My skin has been quite oily the past few days - it's annoying but I'm used to having oily skin - I can cope with it much more easily than dry, flaky skin! I haven't been having a problem with dryness which is good but I've still been using a fair bit of moisturiser in the morning so that's probably contributing to my skin being oily...
Not many new breakouts either. Only two or three small whiteheads. Even though I haven't had as much active acne lately, I've still had trouble with picking. (I don't pick a lot but it's mainly an issue when I get stressed or start getting into a negative thinking pattern about myself...)
When I first started the regimen I was able to reduce or stop picking for a while because I was worried the BP would make the chance of scarring from picking higher. Don't know if there is any truth to that but it worked. And now that I have less acne, you'd think it would be easier to leave alone but there's no difference really - especially when my 'triggers' are things like stress. But it's another thing I'm working on.
I think I'll use AHA again tonight. I'll have to do a bit of research into when it's best to apply it. I've tried it over and under BP but don't know which way is more effective.
Also, - I had a good day today working with little kids who have autism as part of my uni placement. I can see how challenging, interesting and rewarding it would be for the therapists who work with these kids year round. I was talking to one of the speech therapists today and she just lights up when talking about her job which is encouraging for me that I would hopefully enjoy it too. Though I did help out the OT today and their work seemed really interesting with the kids too and she also loves it... I have no idea how to figure out which career path to follow!! I'm meant to be narrowing down my choices not broadening them! It seems every week I have a new career I'm thinking about... Oh well... I'll figure it out somehow.
Hope you're all doing well
(Edit - Always speaking too soon when it comes to how my skin is doing! I just applied the regimen for the night and can feel some deeper spots under the skin about to come up. At least 2 on my cheek and 2 on my forehead / between eyes. But overall my skin is still doing well and much better than it used to be - so I'm happy with that)
Edited by Lilly75, 23 August 2013 - 03:20 AM.