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brownskin88 , 15 Aug 2011

Treating scars/acne

Hey everyone I have been picking now for at least 9 years. I just turned 21, and thank God I found this site! Anyways I have dark spots all over my upper arms, chest, back, face and boobs :( I work in a health food store and recently across TAMANU OIL. its supposed to work wonders for acne and scars. I just bought it today but I will keep you posted. Also for those who suffer from acne I have been doing the oil cleansing method for about 3 weeks and my skin is super soft and breaking out less. I use castor oil and olive oil. I basically just rub the oil on my skin let it sit for like 5 minutes and rinse it off. No soap needed. Try it, it cant hurt. I will update how the Tamanu oil works out. O yea and I am black, idk if that helps but just putting that out there. lol we will kick this habit and have relatively clear skin some day.
6 Answers
August 29, 2011
hello, i've been waiting for another black girl to give advise about how to get rid of the black spots. i have them on my face, arms, legs, back, chest, bottom and bikini area. basically everywhere. i've never heard of Tamanu oil. please email me at with ur results. do you use either the castor or olive oil or do u combine both oils and apply them on ur skin for the five minutes? please explain. thanks for the information.
September 08, 2011

In reply to by 31blackgirl

Hey an update on the results.. Of course nothing happens overnight but I've noticed thatthe TAMANU is a good spot treatment, not my fav thing to use but it does work. I'm Also experimenting with Manuka honey.. And ive started taking vitamins! Drinking water all that good stuff lol umm my skin still breaks out but heals much faster! As far as picking.. I think the key is to look at it objectively.. Like figure y u do it and them u kinda feel more control over it... Jus my 2 cents :).....OOO and I mix the oils together, more castor than Olive
August 30, 2011
Hi brownskin, I was 21 years old when I first discovered I had a picking problem! I'm so glad to see that people are using this site, because I think we can all use the support. I know all about those pesky brown spots. :P Please keep us posted on the Tamanu oil, if it works I'd like to try some. I really like how olive oil feels on my skin- I usually just put it on like moisturizer, but I'm going to try your method and use it as a facial cleanser tonight. :-) It seems like the whole compulsive picking thing affects all different races, and I can't help but notice it seems like women are primarily affected. It makes sense too considering the pressure we're put under to look a certain way. :/ Thanks for being here :-)
December 26, 2012
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Selina Scott
April 12, 2013
I looked up all kind of remedies and research on psoriasis treatment. I'd like some tips on getting rid of acne scaring. I have some on my back and I hate it. I have tried ambi n all. Have anyone out there had success with getting rid of acne scarring and if so how long did it take to actually work or have been proven successful?

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