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purplish red scars left from cystic acne

my cystic acne left some pretty bad purple/red scars all over my cheeks, forehead, chin, and jawline area. they are slightly elevated. is there anything i can do to lighten or fade these bad fuckers. i would rather use natural remedies than chemical treatments. (lemons, etc...) any advice is greatly appreciated.

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I have a couple of these, I have noticed that after a while they dry up, as they have blood inside that's why they look purple. Like everything, give it time. I use aqua glycolic (AHA) and it seems to help, but if you don't wear sunscreen they can turn darker (which is my problem now). I know that's not what you wanted to hear! :|

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I have a couple of these, I have noticed that after a while they dry up, as they have blood inside that's why they look purple. Like everything, give it time. I use aqua glycolic (AHA) and it seems to help, but if you don't wear sunscreen they can turn darker (which is my problem now). I know that's not what you wanted to hear! :|

ha, its ok. i like hearing about other peoples problems too. aha. is that harsh on your skin? my face is real sensitive for some reason, i cant even use the 2.5%bp bc its too harsh.

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AHA is not harsh on my skin, the kind I use is Aqua Glycolic, you put it on a dry face and then wash it off, but it does make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Have you tried using diluted acv? It helped me sometime ago with red marks, (but wear sunscreen!) maybe I should try it again...

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