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Auroraa

Oily/Sensitive

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Which product is causing irritation?

Hi! If you’re using a complex skincare and you notice irritation, how do you know which product is causing it? I was just wondering because I heard that some products take a lot of time to actually “work”.
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chocolatteskincare

Oily/Sensitive

Usually active products can cause irrirtation, especially when its being overused. For example, exfoliating with AHA/BHA everyday, using retinols and exfoliants without wearing sunscreen during the day, mixing wrong actives in the same routine
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Auroraa user profile picture

Auroraa

Oily/Sensitive

thank you!
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FrenchyPeach19

Oily/Resilient

if something like this happens, first of all, i go back to basics to soothes, calm and repair my skin. Gentle cleanser, moisturizer, SPF. then, you need to think about your routine and why you need a "complex" one. is it really essential for your skin? maybe you can cut out some steps to not over stimulate your skin? also, if you wanna know which product i causing irritation, you'll have to introduce them once at the time and observe. it takes time.
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Auroraa user profile picture

Auroraa

Oily/Sensitive

yes, it takes a lot of time. thank you!
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jairahbkc

Oily/Sensitive

For me it's the product with concentrations of actives so i try to buffer my actives my using hydrating toners and moisturizers
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Auroraa user profile picture

Auroraa

Oily/Sensitive

thank you for sharing!
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MeliAnn

Dry/Sensitive

I would patch test each product of your skincare individually, if you react to one, then that is the problem or possibly overuse of certain ingredients or overexfoliation💙
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Auroraa user profile picture

Auroraa

Oily/Sensitive

thank you! I’m guilty of never doing patch tests, but fortunately I never had an allergic reaction.
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