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Kayylaa13

Ruining My Confidence

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My acne is gone now I'm left with these dark marks all over my cheeks. I can't even look in the mirror. I've started tanning I think their getting darker so I've been covering my face w the towel. My dermatologist has me on epiduo and aczone too which has heled fade them a little since October when I first started going. I can't stand these marks anymore

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The only thing that has even helped me lighten my dark spots have been by 10% glycolic acid gel and using a hydroquinone cream. Try finding products with those ingredients. They do take time to work, but I really did notice a significant lightening of my red marks.

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Just be thankful you are clear, the scars will fade. I have horrible scarring from my first bout of acne from my teens.. plus now on top I have more. If it is ruining your confidence, wear some makeup and keep using the products you are using!

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AHA 10% strength facial masks have helped me a bit (needs to be done by a cosmetologist). Also, putting a little bit of lemon juice right on the spots.

Otherwise there's nothing to panic about - your acne is gone, and you'll have totally clear skin sooner or later. You waited so long for your acne to fade so you can surely give those spots some time ;) Much worse if you're left with deep scarring like me, then there's not much left to do besides laser resurfacing or harsh chemical peels (to which I have no money anyway)...

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Thanks for that. I do wear makeup and lots of that's the only time I like my skin but when the makeup comes off I hate it. My dermatologist said they will go away they just need to leave. I have been going to a derm for 6 months they have definitely improved. I have no more spots on my jawline anymore but any slight breakout I get it leaves marks.

Good luck to you all

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from the picture i dont see too many marks or spots.that is they aint that bad..

if u can give them mnths then u can use simple low% aha or bha washes..or may be some lightening cream for spot treatment.

or peels by dermatologists.

i would nt suggest heavy make-up since u're just over ur acne.if make up doesnt cause problem then okay,use some.

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