Post # 1
I’m a little confused about how often one should exfoliate.
I have acne-prone combination skin and use a face wash with 2% Salicylic Acid and spot cream with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide. I’ve read that these ingredients are gentle chemical exfolients (compared to, say, glycolic acid) and using them 2x per day a daily gentle exfoliation.
But, people always talk about how important it is to exfoliate with a gentle scrub or something 2-3 times per week. I’ve never had much luck with scrubs…but is some sort of mechanical exfoliation ALSO important, or should you choose one or the other?
Post # 3
I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub (Target brand, what what!!) every other day.
I also use the Clinique 3 step system. It’s been keeping my face blemish free and soft.
I wouldn’t do too much exfoliation or you could cause irritated skin.
Post # 4
I exfoliate my face, as well as my body, once a week and my skin stays super soft. I love any of the scrubs from Body Shop.
Post # 5
I also use the St. Ives Apricot Scrub about every other day. I have heard, though, sometimes it’s actually not good to do it because it irritates the skin that is already broken out and will actually spread it to other parts of your face.
Post # 6
You should exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week with a gentle scrub. Mac sells a nice one and you can also use the Apricot scrub if you want something less pricey (try to get the one for sensitive skin).
Exfoliation is very important. It gets rid of all the dead skin that builds up on your face and body. The dead skin cells that build up on your face and body is what give a dull dry or textured feel to your skin. Once it is scrubbed off your new fresh skin under with glow and feel really soft and fresh. a lot of people get build up of dry skin around their nose, then when you put makeup over the dead skin it looks flaky.
I would never exfoliate more then 4 times a week. If your trying to exfoliate skin that doesn’t need it, you may scratch the new fresh skin and possibly cause damage. Of course I am not talking about major damage or anything. Just feel your face and determine if it feels rough and that is a good sign whether or not you need to exfoliate.