I've been on the regimen for about two weeks and a half now
and I am so proud to say my acne has been COMPLETELY gone from the third day.
with that said, my flaky skin was really annoying me
and I couldn't wear any makeup.
I'm the kind of person who cannot go anywhere without makeup so this was really bad...
now that all my acne was gone though and I didn't see any signs of new acne coming,
I decided not to put on the BP...
I know this is against the regimen rules, but hey- I wasn't getting any bumps and I wanted smooth skin FAST
before I had to go to church on Sunday.
So, I did this on Thursday night and by Friday morning, I was able to put on makeup on smooth skin!
so here's what I did:
I saw a post here about using jojoba oil to gently rub off the dead skin cells.
I didn't have any jojoba oil but I thought that was a great idea.
I searched around the house and got coconut oil instead.
I started rubbing a big chunk all over my face and gently massaged it with my finger tips.
I was dripping oil but I figured the more the better.
so, after rubbing for about 15 minutes,
I got a paper towel, dampened it in water, squeezed the excess water out just enough so it won't drip (only a little so that the paper towel is still very soft. If you squeeze too much, it will get rougher.)
and GENTLY rubbed it around my face in circular motions.
I could literally see the flakes coming off and it didn't hurt or get irritated at all.
I started to put in a bit of pressure around my mouth area where it was the flakiest
and it did get a bit red- but that's okay because of the next step.
after I felt like I got a good amount of flakes off,
I slathered on vaseline all over avoiding the eye area, and trying not to get too close to my lips.
the vaseline transfers a lot over night because it slides around, so even if you leave a good space around the eyes,
when you wake up in the morning- your eyes are all oily...
anyway, I slathered the Vaseline all over and let it sit and went to bed.
I put a towel over my pillow by the way.
the next morning, I rinsed it off with warm water and it does not wash off- just as I want it.
I dampened another paper towel and did the same thing as I did with coconut oil the night before.
then, I washed with Dan's cleanser and when I was rinsing,
the flakes were really coming off as I ran my fingers all over my face.
wherever I rubbed, the flakes would come off.
the Vaseline soothed my face and made the skin cells bloat- which made the flakes come off completely.
I ran my fingers all over until my skin wasn't feeling rough anymore and kept rinsing with warm water in between.
then, I put on some moisturizing toner- moisturizer- and sunscreen (make sure they're all for sensitive skin I use Pevonia)
then I dared to put on some foundation and.......... it was amazing!!
now my flakes weren't completely all gone, so I repeated until my skin was completely smooth
now I'm acne free and flake free!!
if I start to get acne again, I'm going to do the regimen once a day (at night)
and use AHA with moisturizer at night also.
but until then, I think I'm going to enjoy my skin.
I hoped this helped!