Rafiki3 added a topic in Scar / red mark treatmentsApple Cider Vinegar For Indented Scars And Red Marks?Here is my plan. I have lots of red bright marks on my cheeks and I can't take it any longer. They look horrible. I also have several indents by my temples on both sides and there is redness in them. I have been reading up on apple cider vinegar over the last few hours. I just have a couple questions:
I half asian skin prone to scarring/marks. I have lots of oil on my t-zone and nose, forehead is FULL of clogged pores too. I can almost see it coming out of my blackheads on my nose.
Will the ACV help get rid of nose blackheads? And how will it do this if so. Will they just eventually fall out on their own or do I need to scrub a bit once I start seeing them come out?
Does ACV help indented scars? Some posts I read said it did.
I am going to dilute it 50/50 with water. I already bought Braggs ACV. Do I need to refrigerate it? I was going to mix a bowl and store it. Refrigerate or not?
I am going to apply it after I cleanse. I am currently not using any products at all except Cetaphil cleanser and sunscreen moisturizer. I was on retin A but stopped after seeing no improvement for several months. So I am ready to try this new thing that seems like it can help.
After I apply it with a cotton pad, I will let it dry. Can I put my sunscreen on afterwards? And does the apple cider vinegar cause any sun sensitivity at all?
Please help I would greatly appreciate responses. I am hopeful for this and just really want to clarify my questions before I start. I am praying this will improve my redness and be an answer for me. I'm having a hard time emotionally cause of my appearance currently. God bless
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Rafiki3 added a topic in Scar / red mark treatmentsHow to tell difference between red marks and scars?Sorry for such a simple question, just confused.
Are red marks and hyperpigmentation different or synonymous?
Also, how can I tell if I have red marks or scars and what are the differences? Is the only difference the red marks will "eventually" fade on their own, and scars won't?
I'm paranoid I have both red marks and scars, this sucks. I'm only a teenager. Male.
I can post pics if needed but is there anyone I can tell on my own? I have lots of marks that are red and some dark spots which looks horrible.
Lastly, is treating dark spots, red marks, and scars all the same or what treatments correspond to which ones? I think I have some of each of them which really makes me depressed but I'm not even for sure.
What are some natural things I can try to reduce appearance. I don't want anything harsh like peels. I read so many reviews of creams on acne.org but it seems there is always a handful of people saying "this product broke me out" "made marks/scars WORSE" so I don't know what to believe when almost EVERY product reviewed on here has negative reviews AND positive reviews you know? I feel like I'm stuck.
I just don't know what to try because I don't want to do further damage. Please help me?
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