Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:31 PM
Hi everyone. So I'm starting college in 29 days and I'm FREAKING OUT. Everyone in college has clear skin, it's a problem of the past and it's ridiculous that I'm still dealing with this. Most of my classes end in the early afternoon, I really don't want to be wearing make up till late, I mean, I want to enjoy myself not have all that dirty make up all over my skin for longer than is needed.
I have a lot of marks, acne right now isn't terrible, mostly on one cheek and in jaw but that's only because it's calmed down. My acne gets really awful around 2-3 weeks before my time of the month and I'm just so scared that It'll become unbearable like it has before. Any advice? Wise words? Also, I'm getting a meal plan and I'm guessing the food isn't the healthiest, anyone have a meal plan that can guide me on what to eat? I've never really been on a diet, and feel like it doesn't affect my skin but I'd like to try.
My acne has obviously affected my self esteem and i'd really like to bring it up, I feel like I didn't enjoy my life in HS, I don't want that to happen again or I'll regret it forever. How can I overcome this?
Thank you so much for any advice.
The road to success is not straight. There is a curb called Failure, a loop called Confusion; speed bumps called Friends; red lights called Enemies;caution lights called Family. You will have flats called jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination; an engine called Perseverance; insurance called Faith, and a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success!
- Morning -
Mask: manuka honey (mgo 400+) and ceylon cinnamon for 30-45 mins.
Wait a few hours to calm skin
- Night -
Equate Dark Spot Corrector
Derma e Skin Lighten
spot treat with benzoyl peroxide 5% (for now!)
- Weekly -
Once a week: Bentonite clay mask
Twice a week: Olay Microdermabrasion Kit
- Nutrition -
10,000 IU Vitamin D
50 billion Probiotic
Avoid any processed foods and no excessive sugars (<25g/day)
Avoid dairy for the most part, I still eat butter & cheese.
Lots of greens!
Acne Type: mostly severe-cystic.
Regimen Start: 5/28/14
Current State of Skin: What a change, thank God!! 99% clear, no recent cysts, very few breakout and they heal quickly. About 60% of red marks/dark spots have been reduced or disappeared. I have some minimal scarring & uneven texture but the Olay Kit is doing wonders. Very soon I will buy a dermaroller, still researching it well! The key to my regimen (nothing has ever worked like this) is the manuka honey and the vitamins.