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If your skin is very flakey...

Should you exfoliate to get rid of the flakes, or will that just dry you out more?

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Exfoliation won't dry you out more, but it can be bad if you use an irritating method, which could cause even more flakes or leave your skin raw, red, painful, and maybe even have more acne crop up later. There are lots of ways to exfoliate. My personal favorites are alpha hydroxy acid lotion applied once a day for chemical exfoliation, jojoba oil massages to rub flakes off and soften the skin, and using a toothbrush to carefully brush away flakes in extra flaky areas.

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