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I was wondering if anyone knows if the skin gets worse before it gets better. I have been on the csr and have seen some improvement but wanted to get rid of red marks and some clogged pores. So, at night I am using a mild sal. acid (.6%) moisturizer and in the morning I am using a neutrogena moisturizer with AHA's. Over the last couple of days, I have noticed an increase in little red marks and blackhead-like eruptions.

Does the skin typically get worse before it gets better?

Thanks! :think:

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I was using Neutrogena clear pore nightime treatment and it was causing quite a bit of purging that lasted only a week or two. It was mostly small whiteheads and blackheads. I love the salicylic acid in that product but decided to go to a retinol to see if that would work better for me. Good luck

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I have seen some mild purging with mandelic acid (an AHA).

Same, I have experienced only mild purging, but then again everyone is different and it depends on your starting point.

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