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#1 ldandrea


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:08 PM

Hey everyone! 


So i started the regimen about 6 weeks ago. The official 6 week mark will be tomorrow. I have been experiencing much of what was expected during the regimen like dryness and redness. I have been carefully following the regimen making sure to be extra gentle, using the proper amounts, etc. 


However, it does not seem that my dryness is not getting anywhere near 'better.' In fact, it is getting worse. The dryness is spreading to my neck area (where I do not even touch) and every morning I wake up in agonizing pain because my face is flaking off all over my pillow, it hurts to yawn, and now for about 4-5 days my eyes have been burning, there is a clear funky build-up in them that sits on top of my cornea, and my ENTIRE eye (both of them), are bloodshot. I'm pretty sure it is the skin from my pillow going into my eyes when i sleep at night since I sleep with my face in my pillow. I am trying to train myself to try and sleep on my back, keep all contact with my face off the pillow, but it does not seem to be working. Yesterday when I woke up, my eyes seemed a lot better but today they are completely full of intense redness. 


I use the trick of putting jojoba oil onto my face before the BP, and it does help with the flakiness, however, that is irrelevant when I sleep. It does not work. 


As for the regimen actually doing what it is intended for, it has worked somewhat, by eliminating most of my acne, which is why I continue on with it. 


However, in recent days with a neck I can barely move because it hurts and flakes, red, irritated, bloodshot eyes, a face full of flakes, a pillow full of flakes, and acne, I am starting to wonder if i should just go back on my acne pills. It literally makes me look and feel like complete CRAP. 


If anyone has any suggestions to my eye problem and the flakiness problems mainly, please respond ASAP! I have finals all this week and I would really not like to look high and flaked for them. The way I feel on the outside really effects my inner feeling and how well I can think. If my eyes are burning and gritty, I am gonna worry about that the whole time and not be able to focus. Please help, it would be really appreciated! Thanks so much everyone! 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:01 AM

That is still your skin getting used to the BP. I was still experiencing the dryness and flaking around the 6th week too. Even when I got completely clear at the 10th week it was still a little bit of a problem. Adding in AHA helps with the flakiness! Try that out and see if it help for you. Also, at night, even if your face will look like an oil slick, lather on a lot of moisturizer. It really helps.

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
- 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. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/


Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used --- http://www.acne.org/...on-the-regimen/

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