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What products should be changed or eliminated?

I have adult acne, oily and uneven skin, with some scarring and enlarged pores. I struggle with clogged pores and picking at my acne.

AM - Everyday
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Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin
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Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Thayers - Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol Free
3
CC Me Vitamin C Serum Summer Fridays - CC Me Vitamin C Serum
4
+Retinol Firming Eye Cream Kate Somerville - +Retinol Firming Eye Cream
5
Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Face Sunscreen, SPF 70 Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Liquid Daily Face Sunscreen, SPF 70
AM - Every other day
1
AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
2
Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
PM - Everyday
1
Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin
2
Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Thayers - Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol Free
3
+Retinol Firming Eye Cream Kate Somerville - +Retinol Firming Eye Cream
4
Vitamin E Face Moisturizer by Malin + Goetz Malin + Goetz - Vitamin E Face Moisturizer by Malin + Goetz
PM - Every other day
1
Luna Sleeping Retinoid Night Oil Sunday Riley - Luna Sleeping Retinoid Night Oil
2
Halo AHA+BHA Evening Serum HoliFrog - Halo AHA+BHA Evening Serum
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You do not necessarily need to cleanse in the morning. Skipping a morning cleanse can help keep the skin more hydrated and less prone to inflammation.

I would recommend stopping the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol Free toner and Summer Fridays CC Me Vitamin C Serum - too much irritation potential (skin suffering with acne is by definition sensitive).

I would also recommend to change the SUNDAY RILEY Luna Sleeping Retinoid Night Oil to one of those products (followed by a simple moistruizer, for example, the PM Cerave one if the serum is not moisturizing enough):

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/zelens-power-a-retexturising-renewing

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/psa-skin-midnight-courage-rosehip-and-bakuchiol-retinol-night-oil

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/avene-professional-retrinal-0-1-cream

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/indeed-labs-retinol-reface-retinol-skin-resurfacer

You can also try adding an azelaic acid product to your AM routine, a few options here:

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/naturium-azelaic-acid-emulsion-10

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/garden-of-wisdom-azelaic-acid-10-serum

- https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/revox-just-azelaic-acid-10

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Thank you so much for your recommendations and product suggestions! I greatly appreciate the helpful tips and will definitely look into changing up my routine with some of your suggestions.

Thanks again!

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