All the original breakouts have gone now but I have a whole new set of pimples with whiteheads!
Two days ago I thought that all the whiteheads had dried up but they're having another party so I'm not too pleased at the mess. They're mainly on my T zone. I admit that I have been touching my face too much as the skin is so dry; I've been picking and rubbing at it. I really need to stop! I'm hoping that once my skin gets more used to the BP it won't be so itchy and I won't be as tempted. The thing is, I'm not even aware of it sometimes.
I was watching some reviews on youtube and one girl on the regimen said that wearing foundation actually helped to stop her pickinig because she didn't want to mess it up. I guess it depends whether zits are caused by the makeup or the picking! There's no way I can wear foundation anyway as my skin is cracking so much. I just got some jojoba oil so I will add a little to my moisturiser to see if it helps. Previously when I was on the regimen I used the basic moisturiser from Naturally Thinking but they must have changed the formula as it's thicker and greasier than I remember. It's also not mixing well over the BP. So, but I went ahead and ordered Cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturising cream from Lloyds Pharmacy (not seen it in the shops here). I was going to try Dan's cleanser and moisturiser but went for the cheaper option! It's about £21 including delivery.
I went out for the first time without any makeup today! Up to now I'd been dusting a little powder foundation over the red areas but I went out whiteheads and all to drop my daughter off at nursery and then traipsed to the supermarket. No one said anything of course but I felt a bit self conscious; however, I did survive and I'm proud of my small achievement.