Retinol+ Acne Treatments
Retinols are designed to speed up cell turnover and smooth the appearance of skin and fine lines. Because of this, they can often result in slight skin peeling from all the exfoliation. Pair this with a pure acne treatment like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, designed to slough away skin cells and dry up blemishes, and you’re in for a case of extreme dryness, redness and irritation. Ouch.
1 Mary Kay Timewise Repair Volu-firm Night Treatment, £39 2 This Works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser, £46 3 The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%, £84
4 Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Oil-free Moisturiser, £4.99 5 Malin+goetz Salicylic Gel, £18 6 Paula’s Choice Clear Anti-redness Exfoliating Solution, £25