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Day 1


Today, I begin the road to recovery after completely ravaging my skin with: bad cosmetics (not washing them off, using bacteria laden brushes..), poor diet (fatty french foods), stress (traveler's lifestyle), touching/picking to the point of infection, and au naturale self treatments (including: oatmeal, honey, oil of oregano, zinc, omega 3, probiotics etc, etc!..)

After finally breaking down and visiting the doctor, I was diagnosed with a severe staph infection in the form of impetigo..I just completed 10 days treatment for that including antibiotics, antiseptic spray, anti-fungal cream, etc. This cleared things up a bit and today I start a new skincare regime as prescribed by my French dermatologist. With no alternatives, I plan to follow her advise with an open-mind and optimistic heart.


1. Tolexine Gé (Doxycycline Monohydrate) 100mg

Take at lunch time (12-2) with plenty of water and food for 3 months.

2. Pannogel 10 (Benzoyl peroxide 10%)

Apply every other night before bed.

3. Ketrel (Tretinoin Cream 0.05%)

Apply every other night before bed.

4. A-Derma Dermalibour Foaming Gel

Cleanse morning and night.

5. Avene Thermal Spring Water

Spray on after cleansing, leave for a few minutes and pat dry with a gauze compress.

6. Cetaphil Dermacontrol SPF 30 Cream

Apply in the morning after cleansing.

7. Stop taking vitamins/supplements


1. Eat Healthy

INCREASE: Veggies, Leafy Greens, Fish, Nuts, Avocado, Garlic, Whole grains, Water

DECREASE: Alcohol, Caffiene, Starch, Salt

STOP: Sugar, Refined Grain, Dairy, Processed Foods

2. Exercise & Relax

Walk at least an hour per day.

Practice yoga, pranayama, & abhyanga for at least one hour.

Create a relaxing environment with essential oils, candles, etc.

3. Cultivate the Mind

Focus on other interests and curiosities.

Consume at least 1 hr of intellectually stimulating content per day.

Stop mindless google browsing

4. Stop Touching, Picking, & Obsessing

5. Keep Makeup Clean and Noncomedogenic

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