Post # 1
I have several circular dark spots(about the size of a pencil eraser) on my face from acne–hyperpigmentation. I have olive toned skin so I scar easily! Does anyone have any product suggestions to lighten them? I’ve tried Mederma, and microdermabrasion isn’t really in my budget.
Post # 3
I would recommend to keep using Maderma and maybe even try some over the counter skin lighteners…. Keep it up, sometimes it takes a while to see visible results.
Post # 4
Also, you might want to consider going to the dermatologist or esthetician for a peel- helps even out skintone. It seems like it might be a quicker fix, plus peels are aren’t very expensive- $45ish.
Post # 5
Can you afford a home microdermabrasion kit? There are a lot out there. Check reviews online to find the best one. I think the Boots line at Target has a good one and I’ve had success with Patricia Wexler’s acne line (bath and body works).
The ingredient Niacin has excellent effects on dark spots so look for that (Burt’s Bees Royal Jelly moisturizer has it) too.
Also make sure you use SPF 30+ every day – even when its not sunny out!
Post # 6
I’ve had similar issues. I have been using Proactive’s Green Tea Moisturizer and it seems to ease any dryness or irritation in the area. I’ve also used Porselene products, they work but it takes a long while to get the results you want, and I’ve gotten off track using their products in my routine.
Post # 7
tea tree oil is supposed to help a little
Post # 8
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I know you mentioned you don’t want to spend a lot of money, but I’ve basically been a product junkie over the years, buying every mask, face wash, moisturizer, correcter that has ever been recommended to me. I never really saw any "Correction", but some of the products were ok, with small results here and there. Finally I went on Obagi Nu-Derm (you have to get it thru a dermatologist) and now my skin is almost totally even, sun damage is practically gone, old acne pocks dissapearing… (I’ve done it a month, full results are supposed to come in 16 weeks, and my self confidence in my skin has leaped. I can actually say that I have "REALLY GREAT" skin now! The line is $500, which sounds like a lot, but if it’s the last product you EVER buy for real correction, then it’s totally worth it, in my opinion. I won’t have to go out there ever again and "try" out products, you know?
If you are serious about skin correction, I really think you should bite the bullet and do microderm or something like Obagi… Microderm is way more convenient (less painful, less recovery time, less time to invest) but a little more expensive.
Post # 9
Your derm can give you anti inflamatory topicals or antibiotics that will help with the scarring. (I just did a round myself and it made a huge difference) I’m also using Replenix Green Tea it is pricy I get it for $45 from my derm but it lasts for three to four months. I’ve definitely seen a change in the scarring.