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Hey guys, my face started to get a whole bunch of acne about 6 months ago.

Then 3 months later it started to go away, but now I'm still trying to get rid of these dark spots.

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My face is mostly smooth with an occasional bump, but my main goal is to try and make these spots go away or fade so they're unnoticeable.

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Well the picture is blurry, but if they're flat and red then they're PIH. It stands for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and there's a whole section for it if you scroll down the forums!

Red marks can last days, weeks, or even months depending on the individual. Years ago I had some last over a year due to products that I didn't know were badly effecting me, namely benzoyl peroxide.

Using repairing and exfoliation products are what help.Vitamin C or retinol for repairing, for example.

There's a lot to choose from when it comes to peels. You have daily exfoliation,weekly exfoliation,and then you can go into a skincare clinic every month or so to get peels that leave you pink for hours! Some types of acids are glycolic,malic, and lactic.

A daily topical "toner" that's popular is apple cider vinegar. You just mix it 50/50 with some water and use it just like you would a toner.

If you want a weekly exfoliating mask I like Mychelle's pumpkin enzyme mask.

Sunscreen is a must too! Some people have experienced their red spots lasting longer due to sun exposure, and it's a good habit to get into anyways. Especially for people who use peels.

Be patient, these things can last a while. Unless you spend a pretty penny on lasers or a deep peel, don't expect an overnight miracle!

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