i want to know what people have tried and what they would/would not recommend
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Nothing will truly help to diminish them. They will fade a bit over time naturally, so everything you put on there might give the impression its working, while in fact its just time (which is for free). The red/purple color also fades.
Some things (tanning, an AHA body lotion.) help to make them temporary less visible, but the old state will return when you stop.