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#1 Lilly75

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:31 PM

I've been using the regimen for nearly 5 months but have only used AHA occasionally in this time. Whenever I use it often (especially if in consecutive days) I find that it makes my skin quite dry and flaky - and flakes / dryness is normally under control for me unless I used more BP than normal.

It's only like this around my nose and mouth but it's a really uncomfortable dry feeling and makes my lips feel really dry too (not flaky or anything just dry / uncomfortable - and I'm not putting AHA there). I'm also still breaking out on the regimen anyway, but I think AHA might cause me to break out a little too. Not sure yet though  - but could this be possible? Do some people breakout from AHA?

 

Is there an adjustment period with AHA? should I just push through this dry / flaky / uncomfortable / tight / leathery feeling that it seems to cause me and hope my skin adjusts and feels normal while using AHA after awhile? 

 

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:13 PM

If your skin dries too much then it's prone to break outs. Aha dry skin just like b.p. does.. i believe you could mix aha with a moisturiser to reduce dryness and see how you respond. I don't know which product you use but it must be suitable for acne prone skin, not anti-aging because these can clog pores.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:31 PM

If your skin dries too much then it's prone to break outs. Aha dry skin just like b.p. does.. i believe you could mix aha with a moisturiser to reduce dryness and see how you respond. I don't know which product you use but it must be suitable for acne prone skin, not anti-aging because these can clog pores.

 

Thanks - yeah I mix it with my moisturiser but I still get this uncomfortable dry feeling...

and I use the AHA+ that Dan sells alongside The Regimen (so the acne.org brand)



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:55 AM

Then maybe skip applying b.p. to those areas or the entire face when you use aha (if you apply both the same day)?



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:33 PM

Yeah I do currently apply both BP and AHA on the occasions that I use AHA. so I might have to alternate their applications on different days - or just go without AHA...

I'll have to keep experimenting with it I guess

 

Thanks for your input and help maria :)



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 03:56 AM

Are you still experiencing this? If not, can I ask you how you solve this dryness and flakiness around your mouth and nose area? Thanks.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:22 AM

Are you still experiencing this? If not, can I ask you how you solve this dryness and flakiness around your mouth and nose area? Thanks.

 

 

Hey :) I completely forgot I'd posted this...

 

I've only recently (in the past week) begun experimenting with the AHA again. What I've been doing is applying a small amount everywhere except for right next to my nose / on my nose and around my lips. So basically I keep it away from the centre of my face if that makes sense. And I haven't had any issues with drying / flaking yet. I have only done this twice though... but previously, I would only have needed to apply to my whole face once to have experienced dryness / flaking around my nose / mouth.

so far so good - but still monitoring AHA use to see if it does cause me breakouts or not.






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