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How often do you use actives

At the moment I use a normal cleanser with no actives. I use retinol, AHA and BHA every second day. So day 1 retinol Day 2 break Day 3 AHA (Lactic Acid) Day 4 break Day 5 BHA And after the next day I use the BHA/AHA mask from the ordinary once a week. And so on always with a break. How often do you use actives? Can I use it more often than I currently do or is it enough?
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Yourskintellectual

Oily/Resilient

I only use the peeling solution once a week and that's more than enough exfoliation, especially in winter when my skin tends to dry out more. I use retinoids every other night. I think you may be slightly overexfoliating, but you know your skin better.
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BlueNWhite

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We seem to have a similar "skincare schedule" for our skin! I also do a re-set on Sundays. Read this to know more ⬇️ https://www.instagram.com/p/CRLHWSWrMw9/?utm_medium=copy_link
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anatan

Oily/Resilient

i have a slightly similar schedule with yours. monday - aha wed-retinol friday- aha/bha peeling solution it really depends on your skin. you know your skin best if it can tolerate how many actives you use per week. i suggest if you are using the peeling solution to replace one of your days where you use aha or bha? i think 3 days of using actives in a week is the max for my skin. i just have rest days in between. so just play around with your routine to figure out what’s best for you
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Picky98592

Oily/Sensitive

That is a good idea! I might try that :)
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BeautyRx

Oily/Resilient

I'd say almost every day or 5 times a week and this is the serum I use almost every day but I do skip it if my skin feels dry as it’ll damage my skin barrier by overusing it.
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I only use retinol every night.
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