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About Vanbelle

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  1. So Close (1st Post Contains Updated Regimen)

    Ramped up the B5, skin cleared up and dried out. I'm getting nervous in the dosages I'm dealing with, so I lowered my dose and will possibly take Biotin and L-carnitine. My skin is TOO dry for my taste. I don't have a natural glow! Want it back.
  2. So Close (1st Post Contains Updated Regimen)

    I ran out of Vit B5, pantothenic acid, and I started breaking out. Admittedly, I was eating sugar and not washing my face. Hey, this was spring break. I relaxed in every sense of the word..including relaxing my skincare routine. It definitely showed. My skin texture immediately changed, and I broke out terribly. After break, I started eating better and getting my skincare in check, but I didn't notice my skin snapping back into shape. However, as soon as I started B5, my skin came back. I'm at 8 grams a day. Unfortunately, regardless of this dosing, my jawline/neck still has some minor issues that I've had difficulty sorting out.
  3. So Close (1st Post Contains Updated Regimen)

    I've completely run out of my oil serum that I used with my BHA liquid. After running out, my skin has been feeling even better without it. My skin feels a little dryer, however. I also am still trying to eat as little sugar as possible. It gets easier every day, but honestly it sucks. Food is so comforting, and what I'm gaining from it IS worth it, but I have such an emotional relationship with food. It's who I am. But I'm still going to be diligent, and hopefully get to a point where I can have treats and it be okay. Ran out of 15% Vit-C. Purchased 25% Vit-C. More is better? In this instance, god I hope so. Jawline and neck still broken out. I'm going to wear minimal makeup for a while and see if that helps. I always looooove experimenting and seeing what happens; and now that I'm on spring break, I don't mind.
  4. So Close (1st Post Contains Updated Regimen)

    Exfoliate & Hydrate As usual, life gets hectic and keeping a consistent log is difficult. But my current routine of exfoliating, hydrating + vit C has helped so much. Moisturize moisturize moisturize. What's more, the Clarisonic has changed my skin and cleansing routine. I highly recommend anyone on this site to use Jojoba oil for makeup. Every night I hop in the shower, I grab the bottle of jojoba I ordered from the .org store, and take a sizable amount and massage it all over my face. Then I take the .org cleanser and clarisonic and cleanse it all off. My makeup is OFF after I do this, and it is absolutely necessary to prevent breakouts. The shower is so helpful, because I never avoid any areas of my hairline or neck to prevent dripping or messiness. The vitamin C has helped my complexion tremendously, and I will keep using it. I think BHA + Vit C has stolen the show, when my old favorite product was my retinol. I just can't get enough of the PC skincare, it is life. If you can find a way to afford it, I don't think you'll be disappointed!
  5. So Close (1st Post Contains Updated Regimen)

    So....Vitamin C is the best thing ever? My skin looks so incredibly even. I'll definitely keep using the 15% concentrate, but I might give in and purchase a 25% concentrate. Paula's Choice got me so broke, but my skin just looks friggin awesome. I love it. Seriously, my skin is looking so goodddddd. My jawline is still a little stubborn, but once that is gone, my skin will be fantastic. I might have to start tanning to enhance an even glow. But that's kind of the finishing touch.
  6. 28/m third times a charm

    3 rounds of Accutane...I couldn't imagine! I couldn't even finish my first round, it just destroyed my health and skin. I hope it all works out for you I'll be checking in here again.
  7. So Close (1st Post Contains Updated Regimen)

    Paula's Choice "Resist" BHA lotion for my back has been working SO well, that I no longer feel it necessary to use's 10% AHA moisturizer. I have a huge tub of it, so I wondered what to do with it. Why not use it for my arms, legs, and more? I've replaced my normal moisturizer with this AHA, and my legs are sooooooo smooth now it's insane! My boyfriend will love this Dairy I haven't explicitly done a no-dairy diet. However, I have been consuming so much less dairy now that I use almond milk instead of creamer in my morning coffee. Last night, I used up all the dairy I had left (cream, cheese, sour cream) to make an omelette and had a last meal of sorts. I think I'll be eliminating dairy from my diet. Even after eating that meal, I could tell I felt rather bloated and lethargic just wasn't good. What's more, ANY breakouts I've been seeing, usually preceded some dairy. It's hard to track those kind of things, but I will eliminate it. I feel leaner without it.
  8. So Close (1st Post Contains Updated Regimen)

    I would really appreciate it if you didn't comment on this log.. I'm not really seeing eye to eye with you and not interested in having a academic journal link battle. Nothing against you personally, as I'm sure you're great and you mean well in the end.
  9. Broken

    Oh my god, break up with him now.
  10. So Close (1st Post Contains Updated Regimen)

    What sorcery is this product? What sorcery is this?? When I first started using it, admittedly my neck dried out super quick and my face felt very tight. I get scared so I didn't want to continue, but I did notice my skin looking so nice. So...I've kept using it over the past week or so. I think my skin is adjusting (maybe?) but anyhow, holy SMOOTHNESS batman! 2/3/2016Began peeling on my chin. Slowing down 2% over the next couple days, then will ramp up again. 2/10/2016I ramped down, then when I re-introduced this this, I mixed a few drops BHA and a few drops jojoba oil. That has completely eliminated the tightness feeling! Neck is still ultra sensitive, so that is still difficult. 2/19/2016:Bumped up the BHA to 2x/day, REALLY digging it. No dryness. As long as you mix in oil, it's fine. I use this BHA as my first product layer morning and night.