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Is it okay to use a salicylic acid cleanser twice per say

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Is it okay to use a salicylic acid cleanser twice per say alongside a daily retinol ? Or am I wasting time and money, I also use an am moisturizer with SPF and pm moisturizer
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No and none, it's just controlling breakouts
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

this is Dr. David

yes, you can use that cleanser twice a day

it can dry your skin, but if you are using a good moisturizer, that is fine

sounds like you are trying to keep away acne.

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
i have combination skin, my forehead is bumpy and prone to acne, but now newer smaller red spots have developed after 3 weeks despite major improvement in 2 weeks, just checking if it was to perceiver or perhaps acid and retinol together was too much. Many thanks
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Would it be appropriate to send a photograph?
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
File attached (SPQV65V)
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 days ago.

that photo of your forehead doesn't look too bad.

you should cut out gluten, flour, cereal, pasta, bread, out of your diet and see if your skin gets better.