And it kept reminding me of like a chemical peel gone wrong or acid complications. I've had the problems going on for a year now. It was worse at one point where the skin was severely red.I knew I couldn't have gotten "rosacea" because I can feel it in my gut. It just dawned on me, that the places where I was using lemon juiice for acne scars (and I definitely over did it with a lemon juice and sea salt scrub for about about 2 weeks everyday back before the problems slowly started to creep up....are the areas where my redness/pinkness is! The lemon and overdoing it probably severely dried out my skin and since it's an acid, it can do a lot of damage. It probably left my skin this sensitive and with these dents and pains and redness. Now that I have realized this, I don't know how to help myself because I am still dealing with the aftermath of my mistake and am still getting indentations, stinging, pricking, pink skin patches, scars, etc. I just don't know what to do for my skin now that I know. It's still obviously recovering. I was basically harshly exfoliating with sea salt and then applying loads of acid to my face. What can I do to make my skin recover and grow healthier? I've been using gentle cleansers and moisturizer and helps to an extent. Should I do anything to minimize my scarring also? These red irritated areas are so pink. I've tried olive oil, coconut oil, tea tree oil-which seems to worsen the situation because it's drying the skin I think, Neosporin, but my skin just still keeps degenerating Then again I guess I haven't really committed enough time to all of these products before moving on to a new one.
Anyone have an experience with chemical peels gone wrong/acid on skin.....and can give me advice on how to build my skin to health?
Edited by pokerlady888, 28 January 2012 - 01:59 PM.