Dry skin plus acne

Question: Hello, I have hormonal acne on my chin and jaw and neck. I started using skin ceuticals lha cleanser gel and phloretin cf in the morning. In the evening I cleanse again and use retin a (.05%) and beauty bio radiance oil and quench cream. I only use the retin a 1-2x per week. I’ve been doing this for 6 weeks and my acne has really cleared up. But the rest of my Face is often very dry and peeling. It looks awful and feels uncomfortable. I live in a dry climate. What routine can I try instead that will deal with my jaw acne but not dry out the rest of my face? I’d also like to incorporate anti aging products as I’m 36 years old. Thanks you!!

Thank you for reaching out to us. You might want to cut back on the LHA Cleanser, I would recommend a more gentler cleanser to interchange with your LHA Cleanser such as their Gentle Cleanser , you might want to use their Micro-Exfoliating Scrub periodically to help slough off your dry skin. It is fine to use your Phloretin CF in the morning ,but I would follow with their Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier and the Daily Moisture .You just need hydration right now. Your night time regimen seems to be fine I would still stay with your retinol 1-2 times a week. You can use the Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier with your retinol as well followed with your moisturizers.I hhope this helps, have a nice day! Cyndee, Dermstore Esthetician