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Wondering If This Article's Treatments Actually Work?

15 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

I found an article on Livestrong.com about how to get rid of pitted acne scars. I can't afford professional treatments at the moment, so I'm just looking at the first two steps listed:


Step 1

Treat shallow scars with a homemade papaya mask. Combine ½ cup mashed papaya and 2 tbsp. honey into a small bowl. Let the mask remain on the skin for about 20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.

Step 2

Apply a collagen-boosting cream to your scars. Apply three dots of a drugstore or department store creams onto the scar. Smooth the product into the skin until the cream disappears.

Do you think these things actually work?

Here's the link to the article: http://www.livestron...ted-acne-scars/

If they actually work, how would I fit it in with The Regimen? Since it's supposed to be on your face at all times...

And if any actually has used collagen-boosting cream for their pitted scars with success, please recommend specific products/brands :)

Are There Any At-Home Pitted Scar Treatments?

10 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

I know that pitted acne scars are almost impossible to get rid of unless you get special professional treatments that cost thousands of dollars... But is there ANYTHING I can do at home that can help at least a little? Maybe some sort of vitamins I can take to increase collagen production? (not sure that's how it even works... I'm not very knowledgeable about this).


Like many people, I can't afford treatments that are worth thousands of dollars. I cleared my skin up through the regimen and now I have all these craters left in my face and I just want some way to somehow heal them, even if only by a little. 


I had a friend back in high school who had pitted acne scars and I noticed that eventually they were gone... not sure if she got them professionally treated or learned how to do make-up well enough to cover them... or if they just went away on their own because we were so young. eusa_think.gif

Cassandra Bankson's (Diamondsandheels14) Routine For Hiding Pitted Scars

05 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

Hi guys. I watch a lot of Cassandra Bankson/diamondsandheels14's videos on Youtube. If you don't know who she is, she's a somewhat famous Youtuber with severe acne who also managed to become a model. 


She has a video posted about how to do your make-up in order to hide pitted acne scars (It's not the original viral video she made about how to hide your acne.)


Can anyone who has tried this routine or any of these products tell me just how well they work? I don't want to buy them and have them not work well at hiding my scars.




Products used: 


Makeup Forever HD Micro-Perfecting Primer
Shiseido Wrinkle Filler Primer (Although I believe this is either called Shiseido Pore Smoothing Corrector or Shiseido Refining Primer Makeup SPF 21, nothing came up when I searched "Shiseido wrinkle filler primer")
Dermablend Cover Cream
Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
(Smashbox, MakeupForEver or Dior's Airflash are good too)
Elf Cosmetics Kabuki Face Brush 
Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless Powder


She also recommends trying the powder Dermablend makes, but hasn't tried it herself. Has anyone used that with good results? If so, which of their powders did you use (there are different ones)?



Perrigo Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Aqueous Base Acne Gel)

01 July 2014 - 10:28 PM

Has anybody used this? It's available at CVS Pharmacies and can be bought without a prescription but you need a prescription to get it covered by insurance. I was just wondering if anyone has tried it and can give me a review.


Looks like this:


2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel In Stores In The U.s.?

28 June 2014 - 11:26 PM

Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has been able to find a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel in stores... and not a cream. I'm currently using the Neutrogena On-The-Spot 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide cream, and personally I think the stuff kinda sucks because once you start applying the moisturizer, the moisturizer picks up the cream and they mix together and it takes FOREVER before you can get all the cream to dissipate. Plus you have to buy a new tube like every week.


I love the acne.org benzoyl peroxide gel but I don't like having to order it online... I just want something I can buy in stores, in the U.S. Has anyone had any success finding another 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel in stores? Does it work well?