Daily Routine Help & Troubleshooting, ELI5, and Questions: June 21, 2015

Hi! This is my first post here and I've got some questions. I've been loitering around for a while now (and on reddit in general) and I started my AB routine about 2 months ago and my family has told me my skin seems to have greatly improved!

Apparently I have combo skin - dehydrated but oily in the past. Since I added a lot of new products at one go (I was only using Hada Labo and Etude House before that), I'm actually not sure which were the products that helped my skin. I still have little raised spots around my face, especially in oiler areas around my nose, below my chin and also the nose bridge where my spectacles sit on. They don't seem to look as 'large' as the comedones I've seen in google images.

Is it possible for them to be smoothed down or is it an unrealistic view that skin can be completely smooth? I was thinking of adding AHA/BHA to see if it would help. Does my age matter in terms of what products I use? I'll be turning 21 in a few days (yay!) and my mum tells me not to use too many products at a younger age.

This is my current routine! If I do choose to add in BHA/AHA where should I slot it in? Before the Hada Labo Lotion along with a pH adjusting toner?

  • Hada Labo Gokujyun Face Wash
  • Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream
  • Hada Labo Gokujyun Clear Lotion
  • Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence
  • Etude House Moistfull Aloe Soothing Gel
  • Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream
  • Benton Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream (on occasion)
  • Laneige Water Sleeping Pack (on occasion)

In the morning, I just use the wash my face and use the snail cream and an additional sunblock (sometimes!) before heading off to school quickly. At night, I'll do all the steps adding in the last 2 on occasion.

Sorry for the looong post and so many questions!

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