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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.

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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Diane 35 and all other BCP are poison. Diane 35 caused my acne.
I've been off the pill since December 2012.


DKR Regimen Started July 16th 2012. Did not work for me, irritated my skin and made matters worse.

Now trying to quit facial cleansers and use the water only method.

Started the water only method on March 18th 2013.

AM:

  • Rinse with water in shower
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
  • Apply Almay Smart Shade Makeup with a clean brush (try to go without when possible)

PM:

  • Rinse with water over kitchen skin
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel

I DO NOT EAT:

  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • processed anything
  • gluten
  • very sweet fruits (ex: bananas or pineapples)
  • egg yolks
  • dairy

I allow myself 1 instant coffee a day.

I take fermented cod liver oil, zinc, probiotics and spearmint tea every day.

I also give TLC to my liver with burdock root and dandelion tea smile.png

I change my pillow cases frequently.

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Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.


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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?

Cetaphil. They are amazing, but it is cheaper than buying them online. I just use his BP.

And you are so so so completely right! I say from now on till we are clear we have to except things to get bad but the most important thing is that we can not let it take us down. Because a breakout does completely ruin my mood, which I'm sure it does for you too. Great Idea :) I am all in.


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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.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

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My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

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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

i got it! I know my skin is still pushing out those old ones under the layers of my skin.

And it is fine, take your time :)

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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! :)


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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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 :) 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+ :) . I will try my best.


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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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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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!

I could have gotten an A, but I let this breakouts screw me up sad.png. I stopped studying a lot and was thinking about my skin all day. It is just that I never broke out that bad. It was terrible. I am still happy because I know I could get that A or A- if I studied like I did at first. I got 90's for the first 2 exams and then I did bad for the last 3. I really tried hard not to think about my skin and just focus, but it was really hard. At least a B is considered good. smile.png My teacher said many of her students drops out or does not pass. Are you taking A&P 2? Let's hope we can get an A! ha ha or at least a negative A. I don't care what happen with my skin, but I am going to focus this time. At least times will go by fast because I know some day we will be clear! It is possible!

I hope that regimen works for you! I am not going to try anything new ;\. I am going to stick with my regimen and hope for the best.


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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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!

I could have gotten an A, but I let this breakouts screw me up sad.png. I stopped studying a lot and was thinking about my skin all day. It is just that I never broke out that bad. It was terrible. I am still happy because I know I could get that A or A- if I studied like I did at first. I got 90's for the first 2 exams and then I did bad for the last 3. I really tried hard not to think about my skin and just focus, but it was really hard. At least a B is considered good. smile.png My teacher said many of her students drops out or does not pass. Are you taking A&P 2? Let's hope we can get an A! ha ha or at least a negative A.

I hope that regimen works for you! I am not going to try anything new ;\. I am going to stick with my regimen and hope for the best.

I took A&P 2, btu I am taking Microbiology which is the next one after than this fall. I took A&P2 during the summer and it was difficult. I was also thinking about my skin a lot too, and I tried everything I could not to let things in the way of my school because it is really important that I do well and all. I am glad you yourself knew you could get an A! And I am happy that your skin is doing much better so that you can focus on school and get A's!


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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!

I could have gotten an A, but I let this breakouts screw me up sad.png. I stopped studying a lot and was thinking about my skin all day. It is just that I never broke out that bad. It was terrible. I am still happy because I know I could get that A or A- if I studied like I did at first. I got 90's for the first 2 exams and then I did bad for the last 3. I really tried hard not to think about my skin and just focus, but it was really hard. At least a B is considered good. smile.png My teacher said many of her students drops out or does not pass. Are you taking A&P 2? Let's hope we can get an A! ha ha or at least a negative A. I don't care what happen with my skin, but I am going to focus this time. At least times will go by fast because I know some day we will be clear! It is possible!

I hope that regimen works for you! I am not going to try anything new ;\. I am going to stick with my regimen and hope for the best.

Yeah, I can't believe I let my skin control me at that time. I really wanted to get that A to have a higher chance to be accepted, but I think it doesn't matter where I live.

I was told that I need a B and up for A&P courses to be accepted, so I am all good. If anything, I will just retake it. That's if I do bad for A&P 2. That's why I really need that A , but I know it is going to be very hard to get it. I'm willing to study hard if my skin doesn't freak out ;\.

I heard it is even harder in the summer. My teacher didn't recommend me to take A&P 2 in the summer. We;re doing fine!! I am a B student. My avg is B+. You usually get B's and A"s? smile.png I'm happy being a B+ student. I am one of those who don't study hard, but I will start to once I get accepted to a university. I wanna enjoy life more ha ha


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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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!

I could have gotten an A, but I let this breakouts screw me up sad.png. I stopped studying a lot and was thinking about my skin all day. It is just that I never broke out that bad. It was terrible. I am still happy because I know I could get that A or A- if I studied like I did at first. I got 90's for the first 2 exams and then I did bad for the last 3. I really tried hard not to think about my skin and just focus, but it was really hard. At least a B is considered good. smile.png My teacher said many of her students drops out or does not pass. Are you taking A&P 2? Let's hope we can get an A! ha ha or at least a negative A. I don't care what happen with my skin, but I am going to focus this time. At least times will go by fast because I know some day we will be clear! It is possible!

I hope that regimen works for you! I am not going to try anything new ;\. I am going to stick with my regimen and hope for the best.

Yeah, I can't believe I let my skin control me at that time. I really wanted to get that A to have a higher chance to be accepted, but I think it doesn't matter where I live.

I was told that I need a B and up for A&P courses to be accepted, so I am all good. If anything, I will just retake it. That's if I do bad for A&P 2. That's why I really need that A , but I know it is going to be very hard to get it. I'm willing to study hard if my skin doesn't freak out ;\.

I heard it is even harder in the summer. My teacher didn't recommend me to take A&P 2 in the summer. We;re doing fine!! I am a B student. My avg is B+. You usually get B's and A"s? smile.png

It is hard. But let me tell you because A&P is so much memorization taking it in the summer is not such a bad idea because i is only like 8 weeks long or so, and it does not rally give you a chance to forget the material you know? So I got an A taking a&p during the summer and a B taking it in the regular semester. blah. I am hoping for a better semester this fall! And I know it is really hard trying not to concentrate on your skin, when you have to go to class, and be around people and your face is always out there. Ugh. I know. Lets keep our chins high!


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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!

I could have gotten an A, but I let this breakouts screw me up sad.png. I stopped studying a lot and was thinking about my skin all day. It is just that I never broke out that bad. It was terrible. I am still happy because I know I could get that A or A- if I studied like I did at first. I got 90's for the first 2 exams and then I did bad for the last 3. I really tried hard not to think about my skin and just focus, but it was really hard. At least a B is considered good. smile.png My teacher said many of her students drops out or does not pass. Are you taking A&P 2? Let's hope we can get an A! ha ha or at least a negative A. I don't care what happen with my skin, but I am going to focus this time. At least times will go by fast because I know some day we will be clear! It is possible!

I hope that regimen works for you! I am not going to try anything new ;\. I am going to stick with my regimen and hope for the best.

Yeah, I can't believe I let my skin control me at that time. I really wanted to get that A to have a higher chance to be accepted, but I think it doesn't matter where I live.

I was told that I need a B and up for A&P courses to be accepted, so I am all good. If anything, I will just retake it. That's if I do bad for A&P 2. That's why I really need that A , but I know it is going to be very hard to get it. I'm willing to study hard if my skin doesn't freak out ;\.

I heard it is even harder in the summer. My teacher didn't recommend me to take A&P 2 in the summer. We;re doing fine!! I am a B student. My avg is B+. You usually get B's and A"s? smile.png

It is hard. But let me tell you because A&P is so much memorization taking it in the summer is not such a bad idea because i is only like 8 weeks long or so, and it does not rally give you a chance to forget the material you know? So I got an A taking a&p during the summer and a B taking it in the regular semester. blah. I am hoping for a better semester this fall! And I know it is really hard trying not to concentrate on your skin, when you have to go to class, and be around people and your face is always out there. Ugh. I know. Lets keep our chins high!

You got an A for A&P 2? Dang, smart!! I wanna see how smart I am, so I wanna study hard and memorize as much as I can. I know, everyone had clear skin in my class except for me. I rather be the only person with skin problem though ;\ I'm taking this class with the same teacher and we do get along. She's very nice and gives bonuses sometimes.


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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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!

I could have gotten an A, but I let this breakouts screw me up sad.png. I stopped studying a lot and was thinking about my skin all day. It is just that I never broke out that bad. It was terrible. I am still happy because I know I could get that A or A- if I studied like I did at first. I got 90's for the first 2 exams and then I did bad for the last 3. I really tried hard not to think about my skin and just focus, but it was really hard. At least a B is considered good. smile.png My teacher said many of her students drops out or does not pass. Are you taking A&P 2? Let's hope we can get an A! ha ha or at least a negative A. I don't care what happen with my skin, but I am going to focus this time. At least times will go by fast because I know some day we will be clear! It is possible!

I hope that regimen works for you! I am not going to try anything new ;\. I am going to stick with my regimen and hope for the best.

Yeah, I can't believe I let my skin control me at that time. I really wanted to get that A to have a higher chance to be accepted, but I think it doesn't matter where I live.

I was told that I need a B and up for A&P courses to be accepted, so I am all good. If anything, I will just retake it. That's if I do bad for A&P 2. That's why I really need that A , but I know it is going to be very hard to get it. I'm willing to study hard if my skin doesn't freak out ;\.

I heard it is even harder in the summer. My teacher didn't recommend me to take A&P 2 in the summer. We;re doing fine!! I am a B student. My avg is B+. You usually get B's and A"s? smile.png

It is hard. But let me tell you because A&P is so much memorization taking it in the summer is not such a bad idea because i is only like 8 weeks long or so, and it does not rally give you a chance to forget the material you know? So I got an A taking a&p during the summer and a B taking it in the regular semester. blah. I am hoping for a better semester this fall! And I know it is really hard trying not to concentrate on your skin, when you have to go to class, and be around people and your face is always out there. Ugh. I know. Lets keep our chins high!

You got an A for A&P 2? Dang, smart!! I wanna see how smart I am, so I wanna study hard and memorize as much as I can. I know, everyone had clear skin in my class except for me. I rather be the only person with skin problem though ;\ I'm taking this class with the same teacher and we do get along. She's very nice and gives bonuses sometimes.

Yup haha. Just study and memorize your heart out haha and you will do great!


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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:/

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!!!!!!!!!


Diane 35 and all other BCP are poison. Diane 35 caused my acne.
I've been off the pill since December 2012.


DKR Regimen Started July 16th 2012. Did not work for me, irritated my skin and made matters worse.

Now trying to quit facial cleansers and use the water only method.

Started the water only method on March 18th 2013.

AM:

  • Rinse with water in shower
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
  • Apply Almay Smart Shade Makeup with a clean brush (try to go without when possible)

PM:

  • Rinse with water over kitchen skin
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel

I DO NOT EAT:

  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • processed anything
  • gluten
  • very sweet fruits (ex: bananas or pineapples)
  • egg yolks
  • dairy

I allow myself 1 instant coffee a day.

I take fermented cod liver oil, zinc, probiotics and spearmint tea every day.

I also give TLC to my liver with burdock root and dandelion tea smile.png

I change my pillow cases frequently.

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And if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again and lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain. Just erodes us in the rain.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.


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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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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?

well... the bumps were almost gone, and then I messed everything up with the bad makeup/heat the other day. Feels like i'm starting from scratch again! meh.

But on a positive note, at least I've been able to narrow down what might be making it worse.


Diane 35 and all other BCP are poison. Diane 35 caused my acne.
I've been off the pill since December 2012.


DKR Regimen Started July 16th 2012. Did not work for me, irritated my skin and made matters worse.

Now trying to quit facial cleansers and use the water only method.

Started the water only method on March 18th 2013.

AM:

  • Rinse with water in shower
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
  • Apply Almay Smart Shade Makeup with a clean brush (try to go without when possible)

PM:

  • Rinse with water over kitchen skin
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel

I DO NOT EAT:

  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • processed anything
  • gluten
  • very sweet fruits (ex: bananas or pineapples)
  • egg yolks
  • dairy

I allow myself 1 instant coffee a day.

I take fermented cod liver oil, zinc, probiotics and spearmint tea every day.

I also give TLC to my liver with burdock root and dandelion tea smile.png

I change my pillow cases frequently.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

And if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again and lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain. Just erodes us in the rain.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.


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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?

well... the bumps were almost gone, and then I messed everything up with the bad makeup/heat the other day. Feels like i'm starting from scratch again! meh.

But on a positive note, at least I've been able to narrow down what might be making it worse.

No don't feel like that! Let us just hope that now you are going to get results faster than you have been getting :) And great job for making it to 3 weeks :) You better keep going even when you have your vacation too!!!! No ifs ands or buts about it mystory! Got it? :)


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