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Week 9 - The Regimen - Full Face

Week Eight

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.

My acne has really began to clear up. I don't have the line of cystic acne along my jaw line. And most of the larger breakouts have disappeared into hyper pigmentation marks. I don't "break out anymore". Every once in a while, I'll get a new pimple which will usually disappear in 3 to 4 days completely.

I haven't seen a deep cystic pimple, or even a white head pop up in a long time

My face is overall smoother and cleaner feeling. The AHA I think is definitely helping with that. And the jojoba oil is helping with my skin's dryness.

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