Maria from WIMJ
3 months ago

Re the Q: "How to fix skin barrier on a budget"

AM - Everyday
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Minéral 89 Prebiotic Vichy - Minéral 89 Prebiotic
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Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
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Advanced Skincare Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial Elemis - Advanced Skincare Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial
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Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen for Face & Body SPF 100 La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen for Face & Body SPF 100
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Hydrating Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser
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Benton - ALOE PROPOLIS SOOTHING GEL GLOWSECRET - Benton - ALOE PROPOLIS SOOTHING GEL
AM - Every other day
1
Just Breathe Clarifying Serum Versed - Just Breathe Clarifying Serum
PM - Everyday
1
Minéral 89 Prebiotic Vichy - Minéral 89 Prebiotic
2
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
3
Advanced Skincare Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial Elemis - Advanced Skincare Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial
4
Hydrating Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser
5
Benton - ALOE PROPOLIS SOOTHING GEL GLOWSECRET - Benton - ALOE PROPOLIS SOOTHING GEL
PM - Every other day
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Mandelic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA
PM - Once a week
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AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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This is the routine @Pizzaface is using now - I will try to help make it more effective in the comment below

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I'd recommend to stop the following products: - The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% (niacinamide is good, but 10% might be irritating to your skin) - Elemis Plumping Pillow Facial (more irritation than benefit) - Benton Aloe Vera gel (more irritation than benefit). - Please throw away The Ordinary AHA 30% solution. It is way to strong for most purposes, even once a week. - I would also recommend to stop the Mandelic acid 10% as well. You also do not need to wash your face with a cleanser in the morning, just splashing with water is enough. Cleansing less (only once per day) minimizes the damage to the skin barrier from cleansing). - I recommend adding a simple moisturizer + optional, to help with breakouts and clogged pores, you can introduce a serum with azelaic acid (it also helps with skin tone). I know this recommendation sound scary (where are my actives???), but this minimal approach can help you restore your skin barrier. Once your skin is better, you can introduce a retinoid serum at night (you might want to move the azelaic acid to the AM) - retinoids help prevent early signs of aging and combat breakouts very effectively. But before your skin is restored, your routine can look like this: https://whatsinmyjar.com/skincare-routines/public/3789

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Oh my thank you so much!!!!

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