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Hello guys, i am new here. I browsed through the forum and figured i would be able to get great help from this wonderful community.

My story:

I am from India. I'm 20 years old right now. I've had acne for about 5 years. I didn't go for any treatment/regiment for the first 4 years as basically there wasn't really awareness about this on my part and i was kinda shy about asking people for treatment about my face.

My acne is generally mild, it clears up on its own, no scarring or anything. But it was kinda annoying me that it won't go away completely. So one day i saw this ad and ordered Procativ Solution thingy. I've used it for 4 months and my acne has reduced but it has left quite a few red marks on my skin, which i understand is natural to happen.

Now they are kinda showing up on 1 side of the face and other side is generally clean, although with a few small red spots.

I've read about the options I have for clearing this. But what I want to know is, do I have to go for the acne.org or any other acne regimenas I don't generally have acne now. I just need to fox those red spots.

So what should I go for? and what do i need to make my regimen?


Face wash

Acne treatment/red mark treatment


and that's it?

I've read about ACV and very eager to try it.

Any suggestions will be of great help,

Thank you & sorry for the long post.

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BP will not help with red marks, or so most people say. If you're pretty much acne free, I don't think it's worth it. I'm using ACV now (since yesterday :P) and am hopeful that it'll work out. Otherwise, you could try hydroquinone.

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I'm using this regimen for my red marks (and acne): [it didn't work to link, maybe I have to be more active on this forum to post links, but just google "OMG!!!!! U GUYS MUST TRY THIS!!, SIMPLE BUT DIVINE Rx FOR RED MARKS!", and you'll get to the thread. :)]

I've been following it for five days, and it's working great! It's a bit work, but I'm getting results already.

Oh, and I'm also applying a small amount of soy-based vitamin E, from capsules, on my severe red marks (the ones I don't think will fade in a matter of weeks without some extra help). I drink a little ACV and eat 1-2 capsules of the vitamin E, since it's supposed to give results when working internally.

I think you should try this regimen since it's been working for other members and it's working for me.

Good luck. :)

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Thanks for the reply!

So i don't have to use anything on my face then? I mean any cleanser/moisturiser combo?

And is applying acv (with water) on face is better or drinking it as u suggested?

And BP not useful for clearing red marks?

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I both drink (2-3 spoons mixed with juice) and apply it on the face. I'll just include the regimen that I'm using in here (delna's regimen). But it's a bit of work, though it's worth it in my opinion.

And no, I don't think BP is working for red marks (that's what I've read at least.)

Here it is:


1) cleanse with a mild cleanser for sensitive skin.

she says the concept of oily skin and using oily skin products for acne is wrong! oily skin products are best tolerated by ppl who have oily skin but free from breakouts. anyone who is doing ANY treatment for acne will have sensitive skin. so hypoallergenic and sensitive skin products are the best bet for them! this is because oily skin products strips of all the oils on skin..so the skin counter-reacts by producing more oil and hence more acne. those with breakout free oily skin...mm...the lucky few..r the only ones to tolerate this..P.Acne bacterium..why do u hate some ppl and leave the others alone??? WHY??? eusa_boohoo.gif

2) exfoliate

avoid all scrubs..no matter how mild they claim to be. but how do we exfoliate, do u ask??? oh thats easy...and DIRT CHEAP too!!! 2 WORDS- BAKING SODA!

she says that she has not come across any acne-prone patients who has benefitted from scrubs. it may work for a while in some...lead to initial happiness..yeah, and then lead to final gloom when breakouts appear from everywhere...even the areas where it was break-out free in the beginning! SO NO SCRUBS PPL eusa_naughty.gif .use baking soda instead... just make a paste out of baking soda and water...and massage very gently. wash immediately. u have to do this after cleansing. u may be able to extract some ripe or loose blackheads afterward. hey and never try to squeeze a blackhead if its not ready to come out...u will regret it!

3) tone to balance pH

now that baking soda is basic in nature..something acidic is needed to balance the ph. ANSWER? APPLE CIDER VINEGAR!

use a 1:8 (vinegar:water) solution first and then gradually increase to 1:1 ..never apply it neat. BALANCED pH = BEAUTIFUL SKIN! wash off after 10 mins. dont leave it on.

4) apply ur acne cream..i use the Proactiv BP lotion. i use the amt Dan suggests for beginners...( edit: i switched to Neutrogena on-the-spot now). U can use ANY acne cream which suits ur skin. Dont skip this step.

5) Moisturise with SPF containing moisturiser. I use Cetaphil and it does not break me out. Look for the words sensitive skin, hypoallergenic & non-comedogenic WITH SUN PROTECTION FACTOR when u buy any moisturiser.

6) And for those who apply make-up, use non-acnegenic products containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. they r good for the skin too!


7) cleanse ur face ..( use baking soda and acv only once a day..morning or evening as ur preference)

8) apply a mild protein mask....till date..ive never found a mask that gives as good results as this mask..this is my aesthetician's favourite mask (btw..she has absolutely gorgeous baby-smooth skin and she told me that she had acne in her teens! hard to believe..!)

1 tablespoon of egg-white whipped up + a squeeze of lemon (dont put too much). smooth it over ur face..avoid eye area... wash off in 10 minutes....and look at a NEW REJUVENATED YOU!! eusa_dance.gif

i tried this mask every day for 5 days....its AMAZING...my skin looks so refreshed! And bonus point is that done everyday...this will make the red-spots VANISH!!!

9) Apply ur acne cream [bP or other] before bed.

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wow. I love you. Thank you very much!

I'm following this from start to finish.

Lets see what happens!

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You're welcome, but it's delnas regimen so you should thank her. :)

Best of luck with it, I hope it works for you!

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