I started breaking out very badly when I was 17 and I blamed it on a cleansing product that my sister bought and shared with me. Cos ever since, my skin was never clear and I had very bad hyperpigmentation with each acne and even scarrings (like dipped mark). I did not seek much medical help cos I had the misconception that seeing a doctor and taking medication to control those outbreaks will cost A BOMB, which in fact was actually cheaper compared to all the money I had
wasted spent in facials and facial products that did not work…
Anyhow, I was young and wasn’t really bothered by it, after all my youth had a lot more than just about my face. But I sort of regretted it as I grew older. I could have looked better or at least not allowed my skin to look that bad… I only came to my senses only about 16 years after my first outbreak. Can you beat that? But boy, am I glad that my brain started thinking properly then. Better late than never…
Besides relying on medication to clear my skin, I also did AHA peel at the same clinic which helped to reduce the redness of hyperpigmentation on my skin. It really helped a lot. I wish I could find the photo of my hideous look with those hyperpigmentations. After I completed the AHA peels and medication, I found Benzoyl Peroxide! It totally cleared my skin without further acne outbreaks thereafter. I also became more knowledgeable on the kind of ingredients in a product are acne-causing for my skin type. Thanks to acne.org! You may want to view this video for a testimonial on how acne.org’s skin regimen really helped MANY people with acne problems to clear up. You can read my post on my skin here.
Summary of my skin
Skin type: Combination to Oily (not extremely oily especially after giving birth).
Pigmentation: Lots of hyperpigmentation on the cheeks due to previous acnes.
Pores: Visible open pores. (Gradually seems better nowadays after my skin cleared by using 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide).
Skin Color: Yellow skin. Fair. MAC NC30.
Eye Bags/Dark Eye Circle: None. (Recently, struggles a little with dark eye circle due to disturbed sleep during pregnancy and after giving birth).
Wrinkles: Slight lines forming cos of the disturb sleep every night.