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#1 Spotthedifference

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

So, I'm currently in a position where I have no actives at all - only red/brown marks from previous acne and one or two clogged pores at a time. The marks are fading quite well on their own with time, sunscreen and mineral makeup. I do wonder though if AHA would help speed up the process a bit.

I've heard a lot of people talking about initial breakouts - I know I might still be acne prone, but could this happen to somebody who has their acne completley under control?

I've already bought some of Dan's AHA for the back of my legs and my shoulders, I'm just wondering if it would be helpful to fade the hyperpigmentation on my face, or if the risk of getting acne again isn't worth it.

Thanks for taking the time to read this :)

These are some photographs of before I got clear and now:
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#2 Julisss

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Wow, your skin looks pretty. Why don't you start applying it in a small patch first and see your skin's reaction to it?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

I was almost clear when I started using AHA+ and it didnt cause me to break out at all. In fact within a couple of weeks my skin was glowing. I say give it a go, im sure you wont regret it.

Congrats on your progress so far :)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

Wow, your skin looks pretty. Why don't you start applying it in a small patch first and see your skin's reaction to it?


Thankyou so much :) That's the first time I've heard that in almost two years. That also sounds like a really very good idea - I might try it out on my arm first then move on to my forehead, where I can cover any reaction with hair if needs be.

I was almost clear when I started using AHA+ and it didnt cause me to break out at all. In fact within a couple of weeks my skin was glowing. I say give it a go, im sure you wont regret it.

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That's great to hear, thanks for sharing your experience :) You look lovely in your picture by the way. Thanks very much, I'm so much happier now. I can't wait until these marks fade.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

I'm so happy for you! Your skin looks amazing! Are you wearing makeup in that pic? Because if that's your bare skin...wow. Beautiful. :)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Thankyou Posted Image You're really kind. I have powder on my eyebags and eyeliner and mascara on. It makes a huge difference from all the blends of foundation I used to put on. :) And my taller friends are lots happier now - no face inprints on their shirts from hugs! Posted Image

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Congrats! Looking great.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Thankyou :)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Thanks for the advice guys. I started using the AHA four days ago and here's where I'm up too now:

 

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I'm really pleased with the results thus far.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

Holy cow, your skin looks amazing.  I'm so excited for you.....:D



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

Keep it up!!! Skin is looking amazing!!! WOOHOOOOOO FOR AHA!!!! :)



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

The marks are fading really nicely now. I can only use the AHA once in a while because I get irritation bumps if I use it too often.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:25 PM

The marks are fading really nicely now. I can only use the AHA once in a while because I get irritation bumps if I use it too often.

Wow! BEautiful.  AHA's are the only thing that worked for me.  I started with a 12% lactic acid from local pharmacy and now use Glycoderma (25% Glycolic Acid) Complete CAre Revitalizing Cream that I buy online at Amazon.  Do you think that the breakouts are actually what was left under your skin from past acne?  I only had a one-time  but seriously bad case of deep cystic acne (lucky me) but as my face cleared so quickly and looked awesome, it still broke out as well because it seemed to reveal what was underneath (deep under).  They say it looks worse before it gets better.  I've been using for a few months and mostly all cleared except for a couple spots that were really really deep.  It feels good to know that my skin is completely clear.  Maybe yours wasn't the same type of case.  Stopped and read your post because your skin looked amazing.  Knew it had to be AHAs  :)



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:36 AM

Seems like you have it all sorted. Only reason I wanted to post is to say how jealous I am of your amazing skin. Congrats!



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:43 PM

Thats amazing result.You just spend 4 days with AHA and you goy amazing result.I wanna know how you use aha in the beginning .coz I just get my aha and i just mix a pea size of aha with moisture and few drops of jojoba oil. And I decide to use it once in two days

Is it ok ?

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:35 AM

I am totally jealous!! Your skin looks amazing! Like there was no acne in the first place. :)



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

Your skin is looking flawless! Such a nice glow to it. I just ordered the AHA myself, it'll be arriving in a few days...definitely worth trying, I figure! 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

looks really good!

I once tried a product for fading pigmentation scars with AHA and salicylic acid, it was too irritating but I now know I am allergic to salicylates. I may try AHA alone to fade my remaining marks.

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Edited by AuguriesofInnocence, 16 May 2013 - 06:02 PM.