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Doctor insights on: Exfoliating The Face

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Can exfoliating your face everyday help with scars?

Can exfoliating your face everyday help with scars?

It can!: This is one reason why men (shaving) frequently have smoother faces, because shaving exfoliates. Their are both medical and home remedies that can exfoliate! ...Read more

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I hear that shaving the face is ok for Women for exfoliating the face.. But if one has acne is it still OK?

I hear that shaving the face is ok for Women for exfoliating the face.. But if one has acne is it still OK?

Treat gently acne: Acne skin is inflamed and should be treated with care. Exfoliation should be done gently, to avoid trauma that could worsen inflammation and cause scarring in the future. Best exfoliants for people with acne are the gentle, Cleansers with Beta and/or alpha Hydroxyl acids (Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid wash, Lactic acid etc.). Chemical peels are to be done only by experts. Trust your Dermatologist ...Read more

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I was exfoliating my face and I scrubbed the area too hard and a few layers of skin are gone! It is red with a yellow film over it, is this normal?

I was exfoliating my face and I scrubbed the area too hard and a few layers of skin are gone! It is red with a yellow film over it, is this normal?

Skin: It sounds like you may have developed an infection of the skin from too aggressive a treatment. Most of the time, Staphylococcus is the pathogen associated with the infection. You should visit your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's a good exfoliating product for my face?

Opinions on what's a good exfoliating product for my face?

Alpha hydroxy acid: Over-the-counter products that contain mild percentages of alpha-hydroxyl acids (ahas) can provide a decent way to achieve healthy exfoliation. Such acids have been used for thousands of years. Cleopatra is said to have taken sour milk baths for skin improvement. Sour milk contains Lactic Acid (which is a mild aha). There are now easier ways with commercial ahas than soaking in sour milk though! ...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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Used clean&clear exfoliating scrub 4 2wks made skin look wrinkly when I make certain faces. Now use cetaphil will it make skin look smoother?

I recommend scrubs: only once a week and not for sensitve skin individuals. They can irritate the skin and dry it out. Also dry skin looks wrinkled so moisturize! and wear sunscreen! ...Read more