Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:06 PM
Does anybody have any recommendations on what I can do to heal the scarring on my chest at this point? My skin is very sensitive and I believe that this could be a major problem - perhaps I don't produce enough linoleic acid to heal the scars? I'm not sure, but the only thing I'm currently doing to treat my scarring is using jojoba oil on the affected areas. I still have a couple of hard, lumpy pimples (cysts?) in my chest that are painful, but as I said, much less than before. Thanks in advance!
Posted 31 May 2012 - 12:43 PM
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:09 PM
P.s your hyperpimmintation really isnt that bad. And both the salacylic acid and AHA will help with any other cysts, pimples etc.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 02:59 PM
Ah, so you guys think this is just hyperpigmentation? I see. I have been outside a few times and got a little sunburn, which I know I'm not supposed to do but stupidly allowed to happen anyway - does this mean that my hyperpigmentation is permanent now? I'm debating using retin-a on my chest, but I really don't want the irritation as I know how dry it made my face. Will shea butter still work for hyperpigmentation? I'm certainly willing to try it!
Duh ~ I misread your post and thought you said you were using Retin-a on your chest. I wouldn't do it then.
Using a good sunscreen with a high percentage of Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide is an excellent idea. Both will shield your skin from the sun, promote healing and moisturize. Try to avoid clear sunscreens that don't provide you the same protection or benefits. A good body wash with Salicylic acid will help with exfoliation too. Keep your skin moisturized. Some people like Shea Butter. A lot of people use AHA creams/lotions too. I can't use them.
The hyperpigmentation will fade with time, as long as you take care of your skin. Be sure to use good sun protection going forward when you're outdoors.
If you use BP, don't apply it to open sores. This can lead to scarring.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 03:11 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:10 PM
Sounds like I'll be searching for some AHA cream very soon. I never use BP anymore.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 09:01 PM
Thanks guys, this was all awfully helpful. I happen to have compound W, is there any way I could utilize this? It's really harsh so I'm not really sure if it'd help anything, but I'm tempted to use it on a couple of these really lumpy zits. Funny you guys recommend body clear body wash - I already use it!
No. You might end up scarring yourself. It's too strong.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:42 PM