Skin peeling/exfoliating products you have used...

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    Dec 17, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
    Hey guys! I just wanted to find out if you know of any good products that help with skin peeling/exfoliating for the face. I have looked at various stuff, but haven't been able to "find" any thing that sounds promising.

    I used to have really bad acne as a teen (which is why I don't like having pictures taken of me) and although Accutane had cleared it up when I was 21, my skin is prone to large pores and thus doesn't look the way I want it to look. I find that when I steam (either from a basin or in a sauna) my skin looks great, but that doesn't last.

    Any over the counter products that you have used and have good to excellent results from, please post, and I'll give 'em a try.
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    Dec 17, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    I use HYDROXYTONE. I love it. It works great. I think they are having a free trial. Worth a shot...Good luck!
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    Dec 20, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    My doctor recommended Neo Strata alphahydroxy acid (AHA) -- it is available in a couple of strengths depending on the product you use. I use the 10% AHA body lotion, which i use wherever on my body I need it, including my face. This may be too strong for you, so you should start with something weaker.
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    Dec 20, 2010 6:50 PM GMT
    If you are looking strictly for exfoliating, try St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub or Nivea for Men Exfoliating Scrub. Noxzema is also pretty good for a basic facial cleanser that works to keep your skins smoother and softer.
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    Dec 20, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    I have used Glytone with great success. You can step it up to a max of 17% free acid value, which was the strongest available at the time for use at home. I found it to be almost as good as a chemical peel in a doctor's office, and the price was excellent at around $40 for a bottle that would last 6 months or more. Anything you can get in a drug store will be too weak.
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    Dec 24, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    I do two simple things (I had bad acne as well).

    1) I do something during each shower called 'the body scrub' and
    2) each spring I do a 'salt-malt scrub.'

    No expensive products to buy. You can find out all about it in a book called Glow by Christina Pirello (she was my cooking teacher, BTW). Awesome lady. Highly recommended! Check it out.
    Take care, Joe
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    Dec 25, 2010 1:00 PM GMT
    Thank You Guys! And Merry Christmas!!! Looking forward to new skin! icon_smile.gif