Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:41 PM
I have gotten a 30% glycolic acid peel on Amazon from Perfect Image, and it worked just fine and wasn't very expensive. I used it once every two weeks initially, then once a month to maintain. My skin looks really good, and it's great for hyperpigmentation which I had. Not sure how it works on indented scars or ice pick scars. I doubt it would do anything to them. I wouldn't get more than 30% for home use. The stuff is pretty potent. You could also add a drop to your regular moisturizer instead of doing the full-face peel for more gradual, gentle results. I've done that, and it's fine.
Suffered from acne as a young adult that went into remission when put on hormonal birth control. Went off the HBC around age 22 and the acne returned with a vengeance (along with a host of other hormonal complaints). 100% clear with a modified diet that excludes dairy, sugars, grains, citrus and cured meats and emphasizes whole food-based nutrition from both plant and animal sources, most notably organ meats like liver and juiced whole vegetables. I have included a recipe for the most helpful juice I have come up with for skin complaints. I drink it every day, and it is invaluable for acne due to the large amounts of vitamin A (carotenoids) from both the carrots and beets. It also helps improve your coloring if you are very fair, giving you a pinkish, more radiant look (not orange. Don't worry!).
In a juicer, combine:
1 medium beet
2-3 stalks of celery
1 small apple (Green is preferred. Omit if you are very sugar-sensitive)
1 small (1inch) piece of ginger (optional, but good for digestion)
This makes a variable amount of juice depending on the size of the vegetables you use.
Drink this throughout the morning until it's gone. Store in the fridge not longer than one day.
Having perfectly clear skin on my wedding day was worth all the headache and effort of figuring out how diet affects acne!