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#99992 - 07/07/12 05:08 AM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: mumbaigirl]
Thehairyone001 Offline
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Hi, I've suffered from those pesky pepperspots trying just about everything until I found what seems to be the cheapest quick fix-- now I'm not promising miracles but this is whats worked best for me: Palmers shea butter and a German "riffi" exfoliating glove.

Exfoliation is key but this glove is absolutely amazing getting the job done. HOWEVER I warn it's not like any loofah or sponge you've tried before... the first few times it will be painful, almost like sandpaper (yeahh trust the Germans for that) but it definitely helps free those trapped hairs and as an added bonus literally leaves your skin like silk. You can find them online (or this site: http://www.denmanbrush.com/acatalog/Riffi-700-Original-Massage-Mitt.html ) just make sure it's the *original* riffi.

Secondly, going over board on moisturization is crucial. Most people don't realize this, but simple lotions do.not.work. With the palmers it locks in moisture to plump the skin and lubricate the follicle which both help to push the hair out. Additionally, I massage it in for about 10 minutes which also helps to "loosen" the hairs. I suppose baby oil or vaseline can have the same effect but those are messier smile

Lastly I'd strongly advise against Tretinoin and salicylic acid... as someone whos suffered from acne I can definitely say they won't be quick fixes and if anything may impede future pepper spots as another user has mentioned it drys the skin which will ultimately clog pores!

Anyways best of luck.


Edited by Thehairyone001 (07/07/12 05:17 AM)

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#100005 - 07/08/12 02:31 AM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: Thehairyone001]
Brenton Offline
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Looks like I can only order the glove from Australia or UK. Might be interesting haha. I think with international shipping and currency conversion it comes to around $20.

I wonder if I can use aquaphor as a moisturizer. I also have this lotion:

http://www.amazon.com/AmLactin-Percent-Moisturizing-Lotion-oz/dp/B000NN3H5E

I'm coming up now on 3 weeks since my last laser treatment. Still looks like a lot of pepper spots (this is the first treatment on my arm with the Gentlelase, but I had a lot more before that with "ok" settings on the apogee elite... and this is my 4th on the legs). My friend told me I had smoother legs than his mom lol. I would just like it to look smooth rather than shaved.

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#100009 - 07/08/12 08:31 AM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: Brenton]
mumbaigirl Offline
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Amlactin is nice. You can also try a moisturizer which contains glycolic acid.

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#100010 - 07/08/12 09:34 AM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: mumbaigirl]
Brenton Offline
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I have so much of this lotion that I feel like I should use it just to start getting rid of some of it. I showed in the mornings so I'll probably apply it at night before bed. Then I guess I should use an exfoliating mitt in the morning in the shower?

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#100017 - 07/09/12 03:55 AM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: Brenton]
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Odd, I can't edit the above post. I was just going to add that I'm not sure if I should be exfoliating everyday or not. I thought it should only be a couple times a week, but for pepper spots, maybe I need to do it more?

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#100018 - 07/09/12 05:39 AM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: Brenton]
ekade Offline
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Did somebody try blackhead remover tool like this http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/revlon-...l_Google_Beauty
for these pepper spots?

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#100026 - 07/09/12 09:45 PM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: ekade]
Thehairyone001 Offline
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Brenton what I do is exfoliate on alternating days. So day 1 I'll use my mitt and day 2 a simple bath puff then repeat. And yes, do exfoliate in the shower! If you're planning on getting the riffi I'd like to mention I've never used it dry as a "massage glove". In fact, just the though of that makes me cringe...

Also the blackhead remover sounds like a good idea. Not sure if it would work since these things are so deeply embedded and persistent on living but it's worth a shot!

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#100027 - 07/09/12 10:15 PM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: Thehairyone001]
Brenton Offline
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Hmmm interesting. Sadly the amlactin lotion has kind of a disgusting smell, but maybe I can do that each night before bed, and then exfoliate on alternating days? The place I go to for electrolysis gave me some exfoliating gloves as well. I might consider the riffi glove, though I wonder how much better it is. It seems to be getting good reviews though from what I can find.

I remember my dermatologist did that black head remover thing on me before (I assume what she used was higher quality)... I don't remember it making a huge difference, but maybe it could work?

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#100030 - 07/09/12 10:44 PM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: Brenton]
stoppit&tidyup Offline
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It might make you cringe but my electrologist who recommended me the riffi said you cause tiny scratches on your skin when you use it wet.

Previously, I had tried all kinds of abrasive exfoliation methods from other mitts to fine pumice stones. I had always used them wet, so using something dry was new to me too.

She suggested I use it on dry skin before shower, in gentle circular motions. She stressed that moisturising was just as, if not more important. So I'd use the mitt a few times a week but made sure I moisturised (I used bio oil) daily. My issue wasn't pepper spots, it was fine hairs on my legs growing in a coil and caught just under the skin. In the past I had tried products like tend skin without much success. For me, a week or two of the above routine sorted out my problem.

I do think glycolic acid products would help as well.
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#100032 - 07/10/12 06:04 AM Re: Pepper Spots [Re: stoppit&tidyup]
ekade Offline
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So, all body scrubs in the shower cause tiny scratches on one skin as well?

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