Tarana Burke

Pockmarks, also called pick marks, refer to deep craters, holes or indentations in the skin that occur when the deep layers of the skin are damaged.

Severe cystic acne, chickenpox, or infections leave scar tissue that is very noticeable. This skin condition causes some people to be self-conscious or depressed.

Famous people who have this condition include feminist activist Tarana Burke (pictured above), reality TV star NeNe Leakes and actors Laurence Fishburne and Edward James Olmos.
 

What Causes Pockmarks?

Cystic acne occurs when the skin produces excess sebum, which clogs pores and causes zits and pimples. Popping the pimples may lead to pockmarks scars. Other factors include chickenpox, which leaves blisters on the skin. If the blisters are popped or scratched, deep scarring may occur.

Skin infections may result if the pimples or blisters become infected with staphylococcus bacteria that normally lives on the skin. Staph usually does not cause problems unless the skin is broken.
 

What Are Treatment Options for Pockmarks?

Skin Peels

Your doctor may suggest several treatment options for your individual case. Many people opt for chemical peels to reduce the scarring. A layer of acid or enzyme is applied to the skin surface which causes the scarred skin to lift and peel off. New skin regenerates to replace the old, scarred skin.
 
Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion achieves the same results as skin peels without using chemicals. A rotating wire brush is passed over the skin to scrape away the top layers. A local anesthetic is used to receive pain. In some cases, if the patient is prone to keloids, the dermabrasion will cause more scars and put the patient at risk of infection.
 
Microdermabrasion

Tiny crystals are used to scrub away the outer layers of skin. This treatment works best for smaller scars.
 
Dermal fillers

This treatment uses injections of fillers to fill in and lift pockmarks to the level of the rest of the skin surface.

Click here to see other treatment options for pockmarks.
 
Home Remedies

Female patients should avoid wearing any makeup. Use over-the-counter moisturizers, butters and oils to soften the skin. Masks and OTC peels may stimulate new skin growth. Moisturize the skin with cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil, hempseed oil, rosehip oil, and olive oil.

Always consult with your doctor or healthcare professional before trying home remedies. Always test your skin by applying oil or butters to a small patch of skin first before using it regularly.

This has been your Medical Minute.
 

DISCLAIMER

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  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I didn’t know Nene Leakes had this condition? I honestly didn’t know (until yesterday) that there were treatments for this. That’s good to know but I doubt my family members can afford it.

  • Yoni7

    Thank you for this.

  • Miss Thang

    Edward James Olmos is the most famous person with this condition. It’s such a distinguishable feature of his face that I think it would be a bad thing of he got treatment for it lol

  • Django the God

    I feel like you had this up your sleeve yesterday…

  • Renee26

    People begged for this post in the comments

  • the guest

    Take teen acne seriously. Children must go to the dermatologist just as they must go to the pediatrician. .

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, Renee. Django always criticizing. ?

  • Django the God

    LOL

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ?

  • Renee26

    Those professional treatments sound extremely painful

  • HotInCleveland

    Preach!

  • We Can Do This

    We called this crater face when I grew up and yes Nene applies her makeup thick to cover her craters.

  • Django the God

    People with skin like this normally smoke and can barbeque real good.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Laurence Fishburne had it too…I think he got it fixed right after the Matrix…

  • Renee26

    My son struggles with acne. He tried prescription meds but the creams burned. Now he has rituals he does to keep it under control. Black charcoal masks, Clearacil scrubs and 1 minute masks, Oatmeal and Honey scrubs, and witch hazel wipes LOL he is a diva about it but I get it.

  • hi-liter

    Going to the dermatologist can be a gamble depending on the condition. They prescribe expensive creams and pills that don’t work a lot of times for some people. I know someone who has been going back and forth for itchy skin and every time she goes, they prescribe some kind of $40 or more cream that doesn’t work.

  • Renee26

    LMAO and work on cars

    why did a few people’s uncle pop in my mind… Afros and Newports hanging from their lips

  • Renee26

    That part

  • Renee26

    First season of RHOA it was baaad

  • hi-liter

    I could have sworn Vanessa Williams (Ms. America) has these craters in her skin.

  • Quitedeliteful

    They sure do!

  • Alextra Ballard

    CDFUUUU yew wrong…but right!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Thanks for this post today Sandra. But some of your community straight up tried it yesterday over this black woman’s FACE.

    Waiting for anyone to bring their ass in here on a hateful tone in re to this woman’s face. Its one thing to be geninuely interested. And concerned. Which majority overwhelmingly were. But its another thing to be vile, rude, and a down right asshole. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb319b501a195409ec647723f2cdb5424b7d3cb47d48c828812a557a60f8f67d.gif

  • Django the God

    …Skin looking like a cigarette filter

  • Quitedeliteful

    I didn’t know Nene had this same problem… I wonder how she got rid of it. Maybe it wasn’t this bad because this case is extreme…

  • Alextra Ballard

    They sure were….there were asking for a medical minit

  • Renee26

    Yes… He has it too. Ion know why Larry always been sexy to me despite his looks… He look like he got that ?

  • Django the God

    Criticize criticize criticize.

  • Alextra Ballard

    She did,but not this extreme

  • HotInCleveland

    For me they aren’t bad. I get microdermabrasion in the winter to exfoliate bc I get super dry and I get light chemical peels with my facials (when I don’t get microdermabrasion) to keep my skin bright.They can sting a bit but it’s worth it to me.

  • Alextra Ballard

    And expense

  • hi-liter

    That’s good your son found out what works best for his skin. I had to work with my daughter’s skin to find out what worked for her. The dermatologist would have been a last ditch effort for me.

  • oshh16

    Cystic acne is genetic and I battle with it.
    I don’t have pockmarks but cortisone shots to get rid of cysts can leave indentations.
    Over the years I found several things that work for cystic acne.
    Drinking organic Apple cider Vinegar with mother diluted in water daily.
    Taking zinc monomethionine daily as well as multivitamin,
    Drinking lots of water,
    Ginger tea with tumeric,
    Keeping stress levels down,
    Mario Bedescu buffering lotion- excellent very effective spot treatment,
    Washing face twice a day with gentle yet effective face wash
    Glycolic acid (peels) at night- Drunk Elephant has a good one

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I didn’t notice it on Nene either.

    Hopefully the home remedy options are reasonable for your family. Most drug stores carry the oils and butters for a decent price.

  • Quitedeliteful

    You said you got time today! LOLLOL!!! But you’re right. There is no need to be cruel. If she could do something about it I’m sure she would. Maybe insurance doesn’t cover this condition. Maybe it would be extremely painful and she would have to be bandaged for a few weeks. Maybe she just doesn’t have the money. Maybe she said fugg it, this is me — deal or don’t…

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    people are so ignorant

  • FukkFolks2018

    Life long derm goer. Due to eczema. To the same lady from age 8 til adulthood…then she donated her practice to her alma mater, the UNC Med School of Derm.i n 2012 (shouts out to Dr. Laurinda Queen). then I lucked up and found a primary doc whose specialtiy is dermatology! They are RARE. Gotta find a good one and ride with em.

    *HELL YES itch creams are HIGH. VERY. Its downright oppressive

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Oh wow, I didn’t notice. I only saw a couple of episodes years ago but it just wasn’t my cup of tea so I tuned out.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Is this what Seal has?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Great info! All of these treatments are good for the skin even if you don’t have a condition.

  • hi-liter

    That’s good you found a good Derm….Me and my daughter got that damn eczema…had it my whole life…acts up when the seasons change….

  • FukkFolks2018

    YES. Right now. Since its fall. Mine acting a donkey. My girls have it too. Its a battle but manageable.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Drinking organic Apple cider Vinegar with mother diluted in water daily
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Folks be sure to drink through a straw and make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly. You don’t want the acid from the ACV to wear away the enamel on your teeth…

  • Dowoop

    She should get checked for diabetics. When my mother was diagnosed, her doctor said those are one of those things that are a dead giveaway that your blood sugar is too high. Better safe than sorry.

  • hi-liter

    Yes, I agree.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I don’t think so. I think the scars on his face are from something else.

  • bran

    Thank you auntie!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Discoid Lupus is what Sealhenry got

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I remember when SR would do the real picture profile on Fridays. She needs to bring that back so we can see how some of these folks truly look.

  • FukkFolks2018

    YEP.

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, I been telling her that. I think people be in denial.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Seal facial scaring comes from discoid Lupus

  • hi-liter

    They would prolly still lie.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I saw Vanessa Williams in the lobby of my office building last week and her skin looks good. No indication that she ever had this condition — she could use some shea butter though…

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lupus

  • MoniquetheGeek

    You’re right!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I honestly didn’t think that Tarana Burke face would be such a deep issue

  • Connie

    I liked his looks in Boyz n the Hood and Hoodlum. After that…nerp.

  • bemetoo

    she got the money to get treatment so she’ll be good probably just started treatment

  • Yoni7

    And burn the entire sh!t out of your esophagus. :eek:

  • Judge Mental Will

    My skin might not be perfect but B.A.B.Y! I would live at my dermatologist or plastic surgeon office. Im thankful because some people suffer from things that others couldn’t handle. Props to her for dealing with it and not letting depression or anything stop her from living her life.

  • oshh16

    Brad Pitt had it too, long time ago.

  • starryeyed

    oh wow I always thought this was from AIDS smh

  • Quitedeliteful

    Any of you Roses know of a good, natural treatment for Rosacea? I didn’t know that Black Folks got Rosacea!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuuup…

  • Li-Wright

    I’m sure with her education and connections she’s consulted every dermatologist there is; if she hasn’t, she’s stupid. I had acne as a teen and I got treated – professionally — for it. And it doesn’t cost a lot of money.

  • oshh16

    Body too, quite a few help manage weight in addition to skin benefits.

  • Li-Wright

    If she hasn’t consulted a dermatologist, she should. And maybe she should do like Patti did and get a slimmer nose.

  • Yoni7

    And maybe she should do like Patti did and get a slimmer nose.
    __________________
    Why, what’s wrong with her nose?

  • oshh16

    Like a shot of grain alcohol LOL. I drink a tablespoon or two diluted in a bottle of water.

  • Jethro

    Who didn’t see this opportunistic post coming? ?

  • HotInCleveland

    “Cost a lot of money” is subjective. Depends on what works for your skin and how many prescriptions you need.

  • Yoni7

    Puts hair on yo chest.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Me either…yew learn somn new everyday

  • Quitedeliteful

    This is more than acne though…

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Please don’t come for me for asking: Why don’t people with skin conditions consider their diet before attempting to treat the outside with expensive or invasive and/or harmful procedures? Sugar, white starches and processed foods are all culprits in bad skin.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Irish sea moss gives you beautiful, plump skin… I will never be without out it. For me it’s liquid gold…

  • Faithz

    Thank You Auntee for this Article, that is Well put together. Very Informative Information, this is so good to Know. Often times
    We need to be Educated on things like this, so as to open our minds to things that can happen to so many of us. Reading Your Commentary made me think about how many People are Suffering, and living from so many Illness, and So many Illnesses that the eye can’t see Things like Diabetics, Cancer, Hiv/Aids, Blindness, Hearing Lost , Lost of Limbs like so many who has fought in the Arm Forces, and Countless different Illnesses goes on , and on. Once again Thank You Auntee~

  • Quitedeliteful

    Sugar, white starches and processed foods are all culprits in bad skin.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    And will have you looking old…

  • Alextra Ballard

    AIDS?!?! Are you being vascious?

  • Guest

    Also, changing pillowcases regularly, washing hair regularly and avoid touching face as much as possible until you wash your hands.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Hey if she’s happy and can live with it.. Congrats to her. But I couldn’t.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Also, PLEASE implement black seed oil into your regiment. two teaspoons morning and night before sleep. Read articles or view Youtubes by or about Dr. Sebi.

  • laidbackgal4real

    Very informative ?

  • Faithz

    Thanks, and it’s really good for Our bodies, and has a lot of different benefits. And people need to know that Antibiotics are going to become obsolete , and people need to read up on the Natural Antibiotic starring with Garlic , read about Turmeric, Ginger, Read about how to rid your bodies of Inflammation, because Inflammation, is a main cause of a lot of the Arthritic problem people have.

  • Miss Thang

    Oh yea, I forgot about his!

  • Renee26

    Good to know… I tried the charcoal mask the other day and about died pulling it off ? my son said I should’ve shaved first ?
    My face is super sensitive. When I got my eyebrows microbladed I cried like a baby

  • Quitedeliteful

    My sister and I used to moisturize our skin with Vaseline and her entire face would get red, itchy, raw and peel. We both stopped using Vaseline but her skins seems burned because of it. She thought it was eczema but this Black Derm diagnosed it as Rosacea!!!

  • Renee26

    Yes Big Larry

  • Renee26

    You didn’t miss out on anything ?

  • Miss Thang

    I work for the manufacturer of Mirvaso and Oracea. I don’t know of any natural treatment. But she can ask her doctor about using those medications.

  • HotInCleveland

    This is a good post and I’m glad it has a constructive conversation going. However, Everyone’s skin is different. What works for some may not work for others. I know folks whose diet consists mainly of junk and liquor but they have perfect skin. I know folks who are vegans and their skin is a mess. Some folks can get away with all natural products while others need prescription medication. There is no “one size fits all”.

  • exlurker

    Oo I would like to check this out.

  • exlurker

    Very true. Thank you.

  • starryeyed

    NO! I really thought that for some reason. One of those things I believed while young and never knew until now!

  • Quitedeliteful

    So true! I had to force myself out of the habit of touching my face…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re right! I forgot about those closeup shots in the Matrix.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep! I buy organic black seed oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. It’s expensive but I can’t be without it.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Alot of people are into Coconut oil and drinking Apple Cider Vinegar. ..any kinna smell of vinegar makes me hurl. So drinking it is not an option

  • Alextra Ballard

    I agree 1000 %

  • Miss Thang

    agreed 100%

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • guest

    Thank you for this info,.

  • T3

    I’ve been hearing about sea moss. Do you use it topically for your skin? Or so you ingest it?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This post was requested by several Roses.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I have a curved bone in my left leg according to the doctor. It now causes pain and inflammation of the tendon or ligament in my knee. I take powdered tumeric, ginger and cinnamon tea every morning. 32 oz in a mason jar with a tablespoon of coconut oil. My knee is almost as good as new… I also had joint pain in the joint of my left thumb but not anymore… I live for natural treatments…

  • Miss Thang

    I think Vanessa just has huge pores…

  • exlurker

    Does it really work?? Would love to know more thanks.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thank you! I’m going to investigate for her…

  • Miss Thang

    itchy skin is a sign of candida or yeast. She needs to cut sugar out of her diet.

  • pure_igenue?

    Que? Expand por favor lol…where do you get it from?

  • Miss Thang

    omg you’re right! wow, he had his fixed too.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don’t do the ACV any more but I’m doing so many other things instead.

  • Quitedeliteful

    check out this a guy on YouTube, Herbalist Kareem. He talks about Black Seed Oil. As he says, it is a beast! If my choices are go to the movies and then go for dinner and drinks or buy Black Seed Oil Ima order the black seed oil and stay home all weekend. That’s how good it is.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS….i can only tell you my experience. I move better in the mornings, because it decreases the swelling or inflammation if you will. (i have knee and ankle issues from an old injury) I don’t have the desire to consume as much processed sugar based drinks and foods…i haven’t had coffee with cream and sugar for more than a year. My skin is clear…..i dont need makeup. My skin remains dewy and clear. ( i only use foundation when i want to do some contouring tricks)….even my body scent is different. This is a natural product and i believe it’s from the Gods.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I heard that tumeric was awesome for pre diebetes too I need some…

  • Rere

    I was wondering what was going on with her skin, thanks for the info.

  • Melanated Goddess??

    It also makes you fat if you consume too much of it. It’s what used in the Caribbean to fatten babies up lol.

  • HotInCleveland

    Lolololol! They’ll adjust the peel according to how sensitive your skin is. I had a peel too strong and it burned my skin. We learned to use something lighter from then on.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Dairy/Protein cultures

    I can’t wear cheap jewelry. I’ll eventually get a rash. These days they sell nickle-free.
    We also changed our laundry detergent.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Thanks for the info. I broke a bone years ago. Will research it.

  • Soon2BWife

    Tell is more, Delite.

  • leapyearpisces

    Well, I for one, appreciate because though not on that level, I suffer from pockmarks on my cheeks, and I have tried everything under the sun (well I thought I had) EXCEPT for the chemical peels because of the downtime required. I didn’t know about the dermabrasion for pockmarks. Thank you.

  • Bossy704

    I have cystic acne. I’ve had revision surgery twice. It sucks. It keloids. It hurts. It’s better now that I’m older. This lady looks like she picked. Then you just spread it.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Exactly!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    and mean.

  • Bonita

    I had no idea that NeNe had this skin conditon. She has a helluva makeup artist.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Gurl, U R so full of information! Thanx 4 sharing.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I put tumeric in everything!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He do look like he can knock it down real good lol…I been crushing on him since The Color Purple…”No Miss Sofia”…

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Was she ashy??

  • imright

    throw the whole face away ?????

  • Quitedeliteful

    Tumeric is a wonder spice! I will never be without it.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Muvah is trying to live to be 103 at least — and I plan to look good doing it! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    $100 or more even after insurance pays. That’s ridiculous and should be illegal.

  • shezurstruly

    the fact that I’m eating pizza right now 0_o

  • ClaireHuxtable

    *Quad’s voice* Yasss!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOL!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Really? I’ve maintained my weight because of it. I don’t make it delicious like you folks in the Caribbean do. I just drink it plain and it curbs my appetite…

  • Quitedeliteful

    I use it topically and I ingest it. You can check it out on YouTube…

  • Melanated Goddess??

    Yes. It’s what given to premature/ underweight babies. I use to drink it alot as a child. It’s delicious lol.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I do both. When used on the skin it makes it so nice and dewy and tight! I drink about a half cup every day sometimes twice a day. It curbs my appetite, plumps my skin up, keeps it crystal clear. With this you won’t need any kind of botox or if you do it will be very little… It also has 92 of the 97 minerals needed by the body…

  • Quitedeliteful

    When used on the skin it makes it so nice and dewy and tight! I drink about a half cup every day sometimes twice a day. It curbs my appetite, plumps my skin up, keeps it crystal clear. With this you won’t need any kind of botox or if you do it will be very little… It also has 92 of the 97 minerals needed by the body…

  • Quitedeliteful

    I want to try the fancy way. Mine is tasteless but effective but I would love to have it as beverage although I don’t need anything to make me get fat. I can do that all on my own!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    When used on the skin it makes it so nice and dewy and tight! I drink about a half cup every day sometimes twice a day. It curbs my appetite, plumps my skin up, keeps it crystal clear. With this you won’t need any kind of botox or if you do it will be very little… It also has 92 of the 97 minerals needed by the body…

  • MsPam

    Thank You! I was looking up the Drunk Elephant, is it a peel or serum?!

  • dontgetblocked

    I’ll pray for her because….

  • Melanated Goddess??

    ?. That’s why I stopped drinking it. You should be able to find recipes for it online. My dad us to make for me all the time.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Not ashy but had a couple of lines on her forehead and crows feet. She’s probably using high-end products but nothing is gonna work better than natural stuff for your skin. Her skin is ‘broken’ like a white person’s skin but not as much. She needs a spoonful of of some type of oil every day and at least something heavy duty at night like shea butter. I was surprised when I saw her skin. There are no blemishes and it looks clear and healthy but my skin is in waay better shape…

  • Nik

    Look into CBD oil from hemp (does not contain THC like marijuana and is legal). It is a miracle in a bottle!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I was hearing about this on the radio this morning! Ima investigate and maybe get some… Where do you order yours from?

  • Nik

    I heard Mario Bedescu products are really good. I don’t have cystic acne but my face is not perfect. I try to drink a lot of water, and use Yadain products as they are natural. The face and body wash I use has ACV in it.

  • Jethro

    ?

  • Nik

    Greenroadsworld. I have an autistic godson and his doctor prescribed it and uses that brand. They have THE BEST! Everyone recommended it to me for my fibroids but it has other benefits. My sinuses are excellent now, I am way more relaxed and unbothered, I used to take ibuprofen all the time but I take a dose of CBD and the pain eases on its own, and I sleep DEEP! I use the 1500mg oil, tea, and gummy bears. It has changed my life. Oh, and they always have discount codes to use or you can Google their name and coupon codes.

  • Rayne

    My mom always told me this happens when you constantly drink pop and not enough water. My dad said they smoke crack. ???????

  • Nik

    You can add honey or organic syrup to buffer the taste.

  • Nik

    LOL! I wish it did the same for edges.

  • Yoni7

    I wish edges grew as fast as puss and underarm hair.

  • Nik

    LOL!!!!!! Talk about it. The TLC I have to give my edges these days is tew much!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thank you so much! I am definitely going to Google and look for a coupon.

  • Nik

    If it’s your first time on the website, after a minute or so a little wheel will appear and you can spin it for a discount. I never paid full price for any items. Twice I got 35% off and once I got 50% off.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now this is what I’m talking about!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now this is what I’m talking about!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There’s a procedure to transfer a skin graft follicles from your pubic area to your forehead. Let me see if I can find the link.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    There’s a procedure to transfer a skin graft follicles from your pubic area to your forehead. Let me see if I can find the link.

  • Yoni7

    Thanks, but I got edges, Sandra. I was just saying. LOL

  • TheOwley

    Actors like Wes Studi, Ray Liotta, Robert Davi, Denny Trejo have it bad. It makes them look like rough guys so imagine a woman with the same skin. Some female celebs have severe acne but I’ve never seen anything this severe. It’s treatable but probably costly and time consuming.

  • Yoni7

    I just think it’s odd. Puss be a bush. Edges be a ice rink. Cold and bare. LOL

  • Waya Hedia

    If you look closely you can see the flag we planted on the moon.

  • Nik

    I hope I never see the day when I have to shellac mine like a certain Jackson. LLLOOOLLLL!

  • Tahj

    My aunt had it bad…. she started doing colonics. Look into it. her face is CLEAR.. had this her entire life.

  • Sassie

    Yep. It’s COSTLY.

  • Stationarity

    Please do not think I am trying to “come for you” or be a jerk. Is vascious slang? Do you mean facetious? Or is this a portmanteau of facetious and viscous? I just like new words and I can’t find the definition of “vascious” and I am curious and want to make sure I am not missing out on a new word. Thanks

  • country57

    Thank you Sandra for this important skin information. Never knew what caused this. Normally I see this condition on men, big craters. Nose looking deformed from so many holes. Cheeks and nose areas look the worse.

  • blue skies

    WOW NOT NICE

  • blue skies

    she dont she just being messy

  • Miss Thang

    lol silly

  • Bonita

    Oh, is that what it is? lol

  • Soon2BWife

    Thanks, Love! Going to certainly try this! ???

  • Miss Thang

    yessssssss I only use “free and clear” laundry detergents now. Fragrace-free everything.

  • Malcom Flex

    This sista needs to handle that condition she’s the face of a movement &kicking it with all those white Hollywood brauds who should have put her up on a good skin Dr. Feminists obviously aren’t real friends to BW. I bet they enjoy her looking like that while their skin is smooth and they jacked the movement from under her.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    PfftBwahahaha! LMBAO

  • Eileen

    so very true but lets hope she is NOT one of those “I’m living my truth” poc-mark skin and all feminist!

  • Malcom Flex

    Nene has been skin peeled to the gawds.

  • RespectSelf

    This picture made me itch…. more due to the fact that she put makeup over it smh It just doesn’t seem safe to put anything on there.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good post.

  • MythCalledLove

    Maybe she owns it. I hv a huge scar on my arm it doesn’t make me remember how I got it. It reminds me of the strength and faith. I was a crime victim. Every wound he said it would make me think of him. It does but it reminds me of the of the power of prayer and my resilience to survive & fight. I wasn’t expected to live.

  • MythCalledLove

    Buffed with a janitorial buffer.

  • T3

    Oh wow. Thanks for the info. One more question if you don’t mind. How does it come? I was told you have to boil it or something to drink it???? I am clueless.

  • Faithz

    I heard that, I notice that even some of the well schooled, and even some of my Relatives with degrees and things like that could care less about Natural Cures, and I tell them that Hey do what your Dr say do but just know that Your Doctor even Dr Oz, don’t give a single dang if you use the Bathroom are not. People need to know for themselves that all of this Adulterated Foods that we eat, is not always the best for us, Therefore do the best you can to take care of yourself, and I Love your good take care of yourself habits, which will pay off for you in the long term, You give me Encouragement thanks for the good
    read ~

  • Anji

    Blessings on life!

  • J2PC

    Yeah, but anyone can wear sleeves to cover their arm unlike the face. The face is our passport & the personality reflects the quality of character inside the different passport. -if she could, I’m sure she would do things differently.

    The most effective treatments tend to be more costly & can cause a number of people to rethink that option. In time, I can foresee her getting referred to right dermatologist for laser treatments that can correct, smooth out layers of her skin to where she can get to the point of having her pores more refined.

  • J2PC

    The damage is done & healed already. So what’s unsafe about applying makeup to scarred skin? It is not infected, etc. That stage is over.

  • Malcom Flex

    I hope not because sis looks straight deformed. I think though, she’s been enabled by white feminists to not take care of her skin & look less attractive than them, that’s how they are towards BW. Like I said before one of those white brauds should have been pulled her coat on a Hollywood skin Dr.!!

  • Malcom Flex

    Yup. But she took care of her skin it looks much improved, except for all that bad plastic surgery.

  • Malcom Flex

    Thanks for posting it Sandra you’re helping lots of people. Ignore the trolls and the boring eye rolling draggers, can’t please everybody.

  • Malcom Flex

    I bet she hasn’t done crap about her skin and won’t till now. She’s kicking it with white feminists you know how they lie to keep BW less attractive than they are & I bet they get all up in her face telling her how great she looks. They’re like that with morbidly obese BW, too.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I do not trust doctors. They always want to give you a pill that has 17 different side affects! I do not want to the the old lady with the walker or the cane or on dialysis because of my diet so I am going to try my best to do some things right…

  • Quitedeliteful

    It’s an algae (I think) from the sea. It is stringy, hard and dried and has a lot of salt and sand from the ocean on it. When soaked it expands. I use half a bag. When it expands it’s a lot! I like to make enough for at least two weeks. Maybe soak 1/4 bag initially until you get the hang of it.
    1. a colander for rinsing and a large bowl for soaking.
    2. Rinse sea moss of sand, dirt, debris. Rinse well each piece.
    3. Place in large bowl and cover with water for about 20 minutes.
    4. Rinse again THOROUGHLY each piece. You want to make sure
    that there is no sand left or your final product will be gritty.
    5. (Make sure to rinse out large bowl because there will be sand in
    the bottom) . Place sea moss in large bowl and cover with clean
    water like distilled or spring water. Put in refrigerator and let sit
    overnight. It’s going to expand about four times the size. So you
    will have much more than when you originally started.
    6. Put a piece or two of the moss in a blender. Add about a cup of
    water from the large bowl that the moss soaked in. Blend on
    medium then on high. You want to get all of the fibers broken
    down and blended.
    I like mine to be the consistency of apple sauce. I don’t like it watery. I like it thick so I don’t add much water. You’ll know by the way it’s blending if you need more water. Only add a little at a time.

    Because I make so much at one time I place in a 48 oz Mason jar and refrigerate. In the morning it’s thick just the way I like it. I then put two tablespoons in a 32 oz glass of water and drink down. I drink a lot of water so if this is too much for you you can put your two tablespoons in less water. Whatever you are comfortable with.

    If these directions are confusing look on YT. It’s really easy and not time consuming at all. I spend most of my time rinsing more than anything else. Some people boil it but I don’t. After it is rinsed, soaked and blended, I put in in the refrigerator and start using it in the morning.

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  • BaileyBlue17

    So wrong, but funny. Lol!!!

  • Hmmm~?

    Men usually have this condition, although not as bad as homegirl up top. It looks much better on a male than a woman.

  • T3

    This was sooooo helpful! I’m exhausted just thinking about the process. Lol But I’m going to try to get some this weekend. Thank you so much! You’re the bomb.com!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Honestly, it’s not bad at all I know I gave a lot of information and I probably went overboard but really it’s just rinse rinse rinse and soak for 20 minutes. Then, rense rense rense and soak in the refrigerator overnight. Then put it in the blender add a little bit of water out of at a time cuz you don’t want it to be soupy when you have it the consistency that you want nice and thick you’re ready to put it in a jar and put it in the refrigerator so we can kind of gel that’s it. Sometimes I don’t feel like doing it but I’ll never be without it. I think I forgot to mention the last part you put it in the refrigerator to sit overnight it’s really easy and it’s really healthy look at the YouTube videos and you’ll see…

  • T3

    Got it! Thanks again. So do you apply what you would put in the blender to your face???

  • Stan4NoOne

    Brad Pitt had this.

  • Faithz

    I hear you on that, and many don’t know all they are hopped up to know. We can learn a lot from the older people in our families, and by reading and studying the same Books many Dr had to study. I remember a friend of mine who said she got off two different Pills her Dr wanted her on, and her Dr is older , and haven’t mentioned them Meds, to Her at all., they love writing Prescriptions, because they are in the bed with the Drugs Companies.
    I agree with you on that we have to take care of our bodies, and We need a Tune Up, every now , ad then. But buying food from these fast food , and Junk food are bad for all of Us. And remember to drink water, boil, bake, roast.

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  • Khaliah

    Don’t forget Larry Fishburne and Dennis Rodman. They have that same condition.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I sure do. That’s why I don’t like it soupy. Once face is clean I put it all over including around my eyes. I let it sit for about 15 minutes then rinse it off. You will notice less wrinkles, tighter pores, smoother and brighter skin. You will also get a natural face lift. There is definitely a difference in the skin for sure. Another thing I use (not in with the sea moss but separately) is rice water. It kicks the skin up 1000 percent! In my large bowl I fill the bottom with uncooked rice. Not a lot but a couple of handfulls depending on how large your bowl is. I add water. You’ll see the water turning kind of white and foamy from the protein in the rice. Some people then take a cotton ball, dip it in the rice water and wipe their face. I prefer to take a ‘bath’ with it:

    1 – place uncooked rice in large bowl (if you are going to ‘bathe’ with it or a small bowl if you are going to use a cotton ball and wipe your face only.

    2 – add water. Let sit for at least 20 mins or more. Water turns kind of white and foamy from the protein.

    3. Transfer rice water to another (plastic) bowl that you will then use in the bathroom. You can add more water to the rice if you like depending on how much water you need.

    4. After showering (no soap left on skin, of course) I then take a plastic cup that I leave in the bathroom, dip it into my bowl of rice water and pour it on my face and all over my body. (Not my hair. Check out YT on rice water for hair. I haven’t done it but my sister says it makes her hair baby soft…)

    5. Do not rinse. Moisturize as usual. It brightens skin. Some folks say it lightens skin — but not like bleaching where you look crazy. You will find dark marks fading, and your skin is so bright and soft. My elbows were dark from leaning on my desk — not any more.
    I had a few dark spots on my legs from scrapes and falls – they are fading.
    I had a few spots on my face from popping acne that never went away. They are gone. It smooths and tightens skin. I LOVE it! It’s even helping with my sister’s Rosacea.
    I take this ‘bath’ every day — but that’s just me because I’m a nut job! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!! I

  • LP

    damn sure did! wonder what he did

  • T3

    Wow! You are just a plethora of information aren’t you?!?!? Lol I have dark spots from picking my face so I will definitely be doing this. Thank you!!!!

  • T3

    I immediately thought of Lawrence Fishburne!!!!

  • T3

    Me too cause I don’t recall seeing him with it.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Your welcome. Oh! And exfoliate your skin from time to time. I saved a plastic jar that had a sugar and lavender scrub in it. Instead of buying a new one I added my own sugar with coconut oil and once or twice a week I exfoliate my face and body with this. First shower. Then do the sugar scrub. After rinsing your skin will be silky smooth… Sugar is pretty abrasive so don’t rub too hard until you know just how much pressure your skin can take.

  • selectivewords

    I though of Craig Mack

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Thanks! I was concerned. Hot water & gentle soap is good for acne. This skin issue looks like cocoa butter wants to prove it’s magical powers on melanin. But skincare is hard to commit to , especially if ur under stress & being victimized &ignored/ridiculed over the victimization

  • Goodii2Shoes

    I ? natural treatments so I can not wait to find this moss & try it. (I’m always trying new natural treatments) so thank you for sharing. ! I see ur pic n wonder what magic uve been rubbing into ur skin, it GLOWS!, A Korean woman recommended rubbing rice water Ice cubes on the face to shrink pores… the ice is a real struggle to rub on but ur process will be the next thing I tryout ! lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    I also wash my face with the African black soap but the real one which is brown in color. I think that’s what started shrinking my pores. And I also use witch-hazel from time to time. That definitely shrunk my pores! Also, you can get Irish sea moss from any health store. The Caribbean company Grace sells Irish sea moss. You can find it in the West Indian section of a supermarket. They sell small packets of it and you can start with that if you like. I have some soaking right now!?

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    flava in ya ear!!!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    gm, …That african black soap (the real kind ,brown w/the natural exfoliates) is LEGIT. An ex-bf had a friend bring it back from Africa. It was amazing. I have to go to certain cities to find African stores who have it.. I’ve seen the “westernized ” product & laughed at how it didn’t even look like good stuff. The real looks real…& u only need a little. I went to youtube like you advised and found some fancy Irish moss recipes that look like Jamaican smoothies AND some tasty looking recipes for authentic oxtails,& curry goat I can’t wait to try?

  • Quitedeliteful

    My sisters went for a dance conference in Senegal and brought back the black soap. I can never ever be without it! Issinglass is like a gelatn but from fish. You know how when you put chicken in the fridge and the broth gels? Well the same thing happens with fish if there is liquid it gels when cold. I’m thinking that’s what issinglass is…

  • Floriduhh Evans

    RIP

  • Goodii2Shoes

    I was wondering if I would be allergic to the Irish moss or isinglass? I know you can’t tell me that, but now I’m checking that out. I doubt the isinglass will cause allergic reaction but Im not sure about the moss. Iv eaten the sushi w/the seaweed wrap so I don’t think it should be a problem. .. but curious if you have any suggestions /experience with possible allergic reactions?

    I think I found some authentic black soap at a beauty supply shop. It looks legit … it’s in a large african community so I should probably try it… it’s hard to find the right cleansers… ppl don’t think Indians/native Americans are different until we start looking for skin/hair care products. THEN the reality sets in lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    I really don’t know about allergic reactions but if you can handle seafood then I can’t see where you would have a problem with sea moss. I ingest a lot of it every day and no rashes, no nothing. The one thing I do know is that if you take any sort of medication take the sea moss two hours after you take your meds…

  • Goodii2Shoes

    lol, I’m giggling thinking about how I’m going to feel like a mermaid every time I drink the sweet drink lol thank you for replying