My Adventure On The Regimenacne the regimen encouragement routine breakouts dkr red mark makeup concealer
Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:53 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:34 AM
So yesterday I woke up and could see that my face is wanting to heal and the volcanoes on my cheeks went from red mounds to having white spots and I just gently pressed (and not with my nails) and they popped and now they are healing and I was very religious yesterday with my regimen and I did not wear makeup. Skip forward to today... I woke up today and things seemed better.. red marks from my recent picking adventure are starting to chill out and even out. All of the spots on my face def show that they are drying up and scabbing over. Now I just have to wait for them to heal. I am glad to say that I have not picked my face like I used to and I am so happy. It feels so uplifting to break my habit. It is so hard though and I try to avoid mirrors.. lol I almost think that my face isn't going to go through a purging and I think it is just going to heal up what I caused and then maybe it will pull up anything that is underneath and then I will be on my way to clear skin! that is such an exciting thing! I have to say thanks to acne.org and everybody's posts because I looked in the mirror for the first time today and even with my acne I can say that I am not bad looking. I am starting to look past all of the imperfections and seeing the true me. I know I have a long time to go but I have a positive outlook and I think that is making this a big difference. Thanks for reading! and talk to ya later!
Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:55 PM
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, I started my summer job and I have been super busy. What comes along with that saying though is that because of starting my new job I have been wearing makeup. I feel like this set me back a little bit. My face was clearing and I wasn't noticing any black heads or those little white bumps, but after wearing makeup for the past three days, I noticed a lot of them and I mean a lot! lol It is sucky because on top of those it seems that all of the blemishes that were healing are taking forever to heal now. I really don't want to wear makeup and I am trying to break the habit but it is a lot easier said then done especially after wearing makeup for 4 years straight. I am waitressing for my summer job and I just really don't want people to see someone take their order and bring their food that has acne all over their face. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. Anyways though, it seems like everything was on the way to healing (a little slower than I hoped) and I had three new ones pop up but I didn't touch them and they went down without a fight and nothing came of them. so that was super good... lol.. The only part that is taking forever to heal and is aggrivating is the flare up that I had around my mouth which started out as black heads and then erupted. I have to admit that I have actually been religious about doing the regimen and so that makes me feel a bit better and I am still not giving up. I just need to try and get off the makeup regimen and really just be gentle to my skin. I just keep picturing myself with flawless skin and that is what keeps me going. Another thing that I am battling is the dryness! omg my face is sooooo dry and flaky and nothing helps, but that was expected and so I am not complaining. So I am going to stop here and I will check back soon... Wish me luck! lol
Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:40 AM
So today was suppost to be my first day not picking at my face but that didn't work out so well this morning. I gave in. So I will start with yesterday (day 10) and I woke up in the morning, royally picked my face, took a shower, did my regimen, didn't wear makeup and just relaxed around the house, took a shower, regimen and went to bed. I woke up this morning and things weren't too bad, looked as if things were drying up and of course I noticed a few spots so I picked, but definitly not as bad as yesterday. So after that I took a quick shower and did my regimen. Today I am not wearing makeup and I am cleaning the house so I think I will just stay in today and chill out. Then tonight I will take my shower, do my regimen and go to bed, wake up at a decent time and not pick! I pledge right here on acne.org that I will not pick as of now... so tomorrow will be my first day of not picking! yay! I realized this morning that most of the things that I am picking will eventually dry up if I give them the chance and I also realized that if they don't, I would rather have that on my face rather than huge red spots and scars all over. So I don't know if I ever said, but I figure I should give my regimen that I have been using for the past 11 days.... here it goes...
- wash face with acne.org cleanser (1 pump)
- bp treatment (half a finger, generous)
- acne.org moisturizer with a couple drops of jojoba oil (about 1.5 to 2 pumps of moisturizer)
- before I wash my face (last step in shower process), I let it soak in the water and moisture and then I gently use circular motions with my fingers on my face to try and get rid of some of the flakes and dry skin that is ready to come off.
- wash face w/ acne.org cleanser (1 pump)
- wait 10 min. after my shower
- put bp treatment on (half a finger, generous)
- wait 15 good minutes
- put 2 pumps of moisturizer on with 4-5 drops of jojoba oil
and there it is...
currently my forehead looks good, little spots left that are healing, nose looks good (red scars are healing), chin I have 2 actives that hurt terribly, both cheeks and around my mouth have tons of healing to do and still getting some white spots/ black heads around my mouth. Just alot of healing that needs to happen and I think I am getting an active on one of my cheeks but we will see where it gets (hopefully not very far).
I love how when I update on here it makes it real and it gives me ambition to keep going.. love it!
Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:11 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:40 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:52 PM
So I def relapsed with my no picking regimen. I woke up this morning and my skin was looking amazing. It was showing progress, healing, and all the actives had no chance at coming up and then I got bored around 7ish and I tore my face up. I feel soooo terrible, but tonight will be the start to a new night and I will not look in the mirror, I will not pick, I will get in the shower, complete my regimen and turn in for the night. I will wake up and have a normal, no picking day and I will do my regimen. I have a feeling that in the next week my face will show the consequences of my actions and I will just deal with it. while I am dealing with the new blemishes, I will not pick them! NO picking No picking NO picking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All in all my face was looking good, forehead just healing and nothing new, nose I got a little white head that came out just when touching it but nothing new, it will heal in a day or two, my chin had two actives that were going down and healing, but I picked at the older one and reactivated it! ugh! not touching those ones anymore from now on. Cheeks were just healing with some small bumps but so far no actives. I can guarantee this won't last though. Oh well, we must suffer the consequences and hopefully this time it will be the last straw for me and it will motivate me to stop picking. Self destructive behavior sucks!!!! Well that is all..
Goodnight to all and to all a good night!
Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:36 PM
So it has been 2 weeks and 3 days, it is crazy how time flies! I am looking at myself and loving what I see... I have stopped viciously picking my face and just realized that I will never be able to completely stop picking because some things you do need to pick at, so therefore I am now a rational picker that only picks when neccessary. It is a relieving feeling to not have to always feel guilty and I am only gently and rationally picking. I noticed that by doing this, my face isn't breaking out either... yay! So an update on my face. Forehead has dry skin, just a couple red marks that are healing. Nose is looking good, no actives, just red marks healing. Chin is in a healing process, there were three actives but they are on their way to leaving for good. Cheeks are just old acne healing and red marks healing. No new actives yet, but I still expect to have breakouts and purging and everything else. On my way to clear skin!!!! oh and haven't been wearing makeup, just eyeliner and mascara. Getting over being embarresed and just living life. Oh and my skin is not so dry anymore! still a little but not as bad as in beginning. regimen is still the same. Haven't ramped up the dosage yet, still using a half a finger (generous) twice a day... Can't wait to have flawless skin and wear no makeup and go swimming and not worrying about my makeup coming off and people seeing my acne! love it! Can't wait for the red marks to heal up either.. hopefully it doesn't take too long, maybe 3 months? hopefully...
Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:35 PM
So it has been awhile, I have been so busy! lol I am currently being a full time caretaker of my great grandmother and etc, etc, etc.. My life details.. lol.. anyways, it has been 3 weeks and 6 days. Tomorrow will be 4 weeks. It is crazy how time flys and I have good news and bad news. My face was on a roll and really clearing up, skin tone looking better and no actives. All of a sudden I had broke out on my chin and it wasn't so bad but I had to mess with it and bother it and then I went looking on my face for any spot I could possibly find and so now I have a face full of scabs and red bumps on my chin... Terrible terrible idea and now I am suffering the consequences. I hate this feeling and I have hated this feeling before so why in the world do we do these things to ourselves? It does not make sense, although I do remember from one of my psych classes in college that the human being is a very destructive (self destructive) being. Maybe it all corresponds to eachother? who knows.. lol So last night was my first official night of not touching my face and letting it heal! lol this is the sucky waiting part.. lol My feelings on this are that I just need to keep my fingers off and just be relegious with the regimen and I just keep picturing myself at the beach with no makeup, having clear skin and having a big smile on my face.. Gotta keep my picture in mind so that the ends justify the means!!!!!! I can do it!!!!
Oh I almost forgot. an in-depth review of my face.. lol So forehead I feel like there are two actives trying to pop up but I am not touching them and just red marks healing. Nose just red marks that are healing with the addition of an old active that is going away. Chin I have scabs and two actives trying to go away. Cheeks have tons of scabs, red marks, and like three actives trying to go away.
Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:37 PM
Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:20 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:28 PM
Sorry it has been so long, It has been a very busy summer So it has been 6 weeks and 1 day. It has been a long time since I started DKR... I have to admit though, I don't always do it twice a day since I stopped wearing makeup. I sometimes do DKR in the morning, don't wear makeup, go through the day and then fall asleep without doing DKR. Before I started slipping up though, my face was acne free besides old red marks. Then I started to slip up only doing it once a day and I started picking and popping heavily when there was nothing there or I would pick at little bumps and then they would flare up into huge ones and I realized that the little bumps that are barely noticeable look better than the after effect of picking that little bump. You would think we would learn to stop being self destructive? I am trying to learn... So anywayz an update on my skin. Forehead I just have some stuff healing up that was the outcome of picking, no new stuff though. Nose looks good. Chin just 4 healing spots that resulted from picking. Cheeks are tons of red marks and some old stuff that is trying to heal from my picking adventures. No new actives so that is lucky especially because of my picking and popping issues. Basically just alot of healing going on which entails waiting, but thanks to @nfamousjade, I am going to try the aloe vera tip that you gave me! Thank you so much I had no idea aloe vera could be used for that. Thanks!!!!
So my conclusion is that if you leave your skin alone (no picking and popping!) it will heal and you will be acne free (especially if you do this twice a day and find what works for you). You just have to get over the hump of your habits, which is so hard, but if it takes breaking habits to have acne free skin then it is worth it!
Hi @tiwi, are you doing the regimen? or do you have a regimen?
oh yeah and another note... I haven't picked my face since yesterday morning and I don't have plans to pick at it at all! I am starting over on breaking my habit and I haven't had urges yet so I am pumped and excited!
Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:51 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:51 PM
I'll keep following your log! I'm on day 56
Posted 21 June 2012 - 12:12 AM
anyway, i looked at your face ,it seems not dry and flakey , mine is dry and flakey like hell, what did you do? did you use jojoba oil / aha? i nver use those, but i just ordered it last week and think to try it when it comes ,hope it help the dryness.. tell me what do u do to ur skin that looks not dry and flakey??
Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:47 PM
Just wondering, have you ramped up to the full dosage of BP yet?
Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:10 AM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:27 AM
So it has been 7 weeks and 1 day and I have been doing the regimen twice a day (no skipping) and I haven't been picking like a mad woman. Yay! of course though since I have been relegious I think my skin was going through a little purging and getting out whatever got in while I was skipping the regimen. So update on the face. Forehead looks good, just post acne marks trying to fade. Nose looks good, just two post acne spots and some very old red marks that are starting to lighten. Chin looks good, just about 5 post acne marks trying to fade. Therefore Forehead, nose and chin have nothing new! yay! Cheeks are another story. Left cheek has some old red marks and two new pimples that came up two days ago and are red but they are subsiding and going down, so now it is a waiting game for them to dry up and disappear. Right cheek kinda went crazy. I have a new one under my eye, and some nasty old red marks and two blemishes that came up two days ago and they are calming down and trying to go away. I hate blemishes! We are supposed to be going up north for a week and we are leaving this friday so I hope by friday my face looks a little better. At least everything could dry up and I can just use a little concealer to cover the worst spots. I hate when things get really amazing looking and then you take one step back. Oh well, its the journey. My end goal is to go back to college with a clear face and not having to wear makeup. I don't wear makeup anymore but it is easier because it is summer and I don't have to worry about seeing tons of people and etc. So I have till September 4th! By that time I will have been on the regimen for 119 days which is exactly 17 weeks which is 4 months! I am hoping that will be enough time! I will post pics on Friday so you can see what I am leaving with.. lol