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Can Flaking skin make PIH go away?

I've had severe acne for 7 months now and have used doxycycline and it helped a lot. Now i only get the occasional 2 or 3 pimples a week, but the thing is, I have PIH spots all over my cheek, jaw line and a bit on my chin. Not just a few, but literally over a HUNDRED! all left from my severe acne.

I've only used 2.5% benozyl but this massive pimple popped up on my chin so I used my dad's 10% hoping it would go away quicker. I woke up in the morning to find that my whole chin area was flaking like craaaazy, so i just did an apricot scrub and it all went away, but I noticed that my chin looked more clear, and the red marks were less noticable.

If I were to rub the 10% over my jaw and cheek and let it flake like once a week or fortnight, would this get rid of the PIH quicker?

Are there any risks...

that big pimple on my chin is still here, so skipping to 10% does not work XD

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Maybe it was the apricot scrub, not the flaking that made it look better?

Nah, I was using the scrub before and it wouldn't flake. I'm pretty sure it was the benozyl.

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Interesting question, and I'd be interested in hearing what others have to say too. I've noticed the same thing for me when I use BP as well (a lot of flaking).

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