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Homemade Face Exfoliant
Routines: We men are not good at following cleaning routines. What I always recommend to men is to try to select a single product that they would like to use to clean and exfoliate that is not very expensive over the counter. Place that product inside the shower and clean you face while you shower. If you place it under the sink, it will be there 10 years from now. ...Read more
If you scrub your face with an exfoliant that's a bit too harsh, if brojen veins were to appear would this be seen mmediately or take weeks?
Scrub: Both are possible but broken veins are not usually the problem unless the area was really traumatized. There was a facial scrub that had apricot pit fragments in it. These little hard particles caused gouges on the skin and resulted in scarring. Be gentle on your face. Blackheads are not due to dirt. The brown color is oxidized lipid in the follicle. ...Read more
How often should I use an exfoliant on my face if I have very dry skin? What is the best one for dry, acne prone skin?
Dry facial skin: Skin becomes dry when there is an impaired skin barrier that lets moisture escape. When the skin is exfoliated, more of that barrier is removed, so the skin actually becomes drier. Gentle cleansers that do not scrub are best for dry skin, even skin that is acne-prone. There are also acne products that don't dry the skin as well. ...Read more
I've just got some exfoliant microbead on my eye, and I don't know how to take it out, I tried to wash it but there are no possitive results.
Flush it out well: Flush it out well with a lot of water. If still in there, see your eyeMD who can try to take it out or Rx an ointment that usually will flush it out. ...Read more
Im currently breastfeeding and was wondering if it is safe to use benzoyl peroxide and micro exfoliant lha?
Can salicylic acid exfoliant washes cause an initial breakout or 'purging' period? If so, for how long usually? Ive been clearing in some spots using it but breaking out in the spots I was more prone to having blackheads in. Its Purging them maybe?
Yes: No problem. Just may have some excessive drying/irritation. If this happens alternate days in which you use them ...Read more
The area around my lips and my lip are always dry, cracked and peeling. I exfoliant and put vitamin E oil, petroleum jelly, and cream but it no work.
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