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Is Alpha Hydrox AHA enough exfoliation?

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Is simply applying Alpha Hydrox AHA enough ex foliation to get rid of all the dead skin cells? How often should I apply this every week, because it kinda burns and irritates my skin a bit; causes flakiness.

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Well, you could apply it 2-3 times a week to get the desired results.. You don't have to use anything everyday. I would try to pace it as my skin reacts to it.

You may also want to try a cleansing method that helps get the flakes off. It sounds like your skin may be sensitive, so experimenting in one area, or simply going slowly would probably be a good idea.

Myself, I use the babybrush method, if you like, you can read about it here.-


Sounds silly, but it really works well.

Good luck! :)

(I should maybe add, that I am not on Dan's regimen... (but I gather it's good stuff) ;) )

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Alpha Hydrox Lotion is definitely enough exfoliation. I use Neutrogena Healthy Skin Lotion which has a little less AHA than Alpha Hydrox, so you should be fine. Once a day should do it, less if you find you don't need as much. Start slow. I find that I need quite a bit of exfoliation, so I use it every day AND I have to shave (a major form of exfoliation for guys) or I get quite flaky.

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