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Red mark on face from acne

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sk1pper Sun 30-Oct-16 08:39:46

Need some advice on how to get rid of a red blemish/mark in my chin left over from two pimples I had a month ago.

I'm TTC my first child and went a little OTT with the supplements and vitamins one month (stupid, stupid) and had a very painful breakout of large pimples on my chin.

I never ever get acne or spots and these weren't coming to a head, eventually I got so frustrated with them I really messed about with them and managed to get the fluid out. But it's left an annoying red mark on my chin that isn't going away.

I've bought some Palmers cocoa skin therapy oil and been using it every day. I'm sure it is better than what it was but it's still really visible.

Anyone have any tips to what else I can do or so I just need to keep at it?

botemp Sun 30-Oct-16 08:49:06

Vitamin C and daily SPF 50 (as a stand alone product) will aid in healing and take the redness away (though don't expect overnight results, it'll take a bit but at least you'll know the approach is good). Essentially post outbreak new skin has healed over which is sun sensitive, and burned (ie turned red) and if you're not using SPF this will continue on in a cycle and can mean it turns into a sunspot long term. Vit C will help inhibit the melanin production (from turning the skin darker). The Ordinary do an affordable Vit C currently, and as exciting and affordable as the rest of their range is I advise to read up a bit on the ingredients and what they do and resist the temptation to buy it all in a flurry of want.

Narnian Sun 30-Oct-16 08:51:46

I've always used vitamin E oil for this. I use the one with the highest amount of vitamin E in it that I can find. I bought my last bottle in Holland and Barrett. I just rub it into the marks at night.

Wolpertinger Sun 30-Oct-16 09:00:09

It will go. Personally I'd avoid the cocoa oil (and definitely anything coconut) but they are big acne triggers for me.

It's a post-inflammatory response after your acne.

Vit C, retinol and salicylic acid will all make it go quicker. But none of them are overnight answers sad

LeopardPrintSocks1 Sun 30-Oct-16 09:06:25

Sudocreme. Never fails.

sk1pper Sun 30-Oct-16 09:41:04

Thank you everyone, I'm going to try and find a serum with Vit c in it. And really interesting about the spf50...luckily I have some left over from my holiday so will use that now.

Lesson learnt - don't pick spots! FWP

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