my jawline that I am fiercely trying to rid myself of. Is the .025% just as effective as the higher percentages? I also have been incorporating a 15% glycolic acid/hyaluronic acid serum into my regimen so I didnt want to over do it....
    Super encouraging post!

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  7. Really beautiful improvement!!! I appreciate your pictures it really inspired me to stay positive and patient!!!

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