How To Get Rid of Acne Scars & Hyperpigmentation • Get Brighter Skin!
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How To Get Rid of Acne Scars & Hyperpigmentation • Get Brighter Skin!

March 7, 2020

You know what guys, I thought everything was going to come in peace to a Zen state when you clear up your acne But life isn’t that easy to live, so it throws you into different challenge Which is the aftermath of having acne and those are either acne scarring or hyper-pigmentation So today, I’m specifically going to talk about the topic of how to fade Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation And this video will also be helpful for those of you guys who are dealing with skin discoloration issue including Melasma, Sun Spots, Age Spots, those kind of Brown Spots that you have So let’s get started because life is so interesting, I cannot wait to share this I do firmly believe with the right skincare products and ingredients and the right practice You will eventually tackle this issue So first off, let’s talk about what your skincare routine should look like! Number 1: you have to have a serum or an ampoule or an essence that has a very potent effective & active ingredient that can really interfere with the Melanin production So this is going to be a little bit of preventative method or it actually does tackle the ongoing hyper-pigmentation proccess and later on I will be touching on the active ingredients that you guys have to look for Moving on to the next step which is to moisturize If your moisture barrier is compromised or is somewhat damaged Your skin is going to delay in the healing process That’s why it’s so important to make it function by itself and also never dry out your skin And we’ve talked about this numerous times before And you have to use sunscreen whatsoever every single day, even though you’re indoors or outdoors Yeah great If you’re not going to use sunscreen, just exit this video like there’s no point of doing any of this if you don’t use sunscreen Use the chemical exfoliator occasionally including AHA, such as the Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid What these are going to do is, these are going to push that accelerate that alerts turnover so that Your healing process kind of speeds up a little bit and it’s going to buff away all the dead skin cells on top So your skin is going to be more resurface and retextured and also it is more likely to have less textural issue and your skin is finally healed Last but not least you have to have Patience in your skincare routine Commitment, just gives like at least 2 to 3 months to see results with this skincare routine And now you might want to warm up your fingers a little bit to screenshot this video Because I’m going to talk about the active ingredients as I mentioned to look for in the serum Now I need to break down these ingredients and give you guys some product recommendations along So here we go Let’s start with vitamin A this is Retin-A: Retinoic Acid and over-the-counter it’s called Retinol and I have to give you guys my full honesty that I haven’t tried Retinol yet I do own a couple of Retinol products But I was a little bit skeptical and a little bit scared to jump on it yet because I know how irritating it can be when you first start it there is going to be a certain amount of purging stage as well I do want to try it because it is the only clinically-proven ingredient that can actually rewind the clock of your skin because it can not only diminish the uneven skin tone or hyper-pigmentation or acne and also repair the damage of the DNA in the skin cell that with vitamin A derivative, you do need a lot of patience to see results So if you start using it, do commit to it and do keep using it But currently, I think I’m pretty happy with other products that I’m using at the moment So I’m kind of like saving the Retinol for later Number 2: We have Vitamin B3 aka Niacinamide aka my favorite ingredient I am going to be like the biggest ambassador for Niacinamide amazing at suppressing Melanin production but not only that it’s amazing anti-aging ingredient It’s amazing moisturizing ingredient that has a great anti-inflammatory property as well as, it does regulate the sebum production So I do have a couple of products So first off, we have the Manyo Factory Galactomyces Niacin Special Treatment Essence this only contains 2% which is widely available in other products as well But this guy is a very good everyday kind of preventative method Okay, if you’re looking for a more potent version of Niacinamide you gotta look for something that’s 5% or above this is the Glossier Super Pure and this contains Niacinamide and Zinc serum and a lot of people compare this to this which is the Ordinary Niacinamide 10% and Zinc 1% It is not irritating at all, my skin tolerates it really really well I love it But the thing is that this guy actually peels so I can’t really layer this underneath my makeup which means I can’t use this in the daytime That’s why I still keep the Glossier Super Pure because the formulation of this is way more pleasant, well absorbing onto my skin A lot of people do find that it’s a little bit sketchy that the Glossier didn’t reveal the exact percentage of the active ingredients that they put in I did email them but I didn’t get a clear answer Which is a little bit disappointing, but I hope it’s 5% or above, but who knows Now you guys all know that Vitamin C is an amazing ingredient when it comes to brightening up and just evening out that complexion. It’s just an amazing topical antioxidant I think it’s fair enough to say that Vitamin C actually does deserve its own dedicated video so I won’t really dive deep into it here Anything with “Ascorbic” or anything with “-Ascorbyl” will be somewhat related to Vitamin C Among numerous Vitamin C derivative still L-Ascorbic Acid is supposed to be the Gold standard and the most commonly used Vitamin C derivative so you will find it in a lot of skincare products already I actually call it like a “high-maintenance” girlfriend that you can never satisfy because it comes with a lot of limitations So packaging really does matter when it comes to storing this vitamin C form so if it comes in a clear bottle do not buy it if it comes in a dropper form, just use it as fast as you can The ideal packaging is just an airlift airtight pump packaging It’s supposed to be effective from 10% to all the way up to 30% And for L-Ascorbic Acid to be effective, it needs to be in the PH range like 3 to 3.5 That’s why you kind of feel that tingling sensation because it is acidic For the L-Ascorbic Acid serum I’m currently trying out the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum and this contains 15% of L-Ascorbic Acid, on top of that it has vitamin E and Ferulic Acid Now you might be kind of familiar with this combination of ingredients That’s right, it’s actually Skinceuticals C E Ferulic kind-of-formula. They actually found out these ingredients together They actually synergise then they amplify each other’s antioxidant qualities as well as some protective properties This is what I’m talking about when it comes to L-Ascorbic Acid packaging Completely opaque No UV light penetrate-able It’s airtight, airless packaging You just twist off to pump out the product No oxygen contact It has pumpkin enzymes to brighten up your skin So when you use this consistently, your skin is just really radiant and luminous Amazing product. There’s another vitamin C derivative that I really really really like which is called Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate Now, this guy is way more stable than L-Ascorbic Acid, way more gentle, and it’s effective in neutral PH Which means it’s not going to tingle as much and also It’s effective in much lower concentration than L-Ascorbic Acid in order to suppress the Melanin production So this guy is something that I’ve been using for the past month I’ve been loving it, it’s The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% Of course it’s way more gentle. I find it really really comfortable on my skin It is a kind of emulsion type So I use this in-between of serum and my moisturizers Now if you live in the State, a lot of dermatologist will prescribe you Hydroquinone And this guy is actually banned in Korea as well as European countries but it’s highly effective bleaching ingredients, basically So that’s why it’s so affected in fading hyperpigmentation in such a short period of time A lot of dermatologists say, it’s no problem, it’s highly stable and safe to use But still, the safety of this guy is a little bit controversial Arbutin is the cousin of Hydroquinone and it actually took Hydroquinone and tweaked it a little bit, they made it to Alpha-Arbutin and Beta-Arbutin. Science. It was really really popular back in the days but actually Niacinamide took over its place because Niacinamide is supposed to be way more stable in formulation It’s well tolerated to a lot of people and it’s way cheaper but Arbutin is known to be a good brightening ingredient Bearberry extract is supposed to be the origin of Arbutin so that’s why you see a lot of bearberry extract in brightening skincare product when you topically apply this it actually converts into Hydroquinone inside our skin and it suppresses the Melanin production Another two ingredients to look for if you’re really really fond of natural ingredients are Mulberry extract as well as the Licorice Root extract you guys all know that I’m officially hooked with oil Some oils have an amazing skin regenerating property My favorite so far is the Tamanu oil the Tamanu oil is actually supposed to treat Eczema, extreme sunburns scaly skin or acne and acne scars and stretch marks even it’s because it has an amazing amazing wound healing and skin regenerating and skin rejuvenating property and I do see results already So I highly recommend this Another widely popular oil is the Rose Hip oil Now again, I do have The Ordinary Rose Hip Seed Oil because it’s so affordable but Rose Hip Seed Oil is super rich in Vitamin A Retinoic Acid That’s why it can actually go deep inside the skin and push the cellular turnover and regenerate new skin And it’s also rich in Vitamin C which can help brightening up your complexion, evening out the complexion and it’s a dry oil which is high in Linoleic Acid So it’s supposed to be well tolerated with oily skin types So that’s why it’s so popular among acne-prone skin types. So yeah I love this too Sea Buckthorn oil is another oil that is really really popular to fade acne scarrings and also it can actually do clear up acne because it has a wonderful anti-inflammatory property It’s really high in anti-oxidant as well so it’s really really beloved by a variety of skin types but the thing is, it’s a little bit heavy so it is high in Oleic Acid, so it’s going to be kind of heavy for oily skin type or acne-prone skyn type to use but you can use it as a spot treatment So that was my take on how to fade hyperpigmentation and discolorations It does require patience and consistency But with those two you will see results. I promise and I’ll be here for emotional support, anything you need Just let me know and I will really really appreciated if you can share this video with your friends and family who share the same issue And yeah, if you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet don’t forget to do that by clicking the red Subscribe button down below And I will see you guys later. Bye

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  1. YOU GOT THIS GUYS!! I'm here for any moral support you need 🙌🏼💪🏼👍🏼🌟 제가 했으면 여러분도 할 수 있어요!!

  2. LIAH!!!
    너는 최고야! I do appreciate you for educating us on micro-nutrients and actives, it's specially best coming from who formulated the skincare we use!
    대단히 감사합니다!

  3. Glad I saw this on my YouTube recommendation. I been focusing more on my skin this year. I'm working on building a healthier diet as well. I have acne scarring on both sides of my jaws and it's been bothering me for a while now. With time and patience, I'm sure the skin will slowly get better. Thanks for educating us all on restoring the healthy skin we all once had.

  4. I just got the Ordinary niacinamide and zinc serum and I’m loving it. I don’t know if it’s just me but I’ve only had it a few days and I’m noticing a slight improvement in my complexion already. Thanks for the video!

  5. She: showing these products like nothing
    Me: where am I going to find these😥 and I'm broke I don't even have patience😭

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