Is It Okay to Apply a Mud Mask As Acne Spot Treatment That Contains Glycolic, Lactic, & Salicylic Acid After Using Retinol?

As the last step in my nightly skin care regimen, I apply Glamglow Super-Mud Clearing Treatment on existing acne. I use "Blue Plasma" by Perricone MD as a nightly peel followed with a retinol treatment (i.e., "Help Me" by Philosophy), then De-Spot Brightening Corrector by Peter Thomas Roth, Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth Vitamin C Youth Activating Oil (w/ Vit A (Retinoic Acid), Vit C,omega 3-6 and 9, & Vit E, rosehip seed oil, tangerine Peel oil, lemongrass oil, tocopherol, then moisturizer.

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Lactic, Salicylic and Retinol

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That is an awful lot of products you are using on your skin, lactic and salicylic are surface exfoliators and retinol works by pushing the skin cells up making them exfoliate off the surface faster than usual, leading to less clogged pores and diminished fine lines.  The lactic/salicylic acids work with the retinol but if you are not careful can really dry the skin out.  Ideally you would use these products on opposite nights.  Hope that helps!

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