Rav Rav
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Current improved routine since last two months

Learning so much since I started my skincare journey with your all. And improving each time to perfect it in the future :).

New additions-

Retinol 0.3%

Garnier anti age SPF50

Revolution ceramides lotion

Amending my male skincare routine as I'm new to all of this and researching as I go along! I'm just waiting to finish this cleanser I've listed and then I want to try a different cleanser so won't be in my routine for long.
AM - Everyday
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Ceramides Moisture Lotion REVOLUTION SKINCARE - Ceramides Moisture Lotion
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Caffeine Eye Serum Q+A - Caffeine Eye Serum
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Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%
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Ambre Solaire Anti-Age Super UV Face Protection SPF50 Cream Garnier - Ambre Solaire Anti-Age Super UV Face Protection SPF50 Cream
PM - Everyday
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Niacinamide Exfoliating Cleanser Q+A - Niacinamide Exfoliating Cleanser
2
Ceramides Moisture Lotion REVOLUTION SKINCARE - Ceramides Moisture Lotion
3
Caffeine Eye Serum Q+A - Caffeine Eye Serum
PM - Every other day
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Skincare 0.3% Retinol with Vitamins & Hyaluronic Acid Serum Revolution - Skincare 0.3% Retinol with Vitamins & Hyaluronic Acid Serum
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You got a very good start there!

In order to take your routine to the next level, and have more informed recommendations, you need to decide your skin goals. Since you have incorporated Vit C derivative in your routine, I'm assuming hyperpigmentation might be a concern.

If that is so, I would suggest incorporating Ordinary azelaic acid before the sunscreen, even twice a day if your skin can tolerate it. Please note that the caffeine serum in the evening might have an adverse effect on your sleep quality, due to systemic absorption.

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Hi, funny you mention azelaic acid as I just purchased some today :), it's from a local store and it's 5% azelaic acid. I also purchased some Me+ 2.5% Tranexamic Acid Booster 30ml.

Question do I apply these with retinol or without ?

Would I use my serums first then after azelaic acid then moisturiser and finally SPF in the morning? Or would I incorporate them at night?

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Great!

Tranexamic serums are usually water-based, so you can apply them right after you wash your face (preferably apply slightly wet skin, for optimal absorption). Tranexamic acid is usually well tolerated, you could probably get away with applying the tranexamic serum twice a day without irritation. Only 3 drops are needed! pour the drops on the back of your hand and massage them onto the semi-wet skin. After the tranexamic serum and the water get almost completely absorbed into the skin, you may continue with the retinoid. Since you are a male, you could probably tolerate the tranexamic serum + azelaic acid twice a day without too much trouble (at a concentration of 2.5%)- and that is my recommendation.

Azelaic acid usually comes as a suspension. Therefore it should be the last layer you put on your face before sunscreen.

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