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Could I add hydroquinone and use the azelaic acid everyday in the AM?

So it would be something like

AM:

cleanse, skinoren, SPF

PM(1):

2xcleanse, hydroquinone, moisturizer

PM(2):

2xcleanse, tretinoin(maybe move down to 0.25), moisturizer

Or is this a bit too much? i have really sensitive skin as in it just turns red instantly the moment I put anything on it but I don't get any flaking etc.

I had severe acne that went away (mostly) about 3 years ago with 2 rounds of acutane.

Also, opinions on switching SPF from CeraVe to BeautyOfJoseon Relief Sun SPF? Ive heard good things ab it. The CeraVe has been the only spf i don't break out on though out of the ones I've tried.

Also looking for an alternative to my Cetaphil moisturizer, it doesn't seem like my skin likes it.

AM - Everyday
1
Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
2
AM Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF50 for Normal to Dry Skin CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF50 for Normal to Dry Skin
PM - Everyday
1
Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser
2
Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
3
Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free Cetaphil - Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free
PM - Every other day
1
Tretinoin Retin-A cream 0.05% - Tretinoin
2
cream Skinoren - cream
1
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It might be too much if you’re skin is sensitive. I wonder if you might just use the hydroquinone one the morning and stick to Azelaic and retinol at night, as I imagine the hydroquinone is more gentle and its best to use the stronger actives at night.

Cerave sunscreen irritated my skin. So I recommend switching. You’d probably have to pay more for a good face moisturizer if the Cetaphil is irritating. I found that even the most highly recommended body moisturizers just didn’t cut it for my sensitive face. I have been enjoying Asian brands for that too—Purito, Soon Jung, as they often have calming ingredients like centella, pantheol and ceramides and are affordable. I also am trying out the Inkey List Water Cream, which has 5% Niacinamide and is supposed to be suitable for oily skin.

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