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Skin Goals January 6, 2012

Filed under: PIH — trntm @ 6:50 pm

Teenage acne never really left me, then an experiment with biotin made it worse and to top things off left me with dark spots, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH. I finally got to the point where I am over it and want to work intensively on the issue.

I recently read a quote about it takes 21 days to form a habit, so I want to take three weeks and document my journey to notice the results. I tend not to see results unless I am documenting it via photos or length checks or some other form of evaluation.

The routine would be to increase water intake, decrease face touching and picking, consistently use AMBI facial cleansers and moisturizer as well as a prescribed medication that lightens the skin a bit. The funny thing about my PIH is that up close the spots look like they’re fading, yet when I back away from the mirror they are more prominent. Eh, perhaps it’s because I’m focusing on it so much.

Ok, my skin routine would be

1-no touching the face

2-exofoliate in the shower daily or every other day

3-use facial cleanser at night before bed

4-use moisturizer and medication after washing face in the morning

5-increase fluid intake to at least three tall thermos daily or unsweetened herbal tea or water.

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