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#7081 aeris7

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:26 PM

<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>

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#7082 aeris7

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:19 AM

<p>Adding Vitamin D and Zinc to the Regimen. I will defeat you acne!</p>

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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!


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 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.


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.


#7085 Josh*

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:40 PM

I feel goooooooooooood


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#7086 aeris7

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:35 AM

After reading through many articles here, I think I've had an "AHA!" moment of what's been making things worse the past decade. My acne only started freshman year in college (2003)...What changed? By trying to become healthier, I became nutrient deficient. Back then I switched to a vegan/mostly vegan diet and slathered on tons of super SPF sunscreen the few times I was outdoors. The result? Low Zinc (from avoiding meat) and low Vitamin D levels (Sun). Plus with all the copper in faucet water & the plant based diet, I was getting too much copper (which further decreases zinc). Ahhhhh things are better after making a few dietary changes, taking zinc/D3 supplements, and getting more sun (but not too much). I'm so happy right now ...because between this discovery and finding the Regimen recently, things can only get better from this point forward. This site has finally made me find my personal root cause and I'm extatic!

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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.


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.

 

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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 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.

"It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me. Admittedly, I probably did it subliminally for you, so I could come back a brand new me you helped see me through, and don't even realize what you did, 'cause believe me you" - Eminem (funny how this whole thing can be linked to acne)


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

Scco, your post totally made my day!

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 10:40 PM

Ive been feeling good lately, i just have to try not to freak out when the breakouts start kicking my ass. Im never going to have perfect skin, i try not to let acne ruin my day.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:14 AM

Im so happy i found this site! Well i was very depressed about my acne but it started to clear up so every day when i dont feel very happy i say to myself make the best of it in the end it will be over and u will regret the things u didnt do because of the acne. We are not alone guys

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

Awesome! It's so unique that I feel special :D (in a good way) !
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 :P

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 02:59 AM

<p>It was going well until I started having some stress over major changes coming up...New job and out of state move. My otherwise cleared up face has one GIANT mountain zit on my cheek. Or maybe it's due to PMS. It's the biggest zit I've ever had. As soon as it goes away at least I can cover my scars with makeup. Sigh. At least it's better than the 30+ zits I used to have at any given moment.</p>

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 05:04 AM

i just wanna die already


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 09:14 AM

Still self conscious as hell over PIH on my shoulders/upper back, not letting it show though.


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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 smile.png . 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 smile.png

 

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Edited by scco, 13 July 2014 - 12:31 PM.

"It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me. Admittedly, I probably did it subliminally for you, so I could come back a brand new me you helped see me through, and don't even realize what you did, 'cause believe me you" - Eminem (funny how this whole thing can be linked to acne)


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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:28 PM

scco your skin is looking great!! Congrats on your process!!!


MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


MAKEUP

Origins Silk Screen Powder in Light Spice from Macys

Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
Origins Lipstick in Buttercup
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
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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


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.

 

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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).

 

Ah well.



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:34 AM

<p>Ahhhh so frustrated. Are PMS pimples unavoidable? No matter what I get them (even back when I was on the Pill). Even though the Regimen keeps me clear pretty much 100%.....during that time of month I still get a few zits. I am diligent with the Regimen, diet, AHA, and supplements. I wish I were a guy so I wouldn't have to deal with this bullshit. Not only the zits...but the emotional mood swings, bloating, cramps, and inconvenience that comes along with it. If I could afford a hysterectomy, I would do it. That's how much I hate this. I swear most of these scars are from the monster size PMS zits, not the small regular ones. I hate PMS!!!!!&nbsp;</p>


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