Out, Damned Spot(s)…

25 Jul

Okay, so maybe Lady  Macbeth wasn’t talking about post inflammatory hyperpigmentation when she said, “Out, damned spot!”,  but hey it’s my blog and I’ll reinterpret literary classics however I see fit! Post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation is the bane of my existence. Apparently my skin ain’t about that life and when I say that life I am referring to the life of clear, smooth, envious perfection. Seriously, whether I dry out or pop the pimple (I know TMI) it almost always leaves a scar.


Le sigh, why won’t my skin let me be great? I must confess however, some of those pimples may be warranted. In truth, I don’t always properly remove my makeup and I could definitely be a little more diligent in my skin care practices in general (see previous post) and I must also eradicate these damn spots. Enter my new skin care regimen!

Face Wash: Cetaphil

Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion (not pictured)

Moisturizer w/SPF: Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer

Exfoliation: Olay Pro-X system  and occasional 15% glycolic peel (purchased from Makeup Artists Choice)

Dark spot correctors:  Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (use in the AM underneath moisturizer) and Murad’s Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum (in the evenings)

I will also use bareMinerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum post peel.

I intend to dedicate at least one post  per month keeping updating you guys on my skin’s progress. Here’s to great hair and beautiful skin to match!

4 Responses to “Out, Damned Spot(s)…”

  1. tokyohamster August 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    I have the same problem. I’ve been trying to eliminate the source of the problem to no avail! Hope your new regime helps!

    • iambarbiedee August 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

      Thanks! I have had this problem for quite sometime now and am hoping this will resolve it. I realized the money I was spending on makeup to cover up the problem could better be used products to fix the problem. I hoping I’m right!

  2. NatrlBeaute August 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    OMG!! I just started to notice the exact same thing! I thought it was because of my natural journey the change in diet and products. I am going to see if I am able to resolve this problem with some of the products listed above. I will keep you updated!

  3. iambarbiedee August 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Definitely do! I have to admit that I am still not a diligent as I want to be regarding my skin care but I am definitely getting better.

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