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#1 Ar145

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

Listen to my story please, I hope that by reading it posters will understand how seriously I stand behind what I say. About 7 years ago (when i was 13), I began to develop acne around my face. At the time I did not really care for my appearance so I did not take too much consideration of it, I would pop them or leave them alone. By the age of 14 I was entering High School and had become obsessed with dealing with my acne problems. I had tried makeup, which as a man I would get mocked for if I ever got caught, one of the most humiliating things was hearing a coworker (at my first job) comment on my makeup and calling me a faggot and other insulting names. As my acne got worse and I got bullied often, called names such as pizza face and some other names f you may be familiar with. I tried to counter this by pretending not to care, but when even my best friends and family would make a comment, it would sting deeply.

Well, finally my mother and I decided to pay a visit to a dermatologist. At the age 15 I was trying various different types of medication, one which was a black and yellow pill, and the other was a cream. Both were insanely harsh on my face and caused me to swell and turn red. I was pissed, I had realized that even if my face was touched a tiny bit, my pores would grab the dirt and create a pimple in seconds, almost like a curse.

And finally I tried accutane, the solution to the "pimple problem"I was required to go on it twice, once at 16 and another time at 17. Afterwards I was left with a large amount of post-acne red scarring and hyper pigmentation. Because my mother could not afford chemical peels (not covered), i tried countless alternatives. These included rolling needles, creams, exfoliating, vitamin E, oils, natural products, masks, list goes on and on.

Do not assume (if you are), that I am some kind of sales man because this is my first post. I've been on acne.org and I've read multiple times through threads as many of you have, I've tried finding a fix to my problem but had no luck, I understand something that sounds too good to be true is usually not. 3 years straight of post acne hyperpigmentation and i finally decided to say "fuck it" and order products online. I came across a website that had a "top 20" acne products to buy. Some that hit my eye were Oil-free acne prone washers and concealer with acne treatment. However, I came across a product called Murad Post-acne lightening gel.

It has been changing my life in a matter of weeks. The redness around my face is going away very quickly, in addition its preventing new acne from forming. I no longer have to wear a hoody so that people don't comment on the discoloration between my face and neck. If you have not tried it I highly suggest this, please take this from somebody who is very obsessed with fixing this. The product itself can cost between 40+, I got a 40$ bottle. It last a very long time though, however its suggested you use it three months on and off. Don't worry though, Its been less than a month and pigmentation which has been with me for years is already disappearing, my face is almost perfectly toned. If you read the reviews, many people usually experience what I experience, very few will not. But I highly highly highly suggest to you, if you have not tried this and you are suffering from hyper pigmentation, just listen well and do it.

Edited by Ar145, 22 January 2013 - 12:14 PM.


#2 RJT623

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for sharing your story. Great to know about that product!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Congratulations on your improvement!! What is the active ingredient in the Murad post-acne product?

Forget my question. I looked it up - hydroquinone, which is very effective at lightning marks on the skin. However, I would have to say that Murad charges way too much for their products.

The product I use is by Lumiplexion, and it's $22 for 2 oz. According to Amazon, Murad is $33 for 1 oz - yikes.

As you see in my signature, I use hydroquinone too and find the Lumiplexion product very effective. She specializes in treating acne, so the product will not aggravate your skin.

Edited by Ripon10, 22 January 2013 - 01:25 PM.

No regimen is one-size-fits-all. You are unique and so is your skin.

 

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Proactive Deep Cleansing Wash - Lumiplexion Salicylic Acid ~ Lumiplexion  SPF 30 ~ Lumiplexion moisturizer 

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Proactive Deep Cleansing Wash  ~ Lumiplexion Glycolic Acid 12% (3-4x week) ~ Lumiplexion Hydroquinone 1-2x week

 

Lumiplexion enzyme mask / sulfur mask /  moisturizing mask 1-2 week as needed 

 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Sounds Good. But Hydroquinone is banned in many countries as it has been deemed unsafe for topical treatments. In fact, the EU banned Hydroquinone as a topical treatment since test rats developed Leukemia as a result of Hydroquinones Application. If it didn't sound so dangerous, I would probably give it a try.

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