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Day 22 - struggling with hyper pigmentation & whiteheads



Last time I was on here, I was having a pretty crappy day.

Things have improved slightly from then...

Still struggling, but don't know, feeling a bit more hopeful.

So the pimple on my cheek that I picked a few days ago (shouldn't have I know!)...has healed and the skin has peeled off.

Applying Epiduo on the area after it healed, helped it peel off the next day - Epiduo is really good with peeling.

Unfortunately, now I am left with a red patch on my cheek where the skin has peeled, which will turn into a dark patch in the next few days because of my tanned skin tone and issues with hyperpigmentation. Great! Just what I need - more hyper pigmentation! As if I don't have enough already! ... I am over stressing about how to fade these dark spots all over my face .. just going to give it time and Epiduo. Other than that, I have lots of whiteheads on the surface of both my jawlines. I have been desperately keeping my hands away... and just treating these areas with Epiduo every night. I am supposed to be weaning off Epiduo, but this week has been pretty bad so I have had to use it almost everyday. Oh well.. what to do! What am I gonna do next month when I have to be off it ?!! Praying.

Also not using any new products right now. Just Epiduo, Dermalogica products and manuka honey. I love manuka honey. Every morning I steam my face and use it as a mask - it really helps even out my skin tone. Thank God I've discovered it.

Other than that, I have also introduced Chia seeds into my diet to increase my Omega 3/6/fatty acids (I am vego).

I have read about fatty acid deficiency and impact on acne - inparticular whiteheads and blackheads, which are hard to treat. So thought it is worth a try!! Hopefully, it will help. Treating inside out. Also got of my ass today, and started working on my lifestyle patterns - ate well, drank lots of water and green tea, and did exercise. Maybe that is why I am feeling a bit better. I think when I am lazy and neglect my diet/sleep etc...I feel so guilty, annoyed at myself and that creates more issues for my skin with the stress. Hopefully, I can stay on track somehow.


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