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Hey guys and girls, :wavey:

This article has a good summary of what really works for red marks. I advise each one of you to read it for more information: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2...gmentation.html

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Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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thanks!


A battle of the red marks...


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You're welcome! It's a great starting guide for our forum users when it comes to red marks.


Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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Does anyone know if the products they recommended for the AHA products are any good?

Popular AHA products for hyperpigmentation include HumiNature Aha! Face Toner, Skin Medica Rejuvenative Toner, SkinCeuticals Equalizing Toner, Rejuvenating Lotion-15% AHA by Refinity, Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Lotion, and Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle 12% Glycolic AHA.

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I know that Refinity Rejuvenating Lotion - 15% has good reviews mostly. On Amazon it has 5 stars (Not many reviews though). Link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/customer-...customerReviews

Here are some other reviews:

http://www.dermstore.com/reviews_Refinity_100144.htm

Hope that helps a bit!


Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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No, it's pretty up there. Have you tried any other treatments mentioned in the article?


Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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No I haven't tried anything else, I've heard a lot about the AHA Enhanced Lotion but not sure how good it is.

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I am not sure about AHA Enhanced Lotion, but why don't you start with cheaper methods such as diluted ACV?

Depending on how bad your red marks are, maybe alternate a couple peels every two/three weeks with ACV.


Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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Already one month and a half on CSR

My routine:

AM

-CSR CLEANSING GEL 2 PUMPS (SUPER GENTLY WASH)

-PAT DRY

-CSR BP 2 FINGERS

-Ecuerin Q10 SPF 15 3 PUMPS

PM

-CSR CLEANSING GEL 2 PUMPS (SUPER GENTLY WASH)

-PAT DRY

-CSR BP 2 FINGERS

-Ecuerin Q10 SPF 15 3 PUMPS

STATUS: Start to clearing but still having continuous smaller breakouts


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I am not sure about AHA Enhanced Lotion, but why don't you start with cheaper methods such as diluted ACV?

Depending on how bad your red marks are, maybe alternate a couple peels every two/three weeks with ACV.


Regimen:

AM

Biore Pore Minimizing Cleanser or Cetaphil Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner

Dan Kern's 2.5% BPO

L'Oreal Genesis SPF 15 moisturizer

PM

Biore Pore Minimizing Cleanser or Cetaphil Cleanser for Oily Skin

BPO scrub (custom made from Aesthetician)

MaMa lotion

Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Mask twice a week - leave on for 45 minutes

Makeup

I alternate between the following, depending on the coverage I want:

Neutrogena Sheer Minerals Pressed Powder Foundation in Nude #40

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Foundation in Medium Beige #2.5 + Mineral Veil

Dermacia Lycogel MD SPF 30 in Beige #4

Hormonal

Microgestin FE 1/20 daily

Supplements

One a Day multivitamin for women

Costco Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil 600 mg softgels - 2 per day


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Hi Dogluver, :wavey:

If you are interested in doing peels yourself, I recommend a mild/moderate TCA peel. Here is a great site with directions on how to do a peel; also, a lot of members here have purchased from them so their products are legit: http://www.platinumskincare.com/product_im...ions/20tca.html

(Please do not confuse doing a TCA cross with a TCA peel when reading this site. They are different procedures with different risks)

As far as the MaMa lotion, I have been dying to try it for some time now. I just purchased it not too long ago, but it was a gift for my aunt who lives overseas. I wanted to keep it so bad! :shifty:

As a result, I can't personally tell you what I think about it. I do know that a lot of people swear by it from reading their posts here. You might want to do a search for "MaMa lotion" in our forum in order to read some of the replies.

Good luck!


Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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Hi Dogluver, :wavey:

If you are interested in doing peels yourself, I recommend a mild/moderate TCA peel. Here is a great site with directions on how to do a peel; also, a lot of members here have purchased from them so their products are legit: http://www.platinumskincare.com/product_im...ions/20tca.html

(Please do not confuse doing a TCA cross with a TCA peel when reading this site. They are different procedures with different risks)

As far as the MaMa lotion, I have been dying to try it for some time now. I just purchased it not too long ago, but it was a gift for my aunt who lives overseas. I wanted to keep it so bad! :shifty:

As a result, I can't personally tell you what I think about it. I do know that a lot of people swear by it from reading their posts here. You might want to do a search for "MaMa lotion" in our forum in order to read some of the replies.

Good luck!


Regimen:

AM

Biore Pore Minimizing Cleanser or Cetaphil Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin

Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner

Dan Kern's 2.5% BPO

L'Oreal Genesis SPF 15 moisturizer

PM

Biore Pore Minimizing Cleanser or Cetaphil Cleanser for Oily Skin

BPO scrub (custom made from Aesthetician)

MaMa lotion

Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Cooling Mask twice a week - leave on for 45 minutes

Makeup

I alternate between the following, depending on the coverage I want:

Neutrogena Sheer Minerals Pressed Powder Foundation in Nude #40

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Foundation in Medium Beige #2.5 + Mineral Veil

Dermacia Lycogel MD SPF 30 in Beige #4

Hormonal

Microgestin FE 1/20 daily

Supplements

One a Day multivitamin for women

Costco Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil 600 mg softgels - 2 per day


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Thanks for that article! The proportions for the ACV mixture confused me. Two parts water to two parts vinegar is synonymous with a half & half mixture, right? It just seemed odd that it was phrased that way.

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Thanks for that article! The proportions for the ACV mixture confused me. Two parts water to two parts vinegar is synonymous with a half & half mixture, right? It just seemed odd that it was phrased that way.

Went to the derm on 7/27/07 and started this regimen:

Morning:

Exfoliate with St. Ive's Apricot Scrub

Wash face with Cetaphil Cleanser

Moisturize with Neutrogena Oil-Free spf 15

Apply makeup

Evening:

Wash face with Cetaphil Cleanser

Differin(gel 0.3%)-pea size

Benzaclin-pea size

Moisturize with Neutrogena Oil-Free spf 15

Makeup:

Signature Minerals

Concealer, Foundation, Blush, Finishing Veil

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Thanks for that article! The proportions for the ACV mixture confused me. Two parts water to two parts vinegar is synonymous with a half & half mixture, right? It just seemed odd that it was phrased that way.

Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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Hello

i am having 2-3 years old red marks and the are the same as they were 3 years ago.

Reason: acne comes on coming on the same mark( or a big red SCAR i should call). My whole right cheek is full of it. The most irritating thing is that the acne lasts for 3-4 months . Sometimes i feel that it is not the mark but the same acne settled on the skin. I have taken all types of medicines ( zinc based etc etc). The acne goes while i take them but as soon as i stop them , they reappear and that too stronger and denser that before.

I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. PLEASE HELP!! :wacko:

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Hello

i am having 2-3 years old red marks and the are the same as they were 3 years ago.

Reason: acne comes on coming on the same mark( or a big red SCAR i should call). My whole right cheek is full of it. The most irritating thing is that the acne lasts for 3-4 months . Sometimes i feel that it is not the mark but the same acne settled on the skin. I have taken all types of medicines ( zinc based etc etc). The acne goes while i take them but as soon as i stop them , they reappear and that too stronger and denser that before.

I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. PLEASE HELP!! :wacko:


Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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Hi there,

I have been on accutane for a month now and my acne is not really subsiding yet. My red marks from my very first spots have not faded even slightly either.

I have lots of dark red marks that are flat against the skin (not pitted) and these scars make my skin look much worse than it actually is.

Can I use any products or do any treatments whilst on accutane?

My skin is very similar to yours- in fact I live in hope that after five months mine will look as yours did after 5 months.

Sam x

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Hi Sammy,

I am not sure who you are talking to when you say your skin looked similar, but I wish you well with the healing of your red marks. Since you are still on Accutane, I would definitely double check with your derm before trying any of the products recommended in the article. As you probably know Accutane decelerates skin's healing ability, so it is best to always double check with your derm.


Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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The only thing i can recommend for red marks left from acne is topical vitamin-C. It regenerates collagen on depressed scars and hastens the repair of damaged skin cells. I have a do it yourself instruction on my blog on how to make a homemade topical-vitamin-C

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hi,

i'ma 16 years old guy and i have a mild bit of acne on my face and some on my chest and shoulders also. it makes me wanna die, cuz it looks so weird, i dont wanna even look in the miror in the morning. :boohoo: im 2 embarrased 2 talk 2 my 'rents bout it, and i wanna fix my skin in secret but i dont have a bank account or credit card, or even much money, so i cant order anything good online. i tried benzol perokside from walmart but it didn't help. i once heard sumething about baking soda or vinigar...? plz sumbody help me, im taking a beating at school for it. :redface:

thanx

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Hi Drmemo,

Welcome to our forum!

This section is for getting rid of red marks after acne. Make sure you check out different titles around the forum because I am sure you will find a lot of help.

I advise you to talk to your parents about your skin. They may be very understanding and take you to the dermatologist who will be more likely to assist you. I know it can be embarrassing, but you will feel much better after opening up to them.

Good luck!


Celebrating Fishbulb to the fullest...

“... as the moon lingers a moment over the bitterroots, before its descent into the invisible, my mind is filled with song. I find I am humming softly; not to the music, but something else; some place else; a place remembered; a field of grass where no one seemed to have been; except a deer; and the memory is strengthened by the feeling of you, dancing in my awkward arms.â€


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