I had acne for about 2 years and it stopped (since 2008)
It wasn't anything serious but the 'after' acne was horrible.
1.Red marks WAS EVERYWHERE
2.My skin texture was SMOOTH but it looked like i had acne although I didn't
In February 2010 I decided to go on a hunt for "the product to remove Red Marks"
(imagine having the red marks on my cheeks for 2 years !!)
I stumbled across Paula's Choice 8% AHA
I used it for 2 weeks and the results were astounding !!
My cheeks WERE NO LONGER RED, the red marks faded
My LEFT cheek was COMPLETELY CLEAR - no scars no nothing
After that I decided to give Paula's Choice BHA 2% Lotion a try - because the AHA was great
1. 1st week was fine, my skin was smooth
2. 3rd week i broke out with 3-4 pimples on my cheeks (I treated it with 2.5% Benzyol Peroxide)
3. 5th week, past pimples were gone but new ones came
I thought it was purging so i stuck to it..and decided to give it another month
4. 2 months later, pimples came and go came and go - I couldn't take it anymore
Then I stumbled across Acne.Org and STOPPED using BHA (Salicylic Acid)
There's a video in Dan's blog about AHA & BHA and he prefers AHA.
Now I'm back using, 8% AHA (today is my 2nd day) I hope everything goes back to normal
My skin was clear UNTILL I STARTED USING BHA and now marks are everywhere AGAIN
BHA (Salicylic Acid) is not for everyone. Some has success unfortunately, not me.
Currently : all im using is 2.5% benzyol peroxide / BP and 8% AHA / glycolic acid
Shall see how AHA goes in week 2. I shall see if it can return my skin to normal