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Day 37: Battle For Smoothness

Posted by lizardanne, 08 August 2013 · 662 views

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The battles are waging on.  I'm going to use the last of my moisturizer today, and then get a replacement one (Eucerin, most likely), because I'm pretty sure the new one won't be here until next week, and I can't survive that long.  Always good to have a backup moisturizer, anyway!
 
I've been speculating the state of my skin lately, and I guess it's doing fairly well!  There's maybe one whitehead, but still 5-6 bumps underneath.  They've decreased in size, thankfully.  The problem I'm having is that I just can't understand where they're coming from.  Is my acne supposed to be going under my face?  Or is this just the last of it coming out?
 
Then, I remembered something: I have no idea what, though.  I feel like I've been through this before.  I can remember feeling these bumps under my face that would disappear, and thinking, "What's going on here?"
 
I THINK IT'S THE BIRTH CONTROL.  I vaguely remember this happening with my first birth control.  I think my skin is getting used to the hormones.  But honestly, I have no idea.  Could be the onset of severe cystic acne.  How should I know.
 
Going with the flow here, as usual.  The key thing is that whatever these things are, they're diminishing.  It's just unsettling that they're there.