Need Help- Pimples Leave Brown Mark In Their Place When Gone
Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:42 AM
I'm 33 and still get the occasional pimples, mainly when I eat fried or oily foods. Anyhow, up until a few months ago, whenever a pimple went away, that was the end of the story, no trace on my face that it existed. However, starting 3-4 months ago, all of the pimple I've had since left a brownish round mark on my face when they went away. At first I thought they were just temporary marks, but after 3 months and still not seeing the earliest one dissipate, I'm starting to get worried. Can anyone else relate, and any suggestions on how to get rid of these marks safely?
Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:02 PM
I have had some scars for a few months too. But lately I tried using lemon juice to fade them... and it worked!
My marks are almost gone now.
I think you should give it a try, all you have to do is buy a fresh lemon (usually 30-50 cents) and add 1-3 drops in a table spoon with some water. Then you take a cotton swab or ball and dip it in the solution, and dab it on the marks.
Now, this is a warning: It might tingle (or burn, if you don't dilute it) -- you can also dry out your skin if you don't add some water to the lemon juice.
Good luck! Fresh lemon works best. Try only before bed.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 03:01 PM
Thanks for the advice! I use lemon juice already actually from time to time on my face. For me I just cut a small wedge, squeeze the juice onto my hand, and just apply it on my face. So far it hasn't worked for the brown spots left behind by my pimples though. I wouldn't call them acne scars, just that, brown spots. Also as mentioned, I never would get them after a pimple went away, only starting a few months ago. It's really wierd, it's like my face is no longer regenerating after each pimple eventually goes away, for lack of a better word to describe it.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:53 AM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:20 PM
Thanks again, and if I uncover any product that works well for my PIH, I'll be sure to update you on it.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 10:35 PM
I currently use Differin (which takes time) but also started microdermabrasion and it helps speeds the process and makes the retinoids more effective. I have dark PIH from folliculitis and after one treatment I saw immediate results and over the days they got lighter. (Some were pretty bad- almost black). I just had my second treatment (7 weeks later) and the old spots are almost completely gone (and barely visible under mineral make up) and the newer spots have faded. I'm am going to keep up with regular microderm treatments (the hydra facial uses lactic acids and other acids to increase the spot treatment). Good luck and I hope this helps!
Cetaphil Daily Cleanser or M2 Exfoliating Cleanser with Clarisonic brush
Elta MD UV Facial moisiturizer
Cetaphil Daily Cleanser or M2 Exfoliating Cleanser w/o Clarisonic brush
Elta MD UV Facial moisturizer w/ Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
FOR FOLLICULITIS & ECZEMA
Triamcimolone as needed
Ketoconazole 2% Cream (spot treatment only) twice daily
Clarifoam once daily
Noble Soap everytime I shower
Differin 0.3% (spot treatment only)
Posted 27 February 2012 - 04:00 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:36 PM
I was applying, essential oils on my face, and was also practicing spiritual healing, that might have helped.