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Hi my name is Kelsey. I decided to join the site because I have been dealing with acne since I was twelve (I am 22). I have a hormone imbalance so I get mild to severe breakouts. I have tried doxycycline, duac, differin, many other creams, accutane (made me very anxious) and minocycline which I had a severe allergic reaction to and my brain swelled.

Right after my honeymoon in august my face started to break out terribly on my cheeks. I now have dark red pitted scars on my cheeks (can't hide those pitted scars with makeup....) and along my face. Every night and morning when I look in the mirror I want to cry. Its really difficult to be around others because everyone I am around has gorgeous skin. I of course compare myself to others and am struggling. My skin has made me pretty depressed and I think about it constantly. I wanted to join the site so I wouldn't feel alone.

Right now I am taking Spironactolone (sp?) and Finacea. I really love the Finacea and am seeing it working I just wish it would work faster smile.png I'm terrified that I wont be able to get rid of the dark pitted scars. Does anyone know what to do for that? My dermo whom I love suggested microdermobrasion after a series of chemical peels.

Thanks for listening!

Kelsey

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Hi my name is Kelsey. I decided to join the site because I have been dealing with acne since I was twelve (I am 22). I have a hormone imbalance so I get mild to severe breakouts. I have tried doxycycline, duac, differin, many other creams, accutane (made me very anxious) and minocycline which I had a severe allergic reaction to and my brain swelled.

Right after my honeymoon in august my face started to break out terribly on my cheeks. I now have dark red pitted scars on my cheeks (can't hide those pitted scars with makeup....) and along my face. Every night and morning when I look in the mirror I want to cry. Its really difficult to be around others because everyone I am around has gorgeous skin. I of course compare myself to others and am struggling. My skin has made me pretty depressed and I think about it constantly. I wanted to join the site so I wouldn't feel alone.

Right now I am taking Spironactolone (sp?) and Finacea. I really love the Finacea and am seeing it working I just wish it would work faster smile.png I'm terrified that I wont be able to get rid of the dark pitted scars. Does anyone know what to do for that? My dermo whom I love suggested microdermobrasion after a series of chemical peels.

Thanks for listening!

Kelsey

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Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- Medication: Diane 35
Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013

And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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