Hi guys, I used to post often here and since my acne got under control, I unfortunately deserted the site. I thought I'd share what's been working for me honestly. I am free from active acne, this is due to Accutane taken in 2009 (4 years ago) which has kept me clear to some extent.
- Eucerin dermopurifyer cleanser (all UK acne.org members please look into this- it is absolutely fantastic)- PM me if you want more details
- Simple hydrating moisturiser
- Garnier ambre solaire sheer control SPF 30 (I mix the moisturiser with this sunscreen)
The above has kept my skin under control, but as I am Indian, I unforunately suffered much hyperpigmentation and scarring. I suffered from this for about 5 years, and did not seem to fade in the slightest. I tried lactic acid, vitamin e oil and various other things half heartedly and nothing seemed to work.
I purchased lactic acid 55% and glycolic acid 50% from Make up artists choice (MUAC). The lactic acid I used for 3 months and greatly faded the hyperpigmentation. I have now switched to the glycolic acid and am now 2 months in, they have removed all of the stubborn hyperpigmentation.
If I'm honest with myself, using these peels have only reduced the scars by about 30%. The removal of the hyperpigmentation makes the scars appear alot better though. But the main thing I've learnt is to use sunscreen! Even in the UK!!
Please post here with any questions you may have and I'll try my best to answer them