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Post by EastAfricanCurly on 24th February 2011, 12:13 pm

I've been breaking out like crazy for the past 2/3 months now and I've been getting some serious scarring especially around my chin. It's not like my usual scarring, these scars are a blackish purple colour and it's pretty obvious and covering it with make-up makes things worse.

I've been using bio oil for some time now. I've noticed a little bit of a difference in the scars on my cheeks but not my chin.

What is there to help fade scarring apart from really expensive treatments like laser removal etc.?

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Post by ChrsLvsBks on 24th February 2011, 2:43 pm

Retinol, Retin-A, hydroquinone, kojic acid (made from mushrooms) and vitamin C are typically discussed when fading dark marks. In fact, I was reading an article in Self magazine that listed a product that contained two or three of these ingredients. I cannot recall the name but I am sure you can Google to find it.

I have also heard about lemon and honey. I have actually been applying honey to my face every other night for 30 minutes. I use Manuka honey with Bio Active 16+.

Also remember to use sunblock to stop the spots from darkening regardless of the time of year.
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Post by EastAfricanCurly on 24th February 2011, 3:20 pm

Thank you so much! What kind of brands or products would I find these ingredients in?

Honey is something that my mum is constantly banging on about, I buy the raw kind so I'm gonna put some of that straight onto my face right now but I don't have any lemons in my house at the moment. I've also heard great things about Manuka honey, I think I'll buy some at my health store soon.

I was using sunblock a while ago but I stopped since I started wearing shea butter as I heard that shea butter is a natural sunblock but I'll actually start wearing it again from tomorrow!

Thank you soooooo much for your help. Very Happy

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Post by miah_23_ncb on 7th March 2011, 9:59 pm

I use visibly even by neutrogena (i get it from walmart). In the past I used skin lightening lotion by proactiv in combination with the visibly even & the 2 worked great together. My scars would lighten up quickly. Actually the scars kind of did this dry out and flake off & and a lighter color would be underneath. sounds gross but it was just like dead skin. I would just use a face scrub when i would see the flaking.

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Post by miah_23_ncb on 7th March 2011, 9:59 pm

forgot to add I only stopped using the proactive because it is quite costly for the amount u get. I still use the visibly even.

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Post by Lysheba89 on 7th March 2011, 10:59 pm

Neem powder has helped my dry out my acne , when I was consistent with it. It also started to fade my marks, and I have many purplish marks, but it could be that I mixed lemon juice with the neem powder.
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Post by Lysheba89 on 8th March 2011, 2:20 pm

Also, where in East Africa are you from? I'm Eritrean.
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