Can I use an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) with my Renova?

I use Renova regularly. You recommend that if we do, we should only need to use a mild exfoliant once a week. I believe you mean a mild scrub, but what about AHAs? Is it ok to use a 10 percent treatment or is this too harsh? I usually do this weekly along with a very mild scrub a few days later before using tan lotion... I don't experience irritation from this regimen, but only want to do what is best for my skin. Thank you!

Since you are using the AHA just once a week or so with a mild scrub before a self tan and you’re not irritated, you are probably fine.  This irriation issue really depends on what skin type people have!  Women/men with thicker, oily and/or acne prone skin can even use daily Renova and daily AHA and not have any problem.  People with more combination/normal skin not as much. And those with the most sensitive skin may not tolerate any of these products.  More here on products.   Dr. I

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