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Bazz

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GUILTY FOR OVERUSAGE OF ACTIVES!

I was watching the latest Lab Muffin Beauty video on 5 Skincare Myth and I am definitely guilty but at the same I think I am learning. I once used BHA twice a day because that was what Paula Choice said, another holy queen we follow but then she did say up to twice a day and it depends on your skin and routine instead of saying flat out about the rule. I once used Vit C twice a day too. I once tried to use almost everything twice a day until my skin barrier was ruined :D It is something I definitely follow and guide myself when giving advice here, if it works for me, it may or may not work for you because I don’t know your routine or what else you use or what your skin conditions is. The general consensus for advice is “this is the X amount of time and concentration you should use” however it should always end with depending on how your skin feels afterwards.
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enne

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oh i agree but i tend to fall on the opposite spectrum. people always say “don’t overuse actives” to me and suggest using them only twice a week except i’ve realized that doing that does absolutely nothing for my skin. over time and after plenty of experimentation, i’ve figured out that my skin needs a lot more actives than the average person which is why i learn to take advice from people with a grain of salt. like you said, what works for me may not work for others and that definitely applies here. and i try to give out factual advice instead of opinions, and give people options rather than a single instruction they gotta follow. at the end of the day, our skin is personal and no one knows it best other than ourself
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Bazz

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Indeed! praise to your resillient skin, I follow the Baumann 16 skin types rules and resilient skin can handle a lot more. Those people who meet the Dermatologist tend to have sensitive skin hence the guidelines for them doesn’t apply to you
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Agree! I was guilty of using AHA everyday until I learned the better way. One thing at a time is kinda my thing now. Many can get lost in over marketing of thousands of products nowadays, resources are there for you to dig and research.
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Yes, absolutely! When I first discovered acids, I quickly became over enthusiastic due to the overnight results they can give. And when the instructions say it's OK to be used both AM and PM, this is what I followed. Some people can tolerate daily exfoliation. But for me it's so easy to go overboard. Then I had to deal with damaged moisture barrier. Now I'm much more careful but I still love my PC 2%liquid.
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theskinilivein

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Less is more 😊
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remedyforbeauty

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so true ‼️‼️
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