I tend to use this most nights for my face. The next morning my face is smooth and moisturized while having been chemically exfoliated. I love that I can apply this and go, instead of applying another BHA or AHA, waiting a bit, and then applying moisturizer. Make sure to use less frequently when beginning, and there shouldn't be any issues. If there is any broken skin, this can burn a bit! I like to use it after making the mistake of resting my chin on my hand during the day (which nearly always leads to deep cystic acne), and this seems to very very significantly reduce the occurrence of that.