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Here's some advice I have, as an esthetician with some post-graduate training. To fade red spots, you need to find a good skin brightener. "Starflower Essentials" makes a product called "Enlighten Skin". It's organic and it works great. Just know that fresher scars will fade quicker, so treat them as soon as possible. Be careful which product you choose though. Avoid an ingredient called "hydroquinone", it has been linked to liver cancer. Also, look for products with lactic acid, an AHA. It is the most brightening of all of the AHAs and BHAs. It can be found in cleansers, moisturizers, and specialized treatments. This ingredient exfoliates the skin, aiding in preventing breakouts and helping new skin come up. "Dermalogica" has a "skin renewal booster" that contains lactic acid. You can mix it with your moisturizer, once a day. Also, remember your sunscreen! The sun contributes to hyperpigmentation, especially when it reacts with acne poducts, both topical and internal. There has been new research showing that the ingredient benzyl peroxide can throw you into premature aging when used without sunscreen. Last, take a Vitamin C before bedtime. This antioxidant has amazing healing powers for the skin and night is the best time to renew and heal.

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