Journey to Clear Skin Series

Hi Lovelies,
About a week ago I posted a video on Youtube stating I would be documenting my journey to clear skin. Aside from hormonal outbreaks,  I have cleared up my acne, but I suffer still from hyperpigmentation which means the scars last much longer than my actual breakout do. 
For those of you who do not know, hyperpigmentation a harmless skin condition that causes darkening of skin in certain areas due to an excess amount a melanin forming. This can be experienced due to sun exposure, pregnancy, post- inflammation, hormonal changes, picking on ones skin, and genetics.  This condition is most common in persons of African, Asian, and Latin descent . There is no cure for hyperpigmentation, but there are ways to treat and manage the effects of this condition. 
Personally I suffer from post-inflammation hyperpigmentatin (PIH), which results in darkening of the outermost layer of skin after a pimple, abrasion, cut, etc occurs. This means even if I don’t pop a pimple, I will be left with some sort of dark spot on my skin. What differentiates this from an actual actual scar (generally the terms are used interchangeably- I know I am guilty of it) is hyperpigmentation will usually fade or lighten after 6-12 months. A true scar will persist. Some of the best ways to fight against hyperpigmentation are wearing sunscreen, exfoliating, using products known to assist in skin rejuvenation. 
These are my week one photos. I plan to post progression photos every week to give you all an update. In my experience as I blog reader, I often wondered what did this person’s skin look like between week 1 and week 6.  If I find this be a bit too excessive, there is always room to tweak the formula. 

Below is a video with a full run through of productions I am using and how often. 

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100% Black Soap with Mango Bar //100% Black Soap with Mango Body Wash //Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser// Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30 /Rose Water //Bio Oil
// Tea Tree Oil //Clinique Moisture Surge// Indian Healing Clay // Neutrogena Visibly Even Moisturizer  // Retin A (Tretinoin)  //

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Disclaimer: This post  is as an information resource only, and is not provided as medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services. This is not a substitute for medical or professional care, and you should not use the information in place of a visit, consultation or the advice of your primary care physician or dermatologist. I am not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video. Please consult a health care provider before making any health care decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition.