I've struggled with hormonal acne in addition to hyperpigmentation since I was about 13 and I'm nineteen now. At first, I stopped eating any type of dairy and my major breakouts ceased. I was wearing makeup daily and my skin wasn't improving, but it wasn't really worsening either. I still had minor breakouts from time to time. Then, I completely stopped wearing makeup to focus on the health of my skin. I tried various skin cleansing routines that I thought were improving my skin, but they were really just making things worse by clogging my pores. 2 months ago I completely stopped washing my face. I only used 1 product twice daily and that was Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion and I instantly started seeing improvement and my dark spots were fading! I've been through multiple products and I have never seen results so soon like within a week of use. I've also started birth control within the last two months so, that stopped my breakouts completely. Recently, a week or so, I've added Argan Oil into my routine and it's like it has sped up the healing process for my dark spots and every day I see more improvement. I have combo skin and it just makes my skin so moisturized. Wish I could've found these products earlier in life! Getting closer to completely clear skin.