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Update| Correction, Retin A , La Mer Brightening Lotion



Summary incase you dont want to read a whole load:

  • I have hyperpigmentation not acne scars
  • Acne seems to be getting worse, may be due to stress, still using retin a
  • Not sure about la mer brightening lotion
  • New produts- garnier anti-spot exfoliator, vitamin c, quinoderm

Missed my 4 week update/check in and alot (sort of) has gone down in these past weeks so I'm just going to do general updates (not timed) from now on.

Firstly, I need to correct myself as I've used the wrong terms in my previous posts: I had been saying I had acne scarring when really I should have been saying hyper-pigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation refers to the red or dark marks that are left behind after a pimple heals

So yes, just to clarify, I have a lot of hyperpigmentation. Along with what I would now call mild acne. Although, im forseeing severe acne coming back which i literally cannot even fathom right now i'd actually die if it came back. I'm getting more and more big spots that hurt and then little spots packed together :-(

Still using retin a but its not really improving anything but not making worse i guess, thinking to stop and start using quinoderm, has anyone used this and got good results?

Also, i got a travel size bottle of the la mer brightening lotion for the hyperpigmentation/dark marks but the full bottle is almost £100 and i couldnt risk paying that much incase it didnt work.

The travel size was so small though it only lasted just over a week which prob isnt long enough to see results so I guess thats out of the window. If anyone has used it please let me know.

Trying a bit more of a manual approach to the hyperpig. I have implemented exfoliating into my routine. I use the garnier anti-spot exfoliator and then I still use my cetaphil cleanser. Going to see if I notice any difference as time goes on.Also, going to try the vitamin c mix/serum as I have heard thats good for dark marks ect so I will update on that in due course.

thai xo


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