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Question: I'm 24 years old and I'm totally new to taking care of my skin. Currently I'm not using anything on it, but I know that I need to start taking it seriously before I get too old. As a primary focus, I've got acne-scarring and large pores that I would like to address. I've got sensitive acne-prone skin that I believe is on the oily side. I really have no idea what I'm doing and I would appreciate whatever advice you can give me. I've done an awful lot of research on this site and others over the last two days, and this is what I have come up with: Morning 1. EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser 2. SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF 3. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer 4. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Night 1. EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser 2. SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex .25 3. Sunday Riley GOOD GENES All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment 4. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream Hydrating Moisturizer Questions: 1. Should I be using the same cleanser and moisturizer both morning and night? I was hoping to find a good night creme to use instead, but couldn't find anything that looked better than the moisturizer. Maybe Avène Skin Recovery Cream? 2. Do I need both the 2nd and 3rd steps of the night routine, or would that be overkill for sensitive skin? Would I want to alternate nights or else just use only one of those products? 3. I was originally considering iS Clinical Cleansing Complex instead of the cleanser that I chose, and I mostly went the direction that I did because of price. Is there a reason that this one might work better for me? 4. Would I want to use the SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF on a daily basis, or alternate days? 5. My mom got me a facial cleansing brush with the spinning head, but I have no idea how to use it. Should I use that with any of these products, or would it be better to just use my hands? Thank you, Kyle.
Answer:

Thank you for reaching out to us. For you day regimen it looks great, I would recommend alternating days with the SkinCeutical Phloretin CF just to see how your skin will acclimate to the product. The rest looks great. For PM I would not layer the Retinol with your Good Genes one or the other. They both are good but I would not apply every night with what ever one you decide . Go slow . The Cleanser you have chosen is a nice cleanser. What you could do is when you have finished your EltaMd you could change to the iS Clinical. As far as your spinning brush , it would be nice to use periodically , but if your skin is broken out I would not recommend it , it can cause bacteria to spread causing more break outs.

You do have a nice regimen that you have put together .

I hope iit helps, have a nice day !

Cyndee

Dermstore Esthetician