The Regimen; Day 11-13
Posted by Sunnivita, 05 August 2013 · 741 views
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As you'll notice from the title, I'm cramming three days' worth of updates into one post. I was deep in hibernation after finals and unwilling to move much for the last day or so and that's why I neglected this blog which I promised myself would be updated daily. Anywho. In my last post, I said that I had broken out quite a bit on my neck and right below my jawline- Basically, as close to the main "face area" as possible. To compensate for this, I started applying benzyol peroxide to about halfway down my neck. Two words- Elephant skin. Pink elephant skin. The benzyol peroxide really did a number on my neck and it itches, man. IT. ITCHES. On the plus side, the pimples that had appeared so enthusiastically, with such high hopes of destroying my face and optimism, are already shriveled up and one Jim Carrey gesture away from flaking off into whatever I'm eating (I know that image was gross. But you have to admit that the flakes be flyin' all over the place without discriminating between food, drink, the air you're sharing with other people, etc). Speaking of flakiness, although I've taken care of most of it by being overzealous with the moisturizer and jojoba oil, my face still has a tough texture. I bet if I were to zoom into my skin with a microscope, I'd have a superb setting for a western film. Makeup: Don't do it. It adds definition, separates, and enhances each individual flake. A good look for your lashes, NOT a good look for your skin. Right now, I'm not obliged to see or be seen by anyone though, so I don't have a problem with going bare. If you're not as fortunate, I'd say ignore the "less is more" regarding moisturizer and obey it regarding makeup.