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Mirrors, whats wrong with them?

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This is getting me totally depressed... I look in my home mirrors and my face looks okay. I go outside and check in the tinted car window.. I look like crap! Then I go to the dentist and check in their mirror, t'is getting worse. And then I check in the elevator mirror and I look horrible..

And its not really my scars (I have lots... but I feel im pretty lucky because they are not deep at all and im pretty confident over time they will fade quite a bit). Its my skin texture, it seems blotchy, coarse and red. It really sucks sad.gif

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THX-

Get yourself some 10% mandelic acid serum from skincarerx.com and use that for 60 days. You'll be amazed at the results and the change in skin texture.

In fact, do a Mandelic search on this site and read for yourself the wonderful results we're all getting using this product!!

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Tracy is right,I have been using the 10% Mandelic acid serum for only 2 and a half months and it has done wonders for my skin.I started seeing the results almost right away.Mandelic acid is also the least irritating of all the AHA's so I think you will really like it.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Think,

Don't you just LOVE this stuff??? I want to shout it from the rooftops to everyone I know with skin troubles!!

It's that damn good!!

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This is getting me totally depressed... I look in my home mirrors and my face looks okay. I go outside and check in the tinted car window.. I look like crap! Then I go to the dentist and check in their mirror, t'is getting worse. And then I check in the elevator mirror and I look horrible..

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It's a funny thing that happens, some mirrors are flattering and some downright horrid.

But I suspect this has nothing at all to do with the mirror, or reflection you may be looking at. It really has everything to do with lighting.

This is very relevant too, to the people that I read saying how their scars are better in the morning and then get worse at night, etc. That's pure hogwash.

The environmental lighting, the intensity, the quantity of ambient light, the type of light, the intensity, the angles, all of these things determine what your reflection looks like. Some show us in a good light, others really catch the flaws. THat's why lighting in so important in photoshoots, movie making, etc. That's also why Rush said "paint the mirror black".

Often the mirror looks at me like this badgrin.gif

Occasionally it grins like this biggrin.gif

Usually it looks like this :-s

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You are right,I just would have never believed how great ths Mandelic acid is.If you go to one of my first posts back in May,I was telling browny that it might be good to try for her condition.I had not tried it at that time but the Dermatologist I went to told me about it over a year ago.He uses it for in office peels instead of glycolic acid because of a large Hispanic population in San Antonio that have problems with the other AHA's.I wish he would sell the 30% to his patients but he only uses both the 30 and 45 percent for in office peels.

I have spent a fortune the last couple of years buying all kinds of products on the internet to treat my scars.For over a year I tried all kinds of Herbal oils and Elicina,none of which worked.In March I came across info on the Cp and Exfol serum and as I was reading about them,I discovered this board which has been a GODSEND.I started using the Cp and Exfol serum in March which I really like.I then bought a polyhydroxy from NeoStrata called Bionic Face Serum which was OK but not great.When blue posted about using the Mandelic acid and how much she liked it,I decided to try it and it has been one of the best decisions I have made in a very long time.Yes Mandelic Acid is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I know what you mean about spending copious amounts of money looking for something effective. My whole take on this is that they can put a friggen man on the moon, yet they can't come up with a product that will slough off our superficial marks and effectively deal with hyperpigmentation??? Then came this wonderful mandelic acid find. When I think about the YEARS I've been searching and searching and spending and spending hoping beyond all hope that MAYBE such and such product will be "the one" I shake my head in disbelief. And to think that the two or three most effective products (lactic acid, copper peptides, mandelic acid) are hardly EVER spoken of, prescribed, or used by the dermatology doctors. It's like several people have said on this board (and Chris Rock hit the nail on the head in his latest comedy routine) that the money's in the comeback. It's like a drug dealer. They get you hooked so they make the money on the comeback...return sales.

I sometimes feel that derm's don't really want to cure acne or even ease acne outbreaks .....they allow it to fester and prescribe things that will aggravate it so they can keep you coming back and then they make even MORE money on scar treatments. I know the medical community is supposed to abide by their most important ethical principle which is DO NO HARM, yet if WE as acne sufferers can do our own research and narrow the field down to the most effective products for our conditions (i.e. Dan's regimen, lactic peels, mandelic acid, punch excision, smoothbeam, etc.) then why wouldn't Derms--WHO DO THIS FOR A LIVING AND SHOULD BE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD-find these effective ways to treat acne and acne scarring in the quickest, safest, and most patient friendly manner??

BECAUSE THE MONEY'S IN THE COMEBACK!!! And I think that's a damn shame. Now also a small percentage of us need psychological counseling from the damn low-self esteem and depression that results in suffering from acne as well.

Anyway, enough of my ranting. I feel better now. Thanks for letting me VENT. So I will (when I can) always try to steer people in the right direction, so they don't have to go down this bumpy road alone and so that they won't hit as many dead ends as I did.

Hey, have a good day.....I'll "talk" to you soon!!

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I know what you mean about spending copious amounts of money looking for something effective. My whole take on this is that they can put a friggen man on the moon, yet they can't come up with a product that will slough off our superficial marks and effectively deal with hyperpigmentation???
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I totally relate to the Mirror struggle... From what i abe to tell is that Mirrors have different rates of reflection.. Yes lighting plays a part.. But all mirrors differ slightly in the way they reflect..

Ive come to notice this becaue i look at myself in every mirror i get chance to come across..

Thats why You have certain Cheap and expensive mirrors..Depending on the thickness, type of glass and what not.. Every Mirror is unique and reflects differently..

thats why its so hard to tell which mirror is telling you the truth.. Unfortunately we cant see through other peoples eyes to see how they see our faces..

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Ok Tracy you got it, I'll be there.

Maybe if we hit it off at the tables, afterward we can go for a moonlit stroll on my electric scooter and show each other pictures of our great grandchildren. Our faces will finally look scarless instead of starless.

(not that you don't look good. I saw your pic on the other post. Ur a hottie)

You bring the prunes I'll bring the viagra. biggrin.gif/

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