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nattyskinfan

Oily/Sensitive

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How many nights of each?

I have retinol, gentle exfoliation, and barrier repair nighttime routines, but haven’t been able to figure out how often to do each. My goals are to keep my skin clear and alleviate the clogged pores I have. I’m supposed to use 15% azelaic acid nightly for my rosacea, too, which my skin tolerates well in all routines (and seems to help my acne too). Considering all this, how many nights a week do you think I should do each routine?
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Over40Perspectives

Oily/Resilient

Dermatologists recommend 1-2 days betw applications for new users; best to air on the side of caution. Remember the strength you start with will affect your results too. Also, be particularly careful with the under eye and neck areas. The skin there is much thinner and has a much lower threshold. Be mindful that this is a "PEA SIZE" amount product. Do not use this as a spot treatment if you have acne either. You will lose its all over benefits that way. And of course SPF and moisturizing are both givens. Best of luck to you!
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Eucalara

Oily/Sensitive

once every night for each routine, but the repair days are twice. (two consecutive days)
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daniatongol

Oily/Resilient

any recos for skin barrier
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