The brown spots that you have are due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation after scabbing. The treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment but they should be used only under a dermatologist’s guidance. If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion.
I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
From the symptoms it can be irritant contact dermatitis. Irritant dermatitis, the most common type of contact dermatitis, involves inflammation resulting from contact with acids, alkaline materials such as soaps and detergents, cosmetics, or other chemicals.
Avoid using any lotions and creams over the face for the meantime. Wash your face with a mild cleanser with moisturizing properties like Cetaphil. Pat your face dry. Then apply a good hypoallergenic moisturizer over the area and see if this improves. If the symptoms still persist then you can apply mild steroid.
If the irritation persists then please get it evaluated from a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thanks, for the reply.
Well, So far all the scabs fell off. But now I have brown spots located on where the scabs were?
I thought glycolic acid is made to remove brown spots?
I meant I had minor dark spots on my forehead. But now I have spots around my lip area... So how long does it take for it to fade away? It was red when using the facial peel. But now it turned brown. I thought scabbing and such were the symptoms of using glycolic acid?