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PureCuriosity
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I just recently bought this skin exfoliator and scrub from The Body Shop.
My mom says that she's noticing a difference in my skin so that's a good thing. I was too, at first, but now I guess I'm at some sort of a standstill??
I use the base of my fingertips to exfoliate my skin and I do so in small circles all around my face and neck (avoiding the sensitive eye area) concentrating a lot, but not solely, on the dry, bumpy parts. But I want to know how long I should do this for? Usually once it's all lathered onto my face, I immediately wash it off and apply the moisturizer spf 30 to keep my skin from drying out. Am I washing the scrub off too soon? How long should I leave it on and let it "marinade" on my skin??

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pyro_angel
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Without knowing what the bottle says, I can't tell you how to use the product. If you're concerned, you could talk to a dermatologist about what products to use and how.
Hope that helps!

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Courtenay

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Blue Koi
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Although I'm no expert, I've been to my share of trips to the dermatologists, and I believe that time does not matter. I believe it's the same concept as soap: just because you leave it on longer, doesn't mean you skin is going to get any cleaner- it's the scrubbing that's key. Although, my dermatologist warned me about scrubbing too hard over "bumpy" areas because they are already sensitive, and it might irritate the skin more. However, it's best to check with your own doctor/dermatologist.

have a good day! congratulations-it's great to hear that it's working for your skin. My skin is impossible, or maybe I just don't have the patience. probably the laddar.

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KittenGoddess
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As a note as well, make sure you're being realistic about your expectations here. You said you just recently started this routine, I'm not sure how "recently" that is, but generally one wouldn't expect any major changes right away (and often things will get worse before they get better). If it's been a month or more of consistent use and you're not seeing any difference, then it may be time to look at something else and/or see your dermatologist.

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