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binibini41

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Scheduling use of actives, any help, please?

Hi, Picky Community. I started using Adapalene (Differin) last Sunday and I still plan to use my 2% Salycilic Acid (Paula's Choice) during the week. Also, I have mugwort claymask (Isntree) which I look into squeezing in. If my schedule allows me to apply Adapalene on Sundays, when should I use the two other products listed above? Thank you!
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nattyskinfan

Oily/Sensitive

Derms usually suggest only exfoliating a couple times a week, so you could try using the salicylic acid Tuesday and Saturday to space it out a bit. Then maybe try the mask on Thursday to get that goodness in too 😊 That way you still have some downtime without actives to let your skin recover from the adapalene and exfoliation. Hope this helps! 💕
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binibini41

Oily/Resilient

I will take note of this. Thank you!
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themoisturemanifesto

Dry/Sensitive

I think a good one would be Monday: calming hydrating routine Tuesday: BHA Wednesday: Mugwort mask Thursday: calming hydrating routine Friday: BHA Saturday: calming hydrating routine Sunday: adapalene
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binibini41

Oily/Resilient

Thank you, I will consider this, too.
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mbong

Dry/Sensitive

adapalene (or other retinoids) should be used 4-5 times a week while other actives (like bha) should be used 2-3 times per week. maybe use adapalene 4 days per week, salicylic acid 2 days per week, and a clay mask 1 day per week. good luck !
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mbong

Dry/Sensitive

my personal routine is: adapalene 5 times per week and BHA 2 times per week. make sure to space out when you use salicylic acid to allow your skin to recover.
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