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Exfoliation question PLEASE HELP (:

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Currently this is my regimen:

Morning:

Simple wash with Jojoba Oil, exfoliate with toothbrush.

Apply asprin mask with honey. ( This is Salicylic acid )

Apply Jojoba oil thinly over face then pat dry.

Night:

Simple wash with Jojoba Oil, exfoliate with toothbrush.

Apply Differin gel.

MY question is:

When i use my asprin mask, i dont rub it in to make sure it isnt exfoliating my skin, however as it is Salicylic acid would this be exfoliating my skin weather i want it too or not?

And therefore, would exfoliating with a toothbrush aswell be too much exfoliation?

thanks

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Sal acid is said to have mild exfoliating properties (it's removing dirt!) but it'd a different kind of exfoliation than "scrubbing"

Your regimen right now sounds like you're exfoliating a bit too much :think:

i suggest that you exfoliate every few days or so, and if thats too little, ramp it up to once every day (if even)

too much exfoliation can strip your skin of its natural oils, and that leads to more oil production, which leads to *you guesssed it!* more acne! and we all know that that's no fun :doh:

so try exfoliating less and see how that works out for you :)

best wishes and good luck!

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Hmm ok thanks, i read your other reply too, thanks for that, should i use the brush method once a day, or once a week?

As i cant stop my salicylic acid treatment, i could just not use a brush at all and scrub with my aspirn mask?

what would you suggest, thanks

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keep up with the Sal Acid mask AND the brushing, both are good, you just need to time it out.

heres what i would do:

morning-

cleanse (however way you want)

Aspirin mask (rinse off)

moisturize (however way you want)

Night-

cleanse and brush

differin

moisturize (optional, depending on how dry you are)

*start doing the brush once a week, and if that's too little then add a day until you feel satisfied.

i.e.- start by only exfoliating on monday, if its too little, then add wednesday, if thats too little, then add friday, and so on. get me? lol

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