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Old 08-15-2003, 04:51 AM   #1
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Red face fading red marks

hey people!

justwondered wot u lot use as ur top products etc to fade red marks/scars left from old acne spots etc. i know alot of u use AHA and stuff like that but i cant buy it here in the UK. im not too keen on ordering things online too (dnt think my mum wants to give out credit card details hehe!) my scars r v.deep just wondered wot ways i can come around this?


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Old 08-15-2003, 06:33 AM   #2
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I was left with a lot of red scars after having acne for about 8 years. (I'm now 25). I used a glycolic acid peel which I ordered via mail. Can't remember the company i got it from though. It hurt like hell and you look like you've got horrible sunburn for a week then your skin starts peeling off. It was so worth it though. I did another peel a year later and now my skin is pretty perfect. All the red marks have disappeared and I don't even have to wear makeup any more, whereas before it used to take me forever to cover up each little scar with a tiny concealer brush, so much more time in bed in the morning, yay!

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Old 08-15-2003, 07:13 AM   #3
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With the glycolic peel, can you just target the actual spots themselves, not your whole face - this way it won't look like your whole face is peeling. Do you think this would work?

Old 08-16-2003, 03:34 AM   #4
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thanx alot anya, im not too sure now wot to do coz id like a glycolic acid peel...but can u get them done professionally from someone/somewhere? i still have about 6/7 large active spots, is it ok to still have acne cysts wen u have a glycolic acid peel?

any1 found neutrogena multivitamin moisturiser any gud for red marks?

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Old 08-16-2003, 06:44 AM   #5
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Try e-bay uk for some glycolic acid.

I ordered some recently; haven't started using it yet, as I haven't yet got some baking soda for neutraliser.

Anya, does the skin always go red for some days, or is this only if you use a high percentage and keep it on there for too long? I have got the 30% glycolic acid and they suggest keeping it on there for 2-3 minutes the first time, and increasing it by 1 minute every week.

The above is only my Personal Humble Opinion, Folks.

I am no expert on these matters. Please consult the (supposed) experts, and seek the advice of other people as well.

Old 08-17-2003, 04:17 AM   #6
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Please help! Can you just spot treat the red marks with glycolic acid - why would you want to do your whole face if you can just spot treat it?


Old 08-17-2003, 05:01 AM   #7
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Retin-A or the generic version of it is very good for removing red spots. You will experience dry skin and some peeling, but using moisturizer takes that away. This is what worked and continues to work for me.
People with sensitive skin may not want to use it and you only need to use a little.
Hope this helps

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