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Week Four & Three Days - The Regimen - Full Face

Week Four & Three Days

This is the beginning of my clear skin road. ( I have dry-normal skin)

I got off of birth control in August/September of 2013, for personal reasons. Before birth control, I never suffered from cystic acne, and I never had more than 4 or 5 isolated pimples at one time. While I was on birth control, I had clear, glowing skin, with the occasional breakout. When I stopped taking birthcontrol, my skin broke out like never before. I had small pimples, whiteheads, and large cystic deep acne around my mouth and chin, and along jaw line and hairline. I also suffered from hyper pigmentation of older acne marks.

I did some research and found that this was normal for up to a year after taking birth control, as our bodies are still polluted with the hormones from the pill. I tried various acne products, but nothing was strong enough. My acne never bothered me until December, when I started noticing it progressively getting worse. It was embarrassing and unbearable.

I tried Proactiv for the first month, but I found that the product was too harsh on my skin, and did not come with a moisturizer. I used CeraVe for a moisturizer with the Proactiv, but I still found a lot of uncomfortable dryness (my chin, mouth, and cheeks are dry and my forehead is normal). So I searched for an alternative, and began using The Regimen.

I received The Regimen Trial in the mail, so I used the last of my Proactiv and switched to the Regimen on this day.

I hadn't suffered from any whiteheads in over a week, but as soon as I started The Regimen, I noticed a few new whiteheads around my mouth, on my chin and jaw line. I noticed new breakouts, which was upsetting because I had only been getting new breakouts every 2 to 3 days, as opposed to everyday. However, older breakouts were reducing in size, and were not as deep. Redness and irritation were prevalent, and hyper-pigmentation is still an issue.

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