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trisgine

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Recurring Itchiness

Hi! I’ve recently tried The Ordinary’s Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% about 3 days ago, twice a day — morning and night. I always start by double cleansing followed by a hydrating toner before putting it on my face and then I finish it off with a moisturizer. It’s been great so far and I love the texture. But what’s baffling me is sometimes it’s itchy on some parts of my face, and sometimes it doesn’t itch at all. Is this normal when just starting with it? Or should I stop it? Let me know below. Thanks!
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

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Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

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Ruthieandskincare

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It is a known side effect of azeliac acid. Have you tried buffering it with moisturiser first? I find it does reduce it To be fair I have been using 20% though
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trisgine

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I’m trying to see first if it’s really because of the azelaic and if it’s bad or not. And I’m also glad you said so. I have had the thought of buffering it first prior to this. I’ll definitely start buffering. Thank you!
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I think as with most actives, it's best to ease into it. Start with once a week and gradually increase the frequency to allow your skin to adjust. Some people might be fine to jump right into it, but better to be on the cautious side.
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