Retin-a - is that the best acne option?

Part of good plan. Typically no one acne medication is going to do as good a job as an individualized regimen consisting of a good face wash, topical or oral antibiotics if acne more moderate to severe and a retinoid product like Retin-A to help with clogged pores. Retina is a great medication but if used in isolation may not be best option.
No. Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangea organics, or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc.

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What is the best way to control hormonal acne? I have been using retin-a. 05 and acanya, but I still have bad acne. I am a type 1 diabetic.

Stronger Rx. Your type i diabetes makes it more difficult to manage your acne, though you're using good first-line medicines. Your endocrinologist may wish to look for a cause of extra androgens and/or consider a trial of the oral contraceptive pill if you can take it. A dermatologist might add a systemic antibiotic; Accutane is unpleasant & risky but may be worth it. Read more...

Retin a (tretinoin) for acne and blackheads?

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How should I use retin-a acne medication?

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Is retin-a micro safe as an acne medicine?

See below. Generally, yes, assuming you're not pregnant and take proper precautions regarding sunlight exposure. In addition, it's always important to read the package insert. Read more...
Yes. ...But it will make you sun-sensitive. Use it as directed, usually at night-time, after washing your face and drying thoroughly. Micronized version is usually better tolerated. Start with the lowest strength. Read more...

Which is more effective for acne retin-a or benoyl peroxide medications?

Depends on type. There are two basic types of acne; comedonal and inflammatory. Pimples that are small, with a center that is white or black, are called comedones. Dermatologists usually recommend medications like Retin-A for that type of acne. If the pimples are larger, red, and tender to touch, medication that helps get rid of bacteria on the skin, like benzoyl peroxide, work best. Using both helps mixed type. Read more...