My Pigmentation Problem & Number Of Failed Products Used
This is a post that chronicles my personal experience with anti-pigmentation products. I’ve not used high-end ones but whatever I’ve used, I’m sharing here. I have super oily skin which is prone to acne. As a teen I had a forehead full of acne and some pimples on my cheeks as well. I tried everything but to no avail. Slowly the pimples reduced with age but my tan-prone skin started getting tanned. I have pigmentation on my temples and on the area around my mouth. I also have a few pimple marks that keep coming and going. Let me add that 2-3 pimple marks have become permanent.
I’ll attribute this condition to my ignorance. I cannot remember since when, I’ve this pigmentation on my face. My ignorance was certainly not a bliss and now I feel terrible. Sometimes I feel so down that Mr. Husband keeps asking me to see a very well-known dermatologist in my city. But seriously, I do not have much faith in skin-experts. But you know what I keep checking out products available in the market that claim to remove pigmentation.
I’ve tried some face creams and face packs and I do not remember all what I’ve tried. For sharing my experience on the journey to depigmentation, I had to exercise my brain-cells a lot. Here are some products that I tried and what they did-
L’Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Pearl Perfect Night Cream
I bought this cream a few years ago as it claimed to make skin radiant and even. The cream was quite light and didn’t make my skin greasy. This cream did nothing for my pigmentation but the twist in the tail is that I was not regular with it. I’ve heard many good things about this one and can give it the benefit of doubt.
Another cream suitable for my greasy skin but again ineffective in treating my dark spots. I used it regularly but could not see any difference in my skin. I still have that tub with me but not using it.
The much hyped capsules from lakme were brought by me very excitedly. I read a few reviews and found out that the serum is light and has pure vitamin C. These babies were used for 4 weeks without even a single skip but They brightened my skin instantly and made it smooth for a short time. But in the long run these did nothing on my pigmentation and even made my cheek area somewhat scaly.
Most of you must have read my review of this dud. It should have shown at least a teeny-tiny bit of difference in 30 usages spanning 15 days but unfortunately it didn’t.
This mild gel blended easily in my skin but other than that I could not find even a single good thing about this. This gel claims to even out skin and make it ‘fair’. I used it daily in the morning till the jar got over and again without any visible results.
These are the products that I can remember easily. Besides these I also tried a few face packs from Nature’s essence, everyuth, Himalaya and VLCC but couldn’t see any noticeable difference. Currently two face packs are lying unopened in my stash- Dhatri and Patanjali Kanti Lep. Hope to try them soon.
But girls! I’ve not lost hope and have made a list of creams to try. Some of my to-buy products are- Fab India Vitamin E De-Pigmentation Cream, Vichy Biomed anti pigmentation range (suggested by Mitra), Shahnaz Husain Shawhite Pigmentation Lotion.
I also want to be a little less lazy so that I can play with home remedies.
While writing this I ordered Fab India cream as I couldn’t find the one by Vichy. Hope Fab India makes my skin fab
Please suggest some products that may work.
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