Draius Draius
2 years ago

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

So it would be something like


cleanse, skinoren, SPF


2xcleanse, hydroquinone, moisturizer


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
Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
AM Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF50 for Normal to Dry Skin CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF50 for Normal to Dry Skin
PM - Everyday
Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser
Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free Cetaphil - Moisturizing Lotion Fragrance Free
PM - Every other day
Tretinoin Retin-A cream 0.05% - Tretinoin
cream Skinoren - cream
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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.