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  1. Thanks for the input. Was the AHA you were using comprised of Glycolic Acid? I've been reading that Lactic Acid is supposed to be much more mild than Glycolic so I've been leaning towards trying that but I can really only find it in concentrations as low as 10%. Not sure if that's too strong if I couldn't even stand .5% Salacylic Acid.
  2. Hey all, I've been using a .5% BHA for the last few weeks but it's proving to be far too irritating for my skin even at such a low concentration. Therefore, I'd like to give an AHA a shot. What is a good AHA for sensitive, dry skin? I'm not to familiar with AHAs but I was thinking something with a concentration of 5% or less would probably be suitable. Also, I read that lactic acid is good for sensitive skin opposed to glycoic acid. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Thank you for the reply. I make sure to use a SLS free shampoo which is all natural. I'm thinking my skin has become sensitive to SA after not using it for so long. Not too sure if that's the case. I can tolerate it 2-3x a week but i'm not sure if that is effective at a.5% concentration to avoid clogged pores.
  4. Thank you for the response. Yes, it's the exact same product but for whatever reason i think my skin has lost it's ability to tolerate salicylic acid. My main problem is clogged pores. Therefore, Salacylic acid is theoretically the best thing for me since it can penetrate the pore and break down the sebum clogging my pores but I just cannot tolerate regular use of it anymore. I wonder if it will still be effective if used only a few times a week for a minute or 2 a piece.
  5. Thanks for the reply. Salicylic acid worked perfectly for so long but I'm thinking when I stopped using it, my skin had changed as a result. I'm thinking of slowly introducing it again by using it 2-3x a week. When I use it daily I get a similar reaction to you. My face gets very red and I break out in very painful cysts that take weeks to go away. However, I'm finding that if I leave it on for just 1 minute, even though it's only a low concentration of .5%, it doesn't cause this sort of reactio
  6. Hey All, This is my first post but I desperately need some inisght from you guys. I used to use the .5% salacylic acid stridex pads for sensitive skin as my skin cannot tolerate high concentrations of it. I stopped using it for about a year because I wanted to switch over to natural products. I began using the Thayer's unscented alcohol-free witch hazel which worked perfectly for me for about 6 months and then I began getting bad acne and clogged pores on my forhead only. 6 months later after
  7. Hey All, This is my first post but I desperately need some inisght from you guys. I used to use the .5% salacylic acid stridex pads for sensitive skin as my skin cannot tolerate high concentrations of it. I stopped using it for about a year because I wanted to switch over to natural products. I began using the Thayer's unscented alcohol-free witch hazel which worked perfectly for me for about 6 months and then I began getting bad acne and clogged pores on my forhead only. 6 months later after
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