St. Ives Blemish Control Facial Scrub

Here is a type of product I haven’t reviewed before: a scrub.

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I had never used a scrub before. I was looking for some travel shampoo for a weekend trip I was going on when I stumbled upon this in the travel section. I thought that I might as well try it. The first time I used it resulted in hilarious and embarrassing results. I woke up the next day and my chin was covered in flaky dry skin. It looked like I had suddenly turned into an old man except without the wrinkles (because of my new “beard”). My mom told me that it was quite alarming, and she didn’t tell me anything because she didn’t want to hurt my feelings. I discovered it later and was totally freaked out. The next time I used it, I didn’t have the same reaction. I still got a few dry, flaky patches, but at least there was no beard of white. My theory is that the scrub pushes the salicylic acid deeper into the skin. I used it in conjunction with my holy grail acne treatment (post coming soon!) the first few times, which explains the overly dry skin. However, now that I know not to use both things, I love this stuff.

This product gives me incredibly smooth skin. As far as blemish control, I’m not sure how well that works. Whenever I get pimples, I get ones that don’t want to go away so I typically have to treat them for a few days anyway. I didn’t notice that this helped or hindered. But, the actual scrub is amazing.

I didn’t notice any smell with this product.

Overall, I would highly recommend this to anyone. Don’t use it every day. You can figure out a good schedule based on your skin. I use it every three to four days, but you’ll have to experiment.

What is your favorite skincare product?

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