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Month Two!

Well, it's been two months!

I went back to the doctor a week ago, and she couldn't believe the improvement. I wasn't sure that much had changed, but she showed me some pictures she had taken before I started treatment, and wow! There really is a difference!

I'm still getting a couple of spots, but they're no where near as bad as they used to be. They're small, instantly form a head which I can pop, and then they go away. Whilst I don't have active acne per-say anymore, I am covered in red marks. I think it's called hyperpigmentation? Anyway, it looks like I have chicken pox, but at least I can cover it with make-up, unlike my old spots which were noticeable even with make-up. So now instead of having to wear thick layers of foundation, I'm getting away with a BB cream. I'm using the Witch BB Cream, as it matches my skin tone perfectly and has really good coverage for a BB cream. Hopefully it is also helping to keep spots at bay and fade the marks as it contains Witch Hazel.

So here is my current routine:

Morning -

Take Dianette pill and Tetralysal pill.

Swipe La Roche Posay Miccelar Water over face on a cotton pad.

Apply Witch BB Cream, and some Benefit Boing Concealer if neccessary.

Evening -

Take Vitamin D

Drink a Glass of Carrot Juice

Use La Roche Posay Toleraine Dermo Cleanser to remove make-up.

Swipe La Roche Posay Miccelar Water over face on a cotton pad.

Apply La Roche Posay AI Breakout Targeter all over face to prevent breakouts.

I'm also drinking at least two litres of water a day, and my five a day of fruit and veg. Although I have to admit I haven't been perfect, I still snack and eat dairy when I probably shouldn't, as I'm convinced it's linked to acne.

But so far so good, and I'm only hoping it will get even better :-D

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You are right about dairy causing acne but it might not be in the way you think. Cow's milk actually contains P. acnes bacteria. Propionibacterium acnes is the bacteria that causes acne. Eliminating dairy would eliminate a major source of this dangerous bacteria. Right on. I drink soymilk instead of dairy and I really enjoy it. This link has information about how dairy causes acne to worsen.

"A high glycemic load diet is associated with worsening acne.[26][27] There is also a positive association between the consumption of milk and a greater rate and severity of acne.[26][28]" See wiki/acne.

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