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#21 carwinns

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:21 PM

Hey Carwinn!  I saw in another post that your birthday is at the end of July.  Me too!!!!  What day?  I am July 22nd.

 

July 25th! How old will you be turning this year?



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:26 PM

How ironic!  I will 30 (damn i feel old - i guess that means acne keeps me forever young teehee.gif   Happy 17th when it comes.


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 12:02 PM

Day 53

 

Well, the last couple days have been pretty rough. I started using lemon juice to fight the really nasty red mark that the cluster of zits left on my cheek, and so far that's been pretty okay. I think I've killed that chain tongue.png but I got a zit on my other cheek, and it was small, but red and gross for a couple days. There's nothing left of that but a red mark now. And then I got a killer; one right in between my nose and mouth. it hurt and was really red and ugly D: Ewh. But that is also pretty much gone right now. The only thing I'm fighting right now seems to be a zit on my chin. other than that, I'm just trying to clear red marks. 

It's also gotten quite a bit colder here, and in turn my skin has been really dry. My moisturizer keeps the flakes at bay, but when I wash/ put on BP, it feels really gritty.

I think I can attribute my breakouts not to the regimen, but to my lately lifestyle. I've been stressed as all hell because of end of the year school projects, and I've also indulged on some pretty bad foods tongue.png IE, Energy drinks, ice cream, fast food, etc.

I think once school is over, though, it will be smooth sailing smile.png


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 01:29 PM

i know the feeling girl.  Glad its been getting better though.  I think a good diet is great for overall health but for me personally, it never helped my acne.  I still stick to it as much as possible.  My point is, don't beat yourself up for being a teenager. I am a teacher so i can definitely relate to school being stresful as we wind down for summe break.  Stay strong girl and god luck as the summer approaches


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 02:04 PM

i know the feeling girl.  Glad its been getting better though.  I think a good diet is great for overall health but for me personally, it never helped my acne.  I still stick to it as much as possible.  My point is, don't beat yourself up for being a teenager. I am a teacher so i can definitely relate to school being stresful as we wind down for summe break.  Stay strong girl and god luck as the summer approaches

 

Yeah, I try to have a good diet, not just for acne, but just trying to stay healthy overall. And school is my main source of acne :P I was clear all last summer until the day RIGHT BEFORE school! and after that it was a roller coaster for my skin. So glad it's almost over again :P



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 09:44 AM

Two months!

 

Alright, so I do believe it's been two months.

 

Soo... I'm not doing too well wacko.png

 

Last week was the end of school, and in kind of a celebration I decided to wear makeup monday-thursday.. I think that was a HUGE mistake! I think makeup is one of my main sources of acne. All I wore was a little concealer on my dark spots and light powder every where.

 

But Friday I woke up and was like... What have I done to my face! I had little tiny breakouts on the inbetween-my-nose-and-mouth area (What do you call that?? :P) and they weren't too bad, but still... bleh. :( and I got pretty much symmetrical pimples on my cheeks. The one on the left seems deep, but not too bad, and the one on the right came and went but now there's a twin right next to it. Also, I got a couple pimples on my forehead. AND I got a cold sore on my lip and it lasted way longer than it should have. It even left a bit of a red mark eusa_wall.gif 

 

My diet continues to be poor though :/ I went up north Friday, which was nice because only my dad saw my nasty breakouts :P But I also ate fast food on the way up. I ate out at restaurants a couple times too. It's so hard to keep up a good diet! I'm back home now, which means better diet, but then I'm leaving tomorrow to go to my boyfriend's, and his mom just loves to spoil us with junk food. And If I say no, I want a salad or something, she'll freak out and think I'm anorexic -.- It's so hard to eat right around other people because I'm really skinny. They judge me and try to force feed me McDonald's or something. Ew D:

 

I'm also expecting breakouts come next Thursday. I'm going to Florida for 8 days. Last time I went, It was end of summer and though I spent the entire summer clear, I got NASTY breakouts there. This month was/is going to continue to be hectic. Hopefully the start of July I can just relax at home and eat right and get clear!

 

This was more of a rant than an update, but oh well :P



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:18 PM

Big hug from NY Carwinns.  It sucks when things are not going right- i know how you feel.   But try not to blame yourself for everything.  The right kind of makeup can cover up acne without breaking you out.  I believe mineral makeup is better than most so look for one with bismuth (as that can irritate acne prone skin).  As for the eating, i am skinny too and its hard to say no but i just tell people that eating certain foods upsets my stomach and it seems to work - they lay off me for a bit.  Don't let anyone force you into doing something you don't want to.  Enjoy your summer vacation and try to not worry about your acne.

 

I am broken out as well, mostly on my chin and it sucks, especially being two months in.  My eating has also been meh, especially since i've been eating out a lot.  i too am doing a lot of travelling this summer which has never bode well for my skin but we'll see.

 

Here's to hoping that month 3 is when the magic happens.  How long do you plan to stick out The Regimen?


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:04 AM

Big hug from NY Carwinns.  It sucks when things are not going right- i know how you feel.   But try not to blame yourself for everything.  The right kind of makeup can cover up acne without breaking you out.  I believe mineral makeup is better than most so look for one with bismuth (as that can irritate acne prone skin).  As for the eating, i am skinny too and its hard to say no but i just tell people that eating certain foods upsets my stomach and it seems to work - they lay off me for a bit.  Don't let anyone force you into doing something you don't want to.  Enjoy your summer vacation and try to not worry about your acne.

 

I am broken out as well, mostly on my chin and it sucks, especially being two months in.  My eating has also been meh, especially since i've been eating out a lot.  i too am doing a lot of travelling this summer which has never bode well for my skin but we'll see.

 

Here's to hoping that month 3 is when the magic happens.  How long do you plan to stick out The Regimen?

 

Thanks! Yeah, breaking out sucks, but I think I'm getting most of it cleared already.

I plan on staying on the regimen for as long as I can! I remember back in freshman year, near the end of the year I started doing pretty much the same regimen. I used a green tea wash, the same BP, and a gel moisturizer that I LOVED, and I got clear! But then, I don't know how, I lost my green tea cleanser. I could never find the same stuff at the store again either. That's when I started to break out again :P

 

So in short, I was doing the regimen without knowing it, and stopping had broken me out. Once I'm consistently clear (that's  a nice thought!) I'll probably ween off of it and see what happens.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

Carwinns, how are things?  I know you were travelling to Florida.  I'm supposed to be visiting my mom there soon.  How's the weather there?

 

Looking forward to an update


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:23 AM

Hey sasch, things are going great!!

I just got back from Florida yesterday. The weather was hot and humid, like always, but it rained A LOT.

Anyways, I did break out in Florida a bit. I noticed a lot of bumps under my skin on my chin area. That really freaked me out, but I applied more bp than usual and it went down. I did get a couple zits here and there, but nothing too bad.

I also got a lot of sun on my face, which did wonders for making my red marks blend in.

Right now I pretty much have zero active zits and I'm feeling really great!

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:07 PM

The rain sucks.  Why do you think you broke out over there?  Was it the weather, change in routine?  The last time i was in Florida in 2011, my skin was at its worse too.  It must feel great to have no active acne!  Can't wait for that day.

 

Keep us posted - maybe even add an update photo


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

I'm starting to think it was the sea water. I read somewhere on this site that salt water is really good for your skin, so when I went to the beach, I always splashed some on. Bad idea. In retrospect, sea water is probably not good for you, salt water maybe, but then when you throw in the fact that there's a million sea creatures doin their business in there, and lots of people swimming at the beach, I imagine its quite dirty :P

Anyways, I'm guessing that was why I got a bunch of bumps, but it wasn't bad. BP got them quickly down.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:09 PM

Sorry I haven't been updating much, my computer is broken and so I'm limited to my phone, which isn't easy to use on here. Anyways, I'll give you guys an update.

So, it's been three months and a few weeks. And I'm starting to feel like the regimen isn't doing squat.

After my last post, I broke out horrendously. And it's still sticking around.

I did switch to using simples face wash, but I don't think that's where the problem lies.

Among getting really big zits on my cheeks/ around my mouth, I'm getting little bumps too. This is getting really old, when will the acne stop?

I'm thinking about quitting the regimen, but where else do I have to go? There's nothing left for me to try. I don't know what to do.

Advice would help. :/

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:49 PM

You're not alone. I will hit the three month mark in a few days and even though there has been improvement, acne around chin/jaw / mouth persists.... Bummer. I would say give it till 5 months and then go to a derm.

Stay strong

It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.