Hey guys - so about 5 months ago I used a salicylic acid peel (20%) and the peel gave me some hyperpigmenation. After using sun screen and taking care of my skin most of it is gone.Now I'm looking for ways to improve my skin. I have brown skin and have always had mild acne. I'm a guy by the way. My goal is to reduce the acne scars I have in addition to the remaining hyperpigmentation. Also I would like to be one shade (not too much) lighter. So this is what I have done so far and I wanted to get your thoughts:
I use Retin A (0.04%) 5 nights a week (been increasing the number of times over the past 2 weeks).
In the morning I wash with Likas Papaya Soap and also use exfoliating gloves a few times a week. (Just starting this).
I also just purchased NuFountain Fresh Cosmetics C10, Made Fresh When Ordered, 10% Vitamin C Serum for Sensitive Skin - to use in the mornings after I shower. I also use a zinc oxide sunscreen prior to going out.
Also I plan to order St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer to use because the Likas/Retin A is starting to dry out my skin.
What other products do you guys suggest I use? I would like to stick with natural products and avoid HQ if at all possible. Thanks a lot!