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Retinol for beginners

Hi friends!πŸ€πŸ•Š I am 3 months post Accutane and I had a bad experience with differin gel in 2019 due to bad purging. So what would be a good retinol to start with to improve skin texture and prevent breakouts?
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Hey hun, welcome to Picky πŸ€— I've been using this gentle retinol serum for about 4 months. I use it twice a week. I've not experienced any irritation or purging, thankfully. Perhaps you'd like to consider it ☺️
Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum

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Resurfacing Retinol Face Serum

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omggg thank you so much!!! i shall look into this heheh :’) rlly appreciate it! how do u layer ur skincare when u use this serum?
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I keep my routine simple when on retinol nights. After double cleansing, I'll apply toner. 15 mins later, I'll apply retinol followed by moisturizer. However in the beginning, after double cleansing, I'd apply toner & moisturizer. 20 mins later, I'd apply retinol followed by moisturizer again 15 mins later. I used sandwich πŸ₯ͺ method as I've got sensitive skin. I'd read sandwich method would help reduce irritation. It worked for me!
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omg yes i saw on reddit that dr dray recommended this sandwich method, i have ordered this retinol serum hehe so i shall this method :’)
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