Yes Team Regimen will never surrender!
haha it seems we're all breaking out at this point
Bahaha, I like that "Team Regimen".
Congrats on getting through week 1. I think my experience (from memory) was similar to yours, started to get clear pretty quickly, no dryness or redness and then week 2 hit and OH MY GOD i nearly died.
Stick with it though even if you do break out this week and get red and dry. If you are consistent and persistent you will reach the other side (and the other side is the GOOD side )
haha it does have a nice ring to it! Thanks a bunch, and I'm definitely noticing that week two is a little rougher already especially since I'm starting the BP twice a day. I'll keep soldiering through though even if I start breaking out, gotta keep striving for that long-term goal of clear skin.
I'm looking pretty rough today, gotta be honest. Still no major dryness or flakiness, instead I have the opposite going on, my face looks like an oily mess after moisturizing with Cetaphil today. I have some redness but I didn't see any new active breakouts, so that's good. I'm realizing quickly though that I'm not going to be able to use Cetaphil as a moisturizer during my daily Regimen. It's great at night, but during day to day activities I can't have my face literally looking like it's a dripping oil slick. I'm gonna start using just some jojoba oil as moisturizer during my daily application until I can find a better alternative moisturizer that is light and less dewey/thick. Started on BP twice a day now so we'll see how my skin adjusts to it from this point on.
I agree! Cetaphil is great as a night time moisturizer but it's hard to go around during the day with your face looking so greasy. I'm kinda interested to know what other people use because I love my Clinique moisturizer but I know its not the most affordable.
For sure! I've never heard of the Clinique but I might check that out. I thought about possibly using just aloe vera gel as a day time moisturizer because I used that for a long ass time when I was just spotting treating with Epiduo, but I dunno if that'll be enough moisturizer while on the Regimen, so I'm just gonna stick with some jojoba oil along the dry areas of my face for now during the day.
Flagg, your pictures look good! Very few actives and those are not terribly big either. As i told Faith in Butterflies, you will begin to break out and it sucks so mentally prepare yourself for that. Glad that you are taking it slow. Team Regimen is just getting started so watch out acne.
Thanks Sasch! I'm definitely trying to get into that mindset to expect breakouts since it's pretty much a given that it'll happen in these early weeks.
BP tice a day is gonna kill you! It burns even after 3-4 hours of application, I mean it's not like SUPER bad but it's like small burning sensation. The thing I really hate is the color of my face. I read reviews that the CeraVe moisturizer is good but I'm not sure. I have a Australian Blue Lizard sunscreen with spf30, and it's also a moisturizer and Ithink it's pretty good but it feels a bit oily, so those are just 2 suggestions I have for you. Good luck on finding a moisturizer:)
I noticed a bit of a stinging and burning sensation today when I applied it, definitely felt a bit weird compared to just applying it at night. I feel you too, my face was looking red and blotchy today and I was just like UGH...wanted to cover all the mirrors cuz I was looking especially beastly. I'm gonna looking into those products too, thanks for the suggestions!