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What should I do / buy to help my skin?

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I've been suffering from acne for about 2 years now. At first I only had a few pimples and a bit of hyperpigmentation on my left cheek, but around March last year, I started breaking out excessively on my right cheek, followed by my forehead and on my left cheek. I went to a dermatologist to help me with my skin problems, but it didn't work, so I stopped visiting her.

Now, during the day, I use the Cosrx Gentle Morning Cleanser, followed by the Cosrx AHA/BHA Toner, followed by the Corsx Centalla Blemish Ampule (which I ran out of), followed by The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, followed by THE ORDINARY Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, then [APIEU] MADECASSOSIDE CREAM as my moisturiser, and finally a sunscreen.

During the night, I use the same cleanser, followed by the Cosrx AHA/BHA Toner, followed by the Corsx Centalla Blemish Ampule (which I ran out of), followed by the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop, followed by THE ORDINARY Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, then [APIEU] MADECASSOSIDE CREAM as my moisturiser, and I either finish it off my mixing the moisturiser with 2 drops of Tamanu Oil or I apply a Laneige Night Cream. 

I also made the mistake of using the Laneige Night Cream during the day, as I didn't think it would really matter, but as a result, I had gotten much more whiteheads because of that. 

The reason why I am using this routine is because I wanted to reduce the hyperpigmentation and scarring on my skin, but it doesn't seem to be very effective, so I am hoping you guys would have some recommendations of products or tips I should do to get rid of the whiteheads, hyperpigmentation and the acne.

P.S. My skin is on the oily side and I am 18 years old. I also use Pixi Beauty Glow Peel Pads Advanced Exfoliating Treatment every few days to exfoliate. 
  Edited by darrelllee13

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Hi,

It seems that you are using too many products. I think you should use a cleanser, toner and moisturiser. You could add an acne treatment in the evening. You could use an AHA cleanser in exchange for your standard cleanser twice a week. Epiduo seemed to work for me. However, recently I was prescribed homeopathic medicine (Dr Reckeweg R53) by a homeopathic doctor. Thank God it seems to be working. He advised to make dietary changes. I am hoping to stop using the Epiduo.

It could be that the AHA product causes breakouts. I have sensitive skin and some AHA products seemed to cause break outs.

Dietary changes may help. Do you drink plenty of water? Avoid junk and fried food? Avoid spice? Try to eat more fruits and vegetables?

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