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Acid toners- can anyone link to a routine?

(6 Posts)
bingisthebest Mon 15-Feb-16 09:51:54

Follow Caroline Hirons blog I fancied trying this. So I've been using pixi glow tonic but tbh doesn't do much for my skin. So bought the pixi glycolic pads and after 5 nites seem ok but have a few more spots than usual., could be hormonal though. But still waiting for my complexion to suddenly become amazing!!?? Am I expecting too much? Am I doing something wrong? Thanks

Nabootique Mon 15-Feb-16 10:08:08

Have you read CH's routine cheat sheet? www.carolinehirons.com/2013/06/routines-cheat-sheet.html

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Mon 15-Feb-16 13:52:34

What cleanser are you using first?

I have about 6 different ones (1 I got in a beauty box, 1 in a gift set at Christmas) and it was a bit hit and miss to see which ones were irritating my skin.

Did you just jump straight in with the acid? When I started I did one night on, one night off to start with.

maybemyrtle Mon 15-Feb-16 14:11:10

I love the Pixi pads but I don't use them nightly - just a couple of times a week or when I remember. Overusing acids can be counterproductive and irritating, so I'd ease off a bit tbh.

When I first got the Bravura toner I used it every night for a week or so and it triggered small red blemishes that lasted a day, not angry spots but clearly visible. Cutting back got rid of them completely.

bingisthebest Mon 15-Feb-16 21:43:14

Thank you. I think I maybe have used them too much. Have looked at the cheat sheet. Thankyou.

mintbiscuit Mon 15-Feb-16 23:55:12

Skin renews itself every 28 days or so. You would have to wait around a month or 2 to see improvements.

The pixi glow tonic is not an exfoliator. The ph is too high for the acids to work. It is metely a toner to bring your skin ph down after using high ph cleansers. This helps to protect your moisture barrier.

Don't know what the ph of the pads is so cannot comment on those. maybe is right about over exfoliation. If you use acids too much it damages the moisture barrier which creates breakouts.

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