I Cleared Up My Hyperpigmentation & Achieved Flawless Skin Using This 5-Step Method | xoNECOLE

I Cleared Up My Hyperpigmentation & Achieved Flawless Skin Using This 5-Step Method

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  1. Ms. Smith says:

    Your skin looks great! Could you go into detail about what products you used before and after the move, please?

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    1. Sheryll says:

      Thank you! The article has been updated to include the current products I’m using. I think the biggest difference for me, besides the AHAs, was making sure that my skin was positively clean at the end of the day. The pollution in Ho Chi Minh City is absolutely awful, and I’m pretty sure it attributed to at least 80% of my skincare woes here.

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      1. Paris says:

        Girl! Thanks for sharing I’ve been collecting all day online & am so excited to try these amazing products. I’ve been reading upon Korean Skincare methods for a while now & this is the first I’ve seen one of us detailing an experience with it. Thank you !

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  2. Dia says:

    Can you please post products the article is nice but you didn’t post any products ? My skin is doing the same thing I had beautiful skin but lately idk what is going on .

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    1. Sheryll says:

      It’s been updated! Thanks so much!

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  3. Miss P says:

    I would love a list of products as well.

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  4. Ana X says:

    Wow great info! Your skin looks great! I need to look further into this and see if I want to give it a try. I have slight hyperpigmentation on the lower part of my face and when I mentioned it to my Dermatologist he said it’s not so severe; trying to “fix it” (he used air quotes) might actually iritate the skin and make it worse. There was no testing on a small patch of skin etc so it’s still there and I still want to get rid of it.

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  5. Dee says:

    Your skin is beautiful!!!!!

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  6. She says:

    Wow. Your skin is goals can you post what moisturisers and if you can go into more detail. I have been breaking out plus my skin is so dry I just got the in the embryolisse moisturiser but can’t see any difference yet.

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  7. Babbs says:

    Can you follow up for all the products she uses in each step? I never imagined using 5 different products are one time

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  8. ATN says:

    Your skin looks great!! I struggle with PIH and decided to say No To Chemicals on my face. I began using African Black Soap as a cleanser, diluted Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner and Shea Butter as a moisturizer. My skin has thanked me ever since!

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  9. K. Nichole says:

    My skin is terrible and my doctor is trying to force me back on birth control, but I hate take something my body doesn’t really need. I can’t wait to try this.

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  10. PalesaRSA says:

    This was an interesting article however I wish to express a growing concern. I am in no way trying to be negative however I would recommend that each lady does their research prior to trying the products/regimen mentioned above. Infact this is a general warming for everyone when reading a skin care or hair care (for that matter) recommendation.

    I have hypersensitive skin. Together with that, I have a list of allergies. Having been troubled by skin since I was a toddler (I am 23 years old now ;), I have seen many dermatologists in a desperate bid to get ‘perfect skin’. Surprisingly, the amazing dermo I see now literally made me unlearn all the things I thought I knew about my skin. The biggest truth I learnt was that we do not all have to exfoliate! Particularly the sensitive skin bearers.

    So while some products may work for some people and for the writer of the article, I think we know that they won’t work for everyone. Though I am no doctor, I can’t imagine the acid levels in the above mentioned products being healthy for most of us.

    To the team, I have constantly commented on the great work of the XoTeam and I appreciate you all very much. However I would suggest that we be cautious in skincare content recommendations because to the unassuming reader, they could be doing the most damage to their skin.

    I will admit that sometimes the Doctors don’t have the answers and it is in times such as these where patience is a virtue however, I can almost guarantee that perseverance for the skin and finding a good, reliable Doctor is a far better idea.

    As I have previously mentioned, this is merely a warning and it absolutely is not my intention to knock the writer for her work.

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    1. Sheryll says:

      Thanks so much for such a thoughtful reply! I agree. I encourage everyone to consult with their doctor or dermatologist before starting or trying any new sort of skincare product or regimen. I also encourage everyone to do their own research – what works for me definitely may not work for everyone else.

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  11. 4thewire says:

    nobody else gets my money unless diy something

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  12. Niq says:

    I try to stay away from chemicals on my face. It did more harm than good bc all it does is tame the issues and not fix them. Bc once you stop using it, your problem areas will come back & worse. I never had severe acne. A few lil pimps here & there. My pores were my biggest problems bc they were so congested. For the past 3.5yrs I’ve been using natural products. It takes a little longer but with consistency, you’ll see a change. I started using Farm House Fresh products on top of this product by Amway(Artistry) called Pore Masque. Amazing. The FHF products are Great ! It helped the problems that I did have and I stopped using it to see if my problem would come back. Nope. Their stuff is natural and so addicting lol . BUT nevertheless, your face looks great !!! & I bet it cut the makeup cost lol

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  13. Daniel says:

    Nice article! Skin is seriously hard to handle sometimes. Takes a lot of know how.

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  14. AmoreChanel says:

    Chemical Peels changed my skin as well! My acne scars and hyper-pigmentation was way worse then yours, and after two chemical peels my skin is about almost completely clear. HEAVEN I TELL YOU!

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  15. Nik says:

    I was JUST about to make a blog about this. AHAs WORK WONDERS. Peter Thomas Roth products have saved my life.

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    1. Sheryll says:

      AHAs are lifeeeee! What is your blog? I’d love to read it!

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  16. Kim says:

    Hey, are you doing this once or two a day?

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    1. Sheryll says:

      Hi Kim! I do it once a day, at night only. I’ve been skipping days in between since I’m using a higher percentage.

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  17. Nani says:

    Can this work for other areas or is it just for the face?

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    1. Sheryll says:

      Yes! Technically AHAs/chemical exfoliants can work all over. One I’ve been wanting to try is the 5 Acid Body Peel from Makeup Artists Choice. I haven’t tried it, but the reviews look pretty great!

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  18. Mimi says:

    Great article, I will definitely be trying out AHAs in the near future. Also, I usually use sunscreen before moisturizer, so thanks for that tip!
    Silly Question: this will work on other parts of the body, right? I’ve got a couple areas on my arms and legs that I’d like to treat/fade darker patches

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  19. Nailah says:

    Hi, this is a very informative article! I love it. You mentioned that it is important to start with a lower dosage (3-4%), do you have any suggestions of AHA products with lower dosages to use? Preferably a Mandellic Acid. Thanks!

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    1. Sheryll says:

      Hi Nailah! For a lower percentage mandelic acid product, it’s normally in toner form, not a serum. Will still work the same though! Vivant skincare makes a 3% mandelic acid toner, and makeup artists choice makes a 5% mandelic acid toner. The makeup artists choice one has really great reviews!

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  20. Nicole says:

    Thanks for this article. My face is a mess. I bought the VivantSkincare 8% Mandelic Acid 3-in-1 Serum and just got it in the mail. I will look into the other products as well.

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  21. Bonita says:

    I’m curious, I have the same problem. Very smooth skin with some dark spots on the side. Occasional hormonal acne . Never seen a dermatologist but id like to.

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  22. Koffiebrown says:

    Great article. I have the same issue with hyper pigmentation. Thanks for the details of the products. I will research & see if I can utilize some of these products for myself. Ur skin looks awesome. Thanks again for sharing.

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  23. Adriana says:

    Hi Sheryll, thanks for sharing your experience. Id love to be able to try all the products you recommended but the way my bank account is set up that’s not happening so i have to pick a few lol. I purchased the vivant 8% acid which arrived today & i just purchased the biore uv sunscreen & the son & parks beauty water toner. I think id also like to purchase the overnight honey mask but im worried about it getting all over my pillows & covers while i sleep. Have you had issues with thais? Thank you.

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    1. Sheryll Donerson says:

      Hi Adriana! You’re going to loooove your new purchases. As far as the honey mask, it’s actually a gel cream consistency. It completely absorbs into your skin, so you don’t have to worry about it getting everywhere!

      Sincerely,

      Sheryll Donerson Blogger, The Wanderlust Project Editor-in-Chief, Glamtrotting Magazine *Find Me on Social Media! * Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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  24. Naomi says:

    Hi Sheryll! Thank you so much for writing this article. It has had a massive impact on my beauty regimen. I purchased the su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick and the Vivant Skincare 8% 3-in-1 Mandelic Acid Serum. I can already to see results and with that my confidence grows. My progress is slow but after going through PIH for nearly 15 years this is the first thing that has helped. Thank you! Please continue to share how your beauty regimen evolves.

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  25. Stacey says:

    This is just the article I needed.

    I’ve been blowing up my skin care professional but think its about time I make my own skin care routine. Still haven’t heard from her about purchasing my products.

    Sun screen is so, so important, and i really didn’t understand until a few months ago.

    I am either getting the serum you suggested or the Paula’s Choice one and then I will work on finding a good toner, otherwise, I think the Shea Moisture one is fine and using Cerave face wash and lotion which seems to be working fine or at least doesn’t irritate my skin. I can’t wait until my skin clears up. I am looking forward to taking better care of it this year as well as treating myself more for my skin by getting facials and peels.

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  26. Cori says:

    Hi! Thank you for this information. I have purchased 95% of the products listed and am eager to see the results.

    Question- do you recommend this routine every night (with the exception of the AHA once or twice a week)?

    Thank you again!

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  27. Cynthia says:

    Do you apply toner in the morning after washing your face? If so, which one do you apply?

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  28. Liz says:

    I was getting hormonal acne bad for some odd reason this last year. Prior to seeing a dermatologist I incorporated this 4 step method.
    1) stopped eating chocolate and sweets
    2) cleansed face morning and night with gel cleanser
    3) after gel cleanser cleaned my face with a facial wash that contained benzoyl peroxide (clean and clear etc.
    4) moisturized right after with a facial cream (clean and clear)

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  29. Strawberrycustard says:

    Do AHAs work in removing or fading scars and stretch marks?

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  30. I have breakouts like this on my chin and started using organic facial soap. I’ve seen a difference but I know the dark spots will take a bit to go away

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  31. Comfort Ojo says:

    I use an exfoliating peel and stretch mark cream (surprisingly) from It Works. It works wonders to get an even skin tone. WrapNStyle•com

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  32. Jay Sims says:

    I use african black soap…..and aveeno

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  33. I use African black soap, tone with witch hazel and exfoliate with Body Scrubs by Rebeca. Her products are all natural and handmade. She’s for different types of scrubs and body cremes! Bodyscrubsbyrebeca•com

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  34. I use mendallic acid facial wash and toner & u should see how clear and glowing my face is. It is the absolute BEST for black women. It’s great stuff trust

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  35. Eme says:

    Are you still teaching English in Vietnam? I would love to talk to you about it. I’m considering it myself.

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  36. M says:

    DId you spot treat the serum or did you apply it to the entire face?

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  37. Nat says:

    Thank you for such a thorough explanation of your regimen, Sheryll. Once I read through it, I realized that this is not necessarily a daily regimen, but possibly 3 times a week. I imagine that you use many of these products nightly though. Which steps do you repeat nightly, please? Thanks in advance!

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  38. Cynthia says:

    Thank you for you post! It was really helpful. As a black woman who has been struggling with PIH for years now, this gives me a lot of hope! I was wondering if you could give me some feedback regarding my current skincare routine:

    MORNING:
    1) Cleanser (I use Spectrogel)
    2) Toner (Neutrogena)
    3) Acne gel
    4) Moisturizer (Comfort zone – spa product)
    5) Sunscreen

    NIGHT:
    1) Cleanser (I don’t really wear make up, but if I do, I would remove it first with a wipe)
    2) Toner (Neutrogena)
    3) Rejuvenating pads
    4) Acne gel
    5) Moisturizer (Neutrogena)
    6) Eye balm

    I put AHA exfoliant (Paula’s choice) after toning my face in the night 3x a week (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday). I am also thinking of adding scrubbing to my routine (2-3x a week) after cleansing my face. The scrub I use is from FrankBody as this is the only product that doesn’t make me break out.

    I would really appreciate your feedback. Thank you!!!!

    P.S. I am obsessed with self-care and travel so I love that you are combining two of my passions — and doing it so well! Keep up the goord work 🙂

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  39. taylor says:

    Can you use this if you have exzema??

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  40. T Hill says:

    Thanks for the info will be trying your tips can not wait for the results…

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