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What Kind of Exfoliator Do You Prefer?

Recently, Yum and I were discussing the merits of facial exfoliators. Physical exfoliators use an abrasive ingredient like crushed seeds or nuts, sugar, or beads to exfoliate the skin. Chemical exfoliators rely on things like citric or alpha hydroxy acids to do the sloughing. Both kinds of exfoliators essentially do the same thing, but which type do you prefer?

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GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
I prefer chemical, either salicylic acid or latic acid. Physical exfoliator tends to aggravate my skin and I think it is better for those with dry skin.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 5 years
Right now I am using a physical exfoliator...I would use either - best of both worlds.
mommahello mommahello 5 years
I agree with 'anon', a blend of both.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
Chemical. Physical exfoliators can cause capillary damage over time.
rach716 rach716 5 years
Physical. I use one by YSL which has sugar in it. The sugar is gentler on my skin because it dissolves & doesn't stretch my pores anymore than they already are!
risqueredhead risqueredhead 5 years
Physical. Chemical ones always irritate my skin more.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
Physical. I like to feel it actually working.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
No chemicals/poisons or the like for me especially botulism; it's too "Stepford Wife" and makes you looks like a 20 something statue.
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