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Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid
4 oz
4 oz
1 oz
PAULA'S CHOICE

Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid

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My Maskne-Friendly Picks + Tips
My Maskne-Friendly Picks + Tips
Wearing a mask when you’re in public and around others is important. It’s also important to take care of the skin beneath your mask. Masks cause friction and heat can build up underneath, especially if you’re doing physical activity for work or pleasure, which can clog pores + cause maskne (acne from mask-wearing). I will preface this by saying that I don’t break out often. My skin is very dry. I have, however, experienced a few breakouts on the skin that is covered by my mask when I wear it for prolonged periods of time. My non-skincare tip is to not wear makeup underneath your mask because it can clog your pores. If I’m going to be wearing my mask for 30+ minutes (especially if I’m going to be working out), I remove my makeup before leaving my home. I find that really helps me to not break out as frequently. Okay, now for my picks! I use the Paula’s Choice CLEAR line. I purchased these as a set on the PC website on sale for $49 before the start of the pandemic. I purchased the Extra Strength kit because my now husband battles hormonal acne. The set comes with the PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore Normalizing Cleanser ($13), PAULA'S CHOICE - Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid w/ 2% salicylic acid, and PAULA'S CHOICE - Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment w/ Benzoyl Peroxide 5% ($19). The cleanser contains a gentle percentage of salicylic acid (0.5%) to clean out pores and fight acne. It has a gel texture and lathers a bit. Even with my dry skin, I can use this multiple times per week without my skin feeling dried out. The exfoliating solution is very similar to PC’s popular BHA in the grey bottle. This solution feels slightly more viscous than that one, so I actually like it better for my dry skin. Salicyic acid is awesome for fighting acne. I use it all over my face 2x/wk in the PM after cleansing and toning. Oilier skin types can probably use this more, as it is designed for daily use. It does say anti-redness but I personally don’t think it calms redness. The benxoyl peroxide treatment is more heavy-duty and has a lightweight lotion texture (can be worn under makeup). I use this as a spot treatment before moisturizing (let dry) as needed 1 or 2x/day because I do find it a bit drying, though my husband (more oily) never has issues. I don’t use this on the same day as the exfoliating liquid. I use this one the least, but hubs uses it more. Of the 3, only the benxoyl peroxide has a mild chemical scent. Acne patches are also great. Super easy to wear during the day or night if you work from home or are wearing a mask at work. I use the COSRX - Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch if a pimple has burst to suck out the gunk inside and protect it while it heals. They’re thin and stick well. Note: Make sure you use SPF 30+ during the day!! Acids can make your skin sensitive to the sun! #CheriePartner
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Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid
PAULA'S CHOICE-Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid