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    Posted: Jul 18 2015 at 4:38am
For better skin I always use Dermpura facial cleanser. It protect my skin from environmental damaged  and provide innovative skin care treatment to my skin.
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Hi Sunshine & Khivey;

Sorry, I have not been on BHM for a while.

I just so happens that I did a facial peel (LA) this morning...30%
It has been quite a few months since I have done a peel.   After rinsing, I just applied Aloe Vera Gel with Tea Tree Oil. I have not been using Retin-A for more than a week due to peeling.
Too scared to use Retin-A and do a Peel without having a few days lapse in between.

For me, LA has helped significantly in removing my permatan. There are still a few stubborn areas like my temples and cheek bones that are 'resistant'.   They seem light some days, then the darkness reappears.   I know that this is just the depth of sun damage coming to the surface as the outer layers are removed. I will just keep working on it.

I will restart Retin-A on Monday,   and most likely do another facial peel in approx 2 weeks.

Really like using AVG on my face after washing to help restore pH among its other benefits.




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May I suggest that you use Aloe Vera gel as a sunscreen? It is natural if you get the 99% and it is fabulous! 
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Oh I forgot to update, a few months ago I did a TCA peel on the dark area on the back of my neck.

I got the mark from a necklace that irritated the skin, then I applied an over the counter item and it made it worst and darkened the skin.

I did a TCA peel, used a q tip and only applied to the dark area, did this on a Friday, and did not leave the house for several days. I applied the method above of constantly wetting the skin in the shower and allowing the peel to complete its course.

It did lighten the area a lot and I might do a second in a few weeks, also after the peel I did not wear any neck jewelry for at least 2 weeks. This might not have been necessary but I did it.

Let me explain the wetting the area process:
I would say every 3 hours go in the shower and let the shower head run on my face for say 10 minutes, then I would dry off and say 40 minutes later put on the retin a.

But I'd love to hear Benni -- How has the LA helped your skin. And how do you apply it to lotions and does it matter what lotions I apply it to?
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I want to add, I did a 12% TCA peel on just the spots on my face. I applied it on Thursday, just to the spots. Also I have purchased a 2nd micro current product (from HSN) which does help, it is more exercising the facial muscles to help the again process.

I have found a trick that helps my peels work faster. 1)after peel is applied, before bed I put on my retin A, 2) the next morning, I shower and try and saturate the face with water from the shower, several times a day. 3) after each face wetting in the shower, I wait say 1 hour and put another layer of retin a on the area where the peel was done.


4) I do this at least 3 times a day, and it seems to speed up the process. 5) So I put on the peel on Thursday and today Saturday, the peel is DONE.

Now mind you, I only did the side of my face where the spots were, I DID NOT DO a full face peel.

So now tonight, I will start to put on the hydro. on the spots because I have noticed that sometimes after a peel your lighten skin can get dark.

I get my products from platinumskincaredotcom.

I thank GOD I learned how to do peels at home, it saves a lot of money, of course, I do not leave the house and I still won't apply any makeup until Monday.

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just wanted to send you a hello, your posting are very good and informative.
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I have been so focused on getting Retin-A application correct lately, that I have been ignoring my ears, and it shows
Today I am leaving Kojic San soap on my ears for a few hours.
That area is tough enough to handle it.


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After cleansing, I did a Rose Powder mask mixed with Rose Water. After rinsing, I waited 45 mins before applying Vit C serum, while massaging in the serum,   I noticed a massive amount of flakes on my face. It reminded me of when I did Egg white masks.
I am always so pleased and amused when my face peels or flakes without going through the excessive dryness period.

I will just continue with the Rose masks once, or maybe twice,   and the pre-cleansing oils.

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I am finding that EVOO does not work as well as Sweet Almond Oil as a pre-cleansing oil. Perhaps because it is less viscous.
I tried EVOO with different cleansers including Du-Du Osun soap. It was an okay enough buffer for the cleanser, but my skin did not feel as supple afterward.
(I hope over time this would not cause a problem by clogging the pores.)
The pre-cleanse oiling does permit me to use Retin-A nightly, taking the weekends off for rest and repair of the facial skin.
Prior to 'oiling' I was only able to use Retin-A for just a few days, then take the next week to 10 days off due to excessive peeling/flaking/dry skin.
Next week I will try using Avocado Oil
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It makes sense that I treat my skin as I would my hair. I decided this morning to 'pre wash' by oiling my face with Sweet Almond Oil before cleansing.   It's just what I happened to have out at the time.   While rubbing the oil onto my face and neck, a lot of dead and flaky skin was removed (by product of Retin A).
This process left my skin more supple. I did not have the dryness that usually occur after washing.
I can also use EVOO, Grapeseed Oils since they are less expensive than the SAO.





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