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WARNING, treating acne can cause OTHER skin problems UGH!

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Can't those who already suffer from one terrible skin problem catch a break?

Okay, so I've been more aggressive with topical acne treatments with salicylic and glycolic acid products. A few weeks into it, my acne has been under control but now I'm noticing little broken blood vessels and tiny red dots on my face. Just researched the net and come to find out that irritants (especially acids) cause these unsightly red lines.

In the process of trying to keep my skin clear, I'm breaking down my skin to the point of breaking capilliaries (if you break enough of them it will become a very noticeable "rosacea" like appearance).

Just warning everyone out there. I'm 30 so I'm sure my age doesn't help so you young ones are probably okay for awhile. Just be warned acne doesn't necessarily go away when you're not a teenager anymore...just turns into "adult" acne.


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I am 24 years of age. Though I use salicylic acid but have never come across broken capalaries. But now that you mention it, I will have to take a closer look. What I thought were red marks that typily can take years to fade, could very well be what you mentioned.

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