Just going to keep track of my Regimen progress on here. My skin was pretty fine around two months ago, I still got a couple pimples but normally it wouldn't have worried me. Then I met this lovely girl and wanted to clear up 100% for her, so I went and started experimenting. Now, two months later, my skin looks hellish. Well, to be honest, it's not THAT bad... but it's the worst it's been since March, when I last had a bad breakout. Before that I was staying pretty clear with minimal regimen use, limited cleansing, no moisturizing, just watching what I eat and getting enough sun. The reason my skin went down the drain again is two, well perhaps threefold... 1) I tried a supplement with omega-6 in it and also OD'd on almonds, throwing my omega balance out of whack and giving me cystic acne on my chin. I then 2) did a very manly thing and decided to wear concealer. First it was on a spot or two but eventually I was putting it all over my face every time I went out. A lot of times while wearing it during the day, any pimples underneath would grow to massive proportions, plus I always seemed to get a couple new ones every time I donned it. Finally, 3) I experimented with probiotics and fiber supplements, and that was THE WORST. I got such painful pimples around my mouth that I could barely open it. Lesson learned: constipation causes acne in a major way because the body isn't able to eliminate all the toxins through your stool that it normally would... so out it goes through your face.
Anyway, right now I have tiny little pimples all over my cheeks, some on my forehead, a couple big painful ones around my mouth / chin region as well as along my jawline, and a slew of tiny little ones on my lipline. What bothers me most are the lipline ones, because they are so red and they are in such a conspicuous place.
I've been on the regimen on and off since summer 2010, so I know what to expect... I'm going to start by using the regimen at night only, then just cleanse / moisturize in the mornings. My skin is already somewhat irritated since I've been using a lot of 10% BP lately, so I dont' want it to get worse.
Products I'm using...
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Dan's 2.5% BP
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
(EDIT: I am not using these products anymore!)
Over and out.
Edited by wombat666, 15 July 2013 - 08:58 PM.