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Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

The directions don't say you should but, I was just wondering .....

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

I usually use a mild cleanser first. 

One thing I want to mention, though, is that Dimitri always recommends to get your face warmed up with very hot water before applying the DermAppeal.  That is one thing I disagree with him on.  I've read several places that hot water is drying to the skin.  Your face won't be quite as warm, but use warm water instead of hot.

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

Yes, I always cleanse my face first and agree with the previous poster that warm water is better than very hot for your skin in general. I stopped using the Derm Apeal though because it was a little to harsh for my skin.

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

I won't repeat the horror show details that Demapeel caused my face to turn into.  I will say with any scrub they say cleanse first but I find it gentler not to and use a mild cleaner after the scrub.  JMO

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

The instructions say to apply to clean skin, so I do cleanse before I apply the DermaPeel to wet skin.  I keep it on my face for a few minutes, then rinse it off thoroughly in the shower.  BTW, my dermatologist told me to not use any scrubs (oops!), so I only use it about once every 3-4 weeks.  I've never had any irritation problems.

 

 

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

 Now that I am retired, I do not use soap to cleanse my skin everyday anymore being that I do not wear any makeup but maybe once a week. So no I do not wash my face prior to using dermapeel. I just rinse very good with warm water....  and they apply it.   

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

I typically do not wash my face first.  I only use it  1 or 2 times per month and when I do, it is in my morning shower.  The only thing on my face in the morning is a little skincare from the previous evening so I don't feel the need to do double.  I do love the way my skin feels after but I also find it a bit on the harsh side and I don't enjoy the smell.  My derm doesn't recommend scrubs either - she says they cause broken capillaries.

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

I was always told that no matter what type of exfoliant that is being used whether it be on the face or body, that it should be done on clean skin.

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

I always wash first since I don't want to smear makeup into my skin.  Has anyone else had trouble getting this out of the tube?  I have to practically stand on it to get it to come out.  I liked the jar better!

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Re: Skinn's DermaPeel - Do U wash your face first?

I always wash my face before using the peel, whether I put make up on that day or not.  I, also, use warm water, not hot.