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Adding Retinol To My Regimine

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So I've been using the acne.org regimine for about a decade now, adding salicylic acid all over the face about a year ago. My skin has been pretty clear since. I get clogged pores sometimes, but not really any inflamed pimples. BUT, I do have some old acne scars that I want to get rid of.

So I just added retinol to my regimine. I've been told that in a week my skin will get crazy bad and purge, which I'm afraid of. Since I use the BP, salicylic acid, and also a sulfur blemish powder as a setting powder over my concealer, will it prevent the purging?

My skin tone is already more uneven than it was before the retinol, which apparently is normal and I'm okay with that as long as eventually my skin looks better. But I'm deathly afraid of purging. I had horrible acne as a teen and I don't want to feel ugly again.

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