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Clogged hair folicles on legs and whiteheads/blackheads on arms

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My legs are pretty hair and the hair folicles always seem to be clogged... It's difficult to say if it's acne or just that way. My upper arms also tend to have white heads all the time.

I started using Dial Antibacterial Body Wash in place of my old one and it seems to be helping a bit, and I wash with Aqua Glycolic as well. But is there a product that I can apply after a shower to my legs and arms to prevent white heads/blackheads and clogged hair follicles?

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Hi~

"But is there a product that I can apply after a shower to my legs and arms to prevent white heads/blackheads and clogged hair follicles?"

Any products used for whiteheads/blackheads/clogged hair follicles in general can be used to clear up those areas. Since you like that new Dial Antibacterial Wash you've been using, you could try using one of those soft nylon scrubbies on a stick with that wash. I know those salicylic washes or bp washes, when applied to that little scrubby, have worked wonders on kids I know. Shinguards or shoulder pads sometimes lead to breakouts, along with sweaty uniforms, and the BP cleansers or salicylic cleansers used with those scrubbies works well to exfoliate those difficult leg/arm areas and shoulders/back areas as well. Since you already have the Dial wash, I would first see if adding the scrubbie helps, then you could continue trying other products if the Dial and scrubbie doesn't work well. Also read the links around here for more tips on exfoliation and clogged pore products for bodies, etc. I really think because of your hair, you just need a little more exfoliation with the products.

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Don't laugh....but have you considered using a baby's hair brush for whole body exfoliation? It really works and feels good, too. :) The baby's hair brush method also allows topicals to penetrate better, like on the legs where winter temps and heating usually makes them look dry and flaky.


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Don't laugh....but have you considered using a baby's hair brush for whole body exfoliation? It really works and feels good, too. :) The baby's hair brush method also allows topicals to penetrate better, like on the legs where winter temps and heating usually makes them look dry and flaky.

I never could find a Baby hair brushed, looked before in Children's Place but the one I went to didn't have em.

Thanks for the tips about exfoliation, I guess I will just scrub harder from now on heh.

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I get little bumps on the back of my arms. 2 things keep my arms clear:

Paula's Choice 2% BHA gel (salycic acid), applied once a day

Or

A witch hazel astringent (with no alcohol) I got at a local health food store; applied once a day. I'm actually using it all over now too, just to keep any random body zits in check. It's cheaper than Paula's stuff.

Also, keep well moisturized. I use Lac-Hydrin Five or Cetaphil moisturizing cream on my body.

In the shower I use a loofah and cetaphil soap (gentle kind), but that in itself doesn't make a difference.

I also have issue with my legs, but it's from shaving. All of the above helps, but nothing has cleared them except a prescription from the derm (which was only temporary, and now my problem is back :wall:).


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