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How Long Until I Can Skip Sunscreen?

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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 55 on The Regimen!! (Just broke a year!) :banana: seeing great results! Was clear from all active acne, but fell off my routine and slightly relapsed :doh:(updated 2/17/15)

~My Regimen~
Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky or oily and shiny during the day
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Spot & patch treat with Dan's BP and if necessary, Dan's AHA+
3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotionor Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin[Also testing several Paula's Choice moisturizers/SPF to pick my new one]
4. Paula's Choice Shine Stopper
At Night ▼▼
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Paula's Choice Hydralight Toner [Also testing Paula's Choice Skin Balancing, and Resist Toners]
3. Dans BP - 1.5 to 2 pump(s).
4. 1/2 Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin 1/2 Dans AHA+ & half pump of Garnier Jojoba/Macadamia Oil
~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~
- 2000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - two 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 -2 tablets a day -not really for skin, more for digestion
- One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day -mostly as a general multi-vitamin
- Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day -mostly 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 :dan:


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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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