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I've heard a lot of people on here say that BP slows down the healing process of red marks, yet I cant find any sources of material on the net that back this up. Is it just hokum or is there some truth in it??? Has anyone got any links to reports for this?

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Yes I just read about this today while searching through the message boards. I have a few red marks that just wont go away.

I am very interested to see if thats really the truth or not.

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As others have noted, bp is an oxidant, which adds free radicals to your skin. It's this oxidizing action which kills the P. acnes bacteria.

However, apple cider vinegar has antioxidant properties. If you're concerned about healing and red marks, then maybe consider adding acv (diluted to start with, until your skin is used to it) to your regimen. I've been using acv at nearly full-strength now for two months, I apply it right after I've washed my face and let the vinegar air dry. Then I put on the bp, then moisturize with a facial moisturizer that has sunscreen added.

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