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in pain :(

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  • Posted By: fairyfairy
  • June 19, 2008
  • 11:54 PM

ok im an 18 year old girl

i have some scars from spots - on my cheek and at the side of my face

was recommended Bio-oil to remove the scars

used it a lottt during the last 2 weeks and it seemed to make a slight difference

stopped using it for about 3 days.

yesterday tried to use a hair removal cream thing on my upper lip.

usually have no problems with using this but yesterday it tingled sooo bad so i stopped using it immediately and now i have red marks there

the skin around my cheeks and under my mouth has become completely dry, almost scaly like.

the skin here feels really really TIGHT and painful when i open my mouth really wide because i can feel all the dry skin sort of "crackling"


really look terrible at the moment, should have done NOTHING to my skin! im silly, i know!

if i apply some kind of moisturiser to the dry area, it just tingles and i feel a burning sensation


what do i do? just leave it and hope it goes away?

my mum thinks i should leave it and stop using ANY chemicals, including clearasil which is usually fine, and just wash my face with water only for the next few days?

any advice or help would be really really really useful!

its 12.45am and im resorting to internet forums - shows how desperate i am!

i would love you forever!

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  • I agree with your mom.You have irritated your skin via bio oil, hair removal cream (which basically burns off the hair at the root), and clearasil (which is an acid) to the point where it is red and painful.Stop using EVERYTHING - no lotions, no makeup, no nothing. Consider this like a really really bad sunburn - you have to give your skin a chance to heal. You can gently wash with cetaphil - but no scrubbing or rubbing. And pat dry. Just leave it alone and it will get better.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • HI there Fairy Fairy...i guess you know now that mother's knows best...listen to her...if the redness and burning sensation persist, go to a dermatologist as you may have burned and infected your skin....wash with cold water to ease the pain, pat dry your skin with clean towel...avoid touching the affected area because you dont know how many germs are in your hands...go see your derm :D HTH
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • I went through the same, horrible thing. One magical word: "VASELINE"!
    AcneSinceAge8 2 Replies Flag this Response
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