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Caramelpopping

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Is citric acid bad for the face?

So I got this facial cleanser a while back. I started using it and after a while I started having reactions. I'm not very sure if it's the cleanser or if it's something else. The cleanser has citric acid in it and I guess it's maybe harsh for the face. Thoughts?.
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enne

Oily/Resilient

the citric acid is a possibility. but so can black soap—it can be drying to sensitive skin, leaving you with the symptoms you stated above.
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Caramelpopping

Oily/Sensitive

Alright. Thank you so much😊
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Annisadivi

Oily/Resilient

If I'm not mistaken, citric acid is an exfoliating ingredient that is commonly found in beauty products, usually as a buffer in the ingredients as well, which has many benefits, but maybe some people with very sensitive skin may have redness or a burning sensation after using it.
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sushiluv

Oily/Resilient

if you have redness or itchiness, the ingredient is not for you. I would switch as soon as possible
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Caramelpopping

Oily/Sensitive

Yeah, I figured. Thank you😙😊
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Yourskintellectual

Oily/Resilient

What reactions exactly? 🤔
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Yourskintellectual

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I may be wrong but I think your skin has been stripped and dehydrated. Which I'd agree with the comment below is likely to be from the soap ingredient. If it was citric acid, you'd be more likely to see the reaction after the first use. Whilst the soap slowly strips the moisture. Cleansing is the harshest most stripping skincare routine step, so you want to make sure that you're not overdoing it by using a very drying product.
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Caramelpopping

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The comments were so helpful, thank you💕
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