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Day 9: Where Did My Acne Go?

Posted by lizardanne, 11 July 2013 · 795 views

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Something crazy happened this morning.  I don't really know what it means, but I'm going to go over yesterday first and try to figure out what's going on as you read this.
 
Alright, so yesterday, I managed to get out of my apartment and hang out with an old friend.  It had been a while and I was feeling a little sensitive about my skin, so I gave in and put on my tinted moisturizer.
 
It might be because I've been abstaining and have forgotten the way it normally looks on my face, but wow, I really dislike makeup now.  Even just the tinted moisturizer annoyed me; it made my pores and pimples stand out even more, especially in the light.  I'm also pretty sure that my skin is becoming more sensitive to makeup, and prefers to be without it.  Throughout the night, I watched my whiteheads grow in size, I swear.  To be fair, this might have been my skin healing and pushing them out, but the makeup was definitely not helping, I can promise that.
 
Anyway, I ended up crashing around 2am.  Although I was exhausted beyond belief (I work very early normally so I was pretty sleep-deprived to begin with), I dragged myself to the bathroom to do the Regimen.  I couldn't bear the thought of sleeping in that ungodly tinted moisturizer and seeing the consequences of skipping a day of the Regimen.  I might have used a little more of the BP by accident, but nothing was dramatically different about my routine.
 
So, when I wake up in the morning, I go to the mirror to wash my face, and BOOM!  My skin is about 60% clearer than it was the day before.  I'm not complaining, believe me, but...WHAT?!  Is this a tease?!
 
I continued with the rest of the morning Regimen, and like yesterday, my face is burning.  I'm not sure if this is bad, but I can't cut back down on anything now!  My skin is on an acne-murdering spree!  It's awesome!  Woohoo! :D
 
I'm worried about irritation, but I still feel like this level of discomfort is normal.  I won't pull back unless I actually see any adverse effects.  Also, I have a strong suspicion that my sunscreen is what's causing the burning sensation, which is fine.
 
I used the full two pumps of moisturizer today, and I think that'll help with the irritation.  I also reapplied the moisturizer once or twice yesterday, which helped calm down a lot of the redness in my skin.  Still waiting on that jojoba oil!  I can't wait to write about it.
 
Anyway, we'll see what happens with the random clearing of my skin.  It might have just been a good night on the Regimen, or it might be working a lot faster than I anticipated!  Updates to come.
 
Stay hopeful, and stop wearing makeup.  Your skin will thank you, and you're beautiful anyway :)