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Hi! I'm new here :) I have always had mild acne since I was a teenager, and because I am half East Indian, I always have dark spots afterwards that take forever to go away. But on the bright side, they do eventually seem to go away. :)

I'm looking for some over the counter products that don't cost an arm and a leg, that I can try to help fade dark spots since I seem to have a ton of those right now.

I've read about AHA and BHA, but I don't know what grocery-store products contain these acids. I did try lemon juice last week but it really seemed to irritate my skin. I read about Extra Virgin Olive Oil and it sounds like a good idea so I'm going to give that a shot.

I don't suppose there are any combination sunscreen/moisturizer and AHA products out there? Do they recommend doing AHA at night so as to avoid sun exposure?

Thanks so much for your time and any advice!

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Hey all,

I just recently searched Internet to find more information about red marks and how to get rid of them and found some websites about AFA peels ( Amino Acid Peels). I've never done any peels so I wanted to ask if anybody has ever had AFA peels ( Amino Acid Peels). If yes, than how did it work for you? Are peels in spa salons good solutions to red marks problem??

Thank you.

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Bio-Oil and Sudocrem seem to be two things that people are raving about. Figure I'm going to try one of them unless someone recommends something else. Which of the two would you recommend? Currently I'm using BP (Duac) and Tazorac. I think I'm going to cut out the BP but stick with the Tazorac. Can I apply these (Tazorac and BO/Sudo) at the same time or should I use at different times of the day? Currently just use Tazorac at night but could move it to the morning and use the other I choose at night (heard Sudo is thick, haven't heard how BO is).

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Has anybody tried any of the whitening products to try and get rid of red marks left after acne? I noticed clinique have a line out called dermawhite and darphin have a line out as well. Any thoughts? Pros? Cons?

Thank you :D

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Update from my previous post. In no particular order, except for the first.

1) Dan's AHA+

Jojoba Oil

Buf Puf Sponge

Concha Nacar Bleach Cream #3

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I have found that to reduce red marks left by breakouts, specifically in trouble spots with pimples tht break out again and again, that after about three months of tretinoin in a topical gel can help at the 0.5% strength. I tried Atralin. I have had severe, persistent, annoying acne for about 5 years, and it really did help them fade. I also use a little witch hazel as a toner which really helps reduce the appearance of reddened or inflamed pores. Good luck to all.

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Bio-Oil and Sudocrem seem to be two things that people are raving about. Figure I'm going to try one of them unless someone recommends something else. Which of the two would you recommend? Currently I'm using BP (Duac) and Tazorac. I think I'm going to cut out the BP but stick with the Tazorac. Can I apply these (Tazorac and BO/Sudo) at the same time or should I use at different times of the day? Currently just use Tazorac at night but could move it to the morning and use the other I choose at night (heard Sudo is thick, haven't heard how BO is).

Personally I've found that, while Bio-oil does help stretch marks, it hasn't been very helpful with my red marks from old acne. You could try it because people react in different ways to various products. The majority of people who have used bio-oil rave about it, and i dont doubt their claims, but for me personally I broke out in little spots when i applied it to my face.

It's quite difficult to know what to try in helping my red marks fade. I live in the UK and haven't heard of hardly any of these products that people are recommending on this thread. Having said that though, I have found some jojoba oil on amazon and I might try that next.

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I have two things i use for red marks:

1) scarzone w. salicylic acid and green tea

2) vitamin e scar treatment with onion bulb extract

The scarzone i use when i'm worried that the pimple isn't done being a pimple. When there's just a mark left i use the vitamin e stuff, and if you use it twice a day (it recommends 4) you should see a difference eventually. It takes a long time though. But i was always under the impression that vitamin e is one of the best things for healing your skin.

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Bio-Oil and Sudocrem seem to be two things that people are raving about. Figure I'm going to try one of them unless someone recommends something else. Which of the two would you recommend? Currently I'm using BP (Duac) and Tazorac. I think I'm going to cut out the BP but stick with the Tazorac. Can I apply these (Tazorac and BO/Sudo) at the same time or should I use at different times of the day? Currently just use Tazorac at night but could move it to the morning and use the other I choose at night (heard Sudo is thick, haven't heard how BO is).

i've been using Bio Oil for about 4-5 months now.

Positive : $$, hasnt made me break out, smoothened the skin. (dont know its time or bio oil though).

Negative: no help with hyperpigmentation, very oily.

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does anyone know if a type of chemical peel will cure scarring from cyst pimple on my nose that i popped two years ago well this is my only problem cuz im walking around will a big red shiny mark on my nose for 2 years now.and i cant find anything that works will a peel get under the skin a remove it and even out my skin tone back to brown on my nose.or is it to late did i wait to long to take care of it and am i scarred.Im hoping some sort of acid peel will remove it i really need help u guys so please help me...peace and thanks.

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After seeing all the positive reviews for the PureDeming Intense gel I have picked some up. Do people who have used it have any suggestions for use, especially in assocaition with BP? I was thinking about putting the gel on for an hour at night, then showering, and then applying my BP, does that sound reasonable?

Also, I have purchased the toner by PureDeming, which contains ACV, Tea Tree Oil, and Makuna Honey (or however it's spelled). Has anybody used it before? Thoughts? Reviews?

Any help would be great! Thanks!

WC7

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Has anyone tried Clean & Clear Mark Treatment? It is 2% SA with Alpha Hydroxy Acid. I just bought it today (before I was using Scarzone with Green Tea Extract), because I've heard Alpha Hydroxy can be good for red marks.

Any experiences? Thanks!

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Can anyone recommend any brand name versions of these products, or products that would be available at a drug store or something? Ordering online is a total pain...

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