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Old 09-04-2003, 12:01 AM   #1
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Post Inflamed skin from over-use of AHA/BHA

i used some AHA cream on my face overnight. when i woke up i found out that my face is red from where i applied the cream. I guess i have very sensitive skin.

its been weeks and the patch of skin is still inflamed and looks very damaged! what can i do to repair this skin? is it ever possible that I completely killed this patch of skin to the point where its almost like a patch of scar??? it seems like it cause i got a pimple there and it scarred.

the patch is also very oily and sensitive to anything. what can i possibly do to soothe it or make it turn into normal skin?????

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Old 09-04-2003, 07:36 AM   #2
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Have you been using lots of moisturizer? You should be using something very bland often. Also, you might want to try something with hydrocortizone - I think that people who have had peels apply hc afterwards. Good luck!

Old 09-04-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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can i ask what hydrocortizone is?

my skin is oily as hell and the pores are huge!

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