Sheila Sheila
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Recommendation

Can you recommend me some products that would help with clogged pores and with more hydratation now that we are going into winter?

PM - Everyday
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Orange Cleansing Sherbet AROMATICA - Orange Cleansing Sherbet
2
White In Milk Whipping Foam G9SKIN - White In Milk Whipping Foam
3
SOME BY MI AHA.BHA.PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner Some By Mi - SOME BY MI AHA.BHA.PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner
4
Starting Treatment Essence - Rose Edition Secret Key - Starting Treatment Essence - Rose Edition
PM - Every other day
1
Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask COSRX - Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
2
Lavender Water Sleeping Mask LANEIGE - Lavender Water Sleeping Mask
PM - Twice a week
1
BHA Blackhead Power Liquid COSRX - BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
2
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
3
Glow Serum Beauty of Joseon - Glow Serum
4
Repair Serum Beauty of Joseon - Repair Serum
5
Retinol 0.5% in Squalane The Ordinary - Retinol 0.5% in Squalane
PM - Once a week
1
AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid COSRX - AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
2
Overnight Glow Mask SEPHORA COLLECTION - Overnight Glow Mask
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I would recommend simplifying your routine and reducing steps, and focusing on a few products with potent actives. Less products will also be kinder to your skin barrier, meaning more hydrated skin.

For example, at night, after cleansing, use the ordinary retinol serum. Follow with a moisturizer - something like this https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/cerave-skin-renewing-night-cream-to-soften-skin or this https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/eucerin-urea-repair-rich-replenishing-face-cream-5-urea would work well for winter.

For the AM, I would recommend a simple salicylic acid product like this one every second or third day: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/paulas-choice-2-bha-gel-exfoliant. On alternative days, you could use a PHA-based serum like this: https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/clinique-turnaround-accelerated-renewal-serum. Follow with a moisturizer (could be the same you use in the PM) and a sunscreen.

I would minimize all other steps and products to avoid over-exfoliation. Even this simple routine is already quite heavy on exfoliation - you can skip the salicylic acid on days where your skin feels dry. Hope this helps!

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