Wow, my skin got so much worse from Diane-35.... I feel like a monster today. Took some pictures and after looking at them I just don't want to go anywhere... Also there's a freaking snow storm outside which makes me depressed - it's supposed to be spring, but it's nowhere near it. The weather forecast says it's gonna be like that for at least 3 more weeks, which sucks! I'm going to Lithuania to see my family and again I'm all covered with huge breakouts and visible clogged pores. They see me 2-3 times a year and it's always the same, depressing view.
I'm adding 20 000 IU of vitamin A daily to my regimen. Hopefully it will help with the pores at least.
Birth control makes my acne SO bad. I don't understand how it clears some people because it's totally opposite for me.
I'm doing alright today. Ever since I started using this cleanser my cheeks and forehead are staying really nice and clear, but I keep getting these pimples on either side of my nose...like in the creases of my nose, and they annoy the shit outta me. I'm thankful about the fact that they're not that big right now though, definitely not cystic (I use to get tons of little mini-cysts on either side of my nose) these seem to be just smaller whiteheads that take a few days to fade away. I'm kicking myself for sticking with that stupid "water only" method for washing my face for so many years because introducing this basic cleanser into my regimen has improved things drastically for me.
So frustrating that it was something so simple! It's been kinda the same experience for me with the regimen, although I'm definitely nowhere near clear yet. The water-only methods were absolutely hell for me. I never even lasted more than a few days because the acne got so severe, and I don't really believe that my skin would have magically healed up after a month or so either. These methods will only cure the skin IF the acne is a direct result of harsh washing. Which almost no one's is. It's hormonal.