So I have made it over a week! I have worn make up a few times during the weekend so I used just a bit of jojoba oil and a cotton pad to remove it and then used jojoba oil combined with castor oil and a wash cloth to remove my face make up (the OCM, or oil cleansing method that I said I would use at times). I've read that oil cleansing does not mess with the pH of the acid mantle, so thats good.
My skin looks INCREDIBLE! It looks younger and healthier than it has in a year. So happy about that!
During my time with The Regimen, the pores around/on my nose, around my mouth and my chin were usually clogged with yellow plugs, and I had really never had problems with these areas UNTIL The Regimen. Since I've started water only, I have noticed that these plugs, or clogged pores, are starting to come out.
I actually kind of have a gross tale. I had worn make up yesterday, so at night I removed my make up with a cotton pad and jojoba oil. Then, as I was rubbing the oil cleanser into my skin, it started to get a gritty texture. I examined it, and there were little yellow plug like things all over my fingers. Then I examined my face and there were tiny little pin-prick sized holes where it looked as if a clogged pore had been pushed out. SO i guess all the clogged pores and black heads or whatever are popping out. I think this is good!!!!!!
The nose on my skin looks so much clearer. Before, the "clogs" were barely noticeable, but I noticed them. Today, my nose and around my mouth looks so much smoother and just.. clear. My cheeks are doing just fine. My forehead is great too. I picked at one clogged pore on my cheek and it got a bit irritated and red. But besides that, my skin is clearing up. I have some red marks from scarring... which I hope will go away with time.
I've been maintaing my healthy eating habits and stuff... Going to gym and taking care of myself.
Hope y'll are doing well...... if anyone is reading this at all. hahahaha!