Acids 101

Disclaimer: These are just my personal notes and not medical advice. This research was done for me to look into using acids effectively in treating my hyperpigmentation, (melasma on my upper lip) acne, scaring and over all aging. If you are suffering from any skin issue I really recommend you see expert advice from your Dermatologist who can actually take a look at your skin and give you advice. These personal notes do not aim replace Dermatological advice specific to you. Also please note that this is an accumulation of  personal information over many years so please refrain from reposting without consent.

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