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it’s a common misconception that if a product stings or tingles it must be working. the truth is, you’re most likely disrupting your skin’s protective barrier (designed to keep moisture in and irritants out). that tight, squeeky clean feeling after you wash your face is actually a sign of your skin crying for help, because it’s been stripped of its natural oils. when a product stings, it’s either too harsh for your skin or reacting to being combined with another product (ie: AHAs/BHAs and retinol). if your skin experiences the following symptoms after using a product, it’s time to toss it: redness, irritation, breakouts, dryness, and flakiness
*the only time a stinging/tingling sensation is appropriate is when it’s been administered by a skincare professional*
PS. those black masks that make people look like their in legit pain trying to peel them off… not ok

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  1. Hello! I use The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution once a week. It tingles slightly when I first put it on, but after it sets for about 30 seconds, the tingling stops completely. Is this okay, or is this a sign I need to stop using this product?

    1. Hi Rachel! Great question. A slight tingle immediately post application is normal as long as its temporary as you said. If you notice it’s making your skin more dry then its a good idea to back off. Using its weekly is the perfect dose 🙂

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