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What order should I layer my treatments? Should I use hyaluronic acid before or after chemical exfoliator?

Should I use Faded by Topicals as an exfoliator? Would it be better to use Faded and my retinol on alternating nights of the week? Should I use more than one discoloration treatment at one time or will that damage my skin barrier?

Topicals - Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration
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The INKEY List CA - Retinol Serum
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Good Molecules - Discoloration Correcting Serum V.2
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Good Molecules - Hyaluronic Acid Serum
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The INKEY List CA - Niacinamide
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AM - Everyday
1
Foaming Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin CeraVe - Foaming Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin
2
LIPIKAR SYNDET AP+ La Roche-Posay - LIPIKAR SYNDET AP+
3
Hyaluronic Acid Serum Good Molecules - Hyaluronic Acid Serum
4
Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 Supergoop! - Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
AM - Every other day
1
Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration Topicals - Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration
AM - Once a week
1
Niacinamide THE INKEY LIST - Niacinamide
PM - Everyday
1
Foaming Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin CeraVe - Foaming Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin
2
LIPIKAR SYNDET AP+ La Roche-Posay - LIPIKAR SYNDET AP+
3
Hyaluronic Acid Serum Good Molecules - Hyaluronic Acid Serum
4
Healing Ointment for Dry and Chafed Skin, Non CeraVe - Healing Ointment for Dry and Chafed Skin, Non
PM - Every other day
1
Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration Topicals - Faded Serum for Dark Spots & Discoloration
PM - Twice a week
1
Retinol Serum The Inkey List - Retinol Serum
PM - Once a week
1
Niacinamide THE INKEY LIST - Niacinamide
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Faded from Topicals is not an exfoliant, it shouldn't damage the skin barrier and it is ok to use it daily (for example, AM every day). It contains a good concentration of niacinamide, so you don't really need an extra niacinamide serum. I'd also say could leave out the hyaluronic acid serum, the same actives are already in your moisturizer. If your skin doesn't feel sensitive atm, you could use the retinol serum every other night to get more retinoid benefits. You could also skip the morning cleanse to reduce the stress on the skin barrier.

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Awesome thank you so much! I appreciate it!

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