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Fading Red Marks Quickly?

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Ok so i been on the regimen for like 2 months 1 week now and my face is totally clear (yay!) and i've stopped getting actives on my back however i have LOADS of red marks left on my back. Now from my experience with my face I know that these red marks take about a month to fade using the regimen. Just wanted to ask really if anyone has tried anything that fades red marks quicker? Reson being it's very sunny and I wanna go the beach :D I reckon on the regimen it'll take the marks about 2 months to fade cause they're worse than the ones on my face but I can't wait that long :eh:

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your back has thicker tougher skin, so you can try using a strong AHA product. Like Alpha Hydrox souffle is 12% AHA, or Walgreen's AHA cream, and there are others out there, just those come into my mind first.

To help fade those marks on your back you can try using one of those glycolic products once or twice a day (if your skin is fine with that).

Also you could consider a self-tanning lotion to help camoflauge the spots. But I've heard that you should not use an exfoliant (aha, etc.) while using a self tanner because it will exfoliate the "tan" right off.

Anyway, there is some ideas for you.

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since you are using it on your back, just smear it on. It's not like on your face where the world will see if you are red, I'd just smear it on and see what happens. If all is well, just do that twice a day. It will still take some time to get the red marks gone, but this should definitely help.

If you are still using bp on your back though, put the AHA on after the bp, imo

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a month to fade? on the regimen mine take 6-8 months to fade.

Yea- I've been on just over 4 months and most have faded, but I reckon to fade completely it will take about 6-8 months :)

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yea man its a long wait for the larger more stubborn ones 2fade

Wil feel good wen they gone tho jus think that :D

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Do they sell larger amounts of AHA (like 10% as mentioned above) at Walmart? What section would that be in? I can't find any large amounts like that so I am just using a Eucerin Moisturizer with AHA in it, although it doesn't say how much it contains. Maybe I should call the company and ask. Would using like an AHA souflee or however you spell it, LOL be better than using a Eucerin Moisturizer?

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It all depends which dose is best for you concerning AHA's. If you can handle it then why not. It's kind of trial and error but it's always better to start of slow. If you've already used products that contain AHA on your current regimen (for example Dan's CSR) then you could instantly buy an AHA product with a high % and just take it very slow at the start (the first few days) and see what happens. Just watch your skin closely for the first 2 weeks to make sure you don't get excess irritation or anything.

I believe the highest percentages they sell at the normal pharmacies are 12%. There are places online though or in special beautyshops where they sell higher percentages with more expensive brands. I bet those are all to ridiculously expensive that it seems like the best idea to use the more basic ones which should be pretty much just as good, you only need to use more for the same results I guess.

One of the cheapest ones is the 10% one of the Alpha Hydrox brand which Dan recommends for spot treatment on acne.org product section. Another interesting option is some kind of peach fruit moisturizer with different kinds of AHA's in it (glycolic, lactic, etc.) which isn't too expensive either. I read the Alpha Hydroxy Souffle got very reviews too on drugstore.com but price/amount wise it doesnt seem like a good option (45ml for about 16$) (Alpha Hydrox Lotion (10%) (the one Dan recommends) = 180ml for about 9$) (the fruity one, forgot it's name is something similar like 150ml for 8$ and contains 8% of AHA's if I remember correctly).

Just check the product rating section on www.acne.org, check the ratings and some comments there and afterwards also the ones on drugstore.com.

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Do they sell larger amounts of AHA (like 10% as mentioned above) at Walmart?

I think the higher concentration you'll find is 8 to 15%

Anything above would be used for chemical peelings (performed by dermatologist). You can find those in pharmacies but with prescription only. I've seen them advertised on the internet, but not for online sale.

The effects of AHA are accumulative anyway, as it has to exfoliate layer after layer until the skin tone is 100% even, so I doubt it'd take less than 1 month to completely fade all redmarks, unless they're very mild and fading already.

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I've had my red marks on my face for a year now...and they haven't seemed to fade. The sad thing is I've been on the Regimen for a year and only get a pimple occasionally but my face still looks like I have acne because of all the red marks. (>.<)

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I've had my red marks on my face for a year now...and they haven't seemed to fade. The sad thing is I've been on the Regimen for a year and only get a pimple occasionally but my face still looks like I have acne because of all the red marks. (>.<)

im pretty sure this is quite rare.

are u using an AHA moisturiser Sharpy?

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