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Medlo

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Hyperpigmentation and hypertrophic acne scars

Hi everyone! This is the routine I’ve been following for a while now and my skin is still breaking out. Even when the active hormonal acnes go away, the scars stay red and bumpy and can get inflamed again. What can I do or change to get rid of these suckers? 😭 note: I don’t use the products in this order, I switch cleansers depending on how my skin feels and I only use the peeling solution 1-2x a week.
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miazawa

Oily/Resilient

how about adding retinol ingredients for night routine? I use this retinol toner 3x a week, really help my acne and PIH. I love this toner but it's smell lil weird ☺
Miraculous Retinol Toner

Avoskin
Miraculous Retinol Toner

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Medlo user profile picture

Medlo

Oily/Sensitive

Hi! I started The Ordinary 0,2% retinol serum this week and will try using it once per week to build tolerance. Your toner looks interesting! What’s the percentage of retinol in it?
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inclusivereviewer

Dry/Resilient

I only have like Shiner level black bags under my eyes but I do sell things on Mercari. although Kiehl's clearly corrective dark spot solution was the second most expensive thing I've ever sold, it got the most attention the quickest. that leads me to believe it most likely actually works.
Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Kiehl's
Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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Karhey

Oily/Resilient

i think u are exfoliating too much ! try adding some hydrating products ~ rn i stopped using acids for 1 week and only hydrating ~ my acne is getting better!
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Medlo

Oily/Sensitive

You think so? I use the centella serum and snail mucin (sometimes a HA serum) for hydration but if I don’t exfoliate, my pores get super clogged 😭
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xluck

Dry/Resilient

sometimes external barriers might not be sufficient to control, perhaps u might want to also add on physician pills such as doxycycline (if no drug allergies) for few months to control it. it helps to settle somehow. or if its too extensive, u may try oral skin supplements to regulate internally. really hope this helps.. 🤍
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Medlo user profile picture

Medlo

Oily/Sensitive

I’m taking inositol and metformin to control my PCOS too! thank you 💕
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jaasmincupcake

Oily/Resilient

oh man metformin..just the name brings chills!! I use to take that for PCOS while trying to conceive..that medication was brutal! I do want to say that when I look at your picture besides your obvious acne you do have really beautiful skin!! this must be in large part due to hormones and imbalances (the acne) because your skin really is lovely and glowy!
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