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How often should you use exfoliating body wash on back acne?

How often should you use exfoliating body wash on back acne?

Daily: The washes containing salicylic acid may be irritating if overused. A wash containing benzoyl peroxide may be better tolerated, plus you get an antibacterial effect. One does need to be careful, however, because the benzoyl peroxide can bleach colored fabrics. ...Read more

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What are some good exfoliating facial washes for dry, uneven skin?

What are some good exfoliating facial washes for dry, uneven skin?

The danger with: exfolating washes with dry skin can be irritating. Sometimes exfoliating masks work a little better and a little less irritating. Salicylic acid is less irritatiing.hope that helps ...Read more

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I use a body exfoliating sponge in the shower, my skin is already a bit dry. Should I cut down on scrubbing? What lotions do you recommend? Thnx

I use a body exfoliating sponge in the shower, my skin is already a bit dry. Should I cut down on scrubbing? What lotions do you recommend? Thnx

Throw away the spong: STOP SCRUBBING. Forget you ever heard of "exfoliating". Your skin turns over every 10 days and needs no help. Use a skin cleanser with pH of 9-10 such as Dove, Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Neutrogena, etc. Immediately after toweling from shower, rub in a ceramide cream such as Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Neurtogena, CeraVe, etc., generics. ...Read more

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How often can one safely use natural papaya soap on the face and body without it over exfoliating the skin?

How often can one safely use natural papaya soap on the face and body without it over exfoliating the skin?

Whenever you want: Whenever you want you can,It will not exfoliate your skin unless you are allergic to it and if you are allergic you will know first time you use it ...Read more

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Can you use body exfoliating scrubs with sugar in them if you have PCOS? Will the sugar increase your A1C?

Can you use body exfoliating scrubs with sugar in them if you have PCOS? Will the sugar increase your A1C?

No A!C change: Since this product is being used externally, then very little of it should be absorbed unless you are soaking in a bath tub with the same. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use neutrogena pore refining exfoliating cleanser and then wait a while and apply retin-a micro at night ? Its an alpha/beta hydroxy wash

Is it ok to use neutrogena pore refining exfoliating cleanser and then wait a while and apply retin-a micro at night ? Its an alpha/beta hydroxy wash

Try it: It may be a bit much and excessively drying to use that combination. If you tolerate it and it does not dry your skin out too much, go for it as we love tretinoin as an acne medication and "wrinkle cream". ...Read more

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I used an exfoliating facial wash with 5% benzoyl peroxide for almost 4 weeks. Then my face and neck got inflamed (red on some parts) and flaky. It stings and itch. I then stopped using it. I also have a sensitive skin. What else can i do to treat this be

Need more details: Were you treating acne or some type of dermatitis? In general, benzoyl peroxide face wash elicits some inflammatory response. Since conditions like acne require a long term strategy with medicine usage, the recommendation has been to try out a selected regimen for at least 3 months to see if it works in the long run. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do to improve my skin without exfoliating?

What should I do to improve my skin without exfoliating?

Topicals: I assume you mean facial skin? Sun protection, gentle cleansing, topical antioxidants and adequate moisturization is a start. See your dermatologist for a program for your skin. ...Read more