So I've been taking 8,000 IU of Vitamin A every other day to see if it will help keep my skin clear long enough to allow the hyperpigmentation to go away without getting any new ones. I just started my period, and my face is clear, so I think that's a good sign.
I'm trying to drink more water, but it's hard to remember to do unless I'm really thirsty. It just doesn't occur to me. I'm all stressed out from my move and a whole bunch of other crap.
I moved to Texas from Michigan at the beginning of January because my fiance got a job here. I'm an attorney, and I'm not admitted in Texas, so I have to take the Texas bar exam. I thought I'd never have to take another bar, but here I am. The exam is three days and 15 hours long total. Barf.
My point - a lot of stress and hormones right now, but no breakouts. I've only got one or two active on my back right now. If they could just stay away so I could get rid of the spots. I look like a leopard.
I still haven't bought any peels, because I'm still scared. And I'm not sure how to put it on myself. I guess I could ask my fiance to do it, but I'm afraid to tell him how much it bothers me.
So I think the Vitamin A is helping, along with washing gently with Jason Tea Tree Oil & Melaleuca Satin Soap for body (I also have it for my face). I've been using Dan's AHA on my chest to get rid of the little bumps that seem to be sticking around, and I've been using it on my upper back. I'm not sure what combination of things is working and what isn't. Maybe I should start using one thing at a time to see?
Anyway... at least for now, it seems like the active stuff is under control or gone. I just need to deal with the marks. The leopard spots. To peel or not to peel? I don't know. How light will they be by the time it gets hot? This is Texas - I'm looking at tank tops and tube tops as early as March. FUUUUUUG I don't know what to do.