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Do you know WHY exfoliating is good if you have ACNE?

19 March, 2017 - 10:00pm by - First Lady | 49 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie

Do you have hormanal breakouts, teenage acne or oily skin prone to blemishes?  Are you regularly using a gentle exfoliant?  No?  Sit down.  School is in session.

Acne prone and oily skin generally sheds more skin cells than any other skin type - but instead of falling off, these dead cells stick to the oils on your skin; clogging pores and creating blackheads and spots.  Now cleansing can help remove this debris and is a vital daily step in your skin care routine, but it's not the most effective way to tackle the problem.

Exfoliating helps to remove the skin cell debris from the outermost layer of your skin, preventing a build up, which in turn prevents breakouts.  Exfoliation also smooths and evens the skin tone, it's a brilliant way to minimise scarring from pimples and pigmentation issues that come from healing breakouts. The key is to be gentle though - you want a scrub that isn't too abrasive and you'll only want to use it a couple of times a week.

We're putting Zeosoft Natural Mineral Face Scrub to the test.  

Zeosoft's Natural Mineral Face Scrub is a weekly face scrub containing Soft Zeolite. These minerals gently wash away impurities & exfoliate, leaving your skin feeling fresh, supple and revived.  This product is 100% natural and contain no parabens, no colourants, no artificial fragrances, no EDTA and is also environmentally 'positive' - it continue to clean when entering the waterways.

We're really interested to read reviews from people who have tried this scrub on their acne / blemish prone skin - so if this sounds like you, and you're keen to give it ago, tell us below!  And why not share your exfoliation experiences below!

Do you know WHY exfoliating is good if you have ACNE?


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I have this in my shower right now as I got it from a Beauty Review box! I love how it polishes my skin gently with natural ingredients and no parabens. I will add my review in a few weeks, once I can try it for longer.

I use it often to clean off my make up at the end of the day. I find it gentle and non irritating and it leaves my skin looking healthy and glowing. I haven't had acne for a long time though!

Oh and I absolutely love that it doesn't harm to waterways - that's a terrifying issue nowadays!

19th March, 2017 at 10:26 pm

I haven't had ance for a while too. Must be doing something right lol

20th March, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Yes, I love how refreshed and revived skin looks after exfoliating!

22nd March, 2017 at 11:13 pm

I haven't tried this product but would love to give it a go! I have horrible oily skin and am quite acne prone. I typically don't exfoliate because the ones I have used tend to strip my skin and just make the problem worse (looking at you St Ives). It is also quite hard to find one that is environmentally friendly. I would love to give this a go!

I don't have breakouts so think this would suit those who do -Good Luck sounds like a really good product.

I have very oily skin and still suffer from breakouts, even though I'm in my late 30's! I haven't yet found an exfoliator that's perfect for my skin type. The one that I found a few years ago, that worked really well on my skin, has been discontinued and I've been on the hunt for a replacement ever since. I'd be really keen to test this one out, especially since it targets oily skin and doesn't contain any parabens (I've been trying to go paraben free for a while now).

I use an exfoliant maybe once a week, maybe its not the right one? Ive the good old adult acne argghhhh Ive tried a couple of different ones but am always on the hunt for a new one :)

I haven't tried this but would love to. I would love to find something to help with my acne prone skin (mainly round my chin)

I always thought an exfoliating scrub helped with acne by giving the skin a deep clean and removing dead skin and removing dirt from pores. I use a scrub once a week.

I use a scrub everyday...perhaps it is too much but I have never had any issues and it makes my skin feel great. St ives blemish scrub is my go to and I have tried soooooo many.

i love scrubs! they're fantastic for making dull tired skin look refreshed and smooth and alive again. where can we buy these? seeing i already have a scrub trial on the way i don't really think i can push my luck for another hahahahaha :P

Once in a while I get acne. I haven't had any lately. I will sit this one out.

I've seen this brand on beauty review and instagram and have been wanting to try it out! I have SUPER oily skin the kind that make-up melts away from... I get breakouts in my T-Zone especially on my chin/forehead, I believe this is due to hormones. I love that this brand dis natural and the packaging is awesome! I use to use skinfood exfoliator but it wasn't doing the trick so i've been using a konjac sponge instead, would love to give this a go!

I got this in the NZ Brands 2. I do plan to use it once I use up a couple of my other scrubs. I actually prefer chemical exfoliants and peels and mud/clay masks but I do have the Foreo Luna which does provide exfoliantion on a daily basis. So I don't use scrubs more than once a week. But I have read how amazing soft zeolite is so I looking forward to the reviews.

I haven't tried this product but I do think it's important to exfoliate. My current foundation has me breaking out especially my chin area. My red pigmentated cheeks normally look better after exfoliating too.

I try to use a scrub once a week. I have combination oily skin which is prone to break outs so this product sounds perfect for me. I love that it's made from natural ingredients. I've used exfoliator a in the past which were too harsh for my skin (contained microbeads) which put me off using scrubs. I'd be interested to see if it improves the appearance of my acne scars.