My Decutan Days...
Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:38 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:49 PM
So face dryness not as bad anymore
Face getting bit better each day, sort of recovering from the breakout. Still not happy to go out though. Hmm not much more to say really...
Got 1 small whitehead but Ah well, the others have all dried up... but they're very red.
OH yeah, lots of people here say photo flash seems to hide their acne and make them look better... I find the opposite happens! I can't STAND to see myself in a photo right now, but in the mirror in not too bright lighting it's not bad.
Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:31 AM
slight improvement I think..
I decided to count the bumps so I know what I have.
right side of neck/jaw: 4 small bumps
Right cheek: 1 bump
Right of chin (lower cheek kinda): 1 bump
Left side of neck/jaw: 1 bump (big) and 1 pracitcally smoothened out
Left cheek: 1 dried up whitehead (more near my temple though than on cheek)
Left of chin: 2 dry bumps
But lots of redmarks esp on cheeks and jawline
Sounds terrible doesn't it.
Posted 07 December 2008 - 12:19 PM
one month !! woohoo!!
Today was best day so far since my breakout on Tue... not much dry skin... bumps and stuff are going down still... Those bumps on my neck feel so big when i touch them but they don;t LOOK as large as they feel, strange, and they don't hurt or anything. Complexion could be better. I really REALLY hope I'm clear by xmas/NYE
Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:34 AM
sooo... again improvement from yesterday... thinks drying up/going down... hopefully good trend continues... got a little tiny whiehead on right jawline, which will hopeflly be gone tomorrow... ummm not much more to say I guess.. that's what you get from updating each day lol.
tomorro will be exactly one week since I broke out. In 9 days I'll be 1/3rd through the course
i'll never take clear skin for granted after this. I can't believe I used to whine before about my pale skin... Bring on the clear pale skin!!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:23 AM
Today's Tuesday so its been exactly one week since my last breakout, and my face is doing MUCH better today... almost as good as before the breakout. Dryness minimal, in fact just on a few of the 'lumps' which are almost smoothened, it seems no matter how much I moisturise them, they get dry 10 minutes later! I can live with that (for now!).
Left neck lumps practically gone. Right doing OKKKK i guess.... too scared to check right now because I don't want to dampen my mood!
Lips need contant coatings of vaseline, otherwise they get superdry.
Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:01 PM
Didn't have time to post yesterday, was out most of the day and got home at 3am. But I'll write a quick summary of the day...
Basically very good day, except for the bumps on right jawline. lips became extremely dry in the evening.
Today. ALso good day. Face barely dry at all. Hopefully this is a good thing (because last time my face was this undry I suddenly broke out!). Skin doing good, just need the bumps on the right jawline to go down a bit. Have a tiny tiny whitehead on bottom of chin, can;t even feel it, not worried about it. So far so good.
Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:10 AM
Today woke up with practically 0 dry skin, which is very good. However, this is exactly how I felt the day before I got my bad breakout last week! SO hopefully tomorrow won;t be a repeat!
FAce doing good. 1 small bump on forehead and left cheek, and sum on right jawline.. but nothing bad.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:07 AM
So Friday night (evening before day 36) I went out for the first time in a month or so (have been staying in because of the spots ) and I had a couple (literally, 2) drinks. Was fine on day 36. [edit: by went out, I mean went out to clubs etc. I have been out of the house loads these past few weeks with close friends, just not in party hotspots lol]
Still fine. No breakoutyet thankfully. Complexion isn't as good as usual today but i'm not complaining. Face hardly dry at all upon waking up (when it's usually at its most dry)
My face stats right now are:
Forehead: 1 bump (settled, going down)
Left cheek: 1 bump (settled, also going down) and 1 dry small whitehead
Right cheek: 2 barely visible bumps
Left jawline: clear
right jawline:a little messy in the corner (but not too bad, and this is problem area since before starting the pills even)
So quite good overall.
I'm reallly keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be almost clear by christmas eve and NYE... right now it could go either way. If i Keep progressing like this I should be good, but as I've learnt over the past month, always expect the unexpected... except when you least expect it.
Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:08 PM
Anyway I just wanted to stop by to say hang in there! It'll all be over soon!
Good luck again!
Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:11 AM
Hey thanks for the comment.
Doing good. Face is hardly dry anymore and complexion is looking better. Only my bottom lip keeps drying up, cos I keep licking it AAAAH and I forgot my lipsalve at home so I had to endure bottom lip at uni lol.
So i have 2 small dry bumps on each cheek, 1 bump on forehead, and some jazz going on on my right jawline.
15 days to NYE... I could possibly be clearish if things keep going this way.
I will post a couple of before after pics at the end of this blog but I want to wait till I have the 100% clear pic b4 showing the old ones
Posted 15 December 2008 - 03:39 PM
Ha ha glad to hear everything is going well!
Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:48 AM
Just woke up and had to post. No dry skin AT ALL and complexion very good, haven't felt this good about my face for ages!
Only thing that worries me is that the last time my face was like this (day 24 i think) I broke out horribly the next day!
thanks rai don't worry I'm sure you'll be back with the program soon!
edit: thought I should mention, although no dry skin today, got another side effect in the form of neck and shoulder pain (I'm assuming it's related to the pills).
Posted 17 December 2008 - 12:12 AM
Same as yest really. Bumps are smaller I think, except one of d 1s on d left cheek which is quite large!
Right cheek is practically smooth, but the jawline is still messed up Hope that's cleared by christmas day cos lots of family come over to eat..
Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:21 AM
Posted 17 December 2008 - 02:41 PM
wow we're veteran members now lol
and I forgot to say... ONE THIRD THROUGH MY COURSE
Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:21 PM
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh today was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO dry all day. like a leper!
skin still about the same i think, can't really tell.
I hope today was a one off for dryness.. it might be because I used too much of the facial wash the night before, and that really dries me up. So I barely put any tonight and we'll see how that goes. I took my pill at like 4pm today, the latest I've ever taken it. There's a reason why but I'mm too tired to explain right now. Its 2:20 am, been out from 1030am till 2am.
hoping face isn't dry tomorrow.
Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:50 AM
So dryness is still pretty bad, but better than yesterday at least. I keep putting moisturiser on and its sort of making my complexion look bad.
but pimplewise still going good thank god! Right cheek is practically smooth and right jawline which was my WORST place is almost smooth too!
Strange how I had several days of little to no dryness then suddenly wham dryness non stop. And I havn't changed anything in lifestyle/diet lol
So my new fear for xmas/newyears eve is tht I will be too dry!
Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:50 PM
Went out last night, ended up having 5 or 6 drinks and got home at 6am
Luckily my face was fine today. Even after just 3 hours sleep and not washing/exfoliating before bed. Dry skin not so bad at all today, just my bottom lip. Face is doing good. Its 1000 times better than when I started.
Lets see: Forehead bump v low (it was huge)
Leftcheek bump: v low (it was really huge b4)
Left jawline: smooth (1 small dry 'scab')
Chin: smooth as a babys bottom
Right cheek: 1 TINY bump that I don't think is visible
Right jawline: Couple of small dry 'scabby' thingies, 1 or 2 v small bumps in corner
I do look a bit crappy today though due to 3 hours sleep, But nothing to do with the spots I think!
Posted 21 December 2008 - 09:43 AM
damn. was out again till 5 am and woke up at 8am and I didn't exfoliate and wash face and put the effaclar moisturiser on in the evening for 2nd day in a row and I woke up with 2 whiteheads. Didn't drink any alcohol though.
well won't slip up like this again (other than Xmas eve... and NYE I guess...) because things have been going so well! Complexion kinda so so today.Face quite dry. Both jawlines are practically smooth (other than markings), basically nothing new other than the whitehead on the side of lip (which had been developing since last night and is already dried) and a smaller 1 to the right of cheek (which is also dried up)
Tomorro will mark the halfway point for month 2!
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