Hi all! My name is Sasch and for almost 2 years, i have been a member of the org and i love this place. You've seen me through 2 topial regimens (one for 3 months and the other for 4 months), holistic methods (supplements and natural skin care), diet changes (well over a year of dairy and gluten free as well as paleo on and off) and the heavy artillery of Accutane (took my last pill yesterday and i'm forgoing the last 4 days). Well i'm back again because i still have acne. Not as bad as before tane but stubborn enough that i want to try and control it before it gets any worse. So here i am finally taking the plunge and trying the Acne.org Regimen.
I have probably watched 30 + videos and read hundreds of reviews as well as corresponded with many informed members of this site and even though i am entering into this with much trepidation, it is my last resort before going back to my derm and asking for Sprio.
As of today, i have black heads and non inflamed acne that doesn't bother me as well as inflamed under the skin acne that hurts. Thank God it is not all over but my acne pattern is that i break out all over and my chin and cheeks are the worse.
I just did my first application and some things that i know i have to remember are:
- being gentle (i started rubbing in the bp and moisturizer with vigor and had to stop myself from giving my skin a massage and exceeding the allotted time)
- Don't get products near eyes or eyebrows. I did great with the BP but with the moisturizer i forgot and then hurriedly had to take a damp rag and wipe over my eye area and eyebrows (i'm gonna freak if i wake up tomorrow with swollen eyes and bleached brows)
- Make sure not to spread moisturizer where i don't put BP as BP will travel. I didn't put BP under my chin but i moisturized there and thought to myself 'holy shit!'
- The no mirror time applies to this new regimen too. All my acne seemed highlighted after i completed the regimen and my face was up to the mirror waiting to be examined...not cool Sasch, not cool
I am expecting my acne to worsen even though technically tane is still in my body but i am hoping its not too horrendous. With everything going on in my personal life - i don't know how well i can manage that at the moment. Hoping to meet some cool people on this log and as some of you may or may not know from reading my previous logs, i do update quite frequently.
Talk to you soon (which in my time may mean tomorrow or whenever some unnatural side effect hits)
Edited by Sasch83, 27 April 2013 - 05:02 PM.