Hey guys.. long time no talk I guess. I'm REALLY sorry about that!
So I did start the regimen for about 2 weeks. My cheeks, mouth, and eye area got very dry and SUPER flaky and if I didn't apply moisturizer after I cleansed, it would hurt. The flakes would not go away no matter what I did. They were so embarrassing and my skin turned a grayish color where my skin started scaling. I also had a lot of stress because the CST(the most important English and math test of the whole year) was coming up (I actually started it today). I have a lot of pressure on me because last year I scored 600(100%) for math and 2 wrong for English(I don't remember my score).. So I have been studying like crazy and the embarrassing flakes are not helping with the stress. So I decided to just stop the regimen until summer break, which is in June. I am NOT giving up, and I expected flakes but just not this bad. During the break, I won't see anyone so I just think it makes sense to start then.. and I wish had waited in the first place.. But anyways, that's my plan. I'm sorry for not updating as soon as I decided this. I started using the Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser and then switched to Purpose Gentle Cleanser. Bad idea, it made my face WAY more drier. I also used Cetaphil Cream which helped, but didn't the eliminate flakes and neither did jojoba oil. I am currently using the same products (check out my profile) except the BP and my skin has been the same, although less dry. It's still horrible and breaking out all the time but I'm just going to wait it out. If you have any questions for me, please just ask :} And once again, I have not given up, I'm still very motivated. But I'm just going to do the regimen in the summer. I think the break is 4 weeks long, and I'm kind of expecting the flakes to just fall off and for my new layer of skin to be in by the time the break is over, but I still wont give up if it's not. I'm also thinking about wearing makeup when the flakes go away and when the break is over because I'm just so tired of the bright red scars. Plus I'll be in 8th grade and I feel like I'm getting older and I'm ready for makeup. My parents will allow me to wear it. Do you have any makeup that you'd recommend? Please try to keep it fairly inexpensive, but if there's a product that you insist i need, I'll try to save up for it. Keep in mind that it can't interfere with the regimen. I'm looking for foundation, concealer, powder, and maybe blush and bronzer. Also can you suggest a good makeup remover? Thank you guys so much!! I really appreciate the feedback A LOT! Also, sorry for this post being all over the place, I just got home from school and I didn't really feel like taking a lot of time with writing this post.