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Old 06-16-2010, 01:24 AM
 
Location: In my skin
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Anyone know of any that actually work for scars, uneven skin tone, freckles, blemishes, age spots?

I'll bet you're thinking I'm just one big walking constellation.....lol. But I wonder if any of the claims are actually true.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Wildside of Oahu
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Default Shiseido

Have you looked at Shiseido? They have some really good products, although they're pretty pricey. They have something called Brightening that is supposed to help with age/sun spots etc.. Or how about laser treatments? I had some to help remove my milasmia (sp?)
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I use the "Dr Fred Summitt Skin Whitener" I'm a light skinned black woman. I had a huge dark scar on my leg. It has lighten nicely. I purchased from "Rite-Aid" or "CVS".
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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Anyone know of any that actually work for scars, uneven skin tone, freckles, blemishes, age spots?

I'll bet you're thinking I'm just one big walking constellation.....lol. But I wonder if any of the claims are actually true.
Overall - regular exfoliation, Ph balanced face wash, proper hydration(lotion & drinking water), possible toner needed. Those will make all those problems appear better in current healing state. Also having a good diet comes into play too. Tons of write ups online about whats good/bad for your skin. (But basically lotsa veggies, proper intake of healthy fats, stay away from junk, caffeine, smoking etc)


•scars- exfoliation (glycol home peel, mederma, topical vit c) next step = derm office
Scars are tricky and not all respond the same.

•uneven skin tone- hydration, getting rid of dead dull skin surface (glycol home peel 1x week, AHA face lotion OR BHA for acne times, topical vit c)

•freckles- natural pigmentation. Lemon can lighten but this is a derm office only. The harsh skin bleaches can be dangerous. But they are cute! Leave em!

•blemishes- exfoliation and treat them ASAP. 1st reduce swelling with: ice or honey or cortaid (not for eye area use). Gently exfoliate with a peel. Sometimes using manual exfoliation can make it worse. Leave topical treatment on that does not irritate the skin. (teen products can be too drying for adult skin sometimes)

•age spots- glycol peel. This is a sign of sun damage if you are not in your 70's so make sure you get your skin screened for cancer yearly if you have a lot of age spots, 70s or not. The derm can also peel or laser these off.

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Peels that worked and I noticed a difference in 1 use:
bliss peeling groovy - 20% off catalog offer - bliss


Its worth the money as a little bit goes a long way. It is suppose to get rid of age spots too. I just noticed my freckles got lighter.

Best for acne that does not over dry my skin:
Blemish Clearing Serum - Blemished / Oily / Acne

Its also good to mix with a little coconut oil to use over your legs after shaving. It keeps razor bumps away. A little goes a long way. If you use too much your skin will feel sticky. I basically use one drop and wet hands and just pat it all over when breakouts are coming on.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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Look on the product labels for the ingredient Hydroquinone. It's the most common chemical used for lightening spots. Most OTC products have 2%, but there are others available from dermatologists or over the Internet that have 4%. It does a very good job of evening skin tone, however, to maintain the look it must be used continuously.

Poster above has other great suggestions.
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Old 06-16-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: In my skin
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Thanks to all of you.

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Originally Posted by pitt_transplant View Post
Overall - regular exfoliation, Ph balanced face wash, proper hydration(lotion & drinking water), possible toner needed. Those will make all those problems appear better in current healing state. Also having a good diet comes into play too. Tons of write ups online about whats good/bad for your skin. (But basically lotsa veggies, proper intake of healthy fats, stay away from junk, caffeine, smoking etc)


•scars- exfoliation (glycol home peel, mederma, topical vit c) next step = derm office
Scars are tricky and not all respond the same.

•uneven skin tone- hydration, getting rid of dead dull skin surface (glycol home peel 1x week, AHA face lotion OR BHA for acne times, topical vit c)

•freckles- natural pigmentation. Lemon can lighten but this is a derm office only. The harsh skin bleaches can be dangerous. But they are cute! Leave em!

•blemishes- exfoliation and treat them ASAP. 1st reduce swelling with: ice or honey or cortaid (not for eye area use). Gently exfoliate with a peel. Sometimes using manual exfoliation can make it worse. Leave topical treatment on that does not irritate the skin. (teen products can be too drying for adult skin sometimes)

•age spots- glycol peel. This is a sign of sun damage if you are not in your 70's so make sure you get your skin screened for cancer yearly if you have a lot of age spots, 70s or not. The derm can also peel or laser these off.

_______________________

Peels that worked and I noticed a difference in 1 use:
bliss peeling groovy - 20% off catalog offer - bliss


Its worth the money as a little bit goes a long way. It is suppose to get rid of age spots too. I just noticed my freckles got lighter.

Best for acne that does not over dry my skin:
Blemish Clearing Serum - Blemished / Oily / Acne

Its also good to mix with a little coconut oil to use over your legs after shaving. It keeps razor bumps away. A little goes a long way. If you use too much your skin will feel sticky. I basically use one drop and wet hands and just pat it all over when breakouts are coming on.
Wow, you're on top of things. I really have one or two of these issues. No freckles, I'd keep them for sure. But it's good to know.
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:35 PM
 
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Protect & Perfect Intense Beauty Serum

I know a lady who had age spots on her hands. She started using Boots Protect & Perfect lotion (above link) on her face, and then would rub the excess lotion into her hands when she was done rubbing it into her face. She said after a few months she realized that the age spots on her hands were barely visible. She showed me her hands and I couldn't see any age spots at all.

I haven't tried it, but I have used some other Boots No.7 products and I really like them. I'm not crazy about lotions with scents in them, though, so I have switched to unscented formula's... but aside from the smell I really did like Boots. Target carries the line now at least where we live.
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