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Day 15 - Changes

Posted by Julia0577, 07 January 2014 · 168 views

dry skin changes exfoliating jojoba oil moisturizer aveeno acne journey progress
Hi guys so I'm really enjoying this idea of me blogging everyday on my skin, its very relaxing for me and its a nice way for me to unwind at the end of the day!

Progress: So today I woke up and it was my time of the month, sorry if this is TMI but I thought I'd add it becayse usually around this time I'd get a few more breakouts. I surprisingly didn't have a huge pimple anywhere, but i did notice a 2 or 3 tiny pimples on my forehead but theyre tiny, barely noticeable Also the big under the skin pimple I had on my forehead near my hairline had come up. I didn't expect it too but it did and it had a white head on it so i popped it. I followed Dan's youtube video on popping pimples and it was a safe method. That one will probably be gone by tomorrow. I have also noticed that some dark spots I had from previous big pimples just flaked off! I was verry happy that my dark spots (that werent dead skin) could be peeled off.
How School was today: TERRIBLE. It was my first day back from winter break and oh boy, was i ever self conscious. I felt horrible, all i could think of was going home where I could be alone with no one looking at me. I only stayed really close to my really close friends so when they saw my skin I could easily tell them that i was on a new skincare routine to treat my acne, and obviously they were so supportive for me and my skin. They understood me so well and I have noticed that your true friends shouldn't care what you look like.But as of other people i tried to avoid conversation, eye contact, and even saying hi. During lunch I did not want to go meet all my other friends so i made an excuse to stay in the library because i had to "study." I was even more embarrassed than when i had actual acne! My dry, flaky, brown, splotches on my face made me look like I had a disease. 
Changes: So today I was so fed  up with my dry, cracking face that i decided to do some research about it here on acne.org. I found a lovely member giving some solid good advice. 

Theres the link to the forum if you are interested.
So what I did today was try out what she suggested, I desperately wanted to scrub my face with an exfoliator to get rid of the dead skin but i knew Dan did not recommend that at all and that would totally just irritate my skin. So what she suggests is to exfoliate your ski with jojoba oil. I had ordered Dan's jojoba oil for my moisturizer and thought this could work. While I was taking my bath I poured a good amount of oil into my hands and started massaging my skin, kind of going in an upward motion to really collect the dead skin. As i did this i could feel the gritty skin slothing off, when i looked at my fingers there were brown, dead skin all over in clumps and i was so happy because i pictured my skin to be perfect with all the dead skin off. After i rinsed my face then proceeded with the regimen. After i looked in the mirror to see that my skin was significantly better than before, it looked smoother and more even, but not completely, like 70% but I'm still very pleased.

The Second change I made was to change my moisturizer. I realized Dan's moisturizer did not help with my dry skin at all even with 8-10 drops of jojoba oil, it just made my face look oily. I replaced it with the aveeno body lotion. I know it may not be the best but I'm up for experimentation, i know it helped with my eczema on my body when i was young so I'm hoping it will heal my ugly, flaky skin. I only applied that to my cheeks as of now because my t-zone wasnt very dry, so in my T-zone i applied Dan's moisturizer with 4 drops of jojoba oil.  I'm praying and hoping my skin will look better tomorrow because I will not go another day feeling horrible about my skin.

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