Maddiem Maddiem
2 months ago

Reactive Skin

I have really sensitive skin, and despite having a fairly gentle routine, I still break out, which can be pretty frustrating after a while. Any tips on what I can add to prevent breakouts?

AM - Everyday
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UV Daily Broad Spectrum Tinted Moisturizer SPF 40 Elta MD - UV Daily Broad Spectrum Tinted Moisturizer SPF 40
PM - Everyday
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Deep Cleansing Oil DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil
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Facial Cleanser SkinMedica - Facial Cleanser
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Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Mini COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence Mini
PM - Every other day
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Azulene 147HA Intensive Soothing Cream Dr. Althea - Azulene 147HA Intensive Soothing Cream
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Hello Maddiem! We've suggested a new extra-gentle routine for you here: https://whatsinmyjar.com/posts/942/routine-makeover-extra-gentle-routine-for-sensitive-skin. It could be that the organic UV filters and a few irritants in your current cleansers and the moisturizer are aggravating your skin.

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Thank you! I'll give this a shot and update after a few weeks. :)

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Hello Maddiem, I understand! I’m sorry you’re struggling. For breakouts, 3 things have helped me a lot. A chemical exfoliant with salicylic acid for example Drunk Elephant Framboos, a retinoid for example Mychelle Remarkable Retinal Serum, and Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil. A routine could look like: Morning: Wash Lapis Oil Sunscreen Evening Wash Exfoliate or retinal (rotate) Lapis oil

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Maybe someone can comment on whether these would be too harsh. Definitely the lapis oil is gentle and helps w breakouts.

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Sorry “these” meaning retinoid and chemical exfoliant. You can start w one and use once a week and add one maybe?

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https://www.the-well.com/editorial/what-is-skin-cycling Good article and refers to sensitive skin.

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