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thatasnd2k

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Need help on Retinol and Glycolic Acid

Hello everyone. I need to know, How to properly use Retinol and Glycolic Acid as part of skin care routine? I do basic like using cleanser, scrub, toner, serum, mask and moisturiser. I want to incorporate the use of retinol and glycolic acid products but I don’t know 🤷‍♀️ how to start and how long should I be using it and what products should not be use along with it. BTW, I have sensitive dry skin. Thanks in advance for your advice.❤️
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Yourskintellectual

Oily/Resilient

Firstly whatever scrub you're using - I'd recommend to stop using it. Majority of scrubs can damage your skin by making micro-tears in your skin. In terms of glycolic acid, you should introduce it gradually into your routine - when and how to use it would strongly depend on the actual product you're using. Same goes with retinoid - do not use both together in the same routine - and use it in the PM routine. You can start with a sandwich method (moisturiser-retinoid-moisturiser) to let your skin adjust and prevent any dryness. Otherwise, apply it like a serum, let it dry for a couple of minutes and follow up with a moisturiser. Start with once a week and increase the frequency if your skin is ok and not drying or getting otherwise irritated. You might want to use them both on alternating nights and spf is a must the following day.
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thatasnd2k

Dry/Sensitive

Thank you so much, this is very helpful. I used retinol followed with moisturiser but my skin turned very dry. I will try the sandwich method and if doesn’t work then I think I should change to another brand with lesser concentration.
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MiftahRachma

Oily/Sensitive

If your skin sensitive you can start slowly and test patch to minimum risk and irritation.
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thatasnd2k

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I will do that, thank you.
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