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Why do some exfoliating cleansers cause discomfort?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Because exfoliating scrubs are designed to remove the outermost layer of your skin, they're abrasive by nature. Instead of using a scrub, try using a mild exfoliating cleanser followed by a moisturizer. You should get similar, though not as dramatic, results without the pain.

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