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Thread: Is it ok to use a Exfoliator scrub on the nose? If so, which one?

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    Default Is it ok to use a Exfoliator scrub on the nose? If so, which one?

    I have blackheads and enlarged pores on the nose, any ideas on how I can remove these?

    Any Exfoliators forblackheads on the nose Rosacea friendly?

    Thanks

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    It's hard to say as it depends on your sensitivity and reaction. I wouldn't use an exfoliator anywhere on my face just because I know I would be overreactive and
    very flushy...even my nose. But I understand you wanting to get rid of blackheads on your nose.

    Some people have used just a washcloth gently as an exfoliator but even that caused issues for me. However you may be OK with that.

    Here is a thread that discusses possible options.
    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...rub#post140926

    Best wishes,
    Melissa

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    Also, I remember that some people here have had success with a salicyclic acid toner or cleanser in clearing their blackheads but can't remember who- maybe Yvette.

    You could always try Finacea or a sulfacetamide/sulphur topical as that may be able to help clear those blackheads.

    Good luck!

    Melissa

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    Hi Redfaced,

    Yes, I periodically use a mild salicylic toner or cleanser to gently clear blackheads and unclog or keep pores clearer. You could check Paula's Choice - here is the link: http://www.paulaschoice.com/category/bha-aha-exfoliants

    Another option I do periodically, is I mix a little salicylic cleanser into my regular gentle cleanser. This gives me the best of both, slight exfoliation but still providing a little hydration for my skin. My face doesn't get redder. Look for products that have some hydration in them (glycerin, hyaluronic acid, etc) or antioxidants/calming agents (ie. green/white tea, allantoin, bisabolol, panthenol, etc.). Products without these, and that have alcohol or harsh agents will likely make your face redder.

    Good luck.

    Regards,

    Yvette

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    Hi thanks for the info.

    I did a little research and came across this one here by Clinique;

    http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...ategoryId=1254

    http://www.totalbeauty.com/reviews/p...rifying-lotion

    http://www.epinions.com/review/Clini...nt_73639562884

    Allergt tested, Fragrance and Alcohol free. Designed for the most delicate skins. Its key ingredients are about .5% salicylic acid and aloe. tt has a high rating under lots of reviews some of which mention they have Rosacea and/or sensitive skin.

    The Ingredients:
    Water purified, butylene glycol, biosaccharide gum-1, cyclodextrin, salicylic acid, millet plant glycoprotein extract, aloe, arginine, peg-10 soya sterol, ceteth-20, dimethicone, ceteth-20, kimethicone, ceteth-2, dimethicone copolyol, hexadecanol, methylparaben, d&c green no. 5, d&c yellow no.10

    I was thinking of starting with this one perhaps 3 days a week once in the evening and see how I respond. Either that or the Paula's Choice, but they both seem similar yet the Clinique I would be able to pick up locally.

    Let me know your thoughts?

    Thanks
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    I use Paula's Choice 1% gel on my nose and more recently, on other areas of my face.
    My nose tolerates it well. Not too sure about the rest of my face just yet.

    I also use Sulfacetamide/sulphur all over my face, once or twice per day. Every week my face exfoliates just a little with tiny flakes. This is short lived. This on it's own didn't keep the nose clear of blackheads, but I found once I introduced the Salicylic acid 1% gel, the build up in the pores decreased nicely. I wouldn't say I am 100% clear, but there is a definite improvement.

    I also tried the cream, but it stung my face. The gel doesn't do this.

    I ordered samples first. Actually I called the company and was told as a first time potential customer I could select quite a few for free, which I did. The sample size was generous and with patch testing, lasted me two weeks.
    Previous Numerous IPL.
    Supplements: Niacinamide, Vit K2, low D3, Moderate Dose Vit C, Iodine, Taurine, Magnesium. Very low dose B's. Low dose zinc (to correct deficiency).
    Skin Care: No Cleanser, ZZ cream mixed with Niacinamide gel 4% and LMW HA.

    Treating for gut dysbiosis under specialist care. (This is helping).
    Previous GAPS diet. Testing tolerance of resistant starch.
    Fermented Foods. 2 to 3 days per week, Intermittent fasting -16-18 hours.

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    Hey Redfaced,

    The Clinique could be worth a shot - very similar. And also, if it doesn't work out, it would be lots easier to return it and get a refund than send back to Paula's Choice. Or, you can order samples from Paula's Choice and not be out much $$. Nearly all stores offer a refund if it doesn't work for you or the product irritates your face.

    Try it out (do a test area first) and let us know how it goes. Let us know what you think.

    Yvette

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