emme emme
3 months ago

clearer, more even skin

still struggling with closed comedones and lots of blackheads. i recently bought stridex pads to try out on nights i don’t use tret.

AM - Everyday
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Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
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Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion Neutrogena - Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion
PM - Everyday
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Instant Cleansing Balm Good Molecules - Instant Cleansing Balm
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Gentle Skin Facial Cleanser Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Facial Cleanser
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Tretinoin Retin-A cream 0.05% - Tretinoin
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Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
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Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA The ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
PM - Once a week
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Renewing SA Face Cleanser for Normal Cleanser CeraVe - Renewing SA Face Cleanser for Normal Cleanser
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Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser
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I’m wondering if azelaic acid and a product with niacinamide would be a good addition to your routine? The both actives are usually well tolerated by sensitive skin and can help reduce clogged pores at least to some extent.

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That's what frustrating, aren't you supposed to target those when you start on Retinoid?🤦🏻‍♀️☺️

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Retinoids definitely help, probably more effectively than other actives, but it takes time and still often doesn't solve all of our skin issues 😔

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