Wooo! Finally at the one year mark! First of all - a huge thank you to everyone who has followed along and kept up with my progress and just popped by in general. Also, I wanted to say WTF & WOW. As of writing this my blog currently holds the number one spot as the most viewed blog. I decided to see which post of mine was the most popular and it was my Michael Todd's skincare review with 15k+ views HAHAHAHA. Yeah, I still despise that line. Click for an interesting updated tidbit on that post. Anyway back to what is post is actually about - The Regimen.
Here's a reminder of how my skin was like before using The Regimen.
I had really persistent acne...Mad painful too x:
Now here are my 1 year update pictures. These were taken on 02/20/2014 -
I think those pictures speak for themselves but I'll chime in. For the love of god ignore my massive eye bags. Besides that my skin is clear...pretty much. I have some redness but I'm strictly referring to active breakouts. Scarring will go away on its own over time. If you want to see my step by step routine of how I use The Regimen click I am still using organic honey as a mask every day as well and I've seen really lovely improvements from it. I started that about 2 weeks ago and I don't plan to stop. Check out my previous post about honey masks And why do I have freckles?! I mean I don't mind them but I'm just stumped at how I get them anyway considering I spend all of my time indoors and do use sunscreen on a daily basis. Oh well.
This is going to be pretty much my last post for awhile. I'm finishing up my last semester of undergrad then will be applying for grad school in the fall. This means a butt ton of work. Also, I probably won't have much to say in regards to my skin anymore. I've finally reached my goal of finding a skincare routine which caters to my needs. I'll revert back to being a simple lurker from time to time on these blogs here and there though.
For those of you who are contemplating on starting a blog or keeping up progress updates on your skin - DO IT!
I am not kidding - DO FREAKING IT. My only regret about this blog was that I didn't start it sooner when my acne was at its worse. But hey, I didn't have the confidence to show my bare face to the world at the time so I don't blame you. Understand that you don't need to make it public - keep updates for yourself on a word document, keep folders of monthly pictures you take of your skin to asses your skin's progress.
Do your research.
Be open minded to new products.
Don't be afraid to try new products.
Don't give up.
Most importantly do it for yourself. I did not start this blog with the intention of it being popular to reel sponsors and all that junk. I had things to say about acne which I wanted to share. I hope they were informative or at least a decent read D;
Everything I've shared in my posts have all been bought by me and used through trial and error. I'm like the rest of you guys. I've experienced lack luster results from different skincare lines, wasted money, felt exhausted over my breakouts but I still kept up my search.
Please understand that acne should not hold you back from what you want to achieve. In many of my past posts I've said that it's all in your head. You'd be surprised at how wrong you are about others - what they think of you, how they perceive your acne etc. Take yourself away from those who are toxic and can do nothing but zone in on your skin. Forget about them. Don't waste your time with shallow people. Spend time with those who understand that having acne doesn't mean a thing. I am forever grateful to my friends, family and boyfriend who see nothing but the best in me. Even now when my skin has become so much better I haven't experienced any change in treatment from them - they have always been just as supportive and loving since day one.
My adventure to clear skin has pretty much come to a happy end! If anything drastic happens to my skin I'll be sure to post some updates but until then, see you guys later <3 Thanks for reading!
UPDATE 1 - if you guys ever feel the need to talk you're more than welcomed to add me on skype. my ID is mikxoh and I'm practically on all the time. Although I plan to stop posting skincare updates (cause lets face it - I've reached my goal so it would become redundant) it doesn't mean I'm vanishing off the face of the earth. I spend a lot of my time in my batcave on the computer anyway. No, seriously, I'm in love with netflix. I just finished Breaking Bad and I'm pretty satisfied with the ending. I totally recommend Attack on Titan. Holy $#!T I couldn't eat my snacks while watching it lololol fml. Besides crying over my grant proposal I have to write up for one of my classes this semester, I spend a fair amount of time playing FF14 and league of legends. Currently still trying to take down T5 (as a blm) and climbing the ranked ladder since I messed up my placement games. I was plat in season 3 and ended up in silver 2 after placements omg. MY DONGER IS FEARLESS DON'TCHA KNOW?
okay I probably lost like half of my readers with that last bit. I guess it just shows how my skin doesn't dictate how I feel or what I do. I'm on a bit of a leash with my makeup purchases though. Too many damn cute things coming out this spring season (clinique cheek pops hnnnggg @__@) if you want to read up some of my makeup reviews on makeupalley just look up my ID mikxoh.