Discontinued the Caudalie Serum. Trying to recover my skin from a nasty breakout. Still breaking out on my chin. I think I"m dehydrated and not drinking enough water. Broke out on a pimple on my right cheek which weird since I haven't broken out on my cheeks in awhile. The MAC blush I've been using have contributed to the nasty break out. I had two events this month outdoors + humidity + makeup = clogged pores. Purchased Wedderspoon Manunka Active 16+ honey from wholefoods and I slathered that on my breakouts. My skin has been dull and dry and yucky feeling. I need to do an intense facial this weekend.
Retin-A, Duac, Aczone, Clarisonic Skin Care Brush, Pretika Red Lightmakeup
Posted 07 June 2013 - 02:05 AM
My skin is still suffering. I'm continually breaking out with big, red, painful, cystic zits on my chin. It's hormonal and I haven't been able to find a solution to it. My skin is really dry and dehydrated lately. Sun spots are appearing around my eyes. Still broken on my cheeks from the blush I used in April. Started applying the caudalie around the sunspots and the philosophy turbo vitamin c powder with my Cervae.
My current regimen
Oatmeal face scrub
Cover Girl tinted moisturizer
Caudalie vitaminee eye cream
Urban Decay 24/7 liquid eye liner
Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
Naked 1 Palette
Massage Jojoba oil onto eyes and face to remove make up
Cleanse with Cetaphil + Clarisonic
Tanda red light
Turmeric powder w/Yogurt
Caudalie Vinoperfect radiance serum
Philosophy turbo viitamin c booster powder w/Cervae PM
Edited by SpeciousHope, 07 June 2013 - 02:09 AM.
Posted 07 June 2013 - 12:35 PM
Going to start maintaining a log of my skin care routine. Woke up this morning ate some cherries, hard boiled egg, and green tea.
Cleansed face w/Oatmeal Scrub
Slapped on some Wedderspoon Manuka honey active 16+
Steamed face while making two hard boiled eggs
Apply Aztec Healing Clay with ACV
Apply Oikos Greek yogurt
Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum
Cervae PM moisturizer
Tanda Red light
Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:20 PM
Did a TCA 12.5% peel Saturday, June 15th. Also ordered a batch of peels from MUAC. Including 18% TCA, 21% TCA, Mandelic Acid 25%, Radiance Peel, Salicylic Acid 25%, Gly-luronic Acid Serum. MUAC recommends waiting 3 weeks between peels.
I applied my Gly-Luronic Acid Serum on my nose and cheeks yesterday and that caused some minimal peeling. I finally purchased a sunscreen hopefully it doesn't break me out.
Purchased a new sunscreen. I feel like it's been causing some congestion on my forehead where I've been testing it out. Despite the fact that I cleanse really well at night it still seems like the sunscreen is clogging my pores.
Cleanse face w/Oatmeal scrub
Caudalie Viatimine cream for eyes
Ceraeve PM moisturizer
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer (purchased from Ulta. Comes out in a nude color instead of white)
CoverGirl BB Cream/Tinted Moisturizer
Remove make up with Jojoba Oil
Massage face with Purity
Cleanse with Clarisonic (to make sure my sunscreen fully removed so it doesn't clog pores)
Murad Radiance Serum on forehead
Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum on sunspots around cheekbones
Murad Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture For Eyes
Ceraeve PM moisturizer
Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:36 AM
Applied MUAC's 18% TCA peel on last night. I did a very light layer. Maybe too light since my face didn't frost and has not peeled at all.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:28 PM
Applied MUAC's gly luronic serum last night and tonight to expedite the peeling process. I didn't apply enough TCA solution on Sunday since I only experienced minor tingling. Gly luronic se rum always makes me peel when the acids do not
Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:24 PM
Applied MUAC salicylic acid peel last night. There was bit stinging on my nose. Woke up this morning and my nose broke out in white heads. Guess skin is purging. Applied yogurt on face. Then applied yogurt with Turmeric on problem areas.
Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:27 PM
The Salicylic Acid caused me to break out in white heads like crazy all over my face especially the skin on my chin was all cracked, dry, red, and breaking out in whiteheads. The thing that helped the most was the manuka honey. I wore that for two days and I helped calm my face down. My chin recovered nicely.After 5 days I applied Retin-a micro and the next day I broke w/minor whiteheads. I'm going to discontinue with the retin-a. It never helps me always just dries my skin out and breaks me out.
Did MUAC Mandelic Acid 25% yesterday.
Posted 02 August 2013 - 04:00 PM
I went to the dermatologist today and I had an appointment with the PA. She kept pushing me on antibiotics, birth control, accutane, and spiro. Her words "accutane is the closest thing to cure acne." I'm against all of her suggestions.
I've been breaking out on my chin w/those horrible deep cystic pimples. I also have a pimple on my forehead which may be a result from my sunscreen that I've been wearing. The only reason I went to the derm was to get a prescription refilled and I could only do that if I went to the Derm. Sigh. Paying for a derm office visit is a waste of money. I would rather use that money on my prescriptions but I can't my prescriptions unless I go to the derm. I spent more time waiting in the sitting room then actually speaking with the PA. I had to a prescription for nicotinamide since my insurance doesn't cover nicomide or nicazel anymore which I repeated several times to her during the appointment. However when I went to go pay for the copay I noticed on the prescription said nicomide and I once again reminded her that my insurance doesn't cover it and she argued with me saying well it's I've been using for the past 6 months and I told her no I haven't because they were never filled. It was just back and forth. Sigh I've been going to the same derm for over 10 years. Its probably time for a new one seeing I never did get any results. Google educated me more than my dermatologist ever did and google is free.
Read this blog and it was very helpful. Wiser words than my derm. http://www.paleoforw...to-do-about-it/
"In all cases, I do not generally recommend that women get on BCP, as it can cause worse hormonal dysregulation in the long run (sort of like handicapping a delicate hormonal system), and does not solve the underlying problem."
Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:31 PM
I keep breaking out in hormonal cystic acne on my chin. This time three large painful pimples erupted on my chin. I don't know what to do. Doing organic diet is really difficult.
Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:32 PM
It's been a week and I've been aggressively treating the 3 cystic pimples on my chin. They've gone down tremendously. Combining red light with the natural masks I've been using helped a lot. Been using the manuka honey mask w/turmeric, green tea leaves, greek yogurt w/turmeric, aspirin mask, and aloe vera. Not all at once but one treatment each day.
Aczone helps the swelling to flatten the pimples as well. My diet has been pretty clean as well since I locked myself in not wanting to out with these monsters on my chin.
All I at today was
Turkey sandwich w/tomatoes
Green smoothie = Organic spinach, chobani greek yogurt, blueberries, and local honey, almond milk plain
Chocolate dreams peanut butter spread on a sliced of wheat bread
Greek yogurt, honey, blueberries, granola
I should cut out wheat, carbs, pasta, rice from my diet. But it's really difficult.
Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:17 PM
Did a mandelic acid peel on my cheeks Friday and applied MUAC salicylic acid on my tzone nose, forehead, and chin. Applied MUAC mandelic acid today all over face. My chin is still recovering from the horomonal breakouts. I've been taking B12 super complex every day and drinking green tea every night.
Saturday night- Manuka honey mask with Turmeric on spots and scarring.
Sunday night- Aztec healing clay mask with ACV followed with a greek yogurt mask
I just want the scarring on my cheeks to go away.
Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:19 PM
Broke out in a cystic pimple on my chin. It finally emerged Sunday. I did a Salicyclic peel yesterday. Still lots of pigmentation on my chin and cheeks and enlarged on my tzone pores and uneven texture on my forehead.
I've been drinking green tea every night. Tonight I did a Manuka honey mask with Turmeric
Types of mask I rotate -sometimes I just do a combo of the ingredients
Wedderspoon Premium Manuka Honey Active 16+ (Turmeric)
Asprin Mask (Manuka Honey)
Green Tea Leaves Mask
Plain Greek Yogurt Mask (Turmeric)
Aztec Healing Clay Mask with Apple Cider Vinegear or Green Tea for a gentler mask
My favorite moisturizing one is Turmeric with the Manuka Honey.
I do the green tea leaves to try out a pimple
Need to update my signature/regimen
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Cervae Facial PM Moisturizer
Jojoba Oil Nicotnimaide Pill
Juice Organic Sport SPF 30
L'oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner, Carbon Black
Urband Decay Liquid Liner, Perversion
Cover Girl Aqua Smoothers SPF 15
Remove makeup with jojoba oil
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser or
Cleanse with Purity + Use Clarisonic if it was heavy makeup
Tanda Anti Aging Light Therapy (sometimes)
Alternate between Retin-a Micro, Acanya, Aczone ,
Cervae Facial PM Moisturizer (sometimes)
New Regimen Updated
5.23.11 9.28.11 11.13.12 9/25/13
Edited by SpeciousHope, 24 September 2013 - 11:23 PM.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:58 AM
Went out of town last weekend so my regimen was slacking. I went to the beach last Saturday and used my the Juicy Organics Sport sunscreen. The sunscreen is pretty thick in texture actually. Between the sweat, sunscreen, and three hour drive from the beach without washing my face led to clogged pores on my cheeks. I'm expecting a crazy breakout emerging. Arrived home Saturday night, showered, and immediately slathered on some Manuka honey with turmeric onto my face to prevent any breakouts.
Sunday: Tanda red light therapy
Monday: Manuka Honey Mask w/turmeric
Tuesday: Aztech healing clay w/ACV, followed with Manuka honey mask w/turmeric
Wednesday: Greek yogurt mask w/Turmeric. Exuviance Triple Collagen Serum
Thursday: Manuka Honey Mask w/aspirin
Edited by SpeciousHope, 03 October 2013 - 10:59 AM.
Posted 12 October 2013 - 09:01 PM
I had a temporary reprieve from breaking out on my chin when I was on my period last week. Guess my horomones calmed down? My period is over and I broke out in three massive cystic pimples on my chin. My skin okay right now except for the continuous break outs on my chin. Applied aspirin mask on the spots now.
Posted 08 November 2013 - 04:51 PM
TCA 18% on forehead. MUAC Salicylic acd on Nose and and cheeks. Yesterday.
Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:23 AM
Just finished my period and I'm breaking out on my chin all over again. Whenever I get my period I stop breaking out on my chin but once it's over my chin erupts. Breakouts on my left and right cheek are recovering.
Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:31 AM
Applied MUAC mandelic acid serum 25% today. Breaking out on chin as usual. My cheeks have hyperpigmentation from the blushes I've used that broke me out.
Posted 14 January 2014 - 03:35 PM
Did another round of MUAC 25% mandelic acid peel last nite.
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