I've been using a SA wash now for about two weeks and it seems I have quite a few small red spots, nothing major. Is this linked to the SA?
I've been applying SA in the shower, leaving for a few mins, washing off and then applying AHA.
Don't seem to see any difference in the scars left from old spots which is the main problem .
Leave the SA on if youre fighting new active acne from developing. Scars take longer to heal because they are a "secondary" problem to the human body. That means your body will fight the causes of acne (usually bacteria in pores) and as an effect, acne will go away fast-ish, BUT scars arent a big problem to the body because the body sees it as already healed so it doesnt address the issue, it doesnt even know. They usually just fade away naturally as the cells die and new cells take the place (cell turnover), the new skin cells will be the original color of your skin. The reason why AHA helps fade acne hyperpigmentation is because it speeds up the cell turnover process which just accelerates new cells taking the place of old skin cells, which speeds up hyperpigmentation fade. Although, this is still lengthy and slower than acne healing, takes patience, just keep it up though. Remember, if it takes about 3 months to get totally or almost completely clear on The Regimen, it might take 5+ months for scars to fade. FYI, extended exposure to direct sunlight and UV rays make scars/hyperpigmentation take even longer to fade and can even set them in permanently, so wouldn't be a bad idea to apply sunblock to areas with hyperpigmentation. Good luck, keep it up!
EDIT: I recommend something like THIS to apply SA and keep the SA on, and apply moisturizer/AHA over it. Basically do the Regimen, but replace BP with SA instead.
Edited by DarkDubzs, 01 April 2014 - 06:52 PM.