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I purchased the Proactiv Mild Exfoliating Peel, been using it for a little over 2 months.

It's cleared up my pores a little bit, but it's constantly causing me to breakout it tiny pimples in the "exfoliated areas".

Its been 2 months and im STILL breaking out...should i stop using this stupid exfoliator or what...it's been to long to keep causing so much breakouts.

Would really appreciate some advice, making my choice today...

EDIT: Im currently apply the salycilic exfoliator every other day, i think im going to cut it down to [Once-per-week] and see if that keeps my pores clean but not caus massive outbreaks.

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I too used Proactiv and they didn't for me either. I use biore pore strips and face masks to help exfoliate my skin. In addition, my regime is taking a hot shower then get a hand towel that is kind of rough, rub some soap on it then I vigorously scrub my skin to get the dead skin off. A loofah works too.

Also, I learned (from other sites) that products that have high salycilic acid can dry out the skin, which makes the skin compensate from loss of moisture by producing more oil, causing more pimples, so it is a terrible cycle. So products like Seabreeze and neutrogena have high amounts of salycilic acid (correct me if i am wrong on this), but products that have low amounts of it is fine.


Two scrubs that I like and maybe you all may find useful, one is "Shea Butter Sugar Scrub" which is formulated with several other oils including jojoba, coconut, and rice bran oil. Doesn't leave the skin feeling oily. I got a free sample from them from bidwell botanicals. Second, is be fine "Exfoliating Cleanser" which has brown sugar and other stuff they deem natural and leave my skin feeling matte, not dried out and clean. Contains low amount of salycilic acid. If anyone knows of any other scrubs out there, I would love to know to hear about it
they are my little indulgences.
 

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Be careful on your exfoliators, the ones with sugar are not perfectecly round and can actually cause micro tears on your skin and causing two pores to tear and become 1 large one. Not something any of us want. The microdermebrasion I would recommend is CRYSTAL BALL sold through a company called Intuit Beauty. The product is made with perfectly round volcanic microcrystals, greent tea extract, chamomile and other natural oils to sooth the skin and ensure it doesn't dry out. A great product for only $32, well worth the cost. You can purchase it through the .com website aritten.intuitbeautydiva
 

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Yes. stop using a product that causes some skin problems. I suggest to try Glycolic acid soap, it is excellent for natural skin exfoliation. The AHA content from sugarcane is really good for your skin exfoliation and rejuvenation.
 
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