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Advice Please

Right well i'm certainley not sure whether this is gonna be the right place to post this but hey. :cool:

Right i'll keep it short and sweet. Basically I have acne, but its acne due to the fact of spots that have scarred and left REAL red marks. Now i've been on some antibiotics and BP 5% for the past two months and I don't really think its made a difference. :(

Now what I ask is does anyone have any reccomenations with that what to do next?. I'm going to see the GP again at the beginning of Decemember but does anyone have any idea how to get rid of red marks. I've heard Baking Soda or something. :eh: But quite frankly if I ever suggested I should try that to one of my family members or even my GP they would advise me against it.

Many Thanks,

Alex

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You could try Apple Cider Vinegar, or lemon juice maybe, or aloe vera gel...

Have people on here tried these methods and they've been proven to work.

Sorry if people have mentioned that they wor but i'm new around here and I don't really know my way around the board too much.

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Ok i've been reading the lemon juice topic on the offical acce.org board and I think i'm gonna give it a try. :)

Could someone please give me the link though to the topic on here so I know exactly what to do with it. ;)

Many Thanks,

Alex

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Would you reccomend the lemon treatment even thogh my scars are mainly picked / sqeezed spot scars rather than acne scars. :wacko:

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You should definitely just go with the aloe vera gel. Try it out for a while, it may work for you..

Forgive me if this sounds stupid, but where do you buy it from?.

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Alex, I am moving this thread to the Red Marks forum. You'll get more replies ... also, you can read up a bit on the various treatments people are trying out.

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Well from reading your post I am assuming you only hav ered marks left and no more activ eacne. Maybe you can try stop using BP because it slows down the fading provess of red marks

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Well from reading your post I am assuming you only hav ered marks left and no more activ eacne. Maybe you can try stop using BP because it slows down the fading provess of red marks

This is the thing though. Well I think this right, but I never really got proper acne. It was just spots which I didn't pop propelry and then they scarred, and the GP put me on BP 5.

One question I do have though is if i'm using this in conjunction with BP 5 what do I apply first?. Do I put the lemon juice on then wash off and then put the BP on or what?.

Oh and how many times I day do I apply the lemon juice?.

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" Do I put the lemon juice on then wash off and then put the BP on or what?"

I don't think it is good to apply both!

If you put lemon first, then it may cancel the effect of BP, and vice versa!

"how many times I day do I apply the lemon juice?."

Depend whether you have the time! I guess once is enough...at night!

GOOD LUCK!

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My advice is not to waste your time with ACV, lemon juice or baking soda. For two reasons. Firstly because they in no way prevent the acne itself, which is the reason you have red marks. And secondly, because there are far more effective products for red marks revision, one's that fight acne at the same time.

Your absolute best bet for clearing acne, preventing further breakouts and improving skin tone is a combination of AHA's, BHA's and Retinol.

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My advice is not to waste your time with ACV, lemon juice or baking soda. For two reasons. Firstly because they in no way prevent the acne itself, which is the reason you have red marks. And secondly, because there are far more effective products for red marks revision, one's that fight acne at the same time.

Your absolute best bet for clearing acne, preventing further breakouts and improving skin tone is a combination of AHA's, BHA's and Retinol.

:)

Could you expand more on those AHA's etc etc as I don't have a clue what they are...

I'm gonna give the lemon juice a shot though. :D But could someone please tell me how to apply it with BP please if someone knows how, like do I apply BP first and then apply the lemon juice or what...

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i also suggest avoiding lemon juice

it can be quite irritating for the skin

AHAs are ahlphahydroxy acids, most common of which lactic and glycolic acid

you can find various products w/ aha that you can use

BHAs are betahydroxy acids, most common of which salicylic acid, a derivative of aspirin

you should not use this if you're allergic to aspirin

retinoids are derivatives of vitamin a. there are perscription retinoids, like retin-a and retin-a micro, for example and non perscription retinoids like green cream, diacnela and renova, for example. they are very effective in treatments of acne and aged skin, due to thourough exfoliation they do

i suggest you read these threads on various ways to treat red marks

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=14887

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=35143

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=101901

and these articles:

http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/art.asp?ID=159

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what you can also do is sit and do nothing

red marks left after acne are just patches of skin going thru a healing process and they will heal, eventually

what you can do is help them a bit, with gentle skin care and exfoliation

what you should not do is irritate those patches of skin even more, with thigns like lemon juice, among others

this thread can also be very helpful

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=102347

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i also suggest avoiding lemon juice

it can be quite irritating for the skin

AHAs are ahlphahydroxy acids, most common of which lactic and glycolic acid

you can find various products w/ aha that you can use

BHAs are betahydroxy acids, most common of which salicylic acid, a derivative of aspirin

you should not use this if you're allergic to aspirin

retinoids are derivatives of vitamin a. there are perscription retinoids, like retin-a and retin-a micro, for example and non perscription retinoids like green cream, diacnela and renova, for example. they are very effective in treatments of acne and aged skin, due to thourough exfoliation they do

i suggest you read these threads on various ways to treat red marks

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=14887

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=35143

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?showtopic=101901

and these articles:

http://www.cosmeticscop.com/learn/art.asp?ID=159

Thanks for those. :cool: I'm gonna read then when I get some spare time.

This may seem like a bit of a stupid question but the where do you buy the products mentioned in those threads?.

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