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Girlies,

I wanna try a new exfoliator but don't know where to start. I've never bough a high-end one before so any recommendations for one for combination skin??

Thanks in advance


 
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Laura, i'm not sure if it's available in Ireland, but i found a drugstore exfoliator by Freeman to be gentle & effective.

however, for REALLY good exfoliation, i like Dr. Brandt's Microdermabrasion in a Jar & Philosophy's Resurface. i use either 1x/week & my skin feels as soft as a baby's. plus, it helps w/any dark scars from old blemishes.

 
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This may not be what you're looking for, but my dermatologist told me to exfoliate my combo skin using a Buf Puf brand sponge (or generic equivalent) and Cetaphil soap. Cetaphil is great because it's very non-irritating for sensitive skin. If your skin tends to get a little too dry, he also recommended Dove soap since it moisturizes without clogging up your pores. I do this every night and it works great for me!

 
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The best exfoliater I've found is mixing plain white sugar in with my regular cleanser. It's cheap, and it makes my skin smoother than any store bought scrub. Loooooove it!


 
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To be simple & both cost & use effective, you can dip the tips of dampened fingers in baking soda on top of your gel or cream cleanser & gently massage in circular motions all around your face, or, mix 50/50 organic rice flour & organic whole milk powder & do the above, but keep it in an airtight glass or plastic container. I also mix finely ground seasalt w/sugar for a scrubbier body mix & use on top of a gel or good soap cleanser, or you can add a cup of mixed oils together with the salt/sugar & a bit of essential oil lavendar or pine or a combo of your preference: extra virgin olive + organic sunflower + sweet almond + organic peanut oils for a remarkable spa scrub. Be sure to use less oil & more scrub & do not slip. Scrub your tub or shower afterwards to prevent slipping.

 
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Thanks for all the suggestions girls but to be honest i think i'd prefer to buy one rather than make one myself.

KeaLoha, unfortunately we don't have Freeman or Dr. Brandt's Microdermabrasion in a Jar or Philosophy's Resurface here in Ireland. We don't have Cetaphil either Girl_geek. God, i really have to pack my bags and move to the US quick!

 
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I like Dermanew Microdermabrasion & Clinique's Exfoliating scrub - but I think you should just save that money for a plane ticket - you poor thing!!! No Cetaphil?!?
Cetaphil is great - it's actually made by the same company (Galderma) that makes the perscription "Differin" gel for acne (which works WONDERFUL) those products work so well for skin...

 
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Originally Posted by NYAngel98 but I think you should just save that money for a plane ticket - you poor thing!! LMAO! You're dead right Janelle! Tell me more about the Clinique scrub though coz i won't be buying, i can add it to my Xmas wishlist!
 
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The Clinique one is nice... I don't have specific's because I actually ran out of it last week and threw out the tube
but it's just called "Exfoliating Scrub' - comes in the traditonal Clinique green colored tube... snap cap on the bottom (stands on cap) it's a white cream with tiny little granules that scrub away the dead skin... I think it has a menthol-eucalyptus type ingredient because it's very tingly- has that 'sinus-opening' kind of smell and feeling... works nice though.. used it every other day in the shower...


 
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