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#1 Zultima

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

I have been on the regimen for 8 months (but I 'reset' 4 months ago). I am mostly clear, but I still do get 1-3 zits a week. But I also am not yet using the full amount as my face takes awhile to adjust.

 

I am still suffering with an extremely red face in areas where I apply BP/Moisturizer. Switching moisturizers to Cerave helped a little bit, but it is still bad.

 

I was wondering if adding a sunscreen would help with redness. I don't think I spend enough time in the sun to get sunburns, but is it still beneficial to use one?

 

If so, which should I get, and how do I apply it (mix with other moisturizer?). I see the product guide recommends "Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer - Sensitive Skin", but if anyone knows another one better (or one that can help reduce redness) that would be cool too.

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

Congrats on getting on the road to clear skin... To answer your question, the redness may be a byproduct of how you are applying the regimen products. Perhaps you have a heavier hand than you realize, which is entirely possible. Try using a baby's touch when applying products, wait the suggested amount of time between applications and be as gentle as possible. I don't believe sunscreen will help w/the redness but I do believe it is an essential part of the regimen. My suggestion would be to mix it in w/your moisturizer. If using Oil of Olay Sensitive, then you can use that on it's own... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress... :)


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