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Category Archives: What I’m Using on My Skin Right Now
I’ve written before about how I’ve been dealing with the worst hyperpigmentation I’ve had in over a decade. Here’s a little quick backstory: (you can always go back and read through if you want the full tea) so around last June I not only had a bout with adult acne which gifted me with breakouts on my chin, but I had also taken an affinity for wearing baseball caps which caused me to breakout on my forehead. As the pimples went away, they left dark spots which can take some time to fade. With certain types of over the counter treatments, it can take at least 6-8 weeks before you start to notice SOME fading. And lucky me, as the dark spots would start to fade slightly, I’d get acne in the same damn spots. And then after THAT acne went away, more dark spots came. I would get new dark spots in the same area before the old dark spots had a chance to fade. It was a vicious cycle of acne and dark spots :/
So before we get into this quick overview (which I’m already expecting may not be as “quick” as I thought it would be), let’s break down some basics. Serum is a skincare category that includes products that have a higher concentration of a certain ingredient and because of the texture and makeup of serums, they penetrate the skin more deeply than other products might. Not all serums are the same—the active or main ingredient in them will differ of course and not everyone is going to need a serum in their routine. They can be very helpful but not everyone is going to need them at any given time. It depends on what your skin needs. Serums can treat anything from uneven skin tone to acne to dark spots to dry skin and much more. Some also fight the signs of aging. That’s serum in a nutshell. Got it? Good.
One of the most important things about caring for your skin is recognizing changes and adjusting accordingly. This can be if your skin starts behaving differently and/or when the season changes. This time I’m on the cusp of both so here’s what I’m using on my skin right now.