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The BEST product I have EVER used!!!!!!!

Okay guys, this post may be a little bit long, but I will tell you my history with acne. So my acne started in about gr.9. Very mild, but to me it was the end of the world. I bought over the counter products, biore line, neutrogena, spectro acne care, etc. all of these worked but left me with red marks, which i thought were acne so i kept putting spectro BP on them to get rid of them.

It wasnt until this board that i realised i had red marks and not acne. I then broke out in grade 10 again. I was at the doctor for a checkup becaues i had been hospitalised earlier, and the doctor also asked me if i wanted something for my acne. I had about 4 pimples. (big tho so it looked really bad) He gave me stievamisn. (sorry forget how to spell it) i had a bad initial breakout but then I used one tube of it, and i was clear, other than the nasty red marks, so i stopped using it because i figured i was clear and was good to go, and just had to wait for the red marks. I then did jessifoliation, aspirin mask etc. all in conjuction with spectro jel. It was working, they were fading, but i kept jumping around from regimine to regimine looking for a quick fix. Needless to say there isnt one

A week before my boyfriends grad i started getting zits grrrrrrrr, but I am almost positive it was becaue of my period. (a worse period breakout than uusally, but it was also getting hot out and my acne is worse when its hot out) My mom asked me if i wanted to go to the doctor to get tetracyclin since she had it for her scalp and it clearned it up really quickly. I said okay, but the doctor prescribed me diane 35. Lets just say i wish i never used this!! It gave me the WORST initial breakout of my entire life, for the first time i cried to no end about my face, iculdnt look in the mirror i HATED my face. I used this for approx 2.5 months, it gave me teh worst mood swings in teh first month imaginable!! I could not take it anymore so i stopped. IT is now 3 motnhs later...

Then i found...****GLYCOLIC ACID.**** I bought the 30% solution from pure deming. I was skeptical. I have used it twice so far. (once per week) and doing my 3rd session tonite. This is what i do:

Morning:

spectro jel with drops of 100% tea tree oil

joppa mineral makeup

Evening:

spectro jel with drops of 100% tea tree oil

complex 15 lotion

once per week: 30% glycolic acid

THATS IT. I have 1 tiny active zit. most of my red marks have gone down 50%, and some have gone totally :D My skin is finally SMOOTH. I hated washing my face and feeling all the bumps, but no more!!! The glycolic acid makes your zit into scabs a day or 2 after using it and then the scab eventually falls off!...its amazing i love it. My skin is glowing right now, i cant wait to see what it will look like after the 6 sessions :D...go to the red mark forum to how to do the peels!! Good luck guys!

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Are you a dark skinned person or an Asian?

I am worring that dark skinned people, like me an asian, get the post-peeling hyperpigmentation.

I am still deciding to do a 30% GA peel. I don't want to get negative result.

So, any suggestions?

BTW, the 100% TTO is amazing.

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i have heard that people with darker skin, african, aboriginial, asian etc. shuldnt. I am quite fair skinned, not tanned at all really. but yea i dont recommend it if you are of a different ethnic background other than caucasian.

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I'm thinking about buying a Glycolic Acid Peel but I'm unsure about whether I should do this at home. I found one in an online store that's 40% strength and it comes with a pre peel solution, the acid and a brush to put it on. I think you are suppose to follow it up with a certain moisturizer. What do you all think of doing this at home and what strength is okay to start with - 40%?

Thanks, Heather

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i get mine from http://www.puredeming.com/ (this brand is also recomended in a stuck acne.org thread in the red mark forum) I really like their product because they dont use so many fillers like other products do. They are pretty much the real thing, but they only sell 30%. I am using 30% because it seems to be doing an amazing job after only 3 peels. (supose to do them in a series of 6) so why go wit ha higher concentration? For maximum results you can use an aha lotion a few weeks before the peel (neutrogena healthy skin lotion is a good one) but its not necessary. You can also put the solution on with just your fingers. Then after the peel you use a moisturizer with no aha's for a day or two then you can switch back to your aha moisturizer. There are complete details on how to perform the glycolic peel in the red mark forum. I hope this helped u out! oh yea... use sunscreen!!

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yup thats it. yea glycolic acid is good becaues ti tackles active acne as well as red marks!

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i dont think so. you can get lotions and stuff with a lower percentage like 8%. but higher percentages i dont think you could.

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hm.. Wouldn't the higher pecent irritate more for those people who have sensitive skin? Would it be more helpful to start witth a lower percent or would it not work?

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why not get it done by a facialist? Too much money? I pay 80 a pop which is too much, so i may now have to shop around.

I've had 5 peels by a facialist, I'll go back maybe in Nov. or Dec. for the 6th one and maybe upkeep every 6 weeks if i can afford it.

first time was 10% b/c she didn't know i'd react,

then 2 at 20%

then the last 2 at 30%

i got a bit of a weird reaction at the top of my forehead and the area around my nose was really peely afterwarsd but the other areas were better.

they say it gets worse before it gets better.

but i'd be cautious trying it for the first time at 30% by yourself, you could burn yourself.

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hm.. Wouldn't the higher pecent irritate more for those people who have sensitive skin? Would it be more helpful to start witth a lower percent or would it not work?

i have extremely sensetive skin and it hasnt irritated my skin at all as long as i use lotion after every night. if i dont my skin flakes/peels. (like its supose to do but lotion just stops ur skin from actually peeling) 30% is pretty low, most internet sellers sell 30%, 40%, 50%, and 70%. almost all recommend to start at 30%...its basically the starting point. so what i am doing is the first 6 weeks (one peel a week) use 30% so my skin gets used to it, and then for the second set of peels use a 40% or 50% i hope this helps!! (70% is usually not recommended for face but for skin on elbows and knees etc.)

oh yea also. if you are scared of reacting badly to it do a sample spot on your face.

why not get it done by a facialist? Too much money? I pay 80 a pop which is too much, so i may now have to shop around.

I've had 5 peels by a facialist, I'll go back maybe in Nov. or Dec. for the 6th one and maybe upkeep every 6 weeks if i can afford it.

first time was 10% b/c she didn't know i'd react,

then 2 at 20%

then the last 2 at 30%

i got a bit of a weird reaction at the top of my forehead and the area around my nose was really peely afterwarsd but the other areas were better.

they say it gets worse before it gets better.

but i'd be cautious trying it for the first time at 30% by yourself, you could burn yourself.

30% really isnt that high of a percentage. You can actually just wash it off with water and non medicated soap, and isnt even necessary to have a nutraliser. And if you are peeling that is natural, glycolic acid is an exfoliant. (so dont exfoliate anytime throughout the 6 weeks you are peeling for!!) You will usually have a brekaout sometime in your series, as the glycolic speeds up the breakouts and brings them to the surface at the same time, but it will subside by the time ur next peel comes alongas long as you dont pick at the lesions!!

the reason i dont get it done by a facialist is because there is no need to. it is much less inexpensive, and if you follow the directions it is perfectly safe.

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hmmm interesting. Im glad that u found something that worked for you Beany. :D Does the glycolic acid make your skin dry? And i think people have mentioned that glycolic acid is similar to apple cider vinegar? I currently use ACV at night (so 1 times a day, if lucky 2) (50% diluted with water), and i only apply it on my cheeks and chin. (where my red marks are, and where i get oily) I was applying ACV over my face 50% diluited, but my forehead, temples, and the inner sides of my cheeks (near you nose) got very dry. And i think i have permanent fine lines on my forehead (luckily just two, hopefully it will go away when my forehead recovers). I would like to use glycolic acid but i dont want my skin to dry out. Also, is this kinda like your weekly mask/scrub? I currently use baking soda.

thanks

tash ox

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yes it is kinda like my weekly mask/scrub becaue it exfoliates SO well. My skin got extremely dry and peeled the first week of use, but only because i didnt know i was supose to use a moisturizer after and for every night after that. Since using moisturizer everynight after the glycolic peel and for the rest of the nights after my skin did not become dry at all. Even though your skin is not peeling/flaking it is still exfoliating just not as noticeably, hope this helps!

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