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I've had acne for a while. I use a cleanser with salicylic acid once a day at night, otherwise my skin becomes too dry and irritated. I also use Azelaic acid for my acne once a day as well. My main acne trouble spots are around my chin, mouth, and forehead. I also have blackheads on my nose. I've never exfoliated and I'm thinking it might be a good idea.

First of all how often do you think I should exfoliate, and what kind of exfoliate should I use?

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I've had acne for a while. I use a cleanser with salicylic acid once a day at night, otherwise my skin becomes too dry and irritated. I also use Azelaic acid for my acne once a day as well. My main acne trouble spots are around my chin, mouth, and forehead. I also have blackheads on my nose. I've never exfoliated and I'm thinking it might be a good idea.

First of all how often do you think I should exfoliate, and what kind of exfoliate should I use?

how often is more of a personal thing.... when i was using alot of bp i exfoliated every day, some peoples skin would not be able to take that though, but its reconmmened that you exfoliate at least once a week.

ive not used any over the counter products for exfoliating i use the home made method of baking powder mixed with some water

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From what I understand the azalex is turning your skin cells over more rapidly so to help avoid getting clogged you should also exfoliate. I use a clarisonic skin brush, but they are expensive (got mine on ebay) ...the baby brush method described on here might be a good one. Guess it depends on your skin. Some people like asprin exfoliation and others baking soda. My skin is very delicate, so I dont like to use gritty things on it.

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Dove Gentle Exfoliating wash. It claims to be gentle enough for everyday use actually. But if you aren't comfortable using it everyday just use it 2 or 3 times a week. I use it on my body everyday and have had no problems.

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