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Will scrubbing your skin help unclog pores?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Scrubbing your facial skin with gritty exfoliants and loofahs can irritate your skin and inflame the pimples you already have, making your problem worse instead of better. Instead of reaching for a scrubber, massage your facial cleanser into your skin with your fingertips and follow it up by rinsing and then patting your skin dry.

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