How To Apply Paula’s Choice

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How long does it take Paula's Choice BHA to work?

You can see improvement overnight plus increased improvement after 5–14 days. Ongoing use is required to maintain results. Try exfoliants at different concentrations (1%–2% for BHA; 5%–10% for AHA) or, depending on your skin type, in a different texture (gel, liquid or lotion).

Can you use niacinamide and BHA?

The short answer is yes you certainly can! The longer, more detailed answer, is there are a couple of ways to truly benefit from using niacinamide after using AHA and BHA. To avoid any redness or irritation from overusing potent skincare ingredients you can alternate which time of day you use them.

Can I use Paula's Choice BHA with the ordinary retinol?

If you have time, you can use hydroxy acids and retinol sequentially. After applying an AHA or BHA product, wait for 30 minutes to allow your skin's pH to return to normal, and then apply the retinol product.

How should your face feel after cleansing?

Some people like the “tight” feeling after washing their face, but it's actually excess dryness, according to Dr. Ilyas. “Your skin can start to feel sensitive afterward, or even peel or crack. Applying moisturizer protects your skin from over drying.”

Does vitamin C fade acne scars?

Topical vitamin C may help reduce acne scars, as well as acne-related inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Still, most research suggests that combining it with other treatments yields the best results.

4 tips for when niacinamide fails

Why it might not be working: If the product is pilling, that means it's not properly absorbing into the skin and, because it's not absorbing, it's not delivering results. If you experience redness or burning, your skin is likely sensitive to the ingredient.

Some people like the “tight” feeling after washing their face, but it's actually excess dryness, according to Dr. Ilyas. “Your skin can start to feel sensitive afterward, or even peel or crack. Applying moisturizer protects your skin from over drying.”

Contents hide 1 How should your face feel after cleansing? 2 Does vitamin C fade acne scars? How long does it take Paula’s Choice BHA to work? You can see improvement overnight plus increased improvement after 5–14 days. Ongoing use is required to maintain results. Try exfoliants at different concentrations (1%–2% for BHA; 5%–10% for…

Contents hide 1 How should your face feel after cleansing? 2 Does vitamin C fade acne scars? How long does it take Paula’s Choice BHA to work? You can see improvement overnight plus increased improvement after 5–14 days. Ongoing use is required to maintain results. Try exfoliants at different concentrations (1%–2% for BHA; 5%–10% for…

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