47yr Old Terrible Melasma Trying Porcelain Whitening Serum

This is a treatment that I did lots of research....

This is a treatment that I did lots of research. I had ok skin all my life but 6 years ago I developed Melasma on cheeks and face due to a lot of very strong sun exposure while overseas in Army. At the time it wasn't too bad so I didn't treat it. in 2012I discovered Obagi system and Retin A. I used it faithfully for about 6 months and my skin looked better than ever in my life... People complimented on my skin constantly and my husband couldn't get over it... Well I continued using almost daily for about 2 yrs (without using physical sunblock just chemical ones) until one day I realized the results were reversing and the Melasma came back with a vengeance. Within another year it was the worst I had ever seen, I thought I had Hydroquinone caused Ochronossis!!!! I went to a couple dermatologist who only recommended expensive laser treatments. I became very depressed and didn't do anything with my skin for a year. Well about 2 months ago I decided to give it hydrocarbons another try, I had nothing to lose.. I saw a couple reviews on Porcelain no.1 solution combined with Retin A (tretonin) I purchased Porcelain serum on Amazon along with logic acid soap and got a prescription of .1% tretoinin. I wash my face with Logic acid soap, dry then put on Retn A and then the Porcelain serum, it stings a bit but not bad. I started doing this on Jan 20, 2016 today is Feb 01, 2016 and I see improvement. The pics of before and now I tried to take in same spot and same lighting. Please let me know if you see a difference. It's only been 11 days but I think it looks better. Porcelain contains 4% hydroquinone plus glycolic acid.

47 yr old with very dark melasma trying Porcelain whittening serum

Just wanted to add before pics, Im giving this product 3 months tryout

seeing improvement

Been using the Porcelain serum, retin A .1%, kojie san soap and Apple vinegar as a toner and seeing improvement. My husband says he sees a big improvement. Its been 3 weeks since I began, using all products daily in evening and strict sun protection (zinc oxide) lots of redness, peeling, some stinging and dryness but all is worth it. I use nivea creme and it feels great. Will post pics soon, was unable to do it this week. All products were purchased on Amazon.com

I see great improvement

I took some pics today in different lighting. I see a big improvement in 3 weeks. Please comment

products I used

I used .1% RETIN A aka Tretoinin prescription $89. Kojie san whitening soap 4pk for $16.45 @ Amazon.com and Porcelain Whitening serum num.1 Solution $30 @ Amazon.com. I put up pics here so you know you getting the correct products

my routine

I used kojie soap 3x per day left the suds on for a few minutes then rinse, I used plain sugar and facial cleanser scrubbing gently every 2 days at night followed by toning with apple cider vinegar. the retin and porcelain serum every night only on the affected areas. used a hat and physical sunblock when going out. no chemical sunblocks theyre not good. you will sting get red and peel like crazy but its worth it. if you take birth control pills I recommend not taking them, they make melasma worst. if you dont see results within 3 weeks you may need skin occlusion of affected area which means covering it with plastic wrap after putting the retin a and porcelain serum on so that it can penetrate better. look up the definition of skin oclussion to get more info. thanks

physicians formula powder sunblock

I purchased this on amazon.com
its better than the greasy sunblocks, you won't look as crazy. just reapply often

me! out and about

this is me so far. I have foundation on. still have some darkness but very light and with makeup its invisible. remember sun avoidance and careful with hormones (birth control etc)
myself

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