Last night and this morning might have set me back. It's hard to say for sure, but I'm kind of freaking out.
First, I managed to forget my acne.org cleanser while I was at my boyfriend's house last night. I was pretty upset, and was frantically trying to figure out what to use to wash my face! I had some makeup on that I had tried on earlier in a store, and needed to get it off. Unfortunately, my boyfriend had NOTHING. Not even baby wipes. So, I pulled myself together and used the only thing I could: bar soap. Why.
I know using it is extremely bad and irritating to your skin, but I did look up the ingredients of this one and it wasn't horrible. The biggest problem was that it had sodium chloride in it, which is a mild comedogenic irritant. I only washed my face for about 5 seconds with it, and the makeup came off, thank goodness.
The good news was, I had my jojoba oil! It came! And goodness, did it help. When I woke up the next morning, my skin texture was greatly improved. The only problem was that my pimples were very prominent and angry looking. Everything else looked good, but when I got home before washing my face I couldn't stand them. Especially because my bathroom has fluorescent lighting, they looked horrible, and I was obsessing. I had to pop them.
So, I squeezed all of the whiteheads out of my face. I'm pretty sad about it. It's so hard to stop doing it. My skin is so sensitive to everything that it (of course) made my face even redder, and some of the popped whiteheads were raised and even angrier-looking. I panicked, and put on a newly-purchased BB tinted moisturizer (SPF 15) from Tarte cosmetics. It's only supposed to be for shows, but I was too embarrassed to go into work with my face looking the way it did. I did mix the moisturizer with jojoba oil, so that helped a bit. My face still stings a bit, though. Not sure if that's a sign that it's healing or hurting.
I am so bummed. These past few days have been challenging already, and now I've done this to my skin! All I can do is stay positive and hope the Regimen will be forgiving.