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#41 EmmaEcho

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

That's really good news! Sounds like it's going to be easier from now on. Will be interested in hearing about your DIY peels when you get started!

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 01:21 AM

That's really good news! Sounds like it's going to be easier from now on. Will be interested in hearing about your DIY peels when you get started!

 

Thanks! Hopefully it'll be smooth sailing from here! I'll update when I finally get a peel. Still too nervous to actually order one atm, haha :D.

 

7 months on Diane now! I've got one spot under my left eye....frustrating because it's in the SAME SPOT and I've had a recurring zit there for the past 3 months. -_- It's just ugly because it's where I already have a red mark so every time I get a pimple there the mark just gets darker and darker. I probably get a zit there though cause I always try to cover that part up and probably put on too much concealer on that one area.

 

Otherwise, nothing much to report on. Just working on that PIH. I really want to get a peel but I'm just so scared :(



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:31 AM

7 months

 

My left cheek has been breaking out a little. :( Nothing big, just 2-3 pimples, but they're taking FOREVER to go away. It's almost worse to get a pimple when I'm clear because I obsess over it so much and I feel like it's so noticeable because the rest of my face looks smooth and even. :'( 

 

I've been bad and slept in my makeup for a couple nights so...........I need to kick that habit -_- 



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:12 PM

UGHH left side of my cheek is still breaking out. Nothing bad, but as soon as one gets better, I see another zit popping up somewhere else. -_- On a brighter note, my right cheek is super clear and smooth and the PIH is fading. Just wish my left cheek would get it together.

 

I wonder why I suddenly broke out though :( It's been so long 



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

ANDDD the break out is gone now, yay! 

 

I really can't explain what happened though. I had my period for the first time in like 3 months at the end of January, but this breakout was mid-pack...seems kind of unrelated to me going off Diane for a week. Maybe I've been eating poorly...or not getting enough sleep...or probably even stress.

 

Anyway! Thankfully my right cheek is still clear and the PIH is continuing to fade. AHA has made my skin feel sooo much softer and smoother. It's gotten rid of practically all my closed comedones 'cause I had a lot. I've also noticed recently that i don't have to touch up my makeup much during the day. Maybe only once halfway through it? 

 

I'm going to give my left cheek a couple weeks for the newer marks to fade a little, and if my skin stays clear, I'm going to order some 35% glycolic acid and see how that goes! 



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 07:16 PM

so acne.org won't let me edit my last post so i'm gonna just redo it below -_-


7.5 months
 
So not much to update other than the fact that my skin has recovered from that random breakout and seems to be pretty calm right now. I used the Borghese mud mask about 4x this week and I think that helped lighten the marks faster and prevent new ones from popping up.
 
Anyway I finally decided to dig up some old photos and then upload some "now" photos. 
 
Late January/early February I had just started to use the DKR and my skin was not great, still getting actives:
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Early April 2013 I was fairly clear but had lots of hyperpigmentation (right-left)
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Early May 2013, I developed some weird allergic reaction to BP after using the DKR for over 4 months which resulted in my skin getting super scaly, red, dry and itchy
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It actually got worse when I went on Alesse in June but I didn't take any pictures of how bad it was because I was so depressed...
 
Anyway, 7.5 months later of my Diane 35/Clindamycin combo, plus 2.5 months of using Dan's 10% AHA+ almost every night, the current state of my skin is as follows (left - right)
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My left cheek does have a few more scars because I think those first few months of Diane made me break out worse on my left cheek than right, compounded by my recent breakout that was all the left side. But now it's smooth and at least all the marks are a lot duller/faded. The right side of my cheek is doing well! They're still there but noticeably lighter. After some deliberation and researching I've decided to order the 40% lactic acid from makeup artists choice as my first DIY peel. smile.png

Edited by dunedain, 15 June 2014 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

I ordered the Makeup Artist's Chioce 40% lactic acid a couple weeks ago and I got it in the mail yesterday! I just did it when I got home tonight. I left it on for about 3 minutes? It says like 3-7 minutes on the instructions and since it's my first time I just left it on for the lowest amount of time, was probably a little less than 3 min tbh cause I was getting nervous. It stings a little, but it actually stings less than when I first used Dan's AHA! Hopefully my skin won't get super peely tomorrow - it's not supposed to anyway since lactic acid is supposedly the mildest one of the AHAs. 

 

Anyway, as far as acne update goes, I have on spot right at the bottom right corner of my chin! It's period week so I'm not too surprised. Also I've started worrying a lot less about one pimple because the rest of my skin is doing SO well! Honestly I'm just more concerned about getting rid of my hyperpigmentation now than anything. Will hopefully do the lactic acid peel a few more times and then post some update pics in a week or two. Crossing my fingers!! :) 



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:01 AM

I seem to be purging a little from the peel. sad.png I've got one spot that is not yet formed but not really going away either and 2 other spots that aren't pimples anymore, but are just open wounds as a result of me picking from it -_- Marks appear to be fading on the rest of my face, and the texture is quite smooth. I've only done the peel twice so far...wondering how long I should wait inbetween each one? And how long until my skin stops purging? I read somewhere that it might take about 4-6 weeks so I guess I'll just have to wait and see :/

 

Ughhh I just hate these open wounds because they take FOREVER to heal properly. If I left it alone it would've been nice and flat by now and I could just cover it up with concealer. :(  


Edited by dunedain, 19 March 2014 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:10 PM

So the breakout from the peel took a while to heal, but it did! It gave me a bit of a scare though so I stopped doing it for about 3 weeks. Did one again tonight so hopefully the purge won't be as bad! I can see the results though, despite getting new pimples, so I'm just going to push on through! Will update with pictures next time hopefully.

 

I switched over to the brand name Diane and I'm 2 weeks into it now. So far I've noticed no difference in my skin - I've been clear for the past few weeks so I hope this means no initial breakout from that. The only side effect is my appetite went up again and my boobs are growing, which is an awesome plus (flat asian girl). Also, turns out it was the same price as the generic brand (????) so I was kind of annoyed. If I knew I could've been on the brand name since the very beginning and it might've kicked in a little faster. 

 

I rarely use the clindamycin now, as I don't have any actives. I don't know if I'm supposed to continue using it even when I have no spots?? Seems like it would just dry out my skin. I use AHA nightly so I feel like I already have something to keep pimples from forming. Hoping that my hyperpigmentation fades faster so that I can be more confident in the summer time :D



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 07:00 PM

Photo update: (right cheek, left cheek)
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Ignore the little dot on the bottom of my left cheek, just a spot treatment with BP. Some progress pics on the marks with better lighting. I don't know why one side is so yellow and the other side so blue?
 
I will be using the lactic acid peel tonight again - I only do it about once a week because I think last time I did it too often so my skin freaked out a little. I've also noticed I have some very small ice-pick scars on my temples and a couple on my cheeks, which is kind of upsetting because I don't know how to get rid of those. sad.png
 
I think it's fading quite well. But because I broke out from the peel last time, I had a few new marks to add to my skin... I don't mind getting the occasional pimple, honestly I don't. But how am I supposed to improve the complexion if my skin if I keep getting new MARKS. My old ones don't fade fast enough! sad.png

Edited by dunedain, 15 June 2014 - 10:09 AM.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:03 PM

Right cheek
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Left cheek
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Less improvement than I'd like, I think it's time to invest in a stronger peel maybe. But that isn't to say that there's NO improvement. Overall tone looks better I think, and some marks have definitely faded since last time. Also I haven't gotten any new pimples recently so it hasn't been adding to the marks. I might start a new thread for my PIH since I'm essentially clear now and am just working on my skin tone. smile.png

Edited by dunedain, 15 June 2014 - 10:11 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:42 AM

My current status is similar to yours, being on hormonal treatment and b.p. that keep me more or less clear of active acne but left with marks. Something that could also be used to treat them is a cream or serum with vitamin c. I have done this before and i believe it helps. I recently started using again my moisturizer with vitamin c and also a vitamin c serum. I don't know if you can add something like that to your skin routine.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:10 PM

My current status is similar to yours, being on hormonal treatment and b.p. that keep me more or less clear of active acne but left with marks. Something that could also be used to treat them is a cream or serum with vitamin c. I have done this before and i believe it helps. I recently started using again my moisturizer with vitamin c and also a vitamin c serum. I don't know if you can add something like that to your skin routine.

 

I use Dan's 10% AHA every night and 40% lactic acid peels once a week, so I'm not sure if I want to add another cream to the mix...when would I apply that relative to my current routine? I don't really use anything other than moisturiser in the morning 'cause I wear make up during the day, and I have pretty sensitive skin so I'm afraid too many different products will irritate it. Did you buy your Vit C serum? If so what brand did you buy and how much was it? Thanks! :)



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:58 AM

My current status is similar to yours, being on hormonal treatment and b.p. that keep me more or less clear of active acne but left with marks. Something that could also be used to treat them is a cream or serum with vitamin c. I have done this before and i believe it helps. I recently started using again my moisturizer with vitamin c and also a vitamin c serum. I don't know if you can add something like that to your skin routine.

 

I use Dan's 10% AHA every night and 40% lactic acid peels once a week, so I'm not sure if I want to add another cream to the mix...when would I apply that relative to my current routine? I don't really use anything other than moisturiser in the morning 'cause I wear make up during the day, and I have pretty sensitive skin so I'm afraid too many different products will irritate it. Did you buy your Vit C serum? If so what brand did you buy and how much was it? Thanks! smile.png

The one i use is made by apivita (you probably never heard that before) but it will be difficult for you to find and expensive. I can't really recommend it because the prices i have seen are about double or even more the amount i pay for it and i don't think it's worth it. I love it because it is 96% natural and quite lightweight so i can use it just before my moisturiser without feeling like it's too much or use it on its own but... I suggested vitamin c more as a substance than a specific product because i am sure you can find something as good as mine yet with a more reasonable price. Just keep that in mind, if you don't want to pay for something like that perhaps try free samples on a small and not very visible area of your face to see if it agrees with your skin.






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