Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:01 AM
however, it turned my face tomato red, incredibly tight and dry.
some days later, the skin started to peel off and i picked at it with my fingers, the bleached skin (don't know what to call it) revealed a light shade which was that of my normal skin color. i should've let it happen naturally as i guess it took my own skin with it.
im so scared and i dont know what to do. im so afraid that these scars will remain forever. im constantly depressed and cant remember the last time i smiled. please tell me the steps i should take to improve my condition as i'm at a loss.
school is starting soon and i feel like i cant walk the halls with these scars. ive been wearing foundation at home so my parents wont see, but a close face to face conversation will be the end of me.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:12 AM
I don't think that you have scarring, but the reason your face turned tomato red is probably because you were allergic to the benzoyl peroxide.
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:19 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:23 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:25 AM
can you explain what you mean by indented please?
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:35 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:53 AM
when i touch them, the texture of the surface is quite different. not quite rough
Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:45 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:52 AM
and yes, i know lemon juice is more effective but i dont have it at home
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:34 AM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:44 AM
my skin reacts fine with it
Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:50 AM
Austra, thank you very much for being the only one who commented.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:41 AM
Edit: Just saw your last post. Glad your skin has exfoliated nicely.
Edited by Quirky Fox, 05 January 2013 - 12:42 AM.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:24 AM
I'd say it was the reaction of the BP and clean and clear moisturiser. I've used both benzac and clean and clear and have always hated the clean and clear moisturisers - I think there's something in them that irritates my skin. If I used it while on BP it made my skin sting heaps too. I always washed it off because it would hurt too much. Usually this only happened if I'd used more BP than normal for me - which I suppose makes sense seeing as BP makes your skin quite sensitive and irritated/dry. So, anyway, I think it's better to use a more natural moisturiser if you decide to use BP again.
Hope it's all healing well now!
Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:06 PM
the pink skin formed under the scabs have completely healed
Thank you Quirky Fox for letting me know that it's a chemical burn. Didnt know what in the heck that was
Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:09 AM