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Week 9.5



So it's been a while since I've written a blog as I am getting busy with end of the semester papers and finals, but summer is around the corner!! My friends and I already have a beach week planed up in my house in Dewey at the end of the month so I can't wait for that!!

What I can wait for is having to go to the beach with no makeup on!!

But I really shouldn't complain..I havn't gotten any new pimples in almost a week and the only active pimples I have now are 4 or 5 ones that are almost completely healed. I don't know if this is due to the sprio kicking in (I am only a week away from 2 months on spiro) or the other stuff in my regimen or maybe the peels, which deff gave me an IB (which are the 4 or 5 healing pimples I currently have). But whatever it is I'm happy about it and am not changing up my routine.

My problem is that it seems no matter what I'm doing my PHI will not go away!! I don't know what I'd classify my PHI as, but I suppose it's moderate. There isn't a lot of it, basically mainly on the centers of my cheeks (I'm saying not a lot because I've seen people with it wayyyyy worse) but its still a good amount. But although there aren't that many marks, it seems that the ones I have are deep and dark and will not even fade.

I've done 5 applications of the chemical peel over the span of 3 weeks and there may have been a slight fading but it's hard to tell. The only difference I've noticed is a more overall even skin tone. Each application is in concentration of about 25-35% acid and I leave it on about 2 min. Should I do a more acidic concentration, or possibly leave it on longer?

I've also looked into TCA peels which claim to be more effective in treating PHI, anyone had any experience with that?

Uhg I was hoping it would all be at least faded by the time I go to the beach, and I only have enough time to do 2 or 3 more applications, so hopefully it's just something I need to biuld up and maybe I'll start to see improvements soon :think:


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