how i got rid of acne/hyperpigmentation
SORRY it's long but it was my huge battle with this and trust me it's worthed so just bear with me. IF YOU DONT WANT TO READ MY STORY I WILL SUM IT UP IN THE END. P.S BEFORE I START, TRUST ME WHEN I SAY I WAS A DESPERATE MOFO, I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THAT HAHA BUT IVE PROBABLY SPENT OVER 1K AND I DONT HAVE MONEY ), I'VE TRIED CHEMICAL PEEL, ALPHA PEEL, PEELING CREAMS,TONERS, CLEANSERS, EXFOLIANTS, GELS) AND I HAVE EXTREMELY OILY SKIN (MY FOREHEAD IS OILY LIKE AN HOUR AFTER MY SHOWER AND STAYS OILY TILL I WIPE IT OR SHOWER AGAIN) started getting acne around 16 years old (which is when i started hitting the gym). at the first i didn't really care but then it got bad to the point that i was embarrased to show myself. my acne was pretty bad. i had about 50 pimples but they were really small you couldn't see them from far but from close ups and close up pictures it looked like a trainwreck. so i started by getting those over the counter creams like clearasil and all those crappy exfoliants and stupid Sh't. I thought that worked b/c i moved and in the lighting of the bathroom in the new house my skin looked like i was wearing makeup. but than you go to a restaurant and you see... my problem areas were my forehead, nose. to add insult to injury i'm black and i never wore sunscreen so my forehead was way darker than my whole face so i really started hating myself. i still acted like i was tough and didn't care but holy sht did i care... so after about a year i started looking on the internet to things that could help me and found this thing called Obagi Nu Derm. it was 350$ but i said looking sexy has no price... So i went to the place BY BUS like 4 times and eventually got it. one of the side effects is peeling and i was going to school so i had to tell everyone it was allergies, but i looked like a monster... Michael Jackson was my name for a while... PLUS i must have used the Obagi wrong b/c i looked like 2 faced part of my face was light and the other dark. i'll admit it got rid of the big pimples not not the small ones. so i got off it and since it was the summer and sunny outside i eventually got back to my original skin tone. Eventually i called my great uncle who is a doctor and he
prescibed me with something called Clindasol. one of the side effects of clindasol is called Purging, where your skin goes worst because you have 5 layers of skin and pimples start in the first layer and it takes 28 days bla bla long story short your face becomes nasty for about 3 weeks. so for 3 weeks of freaking college i looked nasty. i was getting pimples ALL over my face. my forehead was bad, my cheeks got pimples for the first time etc. so i kept to it and eventually after about a month i stopped getting pimples! i still had a couple of small ones but they wouldnt go away SO i looked on the internet and found out that if you put baking soda on your face it would get rid of pimples. i did it and in about 2 weeks of exfoliating my skin with baking soda i got rid of all pimples. but i had another problem, i still had hyperpigmentation and acne scars, so i went back to my uncle after about 2 months and he gave me a prescription for somthing called Neostrata. it gets rid of hyperpigmentation AND scars. after about 2.5 weeks of use my scars cleared up and now i look pretty good and feel confident. i was jealous of all the guys with pimples but now people with pimples can be jealous of me. at my moms i used this toner i dont remember the name but i used it for 3 days and now my skin looks flawless (except for maybe 3 tiny pimples on my forehead)
Clindasol(TRUST ME GUYS YOUR fACE WILL LOOK LIKE SHIT FOR ABOUT a MONTH before it gets better) for 6 weeks every morning + night, cleaned my face with a facial cleanser and sometimes used a cotton swab to get all the dirt out.
for 2 weeks used clindasol once a day and baking soda once a day (left on for about 1 hour)
this got rid of about 98% of all my zits
to get rid of scars/hyperpigmentation :
Neostrata for 3 weeks (still on it atm) and a light toner i dont remember the name but used it 2x a day for 3 days and cleared my face it really freaking well...
So thats my battle and i really hope you guys get better, i battled pimples for 2 years and im finally done, goodluck guys ( i dont have pics of when i had acne cause i didnt let any1 take pics of me, i only have some pics of now, and they are quite blurred so u cant see if i do or do not have acne, sorry)