(Closed) A lot of red acne scars…help!! Wedding in 7 months

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

Not sure how severe your scars are, but I use Mederma on small acne scars and it works wonders!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

OK, I know this one sounds weird, but it WORKS!  Take 50 mg or less of zinc a day.  Add some fish oil capsules if you can handle it.  I found out about these tricks reading reviews at acne.org, and I promise, it works.  My red scars on my cheeks are basically gone and it didn’t take long.  Zinc is very healing, just don’t take more than 100 mgs a day–in too high a dose it can be toxic.  Good luck!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m going to second Mederma!  I have a few acne scars and this product has lightened them noticeable after a couple weeks of use.  It’s like $20 from the grocery store/CVS.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For Mederma users, do you use the gel or the cream?

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Retin-A is crazy harsh on skin.  But it does work.  You need to plan a month or so for your skin to balance out….you will peel like a snake.  It’s nuts, and it’s painful.  Once you get past that—it gets better and it’s great for wrinkles too!  😉

I second the posts about vitamin E having some adverse side effects.  I know that those capsules are not intended to be used directly on your skin—please look into that before you try it.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I use the Mederma gel.  I applied it in the morning and at night for a couple weeks and saw results.  It does tend to dry out your skin, but that’s really the purpose of the product.  Removing layers of skin fades away the scar.  But I’ve never found it to be extremely harsh, so I like using it for moderate acne scars.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I have been using the AHA+ (alpha hydroxy acid +) product from acne.org. It chemically exfoliates your skin using AHA and is supposed to help with red marks. I have been using it for about a week and am seeing some improvement in my acne and redness. It was about $20 for a huge tube (including shipping).

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had a series of 6 glycolic peels at a spa and didn’t really did not see improvment. I was bummed becasue I spent about 350 bucks! Now, with 8 months away form the wedding and wanting to look flawless I am doing laser treatment; it’s waaaayyy more expensive bt I’m hoping for serious results. It reallly hurts though so I hope its worth it!

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Well I guess scars are better than actual pimples!  I agree, exfoliating every other day with an AHA and I’ve been doing a vitamin C mask/sugar scrub weekly.  I got a few pimples on my chin after the wedding and now have scars….so annoying! I’m sure with the right concealer, you will look amazing for your wedding!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Okay this is what I use…I had a pimple that scarred and the pink/redness of the spot is gone now because I used this every single night, not sure how long but it’s so cheap that I didn’t mind.  Initially I was going to purchase a fading cream from Dermalogica but at almost $100 I wasn’t sold…so I researched and researched and found this stuff and for me it works.  Amazon.com has it for $5.00…Black and White Bleaching Cream with Hydroquinone….

 

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Has anyone tried Boots Scar Serum?  They sell it at Target.  I absolutely adore their Original toner tonic and Experts sensitive skin moisturizer – so, so cheap too!  I’ve only found one review for it at drugstore.com – positive.  For less than $10 it might be worth a try…

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