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do i keep using the same products to fix my skin barrier ?

im going to drop the retinol but i want to know what i can change or keep to fix my skin barrier i don’t want to spend much in new products and i want to not clog my pores

AM - Everyday
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AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
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SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover
PM - Everyday
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Unscented Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Gel Face Moisturizer Neutrogena - Unscented Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Gel Face Moisturizer
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Cicaplast Baume B5 La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast Baume B5
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Charcoal Cleansing Bar Asepxia - Charcoal Cleansing Bar
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SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover
PM - Twice a week
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Retinol Face Serum For Post-Acne Marks CeraVe - Retinol Face Serum For Post-Acne Marks
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I think yes but you can add to one more product for skin barrier.

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Your charcoal cleansing bar might be too harsh for the skin barrier, I'd switch to a gentler cleanser and use salicylic acid in a separate product 2-3 times a week instead. I'd also skip the micellar water in the morning. Take a look at our cleansing guide - cleansing gently is key for a healthy skin barrier: https://whatsinmyjar.com/skin-guide/the-ultimate-guide-to-skin-cleansing/

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Hey! I am also an oily skin girly and I just started getting to into barrier and PH focused skincare. It has done wonders for my skin!! When I dont constantly damage my barrier with harsh acne treatments, I experience way less breakouts and even my oiliness has subsided a lot. I recommend adding a product with probiotics to boost your skin barrier. My favorites are KORRES Greek Yoghurt Re-balancing Skin-Supplement Serum($47) , KORRES Greek Yoghurt Probiotic SuperDose Face Mask ($52), or Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence($30) . If you dont want to spend too much, I’d go for the Time Revolution Essence. It does contain oil but is noncomedogenic and a little goes a long way! My skin drinks up that essence like crazy! It looks a little oily upon application but you only need a little and after <5min it has all absorbed and I’m left with a pump, hydrated, natural finish. The KORRES serum is possibly my fave product of all time currently... maybe tied with the other two lol.. It soaks up immediately, isn’t sticky or greasy and gives a plumping and blurring effect. It’s also really cooling! The application is like a dream! The mask was the first probiotic skincare product I tried, and it is amazing what it can do in just one use. I got retinol burn and this mask SAVED my skin, It’s what pushed me to try other probiotic skincare. I got it as a sample and payed full price for the full size soooo fast I really love it. There are definitely more affordable options out there, but these are my favorites! Think Pre/pro/post-biotics, peptides and ceramides for barrier health.(:

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The skin on my neck, chest, and shoulders got REALLY, really bad over the winter. I tried tons of products, but absolutely nothing helped until I started using Cetaphil Restoraderm soothing wash, followed by Cetaphil moisturizing cream for very dry, sensitive skin. That combo was the only thing that finally healed and restored my barrier. Good luck with whatever you use.

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