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In Love With Exfoliators

I remember asking Jessica from Beautezine years ago on one of her YouTube videos, how she cleared up her post acne hyper pigmentation. I was shocked when she answered - 'cause yuh know some of these vloggers like dem is could only address the trolls - and said "exfoliation and time". She was oh so right.

I've tried a lot of topical treatments for hyperpigmentation. Some expensive and some not so expensive. For sure I can tell you that very few topical agents work that do not contain some form of exfoliant. The layer of skin that is 'damaged' literally needs to be gone making way for fresh clear skin. You Mavenz know I am a big fan of chemical peels. Going to Jenai gave my skin the jump start it so desperately needed. After a round of treatment I found that it was much easier to maintain the results with the skincare I used at home. One such type was physical exfoliators.

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The items pictured are classified as physical exfoliators because they contain small particles that "buff" away dead skin when massaged on the face. Ironically, all three of these also contain chemical exfoliants. 


This is my second full sized tube after going through numerous samples. Of the three, this is the most gentle. I've even used it on super sensitive skin after the chemical peels.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask

This was all the rave on YouTube a months back. Thankfully I didn't have to fork out the $58USD to try it; I bought a 0.5 fl oz sample in this kit instead. I've only tried it once, but so far so good. 

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant

This right here is sand paper for yuh face...but I like um. LOL! I seriously would not recommend this for anyone with sensitive skin. The "pharmaceutical-grade crystals" are something serious and there's a lot of them; but afterwards my skin does feel hella smooth. I love following this up with an extra nourishing serum or oil. I am happy to have a sample of this but I don't know if I would buy it 'cause the full size costs a hefty $78USD.

Of course they're also exfoliating tools like the Clarisonic, Foreo and such like. 

What are your favourites?

p.s. the throw cushion is from Bath Body & Home Barbados #rep246

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