Minh Anh
2 months ago

I can’t remove red scars

Hello it’s been a few weeks that I can’t remove my red scars on my left cheek and jawline. Does anyone have a tip ? I’m also afraid that using exfoliants that much might be the problem but idk because my acne loves it.

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SVR Sebiaclear Hydra Moisturiser SVR Laboratoires - SVR Sebiaclear Hydra Moisturiser
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Anthelios Oil Correct Suncream SPF50 La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Oil Correct Suncream SPF50
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Paris True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum, 1% Hyaluronic Acid L'Oréal Paris - Paris True Match Nude Plumping Tinted Serum, 1% Hyaluronic Acid
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Foaming Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser
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Perfecting Exfoliating Solution Horace - Perfecting Exfoliating Solution
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Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
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Sérum Acide Salicylique 2 % + Niacinamide 3 % Horace - Sérum Acide Salicylique 2 % + Niacinamide 3 %
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Lumizela Azelaic Acid Serum A15 Facetheory - Lumizela Azelaic Acid Serum A15
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Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream COSRX - Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream
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Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment THE INKEY LIST - Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment
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Cicaplast Baume B5 For Dry Skin Irritations La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast Baume B5 For Dry Skin Irritations
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What is your experience with retinoids? Have you tried them before?

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I did for 5 months with prescription retinoid (0.05%) and quit because it was too irritating for me. I’ve tried multiple techniques like apply it after moisturizer, between 2, on dry skin...

My skin is so much less irritated now, I also get less acne. I’m considering trying an otc retinol again but that will be really the last try

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0.05% tretinoin is a very high concentration, so makes a lot of sense that it was irritating. You might get better luck with cosmetic retinoids, I’d look into retinal - starting with 3 times per week for example, with a low concentration (0.1-0.3%, e.g.https://whatsinmyjar.com/product/avene-retrinal-0-1-intensive-professional-cream). You might be even able to eventually tolerate it daily.

Thiamidol is a good ingredient for Improving the hyperpigmentation, but please keep in mind it’s not “healing” for scars and active blemishes. So if you are seeing irritation, I’d prioritize a retinoid over thiamidol at this point.

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Thank you so much !!! Very informative for me. ❤️

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I’ve also just purchased the Thiamidol serum from Eucerin this website recommended for hyperpigmentation, I have no idea on how to use it but I hope it will improve a bit

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