Edited by aeris7, 08 July 2014 - 10:27 PM.
How ya feelin' about your acne today?
Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:26 PM
Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:19 AM
Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:46 AM
<p>Though the Regimen has been working amazingly well for me, I'm a little bummed over a temporary setback. I work overnight shifts. However, my social life on my days off throws things off big time because everyone else is the complete opposite schedule of me. It throws off my Regimen schedule so badly. I'm going to have to give up socializing temporarily because I don't like these breakouts that occur because of the weekends throwing my Regimen schedule off.</p>
Don't sacrifice your social life for acne - it's not worth it - trust me!
Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:13 AM
Feeling like i did in summer 2011 and summer 2012 - helpless and hopeless. Acne is at a low point right now and I don't feel like doing anything or seeing anyone but i will just because i don't want to fall back into severe depression. My appetite is low right now and I have no motivation. Still maintaining a healthy lifestyle so + 1 for me. My birthday is coming up soon so hoping to be out of this funk by then.
Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:35 AM
Edited by aeris7, 10 July 2014 - 04:36 AM.
Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:41 AM
Acne is the worst that I have seen it in a long time - no less than 8 inflamed bumps all over the lower half of my face in addition to many clogged pores all around. 2-3 new bumps coming up everyday. Definitely feeling discouraged.
Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:32 PM
I'm feeling good, next month I can get a peeling and get my last impurities removed, so the end is in sight. I've got a date next week with an amazing, sweet, smart, cute girl. I feel active and filled with energy. I just came back from and amazing day with my friends, we went to the city and ended up singing in the rain like 6 year old ( and yes, people were looking at us in a very strange way). It's been a long time since I felt this much like myself again. Even with my skin, I'm getting to the point where I can see myself as a person again with hundreds of characteristics, my skin is just one of them, bad skin doesn't have to mean that I can't make the other characteristics count.
Edited by scco, 10 July 2014 - 01:34 PM.
Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:40 PM
Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:14 AM
Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:23 AM
I can't wait to see how it slowly flakes off leaving only red pigmentation behind!
I'll say goodbye to it for at least a couple of years and I'll definitely miss it
10 more days...
Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:59 AM
Edited by aeris7, 12 July 2014 - 03:01 AM.
Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:04 AM
i just wanna die already
Edited by JenoLopez, 12 July 2014 - 05:06 AM.
Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:14 AM
Still self conscious as hell over PIH on my shoulders/upper back, not letting it show though.
Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:56 PM
Still feeling great. Feeling that great that I even decided to make a selfie because i felt like I looked good, which I hadn't felt like in years.
The light and distance was forgiving of course, but still, I don't expect people to inspect my face from 5 cm distance in bright sunlight.
I've beaten active acne, I've dealt with the red marks and now all that's left are some closed comedones/clogged pores, I have like 10 on each cheek and 5 bigger ones + 10 tiny ones on my forehead, but because they are really deep in my skin and because I'm really pale they aren't really visible. I'm getting my peeling for those next month anyways . I don't expect people to see them, and even if they do, it's no big deal: the people who matter won't care and the people who care won't matter. I'm really pleased with the progress I made, I just compared a picture I took May 22nd (3 weeks after finishing accutane) to the selfie today, and it's just great to see some actual progress. I can't wait till next month to complete the final step
edit: removed pictures for privacy
Edited by scco, 13 July 2014 - 12:31 PM.
Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:28 PM
scco your skin is looking great!! Congrats on your process!!!
Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:50 PM
As low as it gets. Acne is multiplying daily and spreading out to my cheeks and such. I look awful and feel like crap. Feeling like a prisoner in my own body
Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:49 PM
A mix of feelings today. Grateful that things are clearing up on my skin! My back is amazingly clear! My face has no pustules right now, just scars and very minor blackheads/whiteheads. Why this dramatic improvement?
Dan's BP and AHA are definitely helping my face. But I have not done anything for my back topically. That change has come about directly because of going back on birth control pills two months ago.
So, I'm grateful the BCPs are balancing out my hormones and taking care of those pesky androgens (I'm on the generic for Yaz which is anti-androgenic). It also means I don't have cysts in my scalp! (Those are so gross and painful.)
I'm grateful and happy. I'm also concerned and frustrated that Yaz is the only way I've found to successfully manage my hormonal acne. From January-May I tried taking supplements and changing my diet to foster hormone balance. It did not work. I tried vitex (chaste tree berry) extract and it made me very agitated and almost manic (because it is dopaminergic- http://www.mediherb....ticles/6016.pdf) because I am apparently very sensitive to such compounds (I've reacted similarly to another dopaminergic drug used for nausea called Reglan).
So, I went back to the bandaid fix of birth control. I suppose if I ever want to try to fix the root of my hormonal issues again, I need to do so intelligently under the guidance of a real naturopathic gynecologist instead of based off anecdotes online. But right now I just don't even want to try because taking Yaz is just easier (and cheaper).
Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:34 AM
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