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Fear of Manual Exfoliation

LAfaceNY

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So here I am, more than 3 months after I began the regimen, and I can say that I am pretty much clear. I have a pimple here and there that pop up out of nowhere, but they disappear much more quickly and are less noticeable. I have only two major problems:

DRY SKIN and HYPER-PIGMENTATION!

I feel as if though using a manual exfoliator would help with these, but I could be wrong. I'm scared that if I use an exfoliator it will irritate my skin, and not irritating the skin is one of the main tenets of the Regimen. Also, I fear that it would exacerbate my hyperpigmentation left from old pimples that are slowly fading away. My skin is so close to where I want it to be, and I wish I could just grab an apricot scrub and clear all the dead skin away, but I am cautious.

Anyone have any experience with this? Will using a scrub when you are already clear break you out/worsen the PIH?

Let's just hope it get's better before I do something rash and try the scrub anyway.. :(



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