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reganblue

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I started skinactives about the time I was switching from tazorac to retin a so I was attributing what I thought was skin peeling/flaking to the latter. However, I'm now noticing that this "flaking" starts as soon as I put my sunscreen on over my (dried) SAS products. It gets worse when I put on a light dusting of rice powder to tone down the shine and opaqueness of the sunscreen (I currently a Mexoryl sx one). With the powder, my skin now has these flakes/white sunscreen ""curdles" all over the place. It's not a good look.

I've just resorted to liquid foundation to see if I can cover this up - I hate it though because I've never needed foundation before and I do not like a done up look. That said, the liquid foundation is not all that much better at controlling the curdling situation. I'm wondering if my sunscreen is even effective now if it's bunching up into these curdles.

Anyway, I can only strongly assume that there is connection between the SAS products and what is going on.

Currently, my main SAS actives are LMC and Coffee Fruit Cream. I "spot" treat with some other actives.

Does anybody have any insight regarding how to control this flaking/SAS product and sunscreen roll off? I'm really frustrated!

It just occurred to me that a silicone makeup primer layer between the SAS products and sunscreen might work. Don't have time to check out just this moment.

Thoughts? Anyone been there, done that, solved it? My experience cannot be unique.

dolly

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Hi, Reganblue,

   I had the same problem when I first started using sea kelp, so that might be the factor.  The more I used it, the less rolling and flaking.  Your skin may just take time to get use to it.  My husband can use sea kelp without mixing it with anything, and it helps his rosacea. My skin use to be on the dry side and I found that cutting the sea kelp with more canvas helped. I can now use all Hannah's products , that contain sea kelp.
   Also, you might want to try mineral makeup, with Monistat  Chafing Relief Powder-Gel as a makeup primer.  Don't give up!!  Try using sea kelp at night, until your skin gets use to it.
   Hope this helps.

Dolly
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Thanks for your insight Dolly.

Okay, so I omitted the LMC from my morning skincare routine and surprise, no flakes/peeling with my sunscreen and makeup. Skin looks great now.

Now, I have to figure out when to use the LMC. I use Retin A four nights a week and am loathe to use the LMC underneath because of possible R-A rxn with the actives. I use the LMC day and night on the other 3 days but would like to get in LMC some time during the R-A days as well. Perhaps, I'll use it in early evening and then wash it off before applying R-A at night.
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