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Millyjxx

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How do you wean your skin on/off of products? (help me🥺)

Hi guys, My routine is all over the place and I really want to replace, remove or add products to my routine. I am just finishing the process of trying to repair my skin barrier and due to increased acne (with the help of you guys) I’ve decided it’s time for me to start using actives again. I want to add my BHA back into my routine (2/3 times a week), plus a Vit C serum (just AM) and maybe a toner. At the moment all I am using is a moisturiser and a serum. I want to remove this current serum from my routine because it’s a hyaluronic acid one and there is hyaluronic acid in my new moisturiser. So, how would you guys remove the serum from your routine and add the additional products I’ve mentioned? Should I just stop using my current serum straight away and just keep with my moisturiser for a bit before adding a new product, or should I add a new product first and then take away the first serum? How long should I wait before I add another new product to my rountine? 2 weeks, a month? Should I just go straight in with the new product or just start using it once a week (even with something like a toner) and then increase weekly usage? I’m so confused!😫 I really don’t know what I’m doing with my rountine and I’m stressed that it’s going to ruin my skin again after spending a month trying to repair it.
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mmskin

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You really only need to “wean” into active ingredients, no need to wean onto inactive ingredients or wean off anything IMO. I’d cut the serum first, hardly a chance anything will happen. If it’s a hydrating toner, just do a patch test and add it in as normal whenever you feel like it. No need to introduce it slowly. I would however start the vit c and BHA at different times. Which one you want first is up to you, but vit c is likely way easier to incorporate so I’d start with that. If it’s new just patch test. In my opinion, if it’s like a vit c derivative, I’d jump into it daily (unless you have a history of vit c sensitivity) and then wait like a week or two before adding in the BHA once a week then slowly upping it.
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Millyjxx

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omg thank you so much, that’s so helpful! you’ve answered all my questions!:)
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