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  1. advice

    What type of chemical peel did you get? 
  2. Coconut oil clogs pores and apple cider vinegar is actually irritating to the skin. You should just use what you were using before. 
  3. That same thing would happen to me every time I used SA. So I just avoid it now. Maybe twice a day is too much for you? Try just using it every other day. The whole purging thing confuses me still. A lot of times when I thought my skin was purging it was actually irritated by the products I was using. Not saying the products are bad but maybe they just need a little bit of adjusting to your skins needs. 
  4. I used Epiduo for about a year and absolutely loved it. Like you said it does even out the skin tone nicely but it can be drying due to the benzoyl peroxide.  Ive never heard of the Neutrogena retinol night cream. I ran out of my Epiduo around the beginning of this month and decided to try something new. I got a retinol booster from Paula's Choice. You can mix it with a lotion, cream or serum. I mix mine with a little bit of my face cream. I've only been using it for a couple weeks, but so far so good! Here's a link to her website. http://www.paulaschoice.com/?ftlt=branded&p=omsem5off&gclid=COOjo4G8jMkCFYVqfgodRIQM6g&gclsrc=aw.ds The retinol booster I use is kinda pricey though. While I was getting the link above I decided to look up the Neutrogena product you're interested in. Wow! It looks like good stuff so you should definitely give it a try. 
  5. Orange Peel Texture

    I've used Epiduo before and never had any problems luckily. My skin did get a little dry from it sometimes so i would do a hydrating mask 3 times a week with regular ol jergens cold cream until the dryness went away. I would put a cherry sized dollop on my face and massage it in for about a minute, let set on face as long as I felt like and wipe off with a warm wash cloth. The cold cream never broke me out and still doesnt. Before i started Epiduo i just used cold cream and it really helped my skin a lot. Lactic acid might be a good option too. I've used every type of chemical exfoliant besides lactic acid and have heard that its very gentle yet effective. Dont let your skin get you down! Go out and have fun!