"What type of exfoliant should I use on clients with acne and breakouts?"
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Fortunately today we have many professional products from which to select. Physical or mechanical scrubs and machines like Microdermabrasion should be avoided as they may over stimulate acneic skin and open up lesions that are healing. Try a hydroxy acid or enzyme-based exfoliant that can be applied as a masque, possibly under steam, but is not massaged over the skin. Ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Sulphur and Kaolin also help to clean bacteria and absorb and draw out impurities and decongest blocked follicles.

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