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How to Remove Scars Fast Using Chemical Peel | Before & After

November 10, 2021

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How to remove scars on legs fast with chemical peels, hi everyone in today’s video we’ll be covering the different strengths of peels and  the best peels for your skin concern or skin type  we’ll be looking at how I administer a chemical peel on my face and on my body what to do  before and after a peal and products that will  make your results ten times better number one, types, there are three main types of peels, light or superficial peels medium depth peels and deep peels for light peels they include glycolic acid 10 to 50 percent, lactic acid 10 to 30 percent,  mandelic acid 40 percent and salicylic acid 30 percent, these type of peels can be done at home but you need to have several sessions done before you see significant improvement, it removes the top layer but doesn’t penetrate as deep, next medium depth, these include glycolic acid 70 percent salicylic acid over 30 percent and TCA peal 30 to 50 percent, this is kind of a sweet spot for me  because it’s not a deep peel to where I  would burn myself but at the same time i can administer and see significant improvement because it penetrates much deeper than the epidermic, it goes to the dermis, at least the top layer of the dermis and it helps with pigmentation issues number three deep peels, these ones are hardcore these need  usually a physician not even a professional at the spot, they address anti-aging issues, pigmentation issues but like I mentioned they’re hardcore, they go deep deep into the dermis so be careful well you can’t even do it on your own, next the best chemical peels for your skin concern and or  your skin type so if you’re someone who has darker skin if you have dry skin if you have sensitive  skin you will benefit from using lactic acid and mandelic acid peels these peels are very gentle if  you have acne prone skin or oily skin salicylic acid or jessner peel are two peels that you will find very beneficial for glycolic acid that works  for all skin types but if you have super sensitive  skin you may want to avoid glycolic acid although it’s very effective and then if you have high  pigmentation peels such as TCA, VI peel, cosmelan are great peels.

 

Now onto demonstration i’m going  to be doing my face and my body, the products I’ll be using are gentle cleanser latex free  gloves alcohol wipes petroleum jelly to protect  chemical peels lactic acid glycolic acid TCA, I’m going to be using TCA for my legs and glycolic acid for  my elbows and lactic acid for my face, that’s my  bowl and my fan brush my moisturizer, my sunscreen, my cotton rounds and my body lotion, let’s go alright first I’m gonna be cleansing my face, all right so we can get a fresh palette, wipe it off I’m gonna be using alcohol wipes to remove any um residue and all and then I’m gonna be protecting with the petroleum jelly my eyes, my nose, my mouth now I’m gonna be taking the peel just using my fan brush to gently apply it all  over my face I’m using 25 percent lactic acid because I don’t want to burn myself, I generally don’t like  administering the peel on my face, when I do it has to be a light  peel, all right that’s it i’m  gonna time myself for this peel I waited about two minutes I believe and then I neutralize it with water, you can neutralize with baking soda as well and then I apply the moisturizer, a gel  moisturizer so it can soothe my skin and after my moisturizer, I applied a sunscreen next, I’m going to be demonstrating how I apply  it on my legs, I’m doing the same thing cleansing my skin all right I’m going to be using a TCA peel  30% I wouldn’t try this on my face at home, I’m just so scared I don’t want to burn my skin and I use tretinoin anyway so I try to stay away from um strong peels on my face all  right I’m applying it on my leg generally, TCA peel can be applied onto so you  can use three for about four layers actually in this video I only did two layers and I still got some peeling and that’s it plan it all over this is the first layer, I’m gonna come back for a second later, my problem area is my feet really just really got dark so I’m trying to treat that, if you look at my legs you can see some spots that  are still fading but my legs have come a long way for sure all right here I’m just neutralizing the peel although TCA peels self-neutralize so you don’t even need to neutralize them and then I’m applying a soothing body lotion on my legs yeah and that is it for the legs.

 

Next, what you do before and after a peel. Before the peel, if you go see a specialist or physician they’re gonna have you stop exfoliating one week before your chemical peels, first they’re gonna take your medical history if everything’s fine and they’ll have you stop exfoliating one week before at least one week or about a week before your chemical peel they would also have you stop things like retinoids pigment lighteners and acne medication because these things impact how your skin tolerates the peel right and last products to use to make your results 10  times better if you go see a dermatologist, for example, to get a chemical peel they would put you on retinoids and/or pigment lighteners for four to six weeks before your chemical peel. These medications will help speed up your results right and also as a safety measure things like retinoids help the healing process so when you get a chemical peel it’s kind of like lifting I don’t  know like a sheet almost so when your skin peels, then you see fresh new skin. Retinoids and pigment lighteners have been working behind the scenes to ensure that there’s no reproduction of melanin and the skin heals quickly right my friends thank you so much for watching I have one question for you what is your most concerning skin issue these days I want  to hear them leave them in the comments section thank you so much for watching I appreciate you all I hope you have a great great week ahead.

 

F E A T U R E D

▶Tretinoin https://thepigmentedlife.com/product-links/

► Hydroquinone https://thepigmentedlife.com/product-links/

▶ Azelaic acid https://thepigmentedlife.com/product-links/

 

Chemical Peels

▶ TCA https://bit.ly/3zBlpWq – TCA https://bit.ly/3EHAAif

▶ Glycolic acid https://bit.ly/3GNt3QT -Glycolic acid https://bit.ly/3EHGZtM -Glycolic acid https://bit.ly/3ECibDE

▶ Salicylic acid https://bit.ly/3bxRPGz – Salicylic acid https://bit.ly/3ByYwCN

▶ Lactic acid https://bit.ly/3bB2qjU -Lactic Acid https://amzn.to/3cmOcUJ

▶ Mandelic acid https://bit.ly/3q1NSSY – Mandelic acid https://amzn.to/3cmp40g

▶ Jessner’s peel https://bit.ly/3ByYwCN

 

Products Used for Chemical Peel Demo

1. Cleanser

2. Latex-free gloves

3. Alcohol Wipes

4. Petroleum jelly

6. Chemical peels:

Lactic acid 25%,

TCA peel 30%

Glycolic acid 35%

7. Cotton rounds

8. Moisturizer

9. Sunscreen

10. Body lotion

Azelaic acid Dark Spots Hydroquinone Hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation on Body Retinoids Scars on legs Tretinoin When to Expect Results

4 Best Ways to Remove Scars from Legs Fast

August 17, 2021
remove scars from legs fast

In this post, we’ll look at the four best ways to remove scars from your legs fast. When I say get rid of scars, I’m referring to dark marks. You may find it used interchangeably in this post.

We Will Cover:

  1. Kojic acid soap and glycolic acid  
  2. Tretinoin & spot lighteners. Hydroquinone or tretinoin & azelaic or tretinoin and cyspera (cysteamine) 
  3. Chemical Peels 
  4. Lasers 

The Importance of Consistency

I get my sensitive and spot retaining skin from my mom. Growing up, I would watch her spots/scars, and skin issues fade much faster than mine, even though she was older and had a slower skin cell turnover. This happened because she was very consistent with her routine, while I was the complete opposite-inconsistent and approached my routine in a lackadaisical manner.

The nighttime routine is so essential, yet that’s what most people skip because they’re tired. Even if you miss your routine for one reason or the other, pick yourself back up the next day. Right your wrongs and keep it pushing.

Strategy: Try to get your routine done earlier in the day before your willpower depletes. 

Importance of Sun Protection

When you expose your skin to the sun, your skin’s way of protecting you is by producing more melanin. What does this mean for your dark marks and scars? It means they get darker and harder to treat. So, be sure to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

When to Expect Results

  1. Kojic acid and glycolic acid (3 -6 months on the body might take longer than six months if you have a skin that retains spot)
  2. Tretinoin & spot lighteners – hydroquinone (1-3 months 3 -6 months on the body. Probably come about faster if you don’t have a skin that retains spots)
  3. Chemical peels: Cosmelan after 3-6 weeks, VI peel after 3 – 6 treatments. However, you’d notice some improvement after your first treatment.                      3(a). Glycolic acid & TCA peel: After 2-4 treatments (although you will notice some improvement after the first peel).
  4.   Laser Treatment results are first visible about 2 or 3 weeks after the first appointment.

L I N K S

▶ Kojic acid soap

https://amzn.to/3fQqwJa

https://amzn.to/3av6alR

▶ Glycolic acid lotion https://amzn.to/37RoHbn

Glycolic acid lotion 2 https://fxo.co/CMwe

▶ Lactic acid lotion https://amzn.to/3xSMpi7

▶ Tretinoin https://thepigmentedlife.com/product-links/

 

Spot Lighteners

▶Hydroquinone https://bit.ly/3nhCxtA

▶Azelaic acid https://bit.ly/3CPXHHs

▶Cyspera (cysteamine) https://lddy.no/yutj

 

Chemical Peels

▶ TCA https://bit.ly/3zBlpWq

– TCA 20% https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100428206-13267921

▶ Glycolic acid https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-100428206-13267954

– Glycolic acid 70% https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100428206-12783128

▶ Lactic acid https://amzn.to/3cmOcUJ

▶ Mandelic acid https://amzn.to/3cmp40g

▶ Sunscreen https://amzn.to/2XBWOCp

 

Sources: To be added shortly

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My Skin is Getting Darker for no Reason (how to fix it)

August 10, 2021

 

I went through a phase of my life where I had a lot on my plate. So, I stumbled upon this Adderall-like pill that was supposed to help me juggle it all and decided to give it a go. The medication was supposed to make you superhuman-kinda like the guy in limitless, but that pill was bad news. Not only did it stress out my entire being & mess up my health, but I watched my skin get darker even though I was maintaining the same skincare routine. It all came down to one major habit: not getting enough sleep. So bad habits and not getting enough sleep can affect your appearance and cause your skin to get darker. That’s point number 1

Number 2 – Sun exposure

When I was younger, I thought it was a brilliant idea to study outside. Then, I wasn’t well educated on the harmful effects of the sun, so I would apply creams, including a cream as strong as hydroquinone, and then go and sit outside all afternoon. Not only did my spots take longer to fade, but my skin got darker even though I was diligent with my skincare routine. So frequent sun exposure can cause your skin to get darker.

Number 3 – Sunscreen

On more than one occasion, I’ve had someone tell me that they think that their sunscreen is making them darker. What is that all about? I’ve read that if your sunscreen stresses your skin, it can cause your skin to get darker. The critical ingredient that is at the root of this stress is oxybenzone. Thankfully, In recent times though, many brands have started avoiding this ingredient and not including it in their sunscreen. Another potential cause of your skin getting darker after applying sunscreen is white cast. This effect is prevalent with a lot of mineral sunscreens. Mineral sunscreens usually contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide; these ingredients leave a white cast on the skin. Over time that white cast turns grey, and the result is your skin looking darker because it has this grey cast over it (I learned this from a fellow YouTuber, Chuks )

Number 4 – Another cause is your skincare products. 

Sometimes brands change the formulation of their products, and when you restock and continue using the product, as usual, you realize it’s no longer “giving what it was supposed to give” (credit: rolling ray). For some reason, it no longer has that brightening effect it had before.

Number 5 – Not being consistent with your routine or trying a new skincare product.

Life happens, you get overwhelmed, and then suddenly you slack on your skincare routine. This can cause your skin to get darker because whatever was causing your skin to be bright and vibrant, you’re no longer feeding it to your skin. Another one is trying a new skincare product. If you notice that your skin has gotten darker since adding a new skincare product, that could signify that your skin is not happy with that product. It could be irritating your skin, and it could be clashing with another product you’re using. 

Number 6 – Skincare Products and factors that cause the skin to get darker 

First, no one maintains the same skin tone throughout the years, but some things can accelerate the process, such as environmental conditions, and stress levels. Photosensitive skincare products can cause your skin to get darker when you apply it and expose yourself to the sun without protection—examples: AHA, BHA, Retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, fruit enzymes.

 

Now let’s address this common question.

 Why is my face darker than my body?

All the reasons mentioned above apply here, but there are some additional causative factors. They include medications you’re taking (e.g., non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, amiodarone, and cytotoxic drugs), if you have an autoimmune disease, if you are experiencing hormonal changes and your genetics.

 

Skincare ingredients and habits that can brighten up the skin

Kojic acid: Kojic acid soap, kojivit cream, kojic acid serums

Combining tretinoin with your skin brightening products

Some vitamin c serums, and alpha arbutin, AHAs, sunscreen. 

Habits: Avoiding the sun, getting 8 hrs of sound sleep, limiting your sugar intake, and eating fruits and vegetables that brighten the skin, such as strawberries, orange, grapefruit, lemon, eggs, avocado, pineapple, tomatoes, walnuts, spinach, turmeric.

 

Question

Do you already eat any of the skin brightening foods mentioned?  Let me know which ones in the comment section. 

Products

Products mentioned

▶ Kojic Acid Soaps https://amzn.to/3fQqwJa

https://amzn.to/3av6alR

▶ Kojic acid (cream) Skincareex: bit.ly/2WjufFS Okdermo: bit.ly/2KwCEmr

▶Kojic acid serum (GOW)

▶Tretinoin https://thepigmentedlife.com/product-links/

▶Hydroquinone https://bit.ly/3nhCxtA

▶Menotone http://rsskincare.com/2x-menotone-face-cream/

▶Vitamin c https://amzn.to/2VGuXjg

▶Demelan – Arbutin https://bit.ly/3AqHV3D

▶The Ordinary – Arbutin https://bit.ly/2U3aXqy

▶Glycolic acid Cream https://bit.ly/3jJhX4Z

▶Sunscreen https://amzn.to/3jL4byO 

Recommended Video: Tretinoin Before and After – Results of Using for 3 Months https://youtu.be/rQKXYg8LPqA

 

 

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How to Remove Scars on Legs Fast

July 3, 2021

In this blog post, you will learn how to remove scars on your legs fast.

If you have scars or dark spots on your legs or your body and feel like you can’t wear certain clothes, I’m here to let you know that it gets better. This is something I’ve dealt with my entire life, and today I’m going to be sharing with you how I remove scars or dark spots on my legs fast – in just three steps.

I’ve divided these three steps into three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

The beginner level is for people who have minor scars or spots. Or whose scars are not old. Intermediate is for those who have many dark spots, whose spots or scars are not too new or too old. If you’re consistent, intermediate will get the job done in record time. Finally,  if you have the means and want to get rid of your scars as soon as possible,  the advanced level is for you.

Level one – Beginner
For this level, all you need are an exfoliating body lotion and kojic acid. There are many exfoliating body lotions on the market; my top four are Amlactin, Alpha skincare, Glytone, and Ameliorate. There are so many options on the market. They contain the same main ingredients: AHAs or BHAs. As for kojic acid soap, when you go to shower, apply your soap on the area and leave it on for about 30 to 60 seconds or even longer but nothing over four minutes. Then wash it off. When you come out of the shower, you grab your exfoliating lotion and apply it to the affected area. Don’t wait until your skin is dry, and remember, consistency is key.

Level two – Intermediate
The second level is where a lot of my audience are, myself included. Here you would need tretinoin or retinoid or an exfoliant and a skin lightener, aka tyrosinase inhibitor.

Level three – Advanced
If you have the means and you want to see results come about faster. If you want someone else to handle and manage this condition for you, you are at the right level. Here you would need chemical peels or laser treatment.

Watch the video below for a detailed guide on how to remove scars on legs fast.

F E A T U R E D

Exfoliating lotions

▶ Amlactin https://amzn.to/2ZWR4RC

▶ Alpha Skincare https://fxo.co/CMwe

▶ Glytone https://amzn.to/2MyoRgM

▶ Ameliorate https://fxo.co/CMwN

 

Kojic Acid Soap

https://amzn.to/3fQqwJa

https://amzn.to/3av6alR

 

Tretinoin

▶ Skincareex http://bit.ly/2VuCjng

▶ Okdermo https://bit.ly/34wMXOT

▶ Reliablerxpharmacy http://bit.ly/2zZd6Fo

 

Tyrosinase Inhibitors (Spot/Skin Lighteners)

Hydroquinone

►Okdermo https://bit.ly/3gNyh2F

►Skincareex http://bit.ly/3dLGv8n

►Reliablerxpharmacy http://bit.ly/2r5aLoU

 

Other Tyrosinase Inhibitors (Spot/Skin Lighteners)

▶Cysteamine (cyspera) https://lddy.no/yutj

▶ Azelaic acid https://bit.ly/3kVhJba

▶ Arbutin https://amzn.to/3ySuqd5

▶ Tranexamic acid https://fxo.co/CN9N

Tranexamic acid (Paula’s Choice) https://paulachoiceusca.l3km.net/oen13O

▶ Good molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum https://fxo.co/CMwq

 

Chemical Peels

▶ TCA https://bit.ly/3zBlpWq 

TCA 20% https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100428206-13267921

▶ Glycolic acid https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-100428206-13267954

– Glycolic acid 70% https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100428206-12783128

▶ Salicylic acid https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-100428206-13267954

▶ Lactic acid https://amzn.to/3cmOcUJ

▶ Mandelic acid https://amzn.to/3cmp40g

▶ Jessner’s peel https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-100428206-13267946

* Bonus Spot lightener: Admire my skin https://bit.ly/3r0wfS1

 

Sunscreens

▶ La Roche Posay Sunscreen https://bit.ly/3hqtN2w

▶ Eucerin https://amzn.to/3wJQiFH

▶ Biore UV https://amzn.to/34vWl4D

Suggested Post: Best Chemical Peels for Hyperpigmentation https://thepigmentedlife.com/best-chemical-peels-for-hyperpigmentation/

AHAs Alpha Arbutin Azelaic acid Cyspera Dark Spots Hydroquinone Hyperpigmentation Hyperpigmentation on Body Hyperpigmentation on Face Kojic acid Kojic Acid Soap Niacinamide Tranexamic acid Tretinoin Vitamin C

5 Things to Know Hyperpigmentation

June 9, 2021

Whether you’re fair-skinned, you have black skin, skin of color…Know these things and know peace (Hyperpigmentation).

Things of Hyperpigmentation:

1. Number one, not all ingredients are created equal. And some over-the-counter products are a joke tbh.

Here’s the hierarchy: Hydroquinone (especially ones over 4%)-is the gold standard but it has a lot of controversy surrounding it. That said, when you visit a dermatologist and you have some serious hyperpigmentation, especially around your body, this is what they’re gonna give you. All things being equal, this is the prescription they are going to write you. They are not gonna bring up niacinamide or vitamin c even kojic acid.

The next after that is azelaic acid 20% or cysteamine. Cysteamine is the new chick on the block but she’s good. The next is kojic acid or arbutin then tranexamic acid, then Ascorbic acid, then niacinamide.

2. The second thing to know is that combination is king. Monotherapy- that is using one product- will have you waiting for years. If you want to see results within a reasonable timeframe, combination therapy is the way to go.

Often, a dermatologist will combine a tyrosinase inhibitor or a couple of tyrosinase inhibitors with exfoliants or retinoids. Here are common combinations 1. Azelaic acid and tretinoin 2. Hydroquinone and tretinoin 3. Azelaic acid, hydroquinone, and tretinoin 4. Kojic acid and glycolic acid 5. Vitamin c and niacinamide, and aha 6. Vitamin c niacinamide and kojic acid.

Sometimes when you have stubborn spots, a dermatologist will introduce chemical peels or lasers For example, they will treat you with topical treatments for a while, ask you to take a break from them, and then start treating you with chemical peels.

3. Respect Sunscreen and Sun Protection: If you are on Instagram you’ve probably been harassed by a skincare influencer to wear your sunscreen but this is apt as sun exposure will take you 10 steps back. Especially when it comes to treating hyperpigmentation. I personally don’t rely on sunscreen, I stay away from the sun between 11 am and 4 pm. And I cover up my body.

4. Results: One of the best things you can learn about dark spots is that they will not disappear overnight, but if you persist, one day you’ll look for them and you won’t be able to find them. If this isn’t your mindset, then it’s likely that you’ll give up. Cause after one week, you’ll look in the mirror, see it’s still there then you’ll say it’s not working. When in reality you’re supposed to give it 1-3 months (for your face) and 3-6 months(for your body).

5. Coverage: While you’re treating your hyperpigmentation, life has to go on. If you are self-conscious about your dark spots and want to cover them up, here are two brands to check out: Dermaablend and Sally Hansen. Dermablend has both face and body makeup that have great coverage and Sally Hansen has a product called airbrush legs, it is lightweight but it still gets the job done. And that’s it from me, over to you.

What have you learned about treating dark spots or hyperpigmentation in general?

 Tretinoin

Skincareex http://bit.ly/2VuCjng

Okdermo https://bit.ly/34wMXOT

Reliablerxpharmacy http://bit.ly/2zZd6Fo

► Hydroquinone

Okdermo http://bit.ly/3gNyh2F

Skincareex http://bit.ly/3dLGv8n

Reliablerxpharmacy http://bit.ly/2r5aLoU

▶ Cysteamine https://lddy.no/yutj

▶ Azelaic acid https://bit.ly/3kVhJba

▶ Arbutin https://amzn.to/3ySuqd5

▶ Kojic acid & glycolic acid https://amzn.to/3i3dE50

▶ Kojic acid soap https://amzn.to/3fQqwJa

▶ Tranexamic acid https://amzn.to/3vOcS05

▶ Niacinamide https://amzn.to/3c2kRyI

▶ Vitamin c https://amzn.to/2SFk1Rt

▶ Sunscreens:

Biore UV https://amzn.to/34vWl4D

Eucerin https://amzn.to/3wJQiFH

Skin Aqua http://amzn.to/3p2lugW or http://amzn.to/2SCyX2O

▶ Dermablend Leg and Body Cover https://tidd.ly/3g9PowO

▶ Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs https://tidd.ly/3gfR5aI

Disclaimer: All content on this channel is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice from your physician or other healthcare professionals. #hyperpigmentationtreatment #blackskin #skincare

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