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#1 RoyGavin

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 08:06 PM

i use a mask of Aztec Secret bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar about every other day... is this enough exfoliation?

i've tried salt scrubs and brushes before, but they seemed to irritate my skin more than anything. i'm sure they're beneficial, but they seem to aggravate active spots.

what do you guys like to use for exfoliation?

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

Icky. I would scrub with salt or sugar on my face. I don't even use apricot scrubs or walnut shell scrubs. For scrubs I only ever use microbeads or jojoba beads, as they're more perfectly round, so they will exfoliate without scratching your skin up (which irritates acne).

As for your question of if you're exfoliating enough--there's no simple answer to this. Some people's skin can't take much exfoliation at all (chemical or manual), while others need to exfoliate every day. Just listen to what your skin is telling you. Exfoliate as often as your skin allows without it getting irritated.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:47 AM

I like using peeling gels! Gently gets rid of any flaky skin and helps to keep my skin smooth. I don't like the abrasive scrubs and I never feel like the microbeads or whatever are actually doing anything.

Once in a while if I'm in a pinch I'll veeeeery gently use an Italy towel. (you're not supposed to though, it's supposedly too rough...but I keep an extremely light touch on it and it seems ok).

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:40 PM

I personally use the aztec healing clay with cider vinegar and for me it does exfoliate mildly. It's up to your own unique skin to determine if that's the only method you need.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

Yeah. I'm a big exfoliation advocate, so I would say exfoliate as often as your skin can handle.

The reason I'm so big on exfoliation is that my skin looks sooo much better since I started exfoliating daily last year.

So that's my recommendation. As often as your skin can handle.

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-Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
-Carley's Clear and Smooth Exotic Butter Moisturizer
-Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer with SPF 30
-Clean and Clear Persa Gel Maxiumum Strength (spot treat)
-Tretinoin 0.05% (currently twice weekly at night)
-Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask (once a week)
-Everday Minerals Mineral Makeup
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