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    Old 05-07-2002, 06:14 PM   #1
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    Tanning & red marks

    I have some acne scars and I found that it can be camoflauged by tanning...does anybody else tan and notice this?

     
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    Old 05-07-2002, 06:22 PM   #2
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    Re: Tanning & red marks

    Consider yourself to be blessed. Usually scars stay light while the rest tans... Lisa

     
    Old 05-07-2002, 07:29 PM   #3
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    Yeah, I do it too. Be sure to wear your SPF whatever, though, otherwise it can be harmful. I tan, but seem to have a problem (my post)...*lol*

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    Old 05-07-2002, 08:42 PM   #4
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    I found this works for me also. I know its *bad* to tan and that and they always say in the end it makes your skin worse. Whatever. I am dark complected so I dont have to do it often. But Ive found that I always get positive results when I tan <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/round.gif">

     
    Old 05-07-2002, 10:45 PM   #5
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    Re: Tanning & red marks

    They say that tanning makes your *acne* worse, but said nothing about leftover red marks. That's pretty much what I have, except for maybe a couple of pimples, which is probably why it works for me. I don't do it too much though, I do it once a week. It sucks though, because you can clearly tell (well I can, and you people could) what part of my face used all the harsh treatments (my cheeks) since it becomes totally red, and the other parts of my face just tan brilliantly into this brownish shade. Mama said, "don't do anything to it"...but nooo, Ali didn't listen <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">

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    Old 05-08-2002, 10:15 AM   #6
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    Re: Tanning & red marks

    I've read sveral times that tanning is just a temporary solution to hiding red marks from acne...the rest of your skin gets darker, so the marks/discoloration is not that obvious....But in the long run, the sun will make the red marks stay longer because UV rays can dilate more capillaries.....
    I never had acne before I started using a cream containing glycolic acid and took glycolic peels. I suddenly got breakouts, and now, after stopping that horrible treatment, I'm left with red marks.....And I think I'm staying out of the sun until they are gone...

     
    Old 05-08-2002, 01:05 PM   #7
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    Re: Tanning & red marks

    I tanned last year to cover up my red marks, it was a HUGE mistake. After the tan faded, not only were my red marks these brown blobs, but my whole skin coloring was blotchy. If you go in the sun, wear a sunscrean and be aware, products like Retin A, BP, B5, and accutane make your skin much more sensitive to UV rays.

     
    Old 05-08-2002, 02:46 PM   #8
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    Re: Tanning & red marks

    this works really well for me too. I loooove tanning even though Im a caramel brown already. My skin turns a rich, matte, mahogany in the sun and my blemishes get nice and even. The moment I see the sun come out, I got outside.
    I still wear sunblock though because Im not trying to get skin cancer. lol

     
    Old 05-08-2002, 06:26 PM   #9
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    Someone said it's okay to go out in the sun once a week provided you use some SPF 15 stuff, so I guess it's okay then <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">

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    Old 05-16-2002, 10:33 PM   #10
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    Re: Tanning & red marks

    bumping for Kashyla.

     
    Old 05-17-2002, 02:55 AM   #11
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    The only thing tanning does to your PIMPLES is dry them out... DRY ISNT GOOD.. ON YOUR BACK FACE CHEST ETC... Dont do it.. DONT TAN PERIOD...!

     
    Old 05-17-2002, 04:55 PM   #12
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    Yes, that's true, tanning is bad for active PIMPLES. But for a lot of people here (including me), leftover red marks are the major problem, and true, I've heard that the sun won't help acne, but it never said anything about being damaging to red leftover marks. And besides, I've consulted several people, including many dermatologists, and they said it's safe as long as you don't over-do it.

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    Old 05-17-2002, 06:38 PM   #13
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    My derm is the opposite, if I told her I've been tanning she will get really mad at me! The bottom line is, sun with UV rays is bad for your skin. My derm would go crazy if I did anything potentially bad for my skin like sit in the sun. I have tanned for my red marks, and yes it worked temporarily, but when the tan faded they were still there, and darker.

     
    Old 05-18-2002, 12:15 AM   #14
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    TAN is bad peroid... You have red marks&gt; treat them..and get a goo self tanner to cover them!..The only thing tanning is doin is drying them and blendin the skin to make the red less visible..not healing!

     
    Old 05-18-2002, 07:45 AM   #15
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    Re: Tanning & red marks

    well im on accutane now... TODAY IS MY 3RD MONTH WHOO HOO!! LOL Anyways i have alot of red marks right now but ive been applying vitamin e everynight and hopefully in 2 months when im done the red marks will be almost totally gone. Does anyone know if after im finished with accutane is it ok for me to get a tan b\c i really look like a ghost right now from always avoiding the sun. THANX =)

     
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