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How does one exfoliate an entire body?

Do you mean using a scrubby and shower gel and scrub the holy heck out of everything or is there some other female secret or process I do not know of yet?

I am still having extremely picky upper back of my thighs, hips, and butt area.  This is causing painful clothing contact and "shaving bumps" in places.  I've said this before but it is like I have two huge grill brushes for thighs and butt cheeks!!!  I'm talking PICKINESS times 100.

It probably doesn't help that I am on a super vitamin regiment due to my bariatric surgery and the low intake of, well, everything.  On one side its great because my head hair seems thicker and my nails are growing like crazy.  But it obviously is making my body hair very robust in some spots.  Luckily not my arms or lower legs and my torso is still manageable.


I have been using scrubby and shower gel for years now.  Back when it was "Not Manly" to do so.  I just liked how much lather I got.  LOL

I always hated wash clothes.  I use just antibacterial bar soap every time just with my hands to get those spots that are prone to body acne from hair follicle blockages. On my face too for the same reasons.  Though honestly I do not have face acne issues at all but don't want it to start.

I have heard of Aveeno too but honestly have not had a chance to buy any.

I am trying to work through all the man lotions and scents I still have, to not waste them, and basically, I am not out yet so I have little choice.

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There are 2 different types of exfoliation that I know of, chemical and abrasive. Chemical exfoliants come in many different types and of varying strengths. They essential break down the out layer of skin, allowing shaved hairs to better penetrate back through the skin. They also breakdown the gross stuff that blocks and clogs pores. 

abrasives contain abrasive material. Some are natural such as crushed shells or pits, some are not and are things like micro plastic beads. 

Either one does require some scrubbing and application to most areas of your body. 

I use a combination of the two. Not together, days apart. I always exfoliate pre shave and immediately moisturize post shave. It took a little bit for my skin to get used to both the shaving and the exfoliating, but I have less issues now then I did when I first started. I still have coarse and curly body hair which is a bad combination for ingrown hair. Can’t wait until I can afford some electrolysis and start hrt. 

Feel free to DM me if you want to discuss the particulars of my routine. 



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On 10/29/2019 at 6:17 PM, SaraAW said:

Can’t wait until I can afford some electrolysis


I was fortunate to discover that there's a clinic that is licensed to teach electrolysis to student nearby.  As a result, my sessions are $20 per hour (performed by students under professional supervision) rather than $60 to $80, the local rate from qualified clinicians in my town.  I've been doing 2 hours a week for almost two months now, and it's gone very well.  Obviously, the savings is significant.


Might be worth searching to see if there's anything similar near you.


With best wishes,



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