My depression was a never ending cycle of self loathing, anger, and missed opportunities I decided I needed a change. Sometime in 2006 or 2007, I came across acne.org in a desperate search for a "cure" for acne. I trolled the site looking for a suitable skin regimen for my ravished skin. I found a good regimen of manual exfoliation, BP, and sometimes moisturizer that worked for a while. My skin was clear for the most part and my confidence grew. I finished my studies and my life was looking up. I was able to control my acne and it moved from severe to light. As life happens, many stressful events occurred in my life, finishing college, a sick relative, and the ending of a long term relationship put my emotions and face through a loop!! To add insult to injury, I began to experience a slew of health problems which further strained my face.
I made adjustments to my diet and continued my personal regimen. Then the regimen stopped working so well and I constantly had irritated, dry, sensitive acne prone acne. Some days my skin was fantastic and other times it resembled a Jackson Pollock painting. So I decided I needed a change and continue the process of getting my life and face back on track. Now that I've gotten my masters, let go of my past relationship behind me, and enjoying my life again, I want to get my skin back on track. So here I am, ready to see it through to the path of clear skin on DKR and help others struggling along the way ... Anywoooooo... here I go ...
Started with NOTS (later switched to Dan's BP), cetaphil (normal to oily) cleanser, oil of olay complete UV all day moisturizer w/spf 15 for sensitive skin
Skin doing well, a couple of active spots about 4 or 5
Skin did good the first few days but getting dry and irritated
Was using baking soda mask before cleansing which increased irritation (definitely learned my lesson :/)
Week 2 day 1 (today)
2 actives 1 big labowski on my right cheek but I'm being good and not messing with it.. trying to treat my skin like a baby so it doesn't get pissed at me... lol definitely noticing that gentle is the way to go... it's mad but not pissed so why make it worse, right??
FLAKY!!! DDDDRRRRYYYYYYYY!!!! but nothing that some moisturizer can't fix... my neck is very very dry and irritated so I'll definitely will be putting alot more moisturizer before BP application tonight ... seems to working ok around my alligator eyes .. lol
Ok enough yepyap... ttfn!! )
Edited by nycqueen, 23 January 2012 - 02:33 PM.