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I would stay away from anything that is too rough on your skin. I know you think you are cleaning your skin better (I was a victim of this too) but in all actuality you are abraiding your skin and making it worse. Be gentle on your skin, I have really found it works better. A better alternative if you must use a scrub is the Aveeno daily skin Brightening scrub. It's not as abrasive and is made with little tiny microbeads...much better than St. Ives.

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if you use harsh scrubs you break your skin's surface and let in bacteria which can cause acne. don't use St. Ive's or anything with apricot seeds or walnut shells for that matter.

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Are you referring the oily/acne-prone skin scrub to the apricot scrub in the orange jar? I tried that one for a while because I wanted an exfoliant until my doctor advised me to stop. He said the grains might get stuck in your pores and worsens your pimples. And he said under the microscope, they're jagged-edge (kind of like sugars and salts), so they're more likely to cause more abrasions to the skin. Just wondering...

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i used the st ives apricot scrub for a couple of months. ifound it helped at first but then it did start to agrovate my acne, since ive stopped using it my acne has got better.

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I used the regular St. Ive's Apricot Scrub for my face, but I think it worsened my acne. Don't scrub too hard. The Clean and Clear Blackhead Clearing Scrub is a good choice for a scrub, as the microbeads are softer and gentler on your skin. It didn't do much for my blackheads and pores, but it exfoliated decently well. I also heard the Aveeno Daily Brightening Scrub is good (I think that's what it's called.) I didn't want to throw the St. Ive's away too soon, so I used it in the shower and found that it works very well on your body.

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I used to use st.ives....As time progressed i found it aggrovated my skin tho, So i stopped usin it.

I use a "simple gentle scrub" now, it doesnt even feel like im exfoliating its that bitty compared to the gravel in st.ive's... Dont smell as nice tho

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So the doctor basically said that leaving the dead and block pores is ok! 

I thought NOT exfoliating was a contribution to acne too?

Uh, no. He just said stop using that particular product (as in St. Ives Apriot Scrub) when I told him what I've been experimenting with. How else are you going to get rid of dead skin cells. Just because I didn't mention what he recommended doesn't mean he said to not exfoliate. Don't read into, he simply said not to use the St. Ives Apriot Scrub, duh...don't assume certain things that aren't mention....

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Well explain yourself we are not all mindreaders you know! You didn't even tell us if it was the regular or extra sensitive you were using, there's two kinds remember, Duh! Just remember that a doctor is not a skin specialist and is ignorant to certain things.

Am not one of these angry kids you get on these sort of boards. Am a 25 year old man with 12 years experience, who likes to help other sufferers.

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Yeah, 25 and REAL mature <roll eyes>...*SIGH*...watever. Thanks for asking so nicely. Here, I got the bottle from the bathroom so I could copy everything....ST. Ives Apriot Scrub with Elder Flower (Swiss Formula). Nope, didn't say sensitive so guess it's regular formula. And doctor = general term only, referring to dermatalogist (SKIN DOCTOR). There you go, detailed enough for ya?! Good....

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Yeah, 25 and REAL mature <roll eyes>...*SIGH*...watever. Thanks for asking so nicely. Here, I got the bottle from the bathroom so I could copy everything....ST. Ives Apriot Scrub with Elder Flower (Swiss Formula). Nope, didn't say sensitive so guess it's regular formula. And doctor = general term only, referring to dermatalogist (SKIN DOCTOR). There you go, detailed enough for ya?! Good....

Listen want a tip wind your neck in KID. You should have used the sensitive stuff, dumb ass.

If you wouldn't of aggrivated your acne you probably would have not had to go the doctors in the first place.

If you have anymore problems try not using stupid product or go pay to see a Dermatologist, tight bastard.

Scarcisim gets you everywhere and being a fool is just stupid.

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