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Hey all...

It has been a WHILE since I last posted.. I have been super stressed with my new job and have had no time at all!!

I have to admit.. I have become a bit lazy with the regimen... most nights I apply the treatment but I forget to moisturiser but I have applied it every morning. I have also skipped it some nights and used a moisturising mask.

I know this is naughty.. but even still my skin has improved a lot! Also.. on the note of adding new things to the regimen.. I had a dermalogica facial done and it was really good.. made my skin super soft and no reaction from it.!!

Anyway back to my skin.. it's been just over three months doing the regimen and my skin has had its ups and downs. About 2 weeks ago I had a horrid break out.. probably due to stress. Since then my skin has improved a lot and is a lot smoother. I have had people comment on how my skin has improved which is nice!

I think it's time I started introducing aha into my regimen to tackle my scars..

Pictures below :)

Thanks for reading x


I have a lot of scarring from my breakout a few weeks back but at the moment my skin is all smooth :)blogentry-215139-0-18356200-1384686933_tblogentry-215139-0-37058200-1384686961_t

Day 26

Soo.. I typed up a long post only to realise it had been deleted.. argh!! this is now just going to be short and to the point.

Last week- experienced extreme dryness on my neck which died down.

Skin seems to be a lot more flat and has gotten used to BP so have introduced AHA today.. half AHA with half moisturiser and some jojoba.

I have attached some pictures of my face!!!

Thanks for reading & looking! xx

Day 15...

Not a massive amount of change in the past few days. I have had a few whiteheads pop up. The spots I do get are small and dont hang around for long. Since starting the regimen I have not had any painful big ones which is a plus sign.

I think I am getting my dryness under control, and I have gone back to using the moisturiser which is working fine for me now. I dont know if the boots one helped with the dryness or if I am slowly moving past that stage???

My skin still feels tight.. I went out for the whole day tody and had to keep reapplying moisturiser and you could see some flakeyness and my skin felt SO dry.

I kept looking in the mirrors at my skin.. I think I am becoming more and more obsessed but I noticed that my skin is flattening out a lot..

You can still see all of my acne scars and discolouration.

I have ordered some 10% AHA but am a little bit scared to use it!!!

(My pictures are upside down woops.. but cant be bothered to upload again...)

Hi all,

So it has been 13 days since I started the regimen. I feel like I have noticed a difference in my skin since my last post.

Last week my skin was suffering from so much redness and dryness it was horrid. My skin felt so rough and I kept having to motivate myself to continue with this.

Due to it being the summer I have been at home since starting this regimen, and will be untill September. So being without make up has not bothered me that much. I have left the house makeup free a few times which is a massive step for me! Although I dont really have a choice as the few times I have recently attemped to cover up my dry skin is so much more obvious.

However I will be starting a new job as a teacher in september and am begining to dread the state of my skin. I really hope I will be able to apply some form of cc cream/foundation at that point otherwise I dont know what I am going to do. I really dont want to stop the regimen as this is the first time I have stuck to something ;/.

Moving on...

SO last week my skin was a dry mess, I didnt feel as if dans moisturiser was doing anything so I bought boots derma care daily moisturiser. I apply this instead with a few drops of jojboa oil I do feel this has deffo helped with the dryness- not that it is totally gone but my skin feels much nicer to touch.

I have just started using a whole finger of BP at night and 3/4 finger in the morning. When I use a whole finger I am finding that it is SO much for my face, as in it wont properly absorb. I dont think theres any way ill be able to up it to two finger lengths simply because it is a LOT of product for my face to absorb?!?!

I had about 6 new break outs a few days ago, all of which were whiteheads. I tried so hard not to pop them but unfortunatley when I get stressed I cant stop myself sad.png. Good news is they went down pretty much over night. At the moment I have about 3 small active pimples on the left side of my face and about 3 small ones on the right side of my face. I do feel there has been a slight improvement.

My jawline has improved a lot in terms of active acne, I just to have some pretty painful ones there but at the moment I only have one active pimple biggrin.png.

On the whole I am happy, and starting to get a bit more confident with leaving my house make up free ( not that I have a choice in this sad.png)

I have posted some pics up.. I tried to get them to be as clear as possible. The phone hides some of the redness. However you can see my face is majorly greasey!! Maybe I put in too much jojoboa oil this morning hmm.. luuuurvly!!

Thanks for reading guys x

Hi all,

I have never documented my acne journey online, so this is the first time I have done something.

I have suffered from acne for a very long time, it started when I was in primary school probably towards the later years and I am still suffering from it. I have had it for over 10 years.

I have tried a LOT of medications, topical and antibiotics from the doctors. I was then sent to a derm, who again prescribed me many things. I cant even remember half of the stuff but I have been on a LOT.

Some things offered me short term relief but it never completley went away. I suffered from a great deal of issues with regards to my confidence. I hated people looking at my face or coming any where near me. I couldnt allow people to look a tmy skin without me having make up on. I know a lot fo you have been through this.

I came to a point in my life where I no longer feel depressed over it, it has become a part of my llife that I am learning to deal with.

Anyway, when I saw the derm last which was about 2 years ago, she said she was not going to prescribe me any more medication as I had been on so many, and said she would make me an appointment with the derm at the hospital to dscuss accutane.

I had done a lot of research on accutane, and honestly the reviews and side effects really freaked me out.

When I went to the appointment at the hospital the derm was not very caring or friendly, and honestly didnt seem bothered and htis also scared me a little.

Accutane has and will always be at the back of my mind. At the moment I am going through a rough stage in my life and do not think I am emotionally ready for such a drug. Perhaps in the future I may try it to see if it has any effect.

After doing a lot of research I decided to purchase the regimen. I have used Bp in the past through prescriptions but thought I would give this a try.

I have only been on it a week and am aware this is early days, however I wanted to put up weekly pictures to document my journey. Im hoping this will motivate me to continue with this regimen.

I want to give some initial thoughts on some of the products.. cleanser- im enjoying using this, it is very gentle and foamy. It has not been irritating my skin at all.

Treatment- the first few days I had not noticed much difference to my skin. I started using a small amount as directed by the youtube videos on this. I only applied this at night. After a few days I felt that my skin was ok with it so decided to up it slightly and apply it morning and night. My skin started to dry out crazily and has gone red and itchy as if I had a rash. I think I may have upped the dosage too soon. I have gone back to using a small amount just at night. I will continue this for a few days then use it morning and night.

I think I'm going to have to up the dosage very slowly.

moisuriser- I dont feel as if this is helping with the dryness. I put a pump onto my face, have been putting drops of jojoba oil into it too. I massage it into my face and it just feels like I have a shiny film on my face the whole day. I have not been applying make up, on the occasion I use a CC cream to combat the redness if I am going out but my skin feels so horrid and greasey. I have ordered a new one from boots and am going to see if I have a better time with this.

Anyway, I am going to upload some pictures, the photos labelled weeks one were taken on the first day I started this regimen. I appreciate my acne is not the worst and I have seen a lot worse. I have a lot of scarring due to the amount of years I have suffered from this. The second picture was taken today, exactly a week after I took the first set.

If you have any comments or advice please let me know.

Have others been experiencing the same issues with this moisturiser?

Thank you for reading my story.


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