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Day 29: Aha And The End Of The Great Purge

Posted by lizardanne, 31 July 2013 · 956 views

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I realized today how amazing it is that I don't care about my face anymore.  Well, I do, but not as much as I used to.  It's quite a relief.  For instance, I was running late to work this morning while doing the Regimen (so time consuming), so I slathered on my moisturizer and jojoba and walked outside, a greasy mess.  And I couldn't have cared less.  The Regimen seems to have worn me out emotionally; I can't be bothered to worry about what others are thinking about my skin.  It's great.  Posted Image  I have my days, but as I've said before, it's the good ones that make the trials of the Regimen worth it.
 
Pressing forward, my purge has subsided, thank goodness.  My skin seems to be clearing a lot faster now, and the flakiness isn't as bad as it was a few days ago.  There's still a ton of redness and hyperpigmentation, but that's why I started using AHA last night.
 
So far, I'm really liking this product.  It's only been one night, but it totally works.  I mixed it in with my moisturizer, which is what I'll do for this week.  If my skin can handle it, I'll mix it in with the moisturizer and use it alone a couple of nights each week.
 
After applying it, my face was stinging for a while, but it wasn't anything extreme.  The smell was a bit unsettling (sort of like rum), but it faded quickly.  When I woke up in the morning, I noticed that most of my flakes were completely gone!  My skin was also a lot smoother.  A bunch of small bumps became whiteheads, which will make them easier to remove.  AHA seemed to exfoliate my skin really well, and it didn't dry it out like most chemicals do!  Yay!
 
Excited to continue Posted Image  My skin is slowly progressing, and it feels wonderful.




Have you considered trying a broad spectrum antiseptic cleanser? Hibiclens can safely be used on the face and it kills almost all bacteria including those that cause acne (P. Acnes). Also, amoxicillin and cephalexin work to clear all acne within 4 weeks. There are lots of medications you need to supplement The Regimen. A topical antibiotic and tretinoin or differin/adapalene, etc..Good luck! (I have to take my daughter to her soccer lesson).

Hello!  Absolutely, I appreciate all of your advice :)  I agree that these are great treatments, but I'm siding with Dan and sticking to the Regimen first.  I won't be able to tell whether it works for me or not if I start adding other medications and topicals into the mix.  Of course, if the Regimen fails to get me clear in 6 months, I would look into these options, but not right now.  Hope you understand.