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Can I use both Bio-oil and AHA+

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I bought Bio-oil from CVS today and AHA+ from acne.org. I found they are in similar function. Can I use both of them? Will them interfere with each other? Did anybody try this combination before?



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Bio-Oil is just like a moisturizer. It's not as effective as a silicone scar patch or gel in the first aid section. Bio-oil the results are variable and mainly to soften scars after surgery. There isn't a good track record of it doing anything else. AHA+ is a acid, as such is has more action than Bio-gel. You would treat with the AHA, let it heal if needed, it's a weak concentration so probably don't need much healing time like a higher %. You could apply your Bio-oil then at night.

They won't interfere with each other unless you use them together (use seperate), and don't wash them off properly. You don't want to trap AHA under a oil as it occludes it.   

A better combo for hyperpigmentation and scars is the following, note you can use the aha as a day time treatment and then do these at night

Use nightly: Retin-a or tretinorin(prescription), or Differin (Target/Walmart), The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid (if you can't get the above). Cureology(USA) & Yoderm(USA) provides online prescriptions with customized skin care creams for your concerns, those in UK Dermatica provides the same thing. Apply a moisturizer when your face is dripping wet. Wait 5 minutes for it to dry, and then apply the tretinoin. This cuts down on irritation, you can also skip days of application (one or two days a week) if it's irritating and you need to build up %. This provides skin turnover - new collagen. To prevent (reds & browns from all Dr-treatments to ethnic skin or to work on current skin discoloration), try PCA hydroquione free gel for Hyperpigmentaion (Amazon) or Cureology/Dermatica includes this in their products if ordered. Using this prevents hyperpigmentation from treatments. Hydroquinone has side effects for some people, natural options  are better with ingredients like: kojic acid/Konjac, Alpha Arbutin, Niacinamide by The Ordinary is great for large pores, discoloration, and inflamation. The Ordinary, Cerave, Eucerin, Dr Sam Bunting Flawless Cleanser, La Roche-Posay (sensitive), and Acne.org's products are all great options for moisturizers and cleaners without fragrance / dyes / allergens. The Three most important things one can use are: Vitamin A skin turnover (retinol, retinaldehyde, retinoid), Vitamin C Serum which makes collagen, and a sunscreen (zinc oxide physical for sensitive skin).


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