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#4361 snsdgirl14

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Got two pimples on my jawline. One of them is so far back you can barely see it unless my hair is up, and one is right near my chin. Not too bad though because they popped quickly and are now on their way to healing, although they're red. :/ I still get self conscious about even one or two spots, and I haven't gotten a real pimple in a while, either. I'm almost certain this is because of my period. I should just be grateful that my acne isn't worse, because I see people with worse skin than me everyday who don't seem to be bothered, or at least don't let it affect their lives so much. There's a lot of things to be grateful for, I just need to remind myself of them. And in the mean time I have my makeup, haha.

 

The good news is, I was thinking about some of my past relationships today. The last guy I was with had mild - moderate acne, nothing too bad but once in a while he'd get a big pimple. And I realized to myself that I didn't care, because I had liked him so much. To me, I didn't give a damn if his skin was perfect or had pimples. And I realize now that it's the same with other people - if they really care about you, like you for who you are, they won't care if you have pimples or not. This guy was still as attractive to me with pimples as he was without them. :) I don't know. It just makes me happy to think about that.


[CURRENT REGIMEN]

AM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel (European version) + Clarisonic Mia

Apply CeraVe AM Moisturizer w/ SPF 30

Apply Aczone (dapsone) 
 

 

PM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel + Clarisonic Mia
Apply CeraVe PM Moisturizer 
Apply Epiduo (adapalene + benzoyl peroxide)
50 mg of Spironolactone 

 

[CURRENT STATUS]
90% clear

 


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

I'm feeling iffy about my skin. It's really broken out, but in a weird way? Five or six painful pimples of the exact same size and type, all over my face. They aren't the normal weird pustules or the giant cysts I get though. They are just small, dark red, normal-sized pimples that are very red and painful.

 

I don't know if this is some purging process from the BP (can't remember if I had an initial breakout before) or if I just drank too much caffeine the other day or what.

 

I did my first full application of BP last night. A full finger's worth, all over my face. They talk about how you have to work up to using that much or your skin will get very red and dry, but my skin just soaked it up, no problems. I honestly think that when I got my skin "used" to doing BP the first time I did the regimen, I changed it permanantly. :( Because it never went back and got "un-used" to the BP and became normal skin. It seems like it needs BP to function and this is a very depressing thought... but I figure life is too short and as long as I can get clear skin (PRAYING) then I'll be addicted to a medicine if I have to.

 

My biggest fear is that BP won't work either. :(


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

 

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The  lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

 

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil

 


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

haven't commented on here in ages! well things aren't going well at all..came off the pill 3 months ago and I feel and look like shit. my skins a messss really can't face work tomorrow



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hey guys I just did a new blog:

 

http://thecircledanc...age-lactic.html

 

Not about emotional stuff, but I thought it might interest some of you.


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

 

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The  lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

 

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil

 


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

Honestly. Right now.

 

Even though my acne is bad...... I don't care.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

One pimple on my forehead I just popped it so I will be healing soon


Overall looking good.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:23 AM

Not good. Haven't been feeling the best today. I can feel a lot of bumps under the skin on my jaw and sides of my face - can't see all of them but I can feel them. Pretty hard and I think they'll take a while to go away. I doubt they'll surface or come to a head. At least the bothersome spot in between my eyebrows is calming down a little. I hope it's gone by Monday and that everything else is calmer by then too...


Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:38 AM

This is day 3 with no caffeine (again). The last bad breakout I had was on a day I had green tea, and considering the severely painful cyst that appeared within minutes of having coffee last week, I really can't deny the connection anymore. But it's so hard because there are times I can drink *some* caffeine and it doesn't trigger a breakout. My new theory is that it's a threshold thing. There's some sort of threshold and once I go over it, I break out. But a lot of different things can push me there, such as stress, lack of sleep, too much bad foods, too much caffeine, my hormones flaring due to my cycle. Sometimes, when I'm doing well enough, I can handle a cup of coffee and it doesn't push me over the threshold into inflammatory breakout land...but other times...

 

I think this is why it's so confusing and so hard to tell what is causing our acne. So just for experiment's sake, I'm going to go without caffeine for a little while and drink some again on a day when I'm feeling un-stressed and my hormones aren't surging, and see what happens. I don't think I have an actual allergy to caffeine or I would probably break out every time. It's likely more of an acidity/harshness to my stomach sort of deal.

 

Instead of coffee I've been drinking hot blackstrap mollasses every morning. I can't tell whether it's good or bad for my acne, but it has a ton of nutrients and is supposed to help with your feminine cycle, so I'm trying it out.


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

 

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The  lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

 

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil

 


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

Grr...I am breaking out a bit. I've been clear for months and now I am getting some ugly zits. I did added something new to my diet.. so I will be eliminating that. At least my skin is still very smooth..


Edited by Ghostunit, 20 February 2013 - 09:33 PM.

Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.
Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.
Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!
I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

I never knew so much salt water could come out of my eyes.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

this about sums up how i feel

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=nVUzMY2z284



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

If only the one right in the middle of my forehead goes. I'll feel better. But its been there for 1 week now.

And I'm starting to get whiteheads on my chin. Brillant.

 

Feeling: Not so great.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

I was able to order the sulfur ointment so I'm looking forward to trying it whenever it arrives. That's about where the 'good' ends though... I'm not feeling great today. I've put makeup on today after a few weeks of not wearing it and it's just depressing. Because I'm quite pale, it's hard to find any makeup that matches my skin. I find with pale foundations they're often in a thin formula / are a lighter coverage so they don't really cover much for me. Or foundations that are fuller coverage, but even their lightest shade isn't right, I can only use a little of or it looks obvious that it doesn't match my skin etc. So I usually have to mix the two. It makes it better than no makeup but it's still obvious that I have red marks (hyperpigmentation /scarring) and acne (though I don't expect makeup to hide actual active acne - it would be nice if I could manage to hide hyperpigmentation)

So I don't feel good about myself or how I look today. But this is how it is anytime I wear makeup - but for some reason it's getting to me more today... And I need to go get a few things for uni - the last thing I want to do is be out in public today but I can't avoid it.

 

Just have to try and forget about it and get on with the day - Just keep on keeping on...


Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

Yea acne is in the driver seat right now and I'm in the trunk with my hands and feet tied behind my back. It doesnt matter how loud I scream or how much I cry, acne is headed for the that cliff and I can't do shit about it.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Well i'm still just siting at my house waiting for one more scab to go away after that i will be satisfied with the way i'll look. my face has improved over this 2 month's i'm hoping i wont get any new serious breakout... i might just finally be over over with this nightmare, my fingers are crossed.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

Over it to be honest.  It gets better, it gets worse but it never goes away.  I am quickly realizing that i need to learn to live with my horrible skin as itsot going anywhere.  It's been a 14 year struggle so far.....


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:07 PM

My skin was looking great until a week ago when I started getting a few new little spots. It turned into a handful, which had me down in the dumps a bit. But nothing could have prepared me for today: the biggest pimple I've ever had, right in the middle of my cheek. It's way under the skin, it barely bumps up. But it's almost the size of a dime and it's very red. Came out of nowhere... there was no sign of it this morning. I had almonds with my breakfast and... well, maybe they caused it. I had a handful or two more of them later today and they made my mouth itchy and my chest went a little blotchy and red. Which they always do. So I'm probably allergic.

 

I'm going on a trip next week... bad timing but hopefully the sun, fun and sea water do me some good.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

This thread is strange. It is not like the situation changes a lot from one day to another. I'm looking at it every year or so.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

This thread is strange. It is not like the situation changes a lot from one day to another. I'm looking at it every year or so.

 

I think you're right, it doesn't always change dramatically from day to day, but I still like to have this thread to come to and vent a little if I need to. And people here tend to understand what you mean, because we're all dealing with acne and how it can get to you emotionally, which I really appreciate smile.png I like your outlook on it though - looking at it every year or so I think would help you not to be so focused on acne everyday - which is really beneficial. But anyway, like I said, it's nice to have a place to vent in general, without having to create an unnecessary / new thread


Edited by Lilly75, 22 February 2013 - 06:55 AM.

Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

Feeling iffy again today. I've been on the regimen since monday but no improvements yet. Well, rather, there have been some improvements but none involving the way that I look. I find my skin feels less inflamed and painful, but all the cysts are just as red and giant as before. I guess the pain reduction alone is enough of a reason to keep doing it.

 

I plan to stop the majority of the fermented foods I've been eating and get off that whole path. I've been at it with 100 percent effort and my full heart since October. This is the worst my acne has been, over these past months... so clearly it isn't doing anything for me and I can at least cross the "lacking gut bacteria" off my list as a cause. It would be impossible for me not to have gut bacteria at this point. Water kefir + probiotic supplement + fermented foods every day for months and months and months...

 

I had an intuition that I'd messed up my internal environment even worse by dumping this massive amount of bacteria and yeast into my system. I need to "dry things out" in there so to speak. I really love my fermented foods, so I'll still eat them I guess, for now. But not every meal/multiple times a day like I was. I'm going to use up the stuff I have and just take a 3-4 day break from drinking any yeasty drinks to see and then if there's no major improvements I'll still drink it in moderation.

 

*sigh* It gets so old... having to go back to the drawing board over and over again.

 

I'm also really hurting for money right now so I can't buy Dan's moisturizer yet. It sucks because I don't think the grapeseed oil I'm using is as good. Going to have to slave away freelancing to try and make enough to buy the AHA and the lotion later. *BIGGER SIGH*

 

The good news is that I've been without caffeine for a little while now I'm really loving this blackstrap molasses drink I make every morning. It looks just like coffee and tastes even better, in my opinion. It has a lot of nutrients and I'm really starting to feel them working in my system. Hopefully it will help me with some of my feminine problems because it's an old home remedy for cramps.


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

 

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The  lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

 

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil

 





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