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Thoughts on my current routine?

I have dry-combination, sensitive skin and my main problems are hyperpigmentation and blackheads/clogged pores around my t zone. I also tend to have milia on my forehead if I don't exfoliate enough.

AM - Everyday
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C E Ferulic SkinCeuticals - C E Ferulic
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Moisturising Gel Cream BYOMA - Moisturising Gel Cream
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PLAY 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 50 Supergoop! - PLAY 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 50
PM - Everyday
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Take the Day off Cleansing Balm Clinique - Take the Day off Cleansing Balm
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Hydrating Cleanser CeraVe - Hydrating Cleanser
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Discoloration Defense Dark Spot Serum SkinCeuticals - Discoloration Defense Dark Spot Serum
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Hydrating Serum BYOMA - Hydrating Serum
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Lait Crème Sensitive - Adults, children babies - Fragrance Free Embryolisse - Lait Crème Sensitive - Adults, children babies - Fragrance Free
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Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Drunk Elephant - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
PM - Twice a week
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The Exfoliating Toner Essence with TFC8 Augustinus Bader - The Exfoliating Toner Essence with TFC8
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Retinol 0.3 Corrective Treatment for Mature Skin ? SkinCeuticals - Retinol 0.3 Corrective Treatment for Mature Skin ?
PM - Once a week
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Alive Prebiotic Mask Algenist - Alive Prebiotic Mask
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Oh, I love it! I think your skin might be able to tolerate an azelaic acid serum / cream once per day - maybe in the PM. It gently works against hyperpigmentation and also helps with acne. In case you’d like to use fewer product, you could try skipping the marula oil - the moisturizer should be enough (but it is just an option - the oil doesn’t hurt)

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Perfect thank you so much !

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Great thank you ! I tried the ordinary's azelaic acid suspension but I felt it made my skin a bit dry. Is that possible ?

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Azelaic aicd a bit of a mattifying affect and there can be a dry feeling immediately after applying, but overall it is actually helpful for the skin barrier. The ordinary texture is also quite particular. You could try this product, it contains a derivative of the azelaic acid - it is also effective https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/geek-gorgeous-101-apad

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What about the Paulas choice 10% azelaic acid booster ? There’s salicylic acid inside though so I don’t know if it will be irritating since I’m already using the augustinus bader toner with azelaic acid.

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Salicylic acid daily might be too much, especially if dryness is a concern. How about the inkey list one? https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/inkey-list-azelaic-acid-serum

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