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Old 01-19-2014, 03:02 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I'm new to the exfoliation process, but after doing a bit of research, I don't see why I can't simply do an exfoliation by scratching my skin with my fingernails.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Other than the long red lines you'll leave all over your newly "exfoliated" skin, there shouldn't be any problem.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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My legs look awful from scratching.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Other than the long red lines you'll leave all over your newly "exfoliated" skin, there shouldn't be any problem.
That and all the dead skin you'll have under your nails. And it makes me itchy just thinking about it.

I always exfoliate with a sugar scrub. Before I take a shower, I mix sugar with a little bit of coconut oil (you can use other oil) and a drop of essential oil. Its so easy to make, and ingredients that I already have on hand anyway. I don't see why anyone would want to use their nails to exfoliate. That just doesn't even seem like it would work very well.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:56 AM
 
Location: MN
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When you scratch your skin with your nails, you literally create cuts. Using a sugar scrub or a different means to exfoliate won't create scratches. It removes a layer of dead skin, rather than cutting through the dead skin into live skin.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I don't think your nails would "scratch" the surface of your skin evenly. Plus, if you give yourself a microscopic cut then it would be unhealthy.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Okay...thanks.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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That and all the dead skin you'll have under your nails. And it makes me itchy just thinking about it.

I always exfoliate with a sugar scrub. Before I take a shower, I mix sugar with a little bit of coconut oil (you can use other oil) and a drop of essential oil. Its so easy to make, and ingredients that I already have on hand anyway. I don't see why anyone would want to use their nails to exfoliate. That just doesn't even seem like it would work very well.
I never tried a sugar scrub. Sounds interesting, and cheap.

Do you use it on your face or just your body?
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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I never tried a sugar scrub. Sounds interesting, and cheap.

Do you use it on your face or just your body?
I've always heard that sugar isn't good to put on your face, so I just use it on my body.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:42 AM
 
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This is kind of an old thread... but I just had to comment on this. First of all exfoliating with nails is not the same as scratching. You would obviously apply very little pressure and not leave any red marks on ur face. I’ve tried many exfoliating creams throughout my life. And just recently discovered while taking a shower that I can gently pass my nails over my face to remove dead cells. This is what the original poster was asking about. Which is not the same as scratching. Anyhow, has anyone else tried this ? It seems to me that this is a better way to exfoliate and don’t understand why it’s not more common.

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