(I'm really bad at keeping track of days - Every time I post, I'm writing the day number hesitantly )
I went to a different university's open day today. It was pretty slow an boring because I got there 2 hours earlier than I needed to to hear the info session I was going for. But I killed time listening to the live music and eating fairy floss They also had people (visual arts students I'm guessing) doing portraits for $5. They looked so good! Part of me wanted to have one done, but I was too worried about how someone would draw me... even though I've been feeling ok about my skin lately.
I still have some active acne, but nothing compared to what it was a month ago.
I guess there's not really a lot to say...
I'm still using Johnson's top-to-toe cleanser, Benzac BP with Cetaphil moisturiser and (I don't even remember the brand) jojoba oil at night and Neutrogena oil free SPF 15 moisturiser in the morning. I sometimes use a bit of cetaphil first in the AM if my skin has been really dry. I have a small bottle of and Aveeno SPF 15 moisturiser to try but I haven't used it yet. I patch tested it though and it's thicker than the Neutrogena one.
I wish I could get a higher SPF though. Being naturally pale and living in Australia makes me weary of sun damage (plus increased sensitivity from BP and more when I add AHA) but it's hard to find suitable sunscreens. At least the SPF in the moisturisers are better than nothing!
I still haven't started AHA yet... I'm worried it might make me start peeling or something... so I'll wait until this Thursday night - so I have the Friday and weekend for my skin to adjust to it if it does make my skin peel or go red.
I don't have the acne.org AHA, but for people who use that AHA - do you use it twice a day? Is it in place of a moisturiser or do you apply it after BP and before moisturiser?
I'll try and use the product I have in a similar way if I can.
I haven't done a photo update (even just for my own tracking) in a while. Well it feels like a long time for me - I just feel like I've had a lot going on lately! Might do one in the next week if I have time or remember.
Edit: Forgot to mention that on ocassions where my skin is feeling very dry I've been gently exfoliating with a face towel after cleansing. I don't do this often though but when I have done it, it's worked well for me and hasn't seemed to irritate my skin or cause breakouts (which is great because I think every exfoliating scrub or wash I've tried in my life has caused breakouts for me). I know this isn't part of the regimen, which is why I use this method sparingly, but sometimes I feel I need to - and like I said, it works well for me.
Edited by Lilly75, 11 August 2013 - 01:39 AM.