Sas96 Sas96
2 months ago

Clear skin

My acne is almost gone due to the Azealic acid πŸŽ‰

But now I have alt of post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation on my cheeks.. and in generel just a lot of acne marks… that I would like to get rid of!

Acne prone skin and post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation
AM - Everyday
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Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser
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10% Azelaic Acid Booster Paula's choice - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster
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Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser OleHenriksen - Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser
PM - Everyday
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Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser
2
10% Azelaic Acid Booster Paula's choice - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster
3
Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser OleHenriksen - Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser
PM - Twice a week
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Retinol Face Serum For Post-Acne Marks CeraVe - Retinol Face Serum For Post-Acne Marks
PM - Once a week
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2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Paula's choice - 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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It's amazing that you are seeing good results with azelaic acid! I personally love this active. It is gentle but very effective.

I'd recommend 2 things:

  • Add a daily broad spectrum sunscreen (it will help you improve post-acne marks and in general is a must in skincare)

  • Increase the frequency of your retinoid serum gradually to daily. Once you can tolerate it well, you could also upgrade to a product with higher concentration. Retinoids help both with existing acne, but also speed up the healing of the post-acne marks, so you are on the right track there!

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Thank you so much for your advise! I actually already use a sunscreen daily.. just forgot to include it here πŸ˜ƒ but after a couple of weeks with using retinol two days a week.. I could increase it and see how my skin reacts

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You can also consider switching your moistruizer to a fragrance-free product (to help tolerate the retinoid better). Ideally the new moisturizer would also include a good concentration of niacinamide (2-6%) and linoleic acid (moisturizes and helps keep the pores clear). Or it could be a separate niacinamide serum + moisturizer

Some product options:

Moistruizer with both ingredients:

https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/urban-skin-rx-even-tone-barrier-repair-ceramide-cream (they ship worldwide I think)

Moisturizer with linoleic acid:

Niacinamide serum:

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You can also consider switching your moistruizer to a fragrance-free product (to help tolerate the retinoid better). Ideally the new moisturizer would also include a good concentration of niacinamide (2-6%) and linoleic acid (moisturizes and helps keep the pores clear). Or it could be a separate niacinamide serum + moisturizer

Some product options:

Moistruizer with both ingredients:

https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/urban-skin-rx-even-tone-barrier-repair-ceramide-cream (they ship worldwide I think)

Moisturizer with linoleic acid:

Niacinamide serum:

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