damatanina
4 weeks ago

A few questions ..

I have really bad dark circles also and I've noticed the skin under my eyes getting very sensitive and dry but the routine builder didn't ask me much about that and no products were recommended. Any suggestions?

AM - Everyday
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Moisturizing Cream CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream
Use every day, as many times as needed. For most people, it's best to use a moisturizer twice per day. In the morning, apply it before your sunscreen (or skip the moisturizer in the morning if your sunscreen feels hydrating enough). In the evening, a moisturizer is usually the last step of a routine.
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Continuous Protection Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance-Free Aveeno Baby - Continuous Protection Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance-Free
Use every day before going outside, even if it is not sunny. Sunscreen is the last step of your morning skincare routine. You can apply makeup on top of it.
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10% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum Timeless Skin Care USA - 10% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum
You can use this product either in the morning or at night, before your moisturizer or sunscreen. You can use it daily, but, in case you notice signs of irritation, reducing the application to every other night might help.
AM - Every other day
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Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Use your azelaic acid product every other day, either in the morning before your sunscreen or at night, before your moisturizer.
PM - Everyday
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Liquid Cleanser, For Sensitive Skin Free & Clear - Liquid Cleanser, For Sensitive Skin
Use a generous amount of product to remove all dirt, sunscreen or makeup in one step. There is no need to double-cleanse. It is a good idea to always finish cleansing with a splash of clean water to remove any residue from the cleanser. Most people only need to cleanse their skin with a cleanser once per day, at night. It is the first step of a night skincare routine.
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Moisturizing Cream CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream
Use every day, as many times as needed. For most people, it's best to use a moisturizer twice per day. In the morning, apply it before your sunscreen (or skip the moisturizer in the morning if your sunscreen feels hydrating enough). In the evening, a moisturizer is usually the last step of a routine.
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Facial Treatment Serum Nuture - Facial Treatment Serum
You can use this product in the morning or at night, before your moisturizer or sunscreen. If your skin tolerates it well, you can use it twice a day.
PM - Twice a week
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Skin Booster Time-Restoring Vitamin Shot Physicians Formula - Skin Booster Time-Restoring Vitamin Shot
Use this product up to two times per week, either day or night, on clean skin. Follow up with your moisturizer or sunscreen.
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Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Adapalene Gel 0.1% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment
Start slowly with this product: it can be irritating, but your skin can adjust to it with time. It is best to start using this product only once a week for the first few weeks. Mild dryness is normal when starting using a retinoid. Once your skin is able to tolerate the product well, you can increase the frequency of use to twice, and even three times a week. Make sure to apply a moisturizer regularly when using this product. Apply this product on clean skin, before a moisturizer. Most people prefer using this product at night, but it can be used in the morning as well.
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What are you using in the eye area? It does sound like you might be getting an irritation from skincare (makeup remover?) or makeup...

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I think it might be from the concealer I was using (Fit Me by Maybelline) which I already got rid of. However, I do still see that the undereye area is very puffy and sensitive still. I'd also like something for my dark circles which bother me a lot. For makeup remover I usually do Garnier's Micellar water and the cleansing balm by Versed. I have been using these two products forever and never had an issue so I do believe the problem was with the concealer.

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Another question regarding this routine is that the Serum is listed after the Sunscreen. Shouldn't it be before moisturizer and sunscreen be the last step on the routine? Also, on the days where I use the Azelaic Acid Suspension should I use it prior to the serum or after it and before moisturizer and sunscreen? The order just feels a little off to me, unless I'm missing something.

The PM routine order is also a little confusing. When using the Skin Booster vitamin shot twice a week should I use it after the serum and before the Effaclar Adapalene? Or should I use those two before the moisturizer?

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Hyaluronic Acid and Matrixyl can be used on the eye area (and face). They can be used together with no issues.

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