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Day 19:

Things looked good this morning! I did not breakout last night! This has not happened for months and months! Things are getting a little flatter so hopefully tomorrow I will also be breakout free :)

My face is an 8/10 today :)

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So here is my Day 20 update:

So let's see. I woke up so about three tiny pimples on my face and as for the rest of my face things are getting really flat. My red marks are slowly, but still noticeably going away. My forehead and chin are by far still doing much better than my cheeks so what I have done is I have upped my BP dosage once more. I was looking around and I found a video Dan posted that said, if you had severe acne, you could increase the BP to three pumps. Right now I am at 2 1/2 and my face feels good. I hope this little increase will help prevent and minimize further breakout!

More positive updates to come :)

Oh and my face is still an 8! Maybe 7.9/10 :)

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Uh oh. Had a breakout that happened within a few hours I swear! What the heck! Haha.

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Uh oh. Had a breakout that happened within a few hours I swear! What the heck! Haha.

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Uh oh. Had a breakout that happened within a few hours I swear! What the heck! Haha.

You know what I realized? We have to stop panicking about the new breakouts for a few weeks at least. We are afraid of the breakouts and they ruin our mood.

I say let's change our attitude. Let's stop focusing on the new breakouts and expect them instead. There - I expect to wake up tomorrow with a few new ones in random unexpected places. Bring it on!!!!!!

Also, I wanted to ask, what moisturizer + cleanser are you using?

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3 Weeks today!!!!!!!! Day 21 Update:

Alright everyone, thanks so my awesome support buddy #mystory, the way I am going to go about this regimen from now on will be different. No longer will we stress every morning with the dreaded breakout, and no more expecting things to be clearer every time we look at ourselves in the mirror. From now on, we will be EXPECTING a breakout every day, and if not that is great. That is it. I think this will make things easier. Sooo for the update I have got new pimples on my cheeks and chin, and possibly my temple. I am not going to touch then and just leave them alone which can be so hard to do.

I am happy start going to Arizona State University (YAY!) again soon just so that I can be even busier doing things other than thinking about my skin 24/7. How is that thinking for you? :):):) I am no where near clear skin, but I am ready to be there!

I have finished three weeks on the regimen and I feels great that make it this far haha even without any good results. This is by far the hardest treatment I have ever used on my face. Truly a journey. I know I have long journey ahead of me, and with my awesome support team, I know that we will all make journey easier for each other :) I am so glad that I have not given up! I am going to keep pushing through the next few weeks and I have hopes my positive results outweigh the negative.

Let us keep fighting…

There Is Always Hope…

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Good work!! You might continue to flair up constantly, but just remember what iI told you and your skin will gradually work it's way down to a normal skin tone again. (Still working on your note, sorry about that XD).

Uh oh. Had a breakout that happened within a few hours I swear! What the heck! Haha.

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Good work!! You might continue to flair up constantly, but just remember what iI told you and your skin will gradually work it's way down to a normal skin tone again. (Still working on your note, sorry about that XD).

Uh oh. Had a breakout that happened within a few hours I swear! What the heck! Haha.

Those break outs mean nothing, they were already under your skin 6 weeks ago, three weeks before treating your FUTURE break outs. The regime is all about prevention, let your body get rid of the last of it's acne. It. Will. Pass. :3

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! :)

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

Thanks!! You do deserve it, too! There were time where my skin was bad during school, so I am prepared. It got worse in the last semester. Hopefully I don't breakout at all because I really wanna get that A for A&P 2. I will still be happy with B or B+ smile.png . I will try my best.

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

Thanks!! You do deserve it, too! There were time where my skin was bad during school, so I am prepared. It got worse in the last semester. Hopefully I don't breakout at all because I really wanna get that A for A&P 2. I will still be happy with B or B+ smile.png . I will try my best.

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I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

I'm glad you're going to the uni! I am going back to college in the beginning of September. My goal was to be clear, but my face doesn't look good at all.

Even though I only have 1 active pimple, but I have a few bumps on left cheek that will form (hopefully won't be big, but trying not to stress about it), lots of new acne scars and red marks. If I don't break out this month, then my skin will look great. Hoping I don't get lots of breakouts. Good luck to you and I hope you do well at the uni! smile.png

Once pimples would sounds awesome for me have right now haha smile.png Yeah I am happy to start school again, but I don't think clear skin will come in time haha. I have to be more patient!

I hope your skin continues to get better...You definitely deserve it!

Thanks!! You do deserve it, too! There were time where my skin was bad during school, so I am prepared. It got worse in the last semester. Hopefully I don't breakout at all because I really wanna get that A for A&P 2. I will still be happy with B or B+ smile.png . I will try my best.

Awesome! I took that last semester and I got a B, even though I really wanted an A haha. I posted a week three picture by the way. I am still breaking out like crazy, even so, I still have a lot of hope this this regimen!

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Day 22 Update:

Sooo…Let's begin with my getting another breakout which was completely expected though haha. Mostly smaller pimples and a few cysts too. Overall forehead is very close to begin clear. It was never a big problem area. There was always like 2-3 but now there is 0-1, and it has been like this for about two weeks so I am expecting that my forehead is reacting much better to the BP than my cheeks and pretty much the rest of my face at this point. Also no flakes, dryness, redness anymore, all of which is a plus for me since they are probably the worst part about starting the regimen haha. So I am thankful that they have subsided.

If you are experiencing those symptoms while you are on the regimen, they will not go away until you have stayed constant with the amount of BP that you are using. And of course everyones skin is different so take that into consideration as well. For me after I reached the full dose of BP, it took about a week and a half for the dryness and flakiness so subside. Also I would like to point out that is happens quickly too. One day I noticed the dryness and flakiness was noticeably better and they next day, gone! You just need to push through this important part of using BP.

Anyway I will be staying much more positive! And still updating as often as I can!

Thank you everyone on acne.org and my support buddies for being an awesome support team and selflessly offering any advise you can give. I could not do it without you :)

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Day 23 Update:

So many red marks from previous acne! Ugh! Well there is really nothing new to update, it is always same 'ol breakouts. The breakouts bring many actives that are considerably smaller these last few days, but the cysts are still quite deep and painful.

So far here is what has happened form day one to today.

Week 1: Mild, noticeably improvement, but still breaking out. Dry, flaky, tight, red. (Half a finger of BP)

Week 2: No improvement, My face became worse than week 1. All pimples were huge and raised high above the skin. BIG breakouts that brought deep and big pimples and numerous cysts. Dry, flaky, RED. (Full amount of BP)

Week 3: Slight, slight improvement. Skin is flatter. Still breaking out a lot maybe 5-6 every morning. This week the pimples are smaller but I was still getting some cysts. No longer dry, flaky, or red. (Full amount form now on)

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Day 24 Update:

Hi everyone!

I do not have nothing new to report! I am waiting for the day that I can come to this site and report on some progress haha and not on all the bad happening with my skin. It is not going to be anytime soon, but lets just hope so :)

So still breaking out. Same amount. But smaller pimples.

And actually I have been getting a little flaky the past two day which was a little weird so hopefully that clear very soon:/

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Day 24 Update:

Hi everyone!

I do not have nothing new to report! I am waiting for the day that I can come to this site and report on some progress haha and not on all the bad happening with my skin. It is not going to be anytime soon, but lets just hope so smile.png

So still breaking out. Same amount. But smaller pimples.

And actually I have been getting a little flaky the past two day which was a little weird so hopefully that clear very soon:/

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Day 24 Update:

Hi everyone!

I do not have nothing new to report! I am waiting for the day that I can come to this site and report on some progress haha and not on all the bad happening with my skin. It is not going to be anytime soon, but lets just hope so smile.png

So still breaking out. Same amount. But smaller pimples.

And actually I have been getting a little flaky the past two day which was a little weird so hopefully that clear very soon:/

Yup me too. I feel like not updating my log anymore, it's becoming redundant but I will do it anyway.

Who knows maybe my makeup switch is the answer!!!!!!!!!

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Day 24 Update:

Hi everyone!

I do not have nothing new to report! I am waiting for the day that I can come to this site and report on some progress haha and not on all the bad happening with my skin. It is not going to be anytime soon, but lets just hope so smile.png

So still breaking out. Same amount. But smaller pimples.

And actually I have been getting a little flaky the past two day which was a little weird so hopefully that clear very soon:/

Yup me too. I feel like not updating my log anymore, it's becoming redundant but I will do it anyway.

Who knows maybe my makeup switch is the answer!!!!!!!!!

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Day 24 Update:

Hi everyone!

I do not have nothing new to report! I am waiting for the day that I can come to this site and report on some progress haha and not on all the bad happening with my skin. It is not going to be anytime soon, but lets just hope so smile.png

So still breaking out. Same amount. But smaller pimples.

And actually I have been getting a little flaky the past two day which was a little weird so hopefully that clear very soon:/

Yup me too. I feel like not updating my log anymore, it's becoming redundant but I will do it anyway.

Who knows maybe my makeup switch is the answer!!!!!!!!!

Yes hopefully! I have noticed my face is way more flatter. This is really huge for me, since my face has been really bumpy with my pimples. I am still getting alot of pimples, but 80% of them are small pimples. But the cysts are still big.This has been happening for about 5 days now. Is there anything that you are noticing your face doing now that is an improvement?

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