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Damaged My Skin With Glycolic Acid!

13 July 2013 - 05:38 AM

So, I have this chickenpox/smallpox crater on my forehead.

I decided to use glycolic acid to get rid of the crater and things backfired. The surrounding area's skin got burnt off and white skin was showing!


After lot of manuka honey, neosporin , the skin has healed but there is a dark concentric circle around the crater.


How can I change the colour of this to look like the rest of my forehead's skin tone ?


Any ideas guys ?

Acne Zits/pimples And Marks

08 October 2012 - 06:06 AM

Folks, so....... I am still battling violently with my acne marks. [ i.e. I get a pimple, it goes away on it's own or I have to gently squeeze out the white stuff and it leaves behind marks! ]

I was using Manuka Honey and it was going so well! Then, I went on holiday to a sunny country and couldnt apply it for 2 weeks and now my skin refuses to get tricked by Manuka again!

I am now using Garnier Marks corrector cream ( has 5% concentrated Vitamin C ), Clean and Clear Vitamin C and Ginseng facewash and 10UMF Manuka Honey. I am also using 30% Glycolic acid once a week and using Clearasil cleanser toner everyday and scotch-tape exfoliating everyday as well!

But, the marks are either not going away or going away way too slowly!

Any tips ?

The Correct Treatment

27 July 2012 - 01:51 AM

I keep on seeing day after day where people are opening threads about their acne.

Solution to acne is very simple.
First, identify your acne pimple and then act on it.

SMALL BOIL - tiny in size , white puss-filled > Dettolize a needle and leak it. Won't leave marks
PUSS BOIL - large in size and covered with thick white puss > Dettolize a needle and leak it. If necessary, wear vinyl gloves and gently press from both sides to leak out the puss. Will leave marks ( See below for solution )
HARD BOIL - Sore to touch and reddish, has no head > Facewash >>Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% cream >>moisturizer. This will kill the bad stuff inside the boil and the boil will go down in size. Will leave marks ( See below for solution )
GEL BOIL- Not sore to touch but does not go away even with BP. You ahve to poke in centre and slowly leak out gel liek stuff. Things will get bloody unfortunately. Will leave marks ( See below for solution )
HERMIT PIMPLE - no puss and are tiny but feel like tiny bump on face. Wear vinyl gloves and gently press from both sides to leak out the sebum. Wont leave marks

MARKS - Facewash >>Manuka honey ( 10UMF or higher ) apply at day/evening and leave on for 2 hrs.

Ultimate Marks Treatment ?

15 May 2012 - 04:27 AM

So, has anyone found the ultimate Marks treatment cream/ regimen that fades all of their marks to nothing within a week?

My Marks War

02 May 2012 - 04:44 AM

Lessons learnt
- Never squeeze pimples.
- If you need to leak contents, use a dettolized needle and then poke pimple to leak content. To get rid of remaining contents, use your needle like a rolling pin and go over the pimple. This wont work at all if pimples are raw.

Things used so far
Initially worked when I got marks for the first time and it got rid of them in 3 months. Now, no longer works on me.

Useless! Didnt do any improvement and caused me to have breakouts.

-B&W Hydroquinone cream
This is only useful if you are fair and don't have to worry about hyperpigmentation. Other skinned people should avoid as localized mark removing using Hydroquinone will result in botches all over your face.

-FadeOut cream
Useless! Causes breakouts

- Bravura Glycolic acid 30%. Works but results take time to appear after application. Has definitely reduced the number of marks I have.

- Olay Regenerist night cream - Works only on very dark scars. Lightens them. But, is slowwwww on ligh marks.

- Olay regenrist night renewal elixir
Useless! Not sure what it even does. Didnt notice any difference or side effects by using this. £30 junk ?

- Garnier lemon essences  ( tube cream )
Seems to be working somewhat

- Lemon juice
Bleaches skin

Have ordered it.

For facewash, I use Loreal cell detoxifying facewash.