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Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:31 AM

I've never had a real problem with needing to exfoliate, I had been using a product called 'Adidas facial scrub for men'. It worked really well, but I felt it was too rough on my skin as it seemed to irritate my ance quite badly, so recently my only form of exfoliation has been my electric shaver, which for obvious reasons, isn't covering my whole face and isn't really 'exfoliating' properly. My problem is that recently I am finding that when I apply BP I get a rather sandy, or gritty feeling under my fingers which I am SURE is dead skin.

My question is:
What are some good methods for exfoliating the skin that do not require the use of scrubs or peeling gels?
My successful Regimen:

In the Morning:
Exfoliate with Seacret Facial Peeling Milk

Morning and Night:
Wash with Nivea for Men Extra Soothing Face Wash
Apply Benzac AC 2.5%
Moisturize with Cetaphil moisturizing cream for sensitive skin

In addition, when I shave:
Apply Nivea for Men Sensitive Shaving Gel
Use a Gillette Mach 3 Razor (3 Blades)

Diet changes:
No milk. (I still eat cheese, chocolate etc)
Lots and lots of green tea.
Swisse Mens Ultivite vitamin supplement (Taken Daily)

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:02 AM

Try one of the AHA moisturizers. Like Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion or Lac-Hydrin Five.
But, I'm wondering about the gritty feeling. Skin flakes usually don't feel gritty. Could the grit be from your bp? Sometimes other brands of bp are gritty.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:31 AM

See the bottom two links in my signature. There are a few main methods people on the regimen use, some gentler than others. I know what you mean about the gritty feeling, I used to have that too and noticed it when washing my face or when I first started using jojoba oil. It was like little bits of sand on my skin. My preferred way to deal with this is the jojoba oil massage (second link in my signature) and regular jojoba oil use before applying BP. It takes some getting used to, but after a while the sandy feeling disappears after a while and your skin stays soft.
Keeping me clear, morning and night: Acne.org Cleanser, Acne.org Jojoba Oil after cleansing but before BP all over face, 1 1/2 pumps of Acne.org benzoyl peroxide, Acne.org moisturizer (morning only), Banana Boat Baby Sunblock SPF 50 (morning only), JASON 5000 IU Vitamin E Revitalizing Moisturizing Cream around eyes only, Acne.org AHA+ Acne.org Salicylic Acid+ beta version (night only)<br />
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My advice for Acne.org Regimen beginners - Using jojoba oil as a mask/scrub to remove flakes and moisturize dry skin - Summary of exfoliation methods to try with the regimen<br />
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Not here as often anymore, so for the timeliest advice, post your questions on the forums for the whole community to help out with rather than contacting me directly :)

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