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Doctor insights on: Homemade Exfoliating Face Scrub

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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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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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Is exfoliating with sugar okay?

Is exfoliating with sugar okay?

Exfoliating skin : There are preparations sold with sugar for both exfoliation and hair removal. So the answer is yes depending on the product and if you are following package instructions. Most skin that is inflamed infected or damaged should not have exfoliation attempted at home. This question is best answered by a licensed aesthetician. ...Read more

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How many times a week should I do a face scrub ? Got the St.ives invigorating scrub and just wondering how often I should use it.

How many times a week should I do a face scrub ?  Got the St.ives invigorating scrub and just wondering how often I should use it.

Facial Scrub Use: Generally once a day is adequate for most for cleaning your pores. If you are acne prone and have oily skin and can tolerate it, up to twice a day is probably OK ...Read more

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Is it good to use face scrub daily?I use himalayas walnut scrub.

Is it good to use face scrub daily?I use himalayas walnut scrub.

Not everyday: Your face scrub is called an "exfolliant". It is not good to use this every day. Try using it lightly every other day and see how your skin responds. ...Read more

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How can I reverse the side effects of long usage of cortisone ointment on face? Scrub it?

How can I reverse the side effects of long usage of cortisone ointment on face? Scrub it?

Do not scrub it: See a plastic dermatologist or plastics specialist, and never use it again on or near face. See prior answers about this topic. A caution and comment about the fact that you mentioned an ointment. How potent a topical steroid is has an enormous amount to do with if it's in cream form (milder) or ointment form (much more potent); if use occlusive dressing over it, then ten times more potent. ...Read more

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Is Epsom salt or pink salt safe to use as a face scrub ?

Is Epsom salt or pink salt safe to use as a face scrub ?

Salts: Epsom salts have been used for years as a face scrub with some benefits,...I am not too familiar/sure about pink salts. ...Read more