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3Rd Week On Pc Clear System...

Posted by XoxoAshley, 05 April 2013 · 660 views

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UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  With a side of UGH! 
 
That is how I have felt this week.  I seem to be experiencing a "purging" period with these products.  I attribute this not only to using new products but constantly switching and adding things!  Part of its my fault and then also your skin also has to adjust to new products so...yeah.  But...My skin totally purged like crazy earlier this week.  I got like 5 new zits all at once, one being an annoying cyst on my jawline which i can't stand!  I hate having 5 bright red spots on my pale face it sucks!  I just felt really depressed when this happened, but then I realized that it could be much worse and that this very well may be all the gunk under the surface layer of my skin getting out which is a good thing.  I have often heard skin has to get worse before it gets better sometimes...i beleive this to an extent...
 
I hope these products work I really do.  I have never used salicylic acid in my entire life...I was hoping it may be a product that would really turn my skin around.  I am still hoping that is the case.  Even though everything in me wanted to stop using all these products immediatley...i have decided I am going to stick with them and give them at least 2 months.  If I am seeing no improvement then...its on to something else!
 
So this is my current Routine:
 
AM:
Cleanse with PC Pore Normalizing Cleanser
Tone with PC Extra Strength 2% BHA
Light Layer PC 2.5% BP
Moisturize with Cerave PM Facial Moisturizer
 
PM:
Cleanse with PC Pore Normalizing Cleanser
PC 5% AHA Daily Smoothing Treatment
Spot treat with bp
Moisturize with Cerave PM Facial Moisturizer
 
I am extremely dry and get flakey as well...I almost feel like I can't tolerate bp anymore...so weird because I was on the regimen for like 4 years in the past.  I tried to go backon the regimen last August and it was the same thing my skin like couldn't handle it so I just used Dan's 10% AHA Moisturizer which worked pretty well, but at the end of the day I don't think it was enough to keep my acne at bay.  I may eliminate the bp and see if just using BHA in the morning and AHA at night will work, we'll see! 
 
I am just trying not to let me skin dicatate my mood, but honestly it is hard...i feel very upset by my skin and find it hard to stay positive. But here's to trying!
 
Also...I have been taking Dr. Ohira's probiotics morning and night...I have a feeling these may actually do something positive for me, whether it will help my skin or not I'm not sure, but I think they are goign to help my health!  I've also been taking Vitamin D3 daily and 1 Teaspoon Cod Liver Oil and 50 mg Zinc, a Multi Vitamin as well.  So we'll see if that plays a factor at all in the next few weeks :)
 
Its friday, happy weekend!  Love yourself!  Be happy!  I'm trying!  :)  XOXO!
 
 
 
 




   Uhhh i've heard taking multi-vitamins may actually make you breakout. Plus when I was taking centrum's multi-vitamins I started getting cysts, i've gottan maybe 2 cysts in my whole life, and haven't gotten any since I stopped taking the multi-vitamins. Actually since getting on this site i've realized my skin's fairly kind to me, at most I have like 2 tiny baby pimples at a time anymore, but most of the time i'm clear so I would definately say the multi-vitamins could be doing the same to you. Don't take my word for it, i'm no doctor, but i'd look into it if I were you.

   Oh yea, the reason they could be doing that is cuz while they do have vitamins that promote clear skin, they also have a bunch you don't need, well obviously your body needs them, but they don't promote clear skin. When it comes to vitamins they do 1 of 3 things, they're good for your skin, they don't bother your skin, or they're bad for your skin. Multi-vitamins are A-Z so there's a really good chance some of them are making your skin worse. Not to mention they have multiple of some vitamins, ex: Vitamin D and Vitamin D3.

Vitamins always made me break out so I just tried to get all my vitamins through food! Also my skin always gets worse before it gets better because there's tons of bacteria and dirt under your skin that need to come out. It can't just go back into your body.

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