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Day # 17. Things are not off to a good start AT ALL! I woke up to little bright red spots on my left mouth, chin, jaw area. It's like when you have an allergic reaction that starts off as redness and multiplies into bumps that get big. I so don't want to leave my house but i know that this will get worse so taking a day off only means i'll have to face the colleagues tomorrow. I can't say i'm surprised as week 3 is when many people report BIG BREAKOUTS......sigh. Wish it was Friday already.

@ Faith in Butterflies, i think you are right about using 1/2 pump for one more week. Moisturizer does the trick but my face burns on and off. Wishing it were month three already.

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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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Hang in there Sasch, we're steps closer to clear skin :)

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"A new journey to be started.

A new promise to be fulfilled.

A new page to be written.

Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,

the open book awaits.

Be creative.

Be adventurous.

Be original.

And above all else, be young.

For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.

Use it wisely.”


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Stay strong, Sasch...every day leads to that long-term goal of being clear for good. :) I hope your skin calms down for you soon.

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Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

My Regimen Log:








 


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Thanks guys! I am feeling down about it but i know that it is the process of things. Most people seem to break out excessively and experience additional irritation among weeks3-5. I'm still here and still giving it time.

Team Regimen all the way

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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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Thanks guys! I am feeling down about it but i know that it is the process of things. Most people seem to break out excessively and experience additional irritation among weeks3-5. I'm still here and still giving it time.

Team Regimen all the way


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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Thanks nicmic. I guess the first month or two of ANY regimen feels like forever. My face is red, dry, discolored and it sucks but such is life. It could be worse i suppose.

Thanks for the support as always. So happy that you are doing well yourself


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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DAY # 20

I got my first skin compliment in a while......woot woot! Some random lady came up to me and said that i had nice skin. I felt weird about it especially since i was flaking and am breaking out more on my chin and around my mouth area. But i was gracious and said thank you. My forehead has been doing extremely well and those small bumps are gone. Under my chin has also cleared up tremendously. My cheeks are also getting better. My chin/mouth unfortunately continues to struggle but the bumps are not as big and they tend to go down with bp use fairly quickly. Dryness has gotten worse but i think that is due to the fluctuating weather and slowly trying to up my BP use to 3/4 pumps.

Overall, the regimen has been going ok. My acne is still there but this routine has been giving me hope.

We'll see what the end of the month brings.

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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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DAY # 20

I got my first skin compliment in a while......woot woot! Some random lady came up to me and said that i had nice skin. I felt weird about it especially since i was flaking and am breaking out more on my chin and around my mouth area. But i was gracious and said thank you. My forehead has been doing extremely well and those small bumps are gone. Under my chin has also cleared up tremendously. My cheeks are also getting better. My chin/mouth unfortunately continues to struggle but the bumps are not as big and they tend to go down with bp use fairly quickly. Dryness has gotten worse but i think that is due to the fluctuating weather and slowly trying to up my BP use to 3/4 pumps.

Overall, the regimen has been going ok. My acne is still there but this routine has been giving me hope.

We'll see what the end of the month brings.


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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DAY # 20

I got my first skin compliment in a while......woot woot! Some random lady came up to me and said that i had nice skin. I felt weird about it especially since i was flaking and am breaking out more on my chin and around my mouth area. But i was gracious and said thank you. My forehead has been doing extremely well and those small bumps are gone. Under my chin has also cleared up tremendously. My cheeks are also getting better. My chin/mouth unfortunately continues to struggle but the bumps are not as big and they tend to go down with bp use fairly quickly. Dryness has gotten worse but i think that is due to the fluctuating weather and slowly trying to up my BP use to 3/4 pumps.

Overall, the regimen has been going ok. My acne is still there but this routine has been giving me hope.

We'll see what the end of the month brings.

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Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

My Regimen Log:








 


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DAY # 20

I got my first skin compliment in a while......woot woot! Some random lady came up to me and said that i had nice skin. I felt weird about it especially since i was flaking and am breaking out more on my chin and around my mouth area. But i was gracious and said thank you. My forehead has been doing extremely well and those small bumps are gone. Under my chin has also cleared up tremendously. My cheeks are also getting better. My chin/mouth unfortunately continues to struggle but the bumps are not as big and they tend to go down with bp use fairly quickly. Dryness has gotten worse but i think that is due to the fluctuating weather and slowly trying to up my BP use to 3/4 pumps.

Overall, the regimen has been going ok. My acne is still there but this routine has been giving me hope.

We'll see what the end of the month brings.


"A new journey to be started.

A new promise to be fulfilled.

A new page to be written.

Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,

the open book awaits.

Be creative.

Be adventurous.

Be original.

And above all else, be young.

For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.

Use it wisely.”


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good luck sasch I hope yur skin clears up by the time yur birthday comes cheer.gif

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good luck sasch I hope yur skin clears up by the time yur birthday comes cheer.gif

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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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Day # 23 Week 4 Day 2

Acne Wise: getting red bumps without puss around my mouth/chin area (more on my right side than left) I am also breaking out more on inner cheek closer to my mouth. Forehead: pretty clear. Under Jaw: pretty clear. Cheeks: Few small pimples (mostly on inner cheek). Chin/Mouth : Breaking out

Overall, i have seen improvement on the regimen. The true test will be to see if my mouth/chin area can get and stay clear

My anxiety has definitely lessened since starting the regimen so we'll see what the next few weeks bring.

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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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Day # 23 Week 4 Day 2

Acne Wise: getting red bumps without puss around my mouth/chin area (more on my right side than left) I am also breaking out more on inner cheek closer to my mouth. Forehead: pretty clear. Under Jaw: pretty clear. Cheeks: Few small pimples (mostly on inner cheek). Chin/Mouth : Breaking out

Overall, i have seen improvement on the regimen. The true test will be to see if my mouth/chin area can get and stay clear

My anxiety has definitely lessened since starting the regimen so we'll see what the next few weeks bring.


"A new journey to be started.

A new promise to be fulfilled.

A new page to be written.

Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,

the open book awaits.

Be creative.

Be adventurous.

Be original.

And above all else, be young.

For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.

Use it wisely.”


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Day # 23 Week 4 Day 2

Acne Wise: getting red bumps without puss around my mouth/chin area (more on my right side than left) I am also breaking out more on inner cheek closer to my mouth. Forehead: pretty clear. Under Jaw: pretty clear. Cheeks: Few small pimples (mostly on inner cheek). Chin/Mouth : Breaking out

Overall, i have seen improvement on the regimen. The true test will be to see if my mouth/chin area can get and stay clear

My anxiety has definitely lessened since starting the regimen so we'll see what the next few weeks bring.


Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

My Regimen Log:








 


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Day # 24

There is a circle of redness around my mouth and i also have pimples there. This happened last week Monday two and went down in a day or two so not stressing. Since increasing to almost 1 pump my face has been getting more red. I have also experienced more itching. I think i will hang tough at 1 pump for a few weeks and see what happens. I got two pimples that seem as if they may get inflamed on my right upper cheek. This is a real shitty start to my week but hey, it's only week 4 - the big breakout time. I think i'm also in a bitter mode cause i paid $300 + to get a hairstyle that looks like shit! Gonna have to re-do the whole thing and pay to have it done.....so annoying.

Hope everyone has a better start to their week


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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Day # 24

There is a circle of redness around my mouth and i also have pimples there. This happened last week Monday two and went down in a day or two so not stressing. Since increasing to almost 1 pump my face has been getting more red. I have also experienced more itching. I think i will hang tough at 1 pump for a few weeks and see what happens. I got two pimples that seem as if they may get inflamed on my right upper cheek. This is a real shitty start to my week but hey, it's only week 4 - the big breakout time. I think i'm also in a bitter mode cause i paid $300 + to get a hairstyle that looks like shit! Gonna have to re-do the whole thing and pay to have it done.....so annoying.

Hope everyone has a better start to their week


"A new journey to be started.

A new promise to be fulfilled.

A new page to be written.

Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,

the open book awaits.

Be creative.

Be adventurous.

Be original.

And above all else, be young.

For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.

Use it wisely.”


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Day # 24

There is a circle of redness around my mouth and i also have pimples there. This happened last week Monday two and went down in a day or two so not stressing. Since increasing to almost 1 pump my face has been getting more red. I have also experienced more itching. I think i will hang tough at 1 pump for a few weeks and see what happens. I got two pimples that seem as if they may get inflamed on my right upper cheek. This is a real shitty start to my week but hey, it's only week 4 - the big breakout time. I think i'm also in a bitter mode cause i paid $300 + to get a hairstyle that looks like shit! Gonna have to re-do the whole thing and pay to have it done.....so annoying.

Hope everyone has a better start to their week


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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Thanks ladies for the encouragement. i am in such a better place today.

MONTH ONE: DONE! So i've been on The Regimen for one month and here is whats happening.

My face is doing incredibly well! Forehead only has a few clogged pores, cheeks basically clear, chin doing much better. Under my chin is struggling but there has been improvement. i just got my period so we'll see how that affects things. My skin feels so smooth after i apply moiturizer and it only flakes occassionally around my mouth. The redness is there but it doesn't bother me as much as acne does. I do itch occassionally but its tolerable. I am happy with my progress so far and hope things only get better from here on out. I will wait till about month 3 before i will definitively say that the Regimen works for me.

Hope all my Regimen teamates are doing well!

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Weekend!

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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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Thanks ladies for the encouragement. i am in such a better place today.

MONTH ONE: DONE! So i've been on The Regimen for one month and here is whats happening.

My face is doing incredibly well! Forehead only has a few clogged pores, cheeks basically clear, chin doing much better. Under my chin is struggling but there has been improvement. i just got my period so we'll see how that affects things. My skin feels so smooth after i apply moiturizer and it only flakes occassionally around my mouth. The redness is there but it doesn't bother me as much as acne does. I do itch occassionally but its tolerable. I am happy with my progress so far and hope things only get better from here on out. I will wait till about month 3 before i will definitively say that the Regimen works for me.

Hope all my Regimen teamates are doing well!

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Weekend!

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"A new journey to be started.

A new promise to be fulfilled.

A new page to be written.

Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,

the open book awaits.

Be creative.

Be adventurous.

Be original.

And above all else, be young.

For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.

Use it wisely.”


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Week 5 Day 3

Sooooooooooooo......my period one this battle. My acne has gotten worse and multiplied around my mouth area and the corner of my chin - on both sides of my face. It is very red and bumpy but no white heads ....yet. That area seems to get more bumpy then less bumpy then more bumpy then less bumpy without ever getting clear....sigh. i hate it so much. It is also itching up a storm today so i wouldn't be surprised if i woke up tomorrow with all those pimples surfacing.

To not be all doom and gloom, the rest of my face is doing well with only a few small pimples here and there. Month 3 can't come soon enough

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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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My period is coming soon too and I'm expecting a couple breakouts, so don't worry I'm right here with you :)


"A new journey to be started.

A new promise to be fulfilled.

A new page to be written.

Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,

the open book awaits.

Be creative.

Be adventurous.

Be original.

And above all else, be young.

For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.

Use it wisely.”


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Thanks for the encouraging words Faith! It is quite discouraging to be doing so well and then BAM .....another breakout. It makes me doubt if this treatment will even work for me. i am also worried abotu using more BP as 1 pump twice a day really does a number on my skin. Will keep to that dosage for another wek before deciding whether to move up or not.

We gotta stay strong team!

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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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Thanks for the encouraging words Faith! It is quite discouraging to be doing so well and then BAM .....another breakout. It makes me doubt if this treatment will even work for me. i am also worried abotu using more BP as 1 pump twice a day really does a number on my skin. Will keep to that dosage for another wek before deciding whether to move up or not.

We gotta stay strong team!

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"A new journey to be started.

A new promise to be fulfilled.

A new page to be written.

Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,

the open book awaits.

Be creative.

Be adventurous.

Be original.

And above all else, be young.

For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.

Use it wisely.”


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Thanks for the encouraging words Faith! It is quite discouraging to be doing so well and then BAM .....another breakout. It makes me doubt if this treatment will even work for me. i am also worried abotu using more BP as 1 pump twice a day really does a number on my skin. Will keep to that dosage for another wek before deciding whether to move up or not.

We gotta stay strong team!


Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

My Regimen Log:








 


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