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#1 Julian1

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:11 PM

Hello,

 

I've been using AHA (8%) and BHA (2%) til 31th December and I wonder how long I have to wait until I can skip sunscreen?



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 04:52 PM

You can't, unfortunately. You must always use sunscreen with any exfoliating treatment.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:02 PM

Nono, I meant that I quit using it the 31th December, but I read that one should still wear it x amount of time afterwards.



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 06:06 PM

I think I know what you're trying to say. So, here it goes:

 

One should always use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer, photoaging, and hyperpigmentation problems.

 

(I hope I'm understanding you correctly...)



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:53 PM

No.. Anyone else knows how many months after you stop quit using u must wear sunscreen? U are extra sensitive when u have used BHA/AHA...



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:59 PM

Michelle got it right. Even if you aren't using a treatment, it's still a good idea to use sunscreen whenever you'll be exposed to sun.


Morning:

1) Proactiv+ Cleanser, pat dry

2) CeraVe moisturizer 

3) Proactiv+ Eye brightening serum

 

Night:

1) Proactiv+ Cleanser, pat dry

2) 2 Pumps of Proactiv+ treatment, let dry

3) Somewhat generous scoop of the Proactiv+ Hydrator with the spoon that comes with it

4) Proactiv+ Eye brightening serum

5) Proactiv+ mask as overnight spot treatment

 

Once I have no more bumps on my face, I'll start using the mark fading pads and Acne.org's AHA to try to reduce my hyperpigmentation... And hopefully that will be sooner, rather than later! 


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

Michelle got it right. Even if you aren't using a treatment, it's still a good idea to use sunscreen whenever you'll be exposed to sun.

Yes, but you should wear sunscreen especially when during and after you use this exfoliating treatment, when does things go back to normal?



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:51 AM

Michelle got it right. Even if you aren't using a treatment, it's still a good idea to use sunscreen whenever you'll be exposed to sun.

Yes, but you should wear sunscreen especially when during and after you use this exfoliating treatment, when does things go back to normal?

 

Do you mean when the skin stops thinning during exfoliative treatments?



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:48 PM

Your skin is extra sensitive to the sun when you are using AHA/BHA treatments and for a month after you stop using them.

 

But you should always wear sunscreen anyways. Everyone should wear sunscreen.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:30 AM

I know what you are saying. So, after you stop using the AHA, your skin will return to normal like in about a week or two. I suggest that you keep using the AHA if you're still struggling with acne though. And its good to always wear SPF in the sun too.

Week 19 on The Regimen. Seeing great results! Nearly clear from all active acne!! (updated 6/16/14)

~My Regimen~

         Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky.

           1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin

            2. Spot & patch treat with Dans BP and if necessary, Dans AHA+

            3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

         At Night ▼▼

            1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin

            2. Dans BP - 1 index finger length.

            3. 1/2 CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion & 1/2 Dans AHA+

~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~

     - 1000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - one 1000 Iu capsule a day

     - Target brand (up & up) Zinc 100mg - two 50mg cpasules a day

     - CVS Chewable Vitamin C with Rose Hips 2000mg -two 1000mg tablets a day   -Was previously taking Trader Joe's Synergistic C Vitamin C Complex

     - Nature Made 16,000 IU Vitamin A -two 8000 IU capsules a day

     - Trader Joe's Natural Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes -1 tablet a day   -not really for skin, more for digestion

     - One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day   -more as a general multi-vitamin

     - Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day   -more for digestion

--Planning to add in some Vitamin B5, and possibly add Omega-3

 

Still trying to perfect my regimen. 'We all have different skin' ~YOUR MILEAGE WILL VARY!~ Customize your regimen/routine for your unique self.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:26 AM

You always want to wear sunscreen no matter how long after using bp/aha. If you don't you are only trading your acne in for wrinkles.



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