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Doctor insights on: Glycolic Acid Cleanser

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I want to use a glycolic acid cleanser followed by a salicylic toner followed by a retinol serum. How much time should I leave in between?

I want to use a glycolic acid cleanser followed by a salicylic toner followed by a retinol serum. How much time should I leave in between?

Let it dry.: Be sure you dilute and remove all of the glycolic and let skin dry completely before applying the salicylic. You may get irritation with retinol over the salicylic, so best to let it dry first and if so, don't use them together. You could use a hair dryer on cool to make this quicker. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use glycolic acid cleansers while pregnant?

Is it safe to use glycolic acid cleansers while pregnant?

Yes: Retinoids are not acceptable. But Alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid and Lactic Acid are all thought to be safe. ...Read more

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Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%.My face dries from time to time;i would like to know why.

Doxycycline twice daily, aqua glycolic facial cleanser, sodium sulfacetamide 10% and sulfur 5%.My face dries from time to time;i would like to know why.

Modify regimen: Sulfacetamide/sulfur often causes dryness, particularly during the winter. I would first ask your dermatologist to substitute something milder. You can also use a light moisturizer as needed if you wish, but choose one that says "non-comedogenic" on the label, meaning that it won't plug up your oil glands and make your acne worse. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I use neutrogena aha/bha acid exfoliating cleanser while on Accutane ? No irritation has developed

Is it bad if I use neutrogena aha/bha acid exfoliating cleanser while on Accutane ? No irritation has developed

No but be gentle: Exfoliation is an excellent method of performing removal of excess stratum corneum. However, be cautious and avoid excessive exfoliation to the point of bleeding. Use sun blocks and avoid comedogenic moisturizers. ...Read more

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Should I use normal facial cleanser or facial cleansers with salicylic acid for pimples?

Should I use normal facial cleanser or facial cleansers with salicylic acid for pimples?

Cleanser for acne: It depends. Salicylic acid cleanser is great for exfoliating the skin if you are prone to acne. If you have dry or sensitive skin it may be too drying. In this case i recommend a glycolic based cleanser. If you are oily definitely go with a salicylic acid cleanser. ...Read more