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#1 eveum

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:17 AM

I've tried googling this and have had mixed results. I used to use a BHA as my chemical exfoliant but stopped since I started BP 5% (2.5% discontinued here) about a week ago, in case the two ended up really irritating my skin.

 

I am still using the BP once a day (at night) every other day to give my skin time to adjust. My face stings when I apply it and my cheeks become very warm and pink the day after applying but apart from that I am seeing/feeling no visible peeling or dryness to the skin. However, when I apply make-up It seems to look really flakey or separated, and I really want to try and exfoliate it, should I use BHA occasionally? what else would get rid of these flakes without hurting my skin?



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 08:16 PM

No, BP isn't classified as an exfoliant, I can't find anything with sources to suggest otherwise. How come you decided to change to 5% BP?


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Simple Kind to Skin Light Hydrating Moisturiser
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel-Creme
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Silk Naturals AHA Toner (every other day)
Simple Kind to Skin Light Hydrating Moisturiser
Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask 1x a week
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:23 PM

If you have been on the Regimen for a month you can start using the AHA (glycolic acid) that goes with it.  You can mix half AHA and half of your moisturizer and put that on at night (after the bp).  It really helps get rid of the flakes.






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