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Exfoliating the face

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Right I know exfoliating is a good thing for the face but how often? I see exfoliating face washes but surely doing it every day is too much for the skin?

any experts?

overmydeadbody Fri 23-Oct-09 10:47:30

Gosh I exfoliate my face pretty much every day.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 23-Oct-09 10:47:33

I was advised by a Dermologica woman to do this, with one of their scrubs/creams, and it wrecked the skin on my face. I was all blotchy and sore - don't do it!

frakula Fri 23-Oct-09 12:23:40

I do it twice a week with the Estee Lauder idealist scrub, wouldn't do it more as it's like a mini glycolic acid peel!

Well my daily face wash is exfoliating according to the label it just seems such a harsh thing to do to your face everyday.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Sat 24-Oct-09 15:14:43

I use either the Olay regenerist daily wash thing, which is v mild. Or once a week with origins Modern Friction but have gone off this since using the Olay.

PeterAndresSkidmarks Sat 24-Oct-09 15:22:19

Once a week.

tulpe Sat 24-Oct-09 15:23:29

I do it once or twice a week with Simple facial scrub. No blotchiness, very mild & gentle.

CybilAviationAuthority Sat 24-Oct-09 15:25:13

Take your cleanser off with flannel, has same effect but less harsh

notjustapuppymum Sat 24-Oct-09 16:26:37

Libras I am a beauty therapist and it would depend on your skin type but for most people 2-3 times a week is right.

southeastastra Sat 24-Oct-09 16:45:41

i used to use a scrub but it gave me tiny red veins! avoid i'd say and use a flannel

MadameCastafiore Sat 24-Oct-09 16:49:22

I use this is bloody brilliant and lots of people reckon my skin sooo doesn't liik my actual age - mind you if DH knew how much I spend on skincare he may prefer me have more wrinkles and us have more money in the bank!

cakeslover Tue 27-Oct-09 10:46:39

Ren facial exfoliating. 2/3 times a week!!

ladymarian Tue 27-Oct-09 14:37:44


I use Simple facial scrub twice a week. It seems quite gentle and definitely makes my skin softer and smoother

Lilymaid Tue 27-Oct-09 14:47:26

I just use a tiny amount of Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish morning and night with a muslin cloth. Cleans face, removes make up and gently exfoliates.

mummee09v Tue 27-Oct-09 16:08:58

i use the olay regenerist self heating one most days. i think you can use it daily if you want to but sometimes i can't be bothered!

i have been using it for a couple of years now and my skin looks pretty good!

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