How long do you stick with your new stuff? Most treatments take a few weeks to start showing improvements and a lot of them can cause initial breakouts so...maybe you're not sticking with them long enough to see results? My hyperpigmentation is fading a little...I started using AHA + moisturiser almost every night about 3 weeks ago and a lot of my marks are definitely lighter. I still have a ton but I guess it's an improvement! The texture of my skin is pretty bad too, but mostly on my cheeks . Luckily my forehead never breaks out...I wish the rest of my face would look like that lol. Have you tried using AHA?
Oh no I meant I keep getting new active acne to add more red marks to the ones I've already got! I haven't done anything else to treat the red marks as of yet because I'm worried about irritating my skin and causing even more breakouts. The Epiduo contains a retinoid though so I'm hoping that might help them fade a little quicker. That's interesting, I'm the complete opposite! Barely, if ever, break out on my cheeks but this summer my forehead was covered in cysts and nodules which have left a few nice little craters behind to forever remind me of the pain and humiliation they caused. I've heard lots of peoples say how good AHA is for fading red marks so I might give it a go if I ever get the active stuff clear. Do you use the Acne.org one or a store bought one? It would be way too expensive to order the Acne.org one in the UK so I'd need to find an alternative I can buy in the shops or on Amazon UK.
i am sure you won't find what i use but possibly there is something similar available there. I was looking for hyperpigmentation solutions and i found some creams that promise to fade it and prevent it from forming. It says it is for all kinds of hyperpigmentation including infections. I am trying it to a small area of my face to make sure that it won't break me out so i don't know if it really works but the ingredients like arbutin and kojic acid sound promising.
Oo that sounds interesting. What's it called? Let us know how it works for you!
it's made by a company named frezyderm and the products are called "spot end". There is a day cream, a night cream and one that is used only on the marks before the application of these two. TThe company says that "Inhibits the 3 phases of melanogenesis.(Synergic whitening system)
Melanogenesis stage: Action of Spot End.
Pre-composition: Inhibits the activation of melanocytes.
Composition: Inhibits melanin synthesis.
Post-composition: Inhibits transfer of melanin to keratin cells. "
i have some more information about each one at the last page of the link in my signature. However even if it works it's not going to improve things overnight..
My skin isn't sensitive yet but it's gradually drying so in a few days i may know if it's suitable for sensitive skin as well.
Edited by maria199, 07 December 2013 - 09:42 AM.