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Baby's got back

Friday, August 22, 2008

Having clear skin is the foundation to all things beauty. But we focus so much on our faces that we sometimes forget to pay special attention to other parts that can get blemishes too! Especially in the summertime, the back can become the culprit on the skin front. (The sweat from walking around in 100 degree weather just might have something to do with it!) No one wants to have bacne (back acne) when they’re going out to the pool or in a sexy backless dress. So wash up with Clinique’s soap for face and body or Neutrogena’s Acne Body Wash that is made to clear up your pores (like a cleanser for your whole body!). Again, nothing is more beautiful than flawless skin!  How do you keep you skin flawless? 

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Ashley14xx wrote:
1) 8/22/2008 9:56:08 AM
To keep my skin flawless i use clean and clear. It seriously works. and rub ice on your face after you tone. It helps to seal pores so dirt can not go into them. Also an egg mask =) Tightens pores, and can reduce wrinkles. im only 14, but it helps to know what works when your young =)
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casser wrote:
2) 8/22/2008 10:10:34 AM
i exfoliate every day on my full body and lotion 3 times a day to keep my skin mosurized and everyday i shower and use in-shower lotion from bath and body works... for my face i use the nutregina wave in the morning the put on mary kay timewise face lotion(i also use the in shower face stuff) and repeate at night:)
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t3410 wrote:
3) 8/22/2008 10:14:14 AM
i love using suave products i use a few of the lotions to keep my skin soft!
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booyahchic007 wrote:
4) 8/22/2008 10:17:50 AM
I keep my skin flawless by visiting a dermatologist. He knows what's best for my skin and ever since, I get very few breakouts. But I'll admit that there's not a whole lot you can do for bacne other than trying to keep the sweat off of you as much as possible.
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frogcaf wrote:
5) 8/22/2008 10:18:34 AM
i use elf products! i love the lotions and i lovesome ulta lotions! i also shower with a pore cleanser(dont know the company)and acne wash.
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Lelu wrote:
6) 8/22/2008 10:20:54 AM
I like to dry scrub before I get in the shower. It is a wonderful way to exfoliate. Dead skin is a big culprit for zits!
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Melanie123 wrote:
7) 8/22/2008 10:21:45 AM
I keep my skin bacne free by making sure to change the sheets on the bed a little more frequently in summer, use unscented fabric softner (so your skin doesn't potentially have a reaction to the dyes and scents usually found in liquid fabric softeners) and change shirts and dry up as soon as you are done exercising so as not to let sweat get into the pores on your back.
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texas wrote:
8) 8/22/2008 10:24:05 AM
i use olay products they are great and work sometimes better than [$] products
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frogcaf wrote:
9) 8/22/2008 10:26:25 AM
i also use murad skin acne wash
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BLUE 1080 wrote:
10) 8/22/2008 10:28:09 AM
i love the way Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub makes my skin feel it leaves it refreshing and even prevent body breakouts.
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11) 8/22/2008 10:28:32 AM
I use e.l.f. mineral makeup to keep my skin flawless!
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Starryxuan wrote:
12) 8/22/2008 10:31:13 AM
I exfoliate my skin once a week and apply lotions everyday to keep my skin flawless :)
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weiyeow wrote:
13) 8/22/2008 10:32:09 AM
i scrub myself on dry skin before getting into shower. it made my skin smooth and flawless :)
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SexieLxieLOLZ wrote:
14) 8/22/2008 10:32:20 AM
I just wash it with body soap to keep it clean. it works perfectly
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LivinGlamorously wrote:
15) 8/22/2008 10:32:21 AM
I always scrub down every other day with the Neutrogena's Ace Body Wash. And everyday I use Burt's Bees Radiance Body Lotion with Royal Jelly. It's got mica in it so my skin is always shimmering!
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Heyy wrote:
16) 8/22/2008 10:35:09 AM
If I know I'm going to have a long day at the beach, I wear a tank top over my bathing suit if it has an open back.
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nicole z wrote:
17) 8/22/2008 10:37:15 AM
I use an exfoliating hemp body loofah from the body shop everyday. It helps remove all the dead skin cells and the dirt accumulated from the day, so that the dirt does not get trapped in my pores and become 'bacne'!
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xkissmetwice wrote:
18) 8/22/2008 10:38:55 AM
To keep my skin clear I use Mario Badescu products. You can take a survey and they come up with a complete skincare regiment for you and will send you really nice sample sizes of everything! For my body, I use Clinique's soap and it keeps my skin really clear! I used to break out on my back and a little on my chest, but since I started using that it's completely gone!
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sexy wrote:
19) 8/22/2008 10:39:32 AM
To keep my skin flawless and free from breakout I use 100% tea tree oil. Just a few drops in you face lotion or in your face spray you will be from breakouts.
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nique_nique wrote:
20) 8/22/2008 10:40:12 AM
I use Neutrogena's Acne Body Wash and it works great! I just wish I had started using it sooner because I have scars from old blemishes. Anyone know a home remedy for removing those scars?
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Emelle wrote:
21) 8/22/2008 10:43:45 AM
Just taking showers works pretty well for me.
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LuvMakeup wrote:
22) 8/22/2008 10:44:59 AM
ELF you should make a skincare line! I love Neutrogena's Acne Stress Control cream really works!
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TrailerTrashPrincess wrote:
23) 8/22/2008 10:45:22 AM
for those of us with really long hair, especially : be sure to rinse your back (or, preferably, wash it) after using conditioner! all the synthetics and silicones and butters in conditioner that make it unnaturally shiny are also prone to causing breakouts.
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lela wrote:
24) 8/22/2008 10:52:15 AM
I agree Neutrogena works great. I don't have back acne but my boyfriend does from working out and sports and it works great on him!
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hennarose wrote:
25) 8/22/2008 10:53:28 AM
ALWAYS USE SUNSCREEN so your skin will continue to be beautiful!
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LoveELF wrote:
26) 8/22/2008 10:53:46 AM
i recently read that putting toothpaste on a pimple will suck out the oil and leave skin flawless....
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rebeaa wrote:
27) 8/22/2008 10:56:31 AM
I wash my skin three times a day and take showers everyday it works good!
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Jenna wrote:
28) 8/22/2008 10:57:22 AM
I wash my face twice a day religously and exfoliate once a week. I still have some acne problems that I can't seem to outgrow, but this helps!
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OtterKim wrote:
29) 8/22/2008 10:58:37 AM
I'm blessed with clear complexion (including my back), but a dress like that would be challenging to wear! I use a pouf with mild body wash to ensure soft, clean skin all over and moisturize with something light and refreshing for the hotter temps in summer.
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neutronnancy wrote:
30) 8/22/2008 10:58:39 AM
It is so hard to scrub your back in the shower. I use one of those loofah scrubbers with handles. This may be one solution, but the best way to be sure to get all the hard to reach places is to have your significant other scrub it for you!
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rebeaa wrote:
31) 8/22/2008 10:59:20 AM
neutrogena cleansers are the best! They keep my skin looking great!
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diandria wrote:
32) 8/22/2008 11:00:55 AM
I used to have terrible adult acne over my face. I had blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, the works. My acne was even painful at times. I tried Obagi, Melaleuca products, Proactive and even saw a dermatologist and had blood tests. Nothing seemed to help. Then I read about French Green Clay and incorporated that into my cleansing routine as a weekly mask. Within no time my face cleared up and my skin looks nothing like it did before.
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Laura10801 wrote:
33) 8/22/2008 11:00:55 AM
I'm prone to what I call "bacne" (back acne), too. I find that exfoliating and thorough cleansing helps a bit. I use a back brush to gently scrub my back. I don't have oily skin, so I use the same moisturizing cleanser I use on the rest of my body, but you might consider a soap formulated to treat acne.
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rebeaa wrote:
34) 8/22/2008 11:01:06 AM
omg! Neutrogena is the best! They help me look good.
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rrb wrote:
35) 8/22/2008 11:01:27 AM
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Olivia wrote:
36) 8/22/2008 11:02:31 AM
I don't use any chemicals on my face to keep it clear, I let it be natural and it's good so far!
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smilez wrote:
37) 8/22/2008 11:02:49 AM
Cliniques soap is miracle working! It cleans my face so fast and efficiently!
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Megan84 wrote:
38) 8/22/2008 11:03:41 AM
Luckily I don't have a problem except with my face sometimes, but I have used Neutrogena's body wash and it is awesome, it makes your skin feel so clean and rejuvenated!
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smilez wrote:
39) 8/22/2008 11:04:54 AM
Exfoliate exfoliate! showers and cleansers!
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Cali_Girl wrote:
40) 8/22/2008 11:06:48 AM
There is this great product called "Natures Cure", it's inexpensive and really works, For your face they have a daily all-natural pill & an overnight cream, and they even have a spray for your back and and any other parts of your body you may have a problem woth. I also always make sure to use a loofah on my body to get my skin really clean and slough of all that dead skin, and use a scrub a couple times a week to do the same thing for my face.
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AMeehan wrote:
41) 8/22/2008 11:06:51 AM
I simply wash with my favorite scent of Avon Naturals bodywash.
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HawgHen wrote:
42) 8/22/2008 11:07:12 AM
A great tool is one of the long handled loofahs that you can reach your back with. You can exfoliate your skin (like you do your face) to keep it soft & to turn over the dead skin cells.
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irishgirl wrote:
43) 8/22/2008 11:07:24 AM
Facials!! I think elf should come out with new products like heating facewash and blackhead strips. Why not go into the skin care line the whole way!
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kimmie99 wrote:
44) 8/22/2008 11:08:16 AM
I use an exfoliating body wash daily to keep away the dirt and dead skin cell build up. I also use the Neutrogena Body Wash at least once a week.
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Kimmymo wrote:
45) 8/22/2008 11:08:27 AM
I use soap. plain soap. I have very sensitive skin, but I do exfoliate with neutrogena products.
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smilez wrote:
46) 8/22/2008 11:09:09 AM
I use Keihls and it works sooo good. it expensive but worth it.
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cnjmp wrote:
47) 8/22/2008 11:09:50 AM
use clean and clear it works great!
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Dixiedawn wrote:
48) 8/22/2008 11:13:18 AM
I absolutely LOVE Neutrogena's acne wash.. I have used it on more than one occasion. I also love any scrubs that have tiny microbeads. They work so well for me!
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K86 wrote:
49) 8/22/2008 11:13:39 AM
I use Garnier Nutritioniste gel cleanser to keep my back acne free. Also, changing/washing your sheets often is very important.
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caramelo wrote:
50) 8/22/2008 11:13:45 AM
I keep my skin flawless by using a salt scrub all over my body at least once every two weeks to make sure I slough any dead skin cells.
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Dixiedawn wrote:
51) 8/22/2008 11:13:58 AM
I absolutely LOVE Neutrogena's acne wash.. I have used it on more than one occasion. I also love any scrubs that have tiny microbeads. They work so well for me!
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WhispersofKitty wrote:
52) 8/22/2008 11:15:22 AM
My main problem has always been back acne. I use nature's cure medication. They're little tablets you take by mouth. They also make a spray that you can spray on your back. In the shower, I use a loofah with a long handle and an exfoliating scrub to scrub my back.
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Nikki_con wrote:
53) 8/22/2008 11:18:51 AM
I use Clinique mild facial soap and dramatically different mositurizing gel. Works wonders.
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Twila_Fey wrote:
54) 8/22/2008 11:18:55 AM
Achelle, I know exactly what you mean, I have found that Neutrogena's pore refining cleanser works best for me! Also, I moisturize with Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, its absolutely fab!
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EReed wrote:
55) 8/22/2008 11:19:44 AM
I used Proactiv every other day in conjunction with Cetaphil gentle skin wash (so my skin doesn't dry out too much from the proactiv) and mineral makeup. I hardly ever breakout anymore and my skin is nicer now than in my 20's!
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yayme wrote:
56) 8/22/2008 11:22:05 AM
I wash with soap in the shower and it seems to do me just fine. Then I apply lotion afterwards. For my face I use a face wash and then a lotion. It works!
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Susanna wrote:
57) 8/22/2008 11:22:10 AM
I keep my skin flawless by mixing my own scrub. Brown sugar and extra virgin olive oil! If you haven't tried it, please do! It really works and leaves my skin super smooth.
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buzymom3 wrote:
58) 8/22/2008 11:22:46 AM
I have never had a problem keeping my skin clear...I swear by Dove bar soap. that's it, just plain old Dove. I do use a moisturizer after my shower and in the summer I use an all over moisturizing shower gel to keep my skin from getting over dry from the sun. Crazy huh that something so basic works so well!
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smilez wrote:
59) 8/22/2008 11:24:12 AM
I rub cold ice on my face and back then put cream on.
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Allele wrote:
60) 8/22/2008 11:25:06 AM
I love Lush products. Nothing has been able to keep me so clear than Fresh Farmacy and Herbalism. I don't know what they put in there, but it works! Going with cheaper alternatives hasn't done anything for me, so although they're pricey, it's the one thing that I'm willing to shell out for.
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AutumnLyric wrote:
61) 8/22/2008 11:25:47 AM
I exfoliate every day. I just bought the Neutrogena Wave and I love it. =]
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Little Mama wrote:
62) 8/22/2008 11:26:24 AM
I personally have very dry skin, with blemishes, so I like to use a good exfoliating and moisturizing clenser.
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Dramatic EYE LASHES wrote:
63) 8/22/2008 11:26:25 AM
The way that I keep my skin flawless is drinking plenty of water and to always keep the skin clean and moisturized.
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jennuhfer wrote:
64) 8/22/2008 11:26:28 AM
I usually use the tea tree oil brand from the body shop where I work at. Every other other month, I would switch it up with the seaweed brand and its been keeping my skin pretty clear. I've found this is the only things that works for me.
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Jo-Mama wrote:
65) 8/22/2008 11:28:03 AM
I use a shower mit with my bodywash & it works great. Have 2 of them & I alternate them. I just throw them in with a load of laundry, to keep them clean. We also got a water softener for the house & I notice that my skin is a little softer.
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cutielu wrote:
66) 8/22/2008 11:28:31 AM
When I wear backless dress, I usually put sunblock lotion on my back in the summertime. In the spring or fall, I put skin care lotion to keep my back moist and smooth
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Stefny wrote:
67) 8/22/2008 11:30:10 AM
I change makeup sponges, powder puffs, sheets, and pillow cases every other day! Don't just keep your skin clean, keep EVERYTHING that touches your skin clean too. That includes your hands and HIS!
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myajdwbr wrote:
68) 8/22/2008 11:31:27 AM
I try to only use natural soaps and moisturizers on my skin. I find the purer it is the better it does for my skin. I like to use Pine Tar soap for my body and a tea tree soap for my face. I follow that up with a honey lavender lotion :).
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bookworm101 wrote:
69) 8/22/2008 11:31:45 AM
During the summer I always try to wear sunscreen. I read that sun exposure can worsen acne. Also since I work-out I always wipe my body with a body cleansing wipe to prevent dirt build-up when I don't have access to a shower.
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Greya wrote:
70) 8/22/2008 11:35:42 AM
About a week ago I ordered the Proactiv products (acne treatment products) and even in this short time using them I can already see an amazing difference in my skin. I also use two luffas, one for my face and one for my body I find that it helps me get my skin feeling really clean and easily scrubs away dead skin so leaves my skin looking fresh. In addition, I use the Neutrogena Body Wash which helps fight acne on the body.
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azgirlie_1378 wrote:
71) 8/22/2008 11:36:29 AM
I love using Lush Producta and a fantastic sugar scrub that I get at Trader Joes, it helps keep my skin clear.
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sgumer wrote:
72) 8/22/2008 11:40:09 AM
i try to eat right and use the right skin products like neutrogena body wash and olay face wash and face cream. for the most part exercise and eating right work well for me. the creams and face and skin products are for insurance.
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egnues wrote:
73) 8/22/2008 11:41:13 AM
having pretty skin makes a complete package, your skin shows all your secrets. Eat right and not too much sun, the skin tells all, treat it well and it will make you look like a million bucks
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melodyrose16 wrote:
74) 8/22/2008 11:41:40 AM
for me, biore face wash cloths work the best.. they are already wet and so easy, and they make my skin look great
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nikilin wrote:
75) 8/22/2008 11:41:53 AM
moisturize! I wash it in the morning and at night using neutrogena face wash too!
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Mrs. tel wrote:
76) 8/22/2008 11:42:13 AM
I actually use the Neutrogena body wash and it is fabulous!!! It helps alot. Not only for break out but for dry skin and it helps to keep the skin supple with out over drying due to the ingredients in the wash. I love it!!!
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vegasmommy wrote:
77) 8/22/2008 11:42:42 AM
I agree flawless skin is a slice of heaven and can make no make up days just as good as make up days. Your skin is a reflection of all you do from stress to foods you eat :)
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Spray foundation! wrote:
78) 8/22/2008 11:42:44 AM
I just wash my back everyday with regular soap and it works just fine, or else you could use an exfoilating body wash
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tchrust wrote:
79) 8/22/2008 11:43:15 AM
Loofas! I change my out every 2 months to keep it fresh along w/my skin :)
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missinglynx wrote:
80) 8/22/2008 11:43:21 AM
I make sure to shower often and I use Clinique - very pure and effective!
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heath18 wrote:
81) 8/22/2008 11:44:43 AM
That's a great idea! There are so many clothes that show your back or shoulders at the very least--so this is a great thing to keep your skin nice and clear!
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SiCh wrote:
82) 8/22/2008 11:46:02 AM
I think the key to flawless skin to moisturize! I suggest moisterizing right when you get out of the shower, when your skin is still a little wet, this will give you a nice and healthy glow and the ultimate moisture for your skin. I also suggest to loofa with elf's bath set from their bath and body set. This will give extra healthy glowing skin and it will get rid of dead skin cells which carry bacteria. Good luck!
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Nic3 wrote:
83) 8/22/2008 11:47:42 AM
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Vintage Jewel wrote:
84) 8/22/2008 11:48:15 AM
I like to use all natural soaps, ones made from milk, oatmeal, and veggie oils. The more natural, the better my skin tends to be.
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Jay‚ô• wrote:
85) 8/22/2008 11:48:28 AM
I scrub, scrub, scrub with Neutrogena's Body Scrub! It really does work, and it smooths your skin over without drying it out! I also use a shower pouf to help clear away all that dead skin.
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jasimeii wrote:
86) 8/22/2008 11:49:22 AM
oooo she's hot :D
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Ash77 wrote:
87) 8/22/2008 11:49:36 AM
To keep my skin clear, I try to take showers often and I use the Panoxyl soap bar and that really, really helps. It lasts forever and it's cheap.
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indygirl77 wrote:
88) 8/22/2008 11:50:07 AM
I love Neutrogena's body wash, works great.
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grover wrote:
89) 8/22/2008 11:50:51 AM
i make sure to use a scrub type brush everytime I shower, It works a bit better then a loofah and helps to ensure that all pores are open and clean
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thershey wrote:
90) 8/22/2008 11:52:22 AM
I make sure I wash my face every morning and evening With helps me keep my face clean
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1cesk8er wrote:
91) 8/22/2008 11:53:49 AM
So, I'm a huge fan of everything clinique don't get me wrong. but the Neutrogena Acne body wash is great! it smells kinda funky but works like a charm.
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Allison Ray wrote:
92) 8/22/2008 11:54:15 AM
I love Clean & Clear - even the Target brand works great!
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Allison Ray wrote:
93) 8/22/2008 11:55:01 AM
I love Clean & Clear - even the Target brand words great!
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sara2680 wrote:
94) 8/22/2008 11:55:34 AM
It is always good to have flawless skin.
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irvinejenn wrote:
95) 8/22/2008 11:55:58 AM
I keep my skin flawless by using scrubbers and Olay. I never realized how important it is to take care of your skin until now. My mom has always recommeneded Neutrogena's Ance Wash, too. Shimmering lotion always does the trick.
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missestofu wrote:
96) 8/22/2008 11:56:06 AM
Just like the face, when you over-wash your body or wash with harsh detergents it will dry out your skin which will first make you look like an alligator and then can possibly turn into a boy breakout. My solution is to wash with a mild soap like Dr. Bronners and keep my skin hydrated with natural lotions like Alba Organics. Doing this keeps my skin glowing, soft, and acne free.
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sg wrote:
97) 8/22/2008 11:56:29 AM
I use clinique mild bar soap
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missestofu wrote:
98) 8/22/2008 12:00:33 PM
I forgot to mention, I have a tattoo on my back and often touch it which can cause a breakout. When I notice this happen I moisturize the area at night with Clean and Clear Anti-Acne Moisturizer; in the morning my skin is soft and the zits are reduced and after a second application, gone.
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hadleysun wrote:
99) 8/22/2008 12:01:01 PM
Using a back scrub and definately showering immediately after working out. A swim in the pool is nice for the pores as well as lots of water!
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ChattermakeupS wrote:
100) 8/22/2008 12:01:55 PM
I would say to use a loofah and moisturize every day! This will wash your dead skins away that carry dirt and oils which later on becomes acne!
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rmarief wrote:
101) 8/22/2008 12:07:15 PM
I use a sugar scrub from Trader Joe's. It's not harsh like a salt scrub and it keeps my chest and back from any type of blemishes. It's also grapefruit scented and in the shower in smells heavenly. I also use it on my feet to keep them soft.
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ChattermakeupS wrote:
102) 8/22/2008 11:57:54 AM
I think the key is to deifnitely exfolitae, this will wash away dead skin cells which will let yourp ores breathe. Your pores need to breathe. I also suggest after you wash your face at night, DON'T moisterize. Let your pores breathe while your sleeping. Your pores need to breathe and you don't want to clog your pores that way. However it is important to keep moisterized, so in the morning is the perfect time right before you put on your makeup!
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amandacakes wrote:
103) 8/22/2008 12:09:09 PM
i use an exfoliating sponge and a body wash!!
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Emmallyie wrote:
104) 8/22/2008 12:11:36 PM
I take hot showers a lot. They close up the pores, even if it is just for a little while.
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monicamonica911 wrote:
105) 8/22/2008 12:15:10 PM
Neutrogena's acne face wases are always great, so this should be pretty good too!
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softy wrote:
106) 8/22/2008 12:19:54 PM
I always use Olay products. They work great.
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mmnfrnz wrote:
107) 8/22/2008 12:19:55 PM
I began using Oil of Olay for sensitive skin face wash to help my skin become smoother and clearer at the same time. It works marvelous! Then I started using their Oil of Olay Age Defining Wash. That worked even better! In the morning when I wake up and wash my face I would use Oil of Olay Moisturizing Renewal Lotion before I apply my makeup for a smoother look and also to hydrate my skin. Also I would use the lotion at night after I washed my face to remoisturize my skin for the night. I trust my skin to Oil of Olay.
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Rachael L wrote:
108) 8/22/2008 12:20:52 PM
I need a new body wash, maybe I will try this!
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Mir wrote:
109) 8/22/2008 12:24:08 PM
I use Neutrogena body wash, especially for my shoulders and back. It started when I was pregnant and this was the only product I could find to help!
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WOWZEE wrote:
110) 8/22/2008 12:26:26 PM
My daughter used Neutrogena body wash. It has sure cleared up the acne on her chest.
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destined4dream wrote:
111) 8/22/2008 12:27:43 PM
i keep my skin flawless with Mario Badescu skin care,and whenever my skin isn't completely flawless i use ELF Tone Correcting Concealer to fix any blemishes.
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Sherri9099 wrote:
112) 8/22/2008 12:42:55 PM
Love the dress she's wearing!
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sophsterr wrote:
113) 8/22/2008 12:45:47 PM
To keep my skin looking clear, I wash my face using an antibacterial soap which really works for me. Also, when take showers , I use dove body wash which keeps my back and body "bacne" free and squeeky clean :)
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sins wrote:
114) 8/22/2008 12:54:03 PM
Clear skin requires no other adornment.....
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echarms23 wrote:
115) 8/22/2008 12:59:50 PM
I use my neutrogena acne wash to wash my back when i have a pimple there, it's for the face but it dries up the pimple and helps to prevent breakouts.
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fabover40 wrote:
116) 8/22/2008 1:09:06 PM
I was plagued with hormonal acne on my chin and neck through my teen years and even into my 20's and 30's. I used countless products to try to clear my skin which didn't work. What works wonders for me is taking Ortho tri-cyclen (Yaz is great too). Also, think GENTLE cleansers such as Cetaphil (not too harsh) and I especially love Olay foaming cleanser for sensitive skin. I use an Olay gentle exfoliant cleanser 2-3 times a week as well. My skin is acne free thanks to this combination of methods. I am not saying that taking oral contraceptions is an ideal way to treat acne, however it can be harmful to take other acne medications which can have dangerous side affects. I never have acne problems anymore.
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jazzymazzy wrote:
117) 8/22/2008 1:10:55 PM
I love the sea salt and sugar body wash! Its amazing! I have really sensitive skin, and this leaves my skin feeling so smooth and soooo soft!
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velveetah wrote:
118) 8/22/2008 1:16:54 PM
I definitely think it's key to use a loofah on the back area...really gets rid of the dead skin (eww).
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crayzee4cozmetix wrote:
119) 8/22/2008 1:17:28 PM
I put noxema on my face before getting in the shower and leave it on the whole time I shower. Just before getting out, i rinse it off. The steam from the shower seems to open my pores more to let the dirt and oil out. Apply an oil free moisturizer and you've got smooth skin.
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dorksta wrote:
120) 8/22/2008 1:22:11 PM
You can keep your skin flawless by sleeping on time and washing your face regularly. Along with that, you have to also pamper it from time to time to keep it flawless.
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AlySedai wrote:
121) 8/22/2008 1:26:29 PM
I just try to keep my face clean every day, moisturized, and healthy. I use sunscreen and don't tan...I embrace my paleness. I also believe in the power of's amazing what a good night's sleep will do for you.
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Jennjenn wrote:
122) 8/22/2008 1:31:14 PM
I always scrub my back with a papaya soap brand and moisturize with Cocoa Butter. It can be easy to neglect you back, but your skin should be very important--even if you can't completely reach it!
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sreedhoover wrote:
123) 8/22/2008 1:32:22 PM
I LOVE this stuff!!! I still can not get over th price. I will only use elf for now on. Thanks elf!!!!!!!!!!!!
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j3w3li wrote:
124) 8/22/2008 1:35:09 PM
I use johnson and johnson baby lotion! My skin gets irritated with all the chemicals, so I use what babies use and it works! My skin feels smooth and fresh. No allergic reactions and no acne from the chemicals.
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Clear Skin wrote:
125) 8/22/2008 1:37:03 PM
I love Proactive! Expensive yes, but it really works!
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true beauty wrote:
126) 8/22/2008 2:24:21 PM
I think the most beautiful women are those who don't wear alot of make-up. The women that are comfortable in their own skin are the best!
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true beauty wrote:
127) 8/22/2008 2:25:59 PM
I use aveeno lotion and it keeps my skin so soft and clear!
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fl32810 wrote:
128) 8/22/2008 2:36:25 PM
I use cut potato on my skin to keep it away from pimples and acne.
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Chrissy259 wrote:
129) 8/22/2008 2:42:13 PM
Wow, "bacne" lol, is that a real word, like seriously, bacne is horrible, my sister doesn't have it so i'm like so jealous, but i heard that if you like blend daikon, this kinda asian plant and like an egg and use like a mask and put it on acne it works, not sure though.
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shoppergal wrote:
130) 8/22/2008 2:45:25 PM
i moisturize every night and every morning and use eye cream
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Flawless Skin. wrote:
131) 8/22/2008 3:07:16 PM
I use Clean and Clear Morning burst in the morning. It really cleans your skin and wakes you up. I use make-up removing wipes before bed. Spot treat pimples with Toothpaste to dry them out and then once they are dried out, use neosporin to help heal the skin faster.
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GummyBear18127 wrote:
132) 8/22/2008 3:59:20 PM
Neutrogens really works! (at least for me :-])
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Mango wrote:
133) 8/22/2008 3:59:21 PM
nice shoes!!!
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mherinean wrote:
134) 8/22/2008 4:01:56 PM
Most people don't know to wear sunblock during colder climates. When snow is on the ground, the uv rays are reflecting back into your face. Even if you don't wear makeup, wear sunblock.
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qt pi 101 wrote:
135) 8/22/2008 4:54:01 PM
I keep my skin flawless using bath and body works' aromatic soaps and lotions, as well as clean and clear's deep action cream cleanser for a tingling sensation and the feeling of beautiful healthy skin.
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pookie605 wrote:
136) 8/22/2008 5:19:56 PM
Hello, I use a cleanser called Cetaphil in the shower every evening and before I go out I put on a SPF SUNCREEN dailyNeutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 45 Moisturizer.
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Laurel wrote:
137) 8/22/2008 5:41:58 PM
I have for years mixed regular sugar with baby oil (johnson's or the store brand)I add a few drops of lavendar essential oil and I have a wonderful (very inexpensive) scrub. My friends love it when I make a large batch and give them some but you can easily make a small one use batch. Hope this helps.
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blue_cloud wrote:
138) 8/22/2008 6:44:36 PM
exactly, u can got acne at many parts of your body, not just ur face and ur back, u can also get acne at the side of ur upper arms, too. I once got it and it was like u cant wear clothes that have short sleeves, horrible, but now i get rid of it, so just take care of all the part on ur body, especially at this hot season
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lovey wrote:
139) 8/22/2008 6:54:49 PM
you have to keep it flawless by washing every-day
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mitty wrote:
140) 8/22/2008 7:46:07 PM
I love love the neutrogena line period! I have tried alot of body washes for acme, alot of them work but dry out my skin or have a mediciny smell to them that lingers. I love the fact that neutrogena smaells good, leaves my skin soft and really works.
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Frozzy:) wrote:
141) 8/22/2008 8:28:26 PM
I use st.ives face wash , for blackheads and also a soap name by detol and i feel good i love my skin
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BriLyn wrote:
142) 8/22/2008 9:50:40 PM
I scrub with dove soap and rinse off with a biore moisturizing/cleansing body wash.
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hiimfriendly wrote:
143) 8/22/2008 9:50:56 PM
I hear the best thing to prevent bacne is to remove sweaty clothing and shower after you work out. Also it's best to wash your face before and after you work out. Better to use a gentle cleanser that doesn't remove the good oils/moisture from your face. (therefore preventing over-washing)
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dreamstar88 wrote:
144) 8/22/2008 10:32:49 PM
I keep my skin flawless by making sure to cleanse the back thoroughly. Often people don't fully wash their back because they can't see it so it is overlooked. During the summertime when it is really hot, I don't use lotion on my back because of all the sweat, it tends to collect more oil and cause breakouts. So I keep the lotion to the legs and arms.
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MamaE wrote:
145) 8/22/2008 11:47:49 PM
Washing my face is the first thing I do in the morning and last thing I do at night. But my real secret is that I always moisturize and ALWAYS use sunblock! My skin is not always perfect, but it's close enough for me!
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angelindispair wrote:
146) 8/23/2008 12:19:30 AM
I personal love Clinique it has done wonders for my skin
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dreamer637 wrote:
147) 8/23/2008 1:37:55 AM
i have back acne even in the winter. I do not know why. I just use soap.
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noage wrote:
148) 8/23/2008 8:22:01 AM
Aside from fresh air, sleep and eating right which can be the hardest obstacle to get right, add only what is needed to look your best (less is almost always more and a whole lot less expensive). At night take off makeup with light-weight products that work quickly and rinse with water, and tissue any remaining residue. Natural products with fewer ingredients seem to be best. I also think that oil free stuff is easier on even sensitive skin (doesn't enlarge pores or weigh down skin if you protect your skin from the sun and sleep enough and eat right). It is always best to limit sun exposure but always wear sunscreen. I think it is also best to stick with colors close to your natural colors, and don't buy anything until the sample size has worked for a week or more. Certain products work w/ certain chemistries, so don't always search for things that work specifically for your skin type. Supplements (such as oils) in pill form can be great for skin, hair and nails too. It is also important to take the time to see a dermatologist for real problems - don't tackle them at the beauty counter. For hair, stick with highlights and lowlights to offset any negatives (alternate these is best) - root lines that grow in after a full head coloring look tacky and can be stressful to keep up with.
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beans wrote:
149) 8/23/2008 10:26:59 AM
i used a masque every day
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Nicolee :) wrote:
150) 8/23/2008 6:12:58 PM
Not only will Neutrogena work effectively, but I also use Acne Free for all of my acne problems and my skin is now amazing, looking back, I realized that I should've used it a long time ago.. =)
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ALEXX wrote:
151) 8/23/2008 7:20:17 PM
i use nutrogenas acne relief lotion religously it keeps my face clear and smooth all day.
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okimat wrote:
152) 8/23/2008 9:53:46 PM
The key to young looking skin is spf, spf, spf!!! Regardless of whether you're going from office to car or out to the beach, spf and shade is the key to keeping skin smooth and young. The sun's rays are strong and harmful and can attack even minimal exposure leading to wrinkles and "leather" looking skin. For a nice bronzing look, use a spray tan or bronzing moisturizer.
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sixxlover wrote:
153) 8/23/2008 10:02:36 PM
thanks for the information!!!!!!love it
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mon wrote:
154) 8/23/2008 10:22:13 PM
i've used the neutrogena acne body wash for a yr or two and it works amazing! its the best thing my skin if soft and clear. this is a very good recommendation. i love it!
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PollyPocket(: wrote:
155) 8/23/2008 10:58:15 PM
omg wow, i have a bad problem with back acne and i live in 115 degree weather so i am definitely going to try what you recommended! thanx :D
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jenjenmichelle01 wrote:
156) 8/23/2008 11:49:42 PM
I use proacitve solution. At night i take off my makeup so that it does not clog my pores. Also i use oil free makeup!
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bscba141 wrote:
157) 8/24/2008 12:47:06 AM
An ice pack in the affected area helps in several ways. It is relaxing first off, it takes the swelling and the redness down, and it soothes the skin before applying benzoyl peroxide 2%. It helps the skin absorb the cream better.
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yvetteg wrote:
158) 8/24/2008 1:24:54 AM
I always moisturize right after my shower while my skin is still damp.
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cathy22 wrote:
159) 8/24/2008 9:31:32 AM
I use St. Iveís apricot scrub it has these tiny beads inside that help you exfoliate your skin, but don't do it too much because exfoliating more then necessary can do more bad than good for your face. Also try the neutrogena wave, it helps remove oils and make up, and with the vibrating mode it opens your pores.It really does make your skin feel incredibly soft after using it!!! Ps:You're never too young to start using Oil of Olay to help keep your skin soft, young and beautiful!
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rebecca.s wrote:
160) 8/24/2008 1:02:32 PM
Wash with a bar soap such as dial instead of a liquid bodywash witch is diluted more therfore less concentrated .
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baddgrrl wrote:
161) 8/24/2008 3:51:34 PM
I use a sulfur based soap which helps with my acne. I also drink lots and lots of water.
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mari wrote:
162) 8/24/2008 4:08:53 PM
i totally agree with this. not only do i have bacne, but i also have acne on my neck. i didn't know that it was because of the weather, but thanks. i will definitely go out aand get some neutrogena acne body wash.
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momnj wrote:
163) 8/24/2008 5:27:16 PM
I find a puff helps clean your skin better than a cloth. Put a dab of cleanser and it goes a long way. Your pores will sing.
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cappachynno wrote:
164) 8/24/2008 8:14:02 PM
I agree, I use clinique as well for my acne proned skin. i use cliniqu's foaming face wash for my face and the soap for face and body on my back. Keeps me acne free. also i use Witch Hazel as an astringent everyday. it helps to keep your face oil free, as well it removes the dead layer of skin on your face.
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Jmorgan wrote:
165) 8/25/2008 8:40:17 AM
This sounds great! I have always had bacne and have never known how to help clear it up!
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EMS wrote:
166) 8/25/2008 12:50:59 PM
For a while I was on Accutane which is an Rx drug prescribed for acne. I never had severe acne but it was bad enough to make me want to miss out on social occasions. It really cleared up my face and any scars I had dissappeared, too! I used to have back acne and since I've used that stuff (I stopped it almost a year ago), I've been clear of 'em! It's a risky drug though so it's good to read up on it and it's possible side effects first!!! Nothing really worked as well as that!
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wbenson12 wrote:
167) 8/25/2008 1:13:29 PM
its so true, i almost never even gave a thought about what my back must look like when i was at the pool. but i noticed other peoples and suddenly i was so self- conscience! i will never go out in a swim suit without checking my back first!
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elfLover1289 wrote:
168) 8/25/2008 1:59:32 PM
i use the elf mineral makeup is great! thats how to do it cheaaaaaa
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crlygrl wrote:
169) 8/25/2008 2:45:25 PM
I wash my body with anti bacterial soap. I have been using it for many years and seems to be the only thing that works well for me.
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xo_shirley wrote:
170) 8/26/2008 12:02:41 PM
i wash my skin every day
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soniaae wrote:
171) 8/26/2008 12:18:00 PM
I use Emiennce organic skin care on my face and body. I also exfoliate my entire body once a week to keep my skin glowing and hydrate to keep away the wrinkles.
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No More Acne :) wrote:
172) 8/26/2008 2:48:24 PM
Back Acne is the worst. I use Neutrogena's Acne Body Wash and it works like a dream. I have no more problems on my back or chest.
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crimp90p wrote:
173) 8/26/2008 3:49:36 PM
you cant keep a flawless skin
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kate198255 wrote:
174) 8/26/2008 3:53:43 PM
To keep skin flawless a good exfoliating scrub is a great idea.
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Katie Kay wrote:
175) 8/27/2008 11:59:23 AM
I use Neutrogenas Wave once a day and then I use their sensitive skin daily moisturizer. The Wave is the best product I have bought in years. It awakens your pores, refreshes your face, cleans it thoroughly and wipes away dead skin while getting away blemishes. It leaves your skin soft and moisturized. I would still reccomend using moisturizer though!
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Cassiy wrote:
176) 8/27/2008 12:24:59 PM
I think clear skin is great. and i love backless dresses. so this article gave me some ideas on how to get a acne free back!
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Nattles wrote:
177) 8/27/2008 3:06:49 PM
I wash my face with Aveeno Skin Brightning Daily Scrub. My doctor told me that gritty facial scrubs like the Apricot Scrub I was using can irritate skin and cause microsopic cuts that actually were opening up my skin to bacteria causing me to get cysts. She compared loofahs and harsh exfoliants to sandpaper. She told me gentle exfoliants with microbeads are recommended and work just a well.
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Miss Barbie Girl wrote:
178) 8/27/2008 3:06:53 PM
I Keep My Skin Flawless BY Washing My Face And Moisterizing Every Night Before I Go To Sleep!
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SassySue wrote:
179) 8/27/2008 5:01:34 PM
I like to use a body wash with an exfoliator a couple times a week. Caress Tahitian Renewal is nice and smells great!
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misha wrote:
180) 8/27/2008 5:15:20 PM
i actually use both the neutrogena and clinique products religiously and they work wonderfully !
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sesame jaime wrote:
181) 8/27/2008 10:48:32 PM
i use neutrogena's spot treatment 8 hour stuff and St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead control scrub. It works great!
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bsinnen1 wrote:
182) 8/28/2008 12:18:47 AM
I wash my face in the morning and night with Cetaphil face wash. I wash my body with Dove soap and apply Olay face lotion and Jergans shea butter lotion to my entire body. it works great!
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Malynn wrote:
183) 8/28/2008 11:41:02 AM
Drinking lots of water helps in any season, and in summer I find my skin especially oily, so using a silicone anti-shine product really helps keep my mineral powders in place. I cleanse twice a day, at least, and on off days, leave all makeup off, just to give my skin a little down time. Pore minimizing masks help my face, chest and back stay clear, toned and tightened.
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mommymakeup wrote:
184) 8/28/2008 12:51:55 PM
As a mom you tend to forget about everything beauty related. Especially your back, my back has tattoos so of course I want it to look nice in the summer. Thanks E.L.F.
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highkick! wrote:
185) 8/28/2008 2:22:48 PM
I'm 22 and I've tried every face wash/scrub/toner etc on the market! I've never had "horrible" skin but the pores on my nose have always been my trouble point. Recently, I saw my 31 year old cousin (who's had perfect skin for as long as I can remember) using plain, simple, every day Ivory on her face. I started using it and four weeks later my skin looks better than it has in years! I trashed all of my fancy 'acne problem' face care and bought a pack of ivory. It does dry your skin our a bit but that's because it's getting in there and doing its job! Just use a good facial moisturizer (i use Olay total effects) afterward and your skin will feel great! Mine does!
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thruster wrote:
186) 8/28/2008 6:12:09 PM
I absolutely LOVE E.L.F cosmetics!!!
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harman wrote:
187) 8/28/2008 6:27:22 PM
Working out is the worst and then getting blemishes from your sports bra!! Thanks for the tip can't wait to see what it does
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joo. wrote:
188) 8/28/2008 7:30:59 PM
i agree ! whenever i get blemishes , i get extremely embarassed and i don't know the right ways to treat them
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blogger11 wrote:
189) 8/28/2008 8:17:47 PM
Thats so true about the bacne I get it all the time Thanks for the tip about Neutrogena Im totly going to try it!
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summerpratt wrote:
190) 8/29/2008 4:07:47 PM
I am so excited, I found your product from a baby magazine, being a new mom the all in one product has come in handy :) I love how the site helps me and creates my own profile...and to top it off I get free tips here :)
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deesfam4 wrote:
191) 8/29/2008 5:15:06 PM
Well, I use to have to worry about bacne, but it has gotten better with age...Now when I exercise or do other sweat creating things, I do try to shower after those things. I love the on the spot treatment by Clean and Clear and Avon has a product that works as well.
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ZebraGirl wrote:
192) 8/29/2008 6:00:48 PM
Exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate. Moisturize moisturize moisturize. Stick to your 3 step cleaning routine, no matter how lazy you feel. I think Clinique has the best skincare. So fresh! Also, lose the habit of touching/picking on your face. Fingers are germy. Picking on a zit will only make it worse.. scars are not pretty. Don't think you can always get away with concealers and makeups because you want to look flawless sans any makeup too - something your man would appreciate. I know my man likes that while he can appreciate me getting dolled up with makeups, he doesn't have to wait for me to get ready for just a quick walk outside. Plus, sometime you must be ready to just get up and go without any makeup on.. especially mom with kids. Lastly, eat well.. more fruits and veggies.. and stay really hydrated.
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Steph Wade wrote:
193) 8/29/2008 7:22:20 PM
I use Dove skin care products. They leave my skin feeling clean and fresh. Not to mention so SOFT!!
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music2swim wrote:
194) 8/31/2008 9:37:09 PM
To keep my skin from breaking out and to help soak up sweat, I put on a light dusting of baby powder if it's very humid out. The baby powder also smells good and makes your skin feel smooth.
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crimp90p wrote:
195) 9/1/2008 1:41:21 PM
well just use nuetragina!
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go-go girl wrote:
196) 9/2/2008 8:33:06 AM
The best way I know to keep skin looking perfect is to make sure you wash at night with a cleanser that's good for your skin type; clean off make-up at night!; and also I think the biggie is your DIET. Your diet has so much to do with your skin.
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love9509 wrote:
197) 8/30/2008 10:07:06 PM
As a soldier, all i do is work out. and i started to notice while in high school when i had gym then track practice my skin was always breaking out. but after enlisting and going through bct and being in my unit. that the following helped me; taking showers more often, changing sweaty clothing. face wash designed to treat ur type of skin and acne. WATCHING WHAT YOU EAT! if you eat junk all the time. your body WILL show that you eat junk. like; soda, fast food, candy, fatty deep fried greasy foods will make your skin break out. trust me i ate all of that. now that i have stopped i havent had a break out in months! and dont wear make up to bed. that will cause you to break out majorly. hope it helps.
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Sekcychica08 wrote:
198) 8/31/2008 8:41:32 PM
Washing up with Neutrogena's Acne Body wash is defintely a good idea. It helped me a lot. I used to have tons of bacne and it was shameful wearing a tank top or a backless dress. After using Neutrogena's Acne body wash and sponge I saw a difference in two weeks. After a couple of weeks with neutrogena's body wash I moved on to other body washes that focused more on promoting smoothness. After trying a bunch of different products I've noticed my skin is getting better everyday. So I recommend that you use body washes that fit your skin issues. Right now Im using Dove Supreme Cream Oil body wash and its FABULOUS!!! Not only does it smell good but it really does keep my skin soft and smooth...I dont need to put lotion on. I definitely recommend it...After a few weeks I will probably move on to Olay's body ribbon body wash....Tip: Change your body wash after you finish the product if you are prone to bacne because it keeps your skin from getting used to a treatment that will eventually stop working for you. Your skin will continue to get better.
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Backacne!! YUck wrote:
199) 9/1/2008 1:50:43 PM
I live in the Bahamas and Back acne is a very common problems amonst natives whether they are white or coloured. I feel like our humid weather has alot to do with it and most of us use strong toilet soaps to cleanse but we forget about exfoliating whick contributes to acne on the body especially on the back. personally if find neutrogena body scrub effective.
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KMOORE wrote:
200) 9/2/2008 2:42:02 PM
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hellogooodbyee wrote:
201) 9/2/2008 5:37:01 PM
luckily i dont get bacne :]
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GaPeach777 wrote:
202) 9/2/2008 6:57:45 PM
Among the most important things to remember with skincare,is an annual examination done by the Dermatologist.While using great products on our skin are essential, we must also remember that a good foundation includes clear, healthy,nourished skin followed by E.l.f. makeup of course!
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cheergirl101 wrote:
203) 9/3/2008 2:35:45 AM
Since I have dry skin and live the desert, to keep my skin flawless, I wash my skin with a cream cleanser, and moisturize afterward. I also wear sunscreen daily.
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Razzle Dazzle wrote:
204) 9/3/2008 9:35:00 AM
I love the Neutrogena acne body wash. It honestly is the best stuff out there to prevent body acne. I suggest it for everyone.
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LucyBH wrote:
205) 9/3/2008 4:59:46 PM
I like to take a shower with a Dove soap bar after every workout and when I feel that my body got sweaty due to hot weather . I also take extra vitamin A, complete B complex, C, and E in addition to my multi-vitamin that I take in AM. This year my skin is better than I ever remember having it, face, upper arms, and back is totally clear, soft and velvet like.
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Lissy :) wrote:
206) 9/4/2008 12:21:14 AM
Neutrogena is ALL I use. They have a great line of products for the face. As for as for the body, I use Citaphil bar soap and has worked great for me.
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sweet sister wrote:
207) 9/4/2008 5:31:59 PM
I use the body buddy lotion applicator ( to apply glycolic to back blemishes, for lotions, self tanner, and sunscreen. It is the only way to reach every inch of skin on my own. Being single is wonderful,,,but it can have its drawbacks sometimes. I think it is also available at sure. Everyone should check it out. Comes in great colors also.
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dellatigre wrote:
208) 9/4/2008 9:48:18 PM
To keep my back clear and glowing healthy I use a good cleanser on a loofa sponge. It exfoliates and leaves my skin beautiful! For extra beauty on a night out while wearing a backless dress I add some shimmer with ELF's shimmery stuff!!
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Cassie D wrote:
209) 9/8/2008 2:42:01 PM
wow that dress has total sex appeal! i love how its so backless and short - she can pull it off!
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cancerian wrote:
210) 9/10/2008 3:58:18 PM
Drink plenty of water, use a moisturizer with sunblock, watch what you eat, like no greasy foods, not too much protien.
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Snugglepuss wrote:
211) 9/15/2008 2:37:29 PM
I have tried this wash, but have been unsuccessful. Actually, I went to a dermatologist and was told that acne on your body is very different than that of acne on the face. To eliminate it, I was told that it is under the skin so topical treatments(like for your face) will not work. Exfoliation and gentle scrubs seemed to work the best for me
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natural wrote:
212) 10/12/2008 4:11:31 PM
their are actually pills that you can take that take care of acne everywhere!! and they can get rid of it for the rest of your life too!!!
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Help?! wrote:
213) 10/20/2008 7:14:28 PM
i have some acne on my face and i dont know how to get rid of it ! if anyone knows a sure-fire way to get rid of acne FAST, tell me ASAP !!!
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shashay wrote:
214) 10/22/2008 6:33:14 PM
i always exfoliate once a week and rinse off with warm water. then i pat myself dry to keep some moisture in so that when i put on lotion,my skin will be extra hydrated. i also only use cocoa butter on my skin because its smooth and im african so my family really relies on it:)
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olivechick wrote:
215) 11/21/2008 1:45:24 AM
I have had acne since I was 11 years old and have not had clear skin since. Now I have so many blemishes in my face that I barely have any clear spots. Please give recommendations on how to can get rid of my blemishes, I would really really appreciate it. Thanks!
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krazymonkey92 wrote:
216) 4/9/2009 6:35:23 PM
thanks for the tips! i will definately try them
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heathaa :) wrote:
217) 5/2/2009 3:11:17 PM
I never actually realized acne wont just leave you alone.It doesnt only atack your face but it will catch you anywhere.I am going staight to the store for some neutragena!
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saranghae27 wrote:
218) 5/3/2009 7:58:36 PM
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.
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L'Amore wrote:
219) 6/3/2009 6:20:06 PM
Neutrogenas body wash doesnt work that well on me... sadly
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