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My Redmarks... HELP =( ---[PICTURES INSIDE]---

I've been off the accutane since mid march... was on it for 6 months. totally stopped my acne and i rarely break out anymore (i hope i just didn't jinx myself!)

Well, now I'm left with TONS TONS TONS of redmarks and brown marks *sighs... i read up on the apple cider vinegar technique... i'll most likely give it a go.

But what do you guys/gals think of my redmarks and what should I take into consideration in dealing with them?

I also have a facial hair folical problem... stupid me, using my electric shaver on areas i shouldn't have! I'm waxing it now so that the hairs will get thinner and thinner...

any input is appreciated

BTW, i am asian...

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maybe its the lighting but you have the very minimal of red marks... i can hardly see any "red" and the few that you have are not grouped together making it almost unnoticable, i think maybe just some brown spots that could be easily treated. you do have some rolling skin though but it probably doesnt show in day to to day life.

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thanks for the quick reply.

i've finally come to live with my scars... they really don't bother me much anymore. there's not much i can do about them anyways. besides, i think it makes me look rough and rugged hahaha.

but the problem that is nagging me is trying to get my skin tone all one color. if i can get my skin to no be so discolored, i'm a happy camper... any suggestions?

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Pal. They aint bad at all. My advice would be use ACV for a month or so see if that has any effect. Again though you dont have nothing to worry about in my opinion

Good Luck.

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You could try Godiva skin care. came across it on asianfinest when one of the girls recommended it to me. I've been on it for a week or so and notice some lightening. Since Godiva is made by a phillippino company it might help.

Try the whitening starter kit first. and only use it once a day (like at nite) because it gets pretty drying using it twice a day, then just use sun block and maybe moisture. And dont use the green tea sunblock that comes free in the starter pack... the zinc in it makes you shiny and oily looking. I use Neutrogene's Ultra Sheer sunblock spf 55. As long as it has avobenzone then it's not shiny :D

I use godiva all over. on my face but not for acne... Just want to lighten it a bit. lol But mostly on my arms and back. My arms are darker then the rest of me and my back is where i have the ance problems ._.

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i haven't been on these forums for a while... but seeing your pictures, you have like.. the exact same skin type as me, haha. as a bonus i'm asian as well.

but mine is a lot more red than urs under the flash... as in skin tone compared to the rest of the body... consider yourself lucky.

and by the way, i would go against any recommendations to try chemicals onto your face. if it ain't broke, dont fix it. just give it time and exfoliation and youll be happy you listened to me. im speaking from a year of experience.

edit: oh, and if you DO try any chemicals due to some sort of sudden urge for a quick fix, they only help to alleviate the surface skin problems. what you're trying to fix is not on the surface; these red marks aren't that obvious and are probably remnants of your very ancient acne. give it time, the redmarks will surface soon enough, and theyll be gone in the time to come. plus the flash from any camera lights up your skin pretty effectively making the blood in your skin more apparent. it's just the same as holding your thumb right against a flashlight... you see your thumb go bright red.

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damn, you hav great skin and the redmarks are so feint that they are probably unoticeable unless some1 stares are your face for long enough and really close up.

you dont need to worry :) skin is great :)

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What's with so many people thinking they have red marks when clearly they have none? Dude i would sell my soul to have skin remotely like yours.

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You could try Godiva skin care. came across it on asianfinest when one of the girls recommended it to me. I've been on it for a week or so and notice some lightening. Since Godiva is made by a phillippino company it might help.

Try the whitening starter kit first. and only use it once a day (like at nite) because it gets pretty drying using it twice a day, then just use sun block and maybe moisture. And dont use the green tea sunblock that comes free in the starter pack... the zinc in it makes you shiny and oily looking. I use Neutrogene's Ultra Sheer sunblock spf 55. As long as it has avobenzone then it's not shiny :D

I use godiva all over. on my face but not for acne... Just want to lighten it a bit. lol But mostly on my arms and back. My arms are darker then the rest of me and my back is where i have the ance problems ._.

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I think the original thread starter is right, sometimes red marks are very hard to capture on camera. In reality it looks bad but on camera its hard to get it on film.

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A few light glycolic peels will help fade dark discolorations by peeling away the layers of damaged skin. I think a 30% concentration should do the trick as your scars don't appear as bad as mine used to be (I used 30% to 50% up to 60% concentratons).

If you don't want to go that route, you could use a low level AHA/BHA topical on a twice daily basis to slowly and safely exfoliate away the discoloration e.g.

1) Glycolic Renewal Gel by Serious Skin Care http://www.seriousskincare.com/the_cart.as...=20&tid=186

2) Any of the exfoliants from Paula's Choice http://www.cosmeticscop.com/shop/exfoliants.asp?ID=309

Alternatively, you may want to try the following fading products:

1) Hydroquinone products. I've used Fading Fluid by Serious Skin Care http://www.seriousskincare.com/the_cart.as...d=1&tid=203 You must absolutely use a sunscreen otherwise the sun's UV will make the dark marks even worse.

2) Another hydroquinone product is Clearly Remarkable Skin Lightening Gel http://www.cosmeticscop.com/shop/product.a...&PAGETYPE=S

3) aloette.com is introducing 2 products: Lumitone Pigment Correcting Spot Treatment and Lumitone High Perfection Pro Brightening Serum. Both use plant extracts and peptide technology to fade skin discolorations including red marks. Both items will be available on their website within weeks. I've used an older formulation of the latter product and have seen some correction of discolorations, but it does takes time.

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I think the original thread starter is right, sometimes red marks are very hard to capture on camera. In reality it looks bad but on camera its hard to get it on film.

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