using facial scrub
March 30, 2007 7:20pm CST
how often do you use facial scrub on your face, coz for me i only every other day, but with my house mate, she has lots of acne and is scrubbing it every day..do think its helping or making it even more worst? coz honestly im not seeing any effect on her..
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4 Apr 07
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31 Mar 07
I have tried using facial scrub but it didn't do me good at all. It irritated my sking and got some pimples too. So I changed to another facial soap and that the papaya soap. It works well for me. SOmetimes I use milk soap or even put some Alpine on my face. :)
31 Mar 07
She shouldn't exfoliate everyday. No one should. It doesn't give the skin a chance to renew and with acne, over-scrubbing will aggravate it and make it flare up more. She should try exfoliating twice a week and wash everyday with a non-scrubbing cleanser. She should also find a moisturiser that is good for her skin condition.
20 Feb 08
I personally wouldn't suggest scrubbing acne to anyone! Pimples are lesions or inflammations from infected pores. So to scrub your infected pores may inflame them even more and might even spread the infection. I'm not a professional dermatologist, but this seems like common sense to me. Some scrubs are made for acne, but I still can't see the actual scrub doing any good. Tell her to go for something a bit more loving to her skin with the acne fighting ingredients in it. OR she could try Tea Tree Oil, which I use all the time. It really works for me.