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I Had Got Rid Of All My Red Marks And Now I Have To Do It All Again...

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I had severe red marks at the start of this year, all over my cheeks... they were very dark and I had to wear a ton of make up to cover it all up. 6-7 months later they were virtually gone, mostly down to time but I think weekly Glycolic acid treatments helped a great deal (I did 6 weeks of treatments at home with a 30% glycolic)

I was still getting the odd breakout and I had some rolling scars, I decided to use a topical retinoid, Retin A... first 2 weeks my scars and red marks looked even better! Then I got a HUGE breakout from the IB of Retin A.... Its lasted weeeeks. Im now getting over that, but the red marks are 10X worse than they were 9 months ago. The only thing I keep reminding myself is that my skin healed last time.... and it will do it again!

Please just give your skin TIME, moisturize, and maybe use some glycolic acid.... but the rest of all this rubbish wont work, trust me I tried it!

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Regime...

Morning

Splash face with cold water

Moisturise w/ Kimberly Sayer ultra light day cream SPF 25

Evening

Remove eye make up

wash face with water

Apply Epiduo


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What do u think saw palmetto helps you with? I see your taking it and was curious

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it gets better every day!

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I use saw palmetto to help with my hormonal acne... It has nothing to do with red marks.


Regime...

Morning

Splash face with cold water

Moisturise w/ Kimberly Sayer ultra light day cream SPF 25

Evening

Remove eye make up

wash face with water

Apply Epiduo


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Red marks drive me crazy! My left cheek is finally clear, but the red marks there are taking forever to go away. I actually started washing my face with honey this week, toning with lavender chamomile tea, and my this has cut my red marks down a lot in just a few days! Maybe once I'm clear I'll try the glycolic acid, but I don't want to use any scar treatments until my active acne goes away.


my regimen:

am

wash face+chest+back with UMF 16+ manuka honey

tone with chamomile lavender tea

pm

home made grey kaolin clay, manuka honey & tea tree oil mask for 30+ minutes

spot treat with 50/50 jojoba and tea tree oil

avoiding dairy, soy, high sodium, refined sugars, processed foods since September 2011. more recently peanuts, gluten and citrus as well.

I am 90-95% clear, and still improving.


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I hate red marks too!!! :\ Well, I am sure anyone does! Hahhaaa!

I am going to try lemons for my scars. There are so many good reviews for them. surprised.gif


If anyone needs someone to talk to and vent I am here!

I used to use a lot of stuff on my face, but now I don't and I'm doing much better!

I take:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo ****
On my face:

  • NO face makeup (I only wear eyeliner and eyeshadow. No face make up no matter how much it kills me.
  • Coconut Oil when I am in the shower. I let it sit while I am in the warm shower then rinse it off. I also wear it to bed sometimes
What causes my acne:
  • Hormones: **** Ortho threw me off and my face was attacked with acne. UPDATE: My face has calmed down and I only get ONE little pimple when TOM comes to visit every month. :pray:
Face status: I no longer breakout like I did two years ago. I have the crap scars though.

Last updated: May 26, 2015


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N. Clare, how's it going washing your face with just water? I tried that a few years back and it made me feel really dirty. Good luck.


Oxy Maximum Face Wash

Dickinson's Witch Hazel

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion SPF15


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I read the first part of the title "I had got rid of all my marks" and I was just about to congratulate you... but then I read the rest :/ I know it sucks, I've been there. Actually, I am there. My marks got reeeeeeally better over the last few months and just a few days ago I got this awful breakout :/ The results: more red marks. They've turned into scabs though, so I really hope they go away...

I'll try peelings in a couple months. I've read some of your threads before and it seems like lactic/glycolic worked for you! Thank you for sharing your experience :)

Good luck with retin A!!

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N. Clare, how's it going washing your face with just water? I tried that a few years back and it made me feel really dirty. Good luck.

I'm using epiduo at night and watered down cream cleanser to remove makeup, otherwise I don't touch it or I wash with water. If I feel really clogged then I use a glyolic wash (no more than once a week) my skin seems to be much happier!


Regime...

Morning

Splash face with cold water

Moisturise w/ Kimberly Sayer ultra light day cream SPF 25

Evening

Remove eye make up

wash face with water

Apply Epiduo


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