Hey everyone. The last time I made a post was when I said I was going to put the regimen on pause till summer break because the flakiness was really bad, so I thought i would just wait till I won't be out in public often. So i did wait till summer break and I did start it again, but then stopped again because i was lazy and not motivated enough. After I stopped, I still had blemishes but they weren't as many as I had while I was in school. After I gave up on the regimen, I had been using the Clean and Clear foaming cleanser for sensitive skin. it wasnt that great. so one day I was bored an started shopping around on Amazon.com and I saw a sulfur soap by Grisi and I bought it. It didn't make a huge different, but it did help a bit. So as a spot treatment I started using tea tree oil again and Burts Bees and Alba acnedote spot treatments. I think the burts bees helped only slightly, and i hadnt been using the alba one long enough to judge. The tea tree oil didnt really do much, I think my skin got used to it. I forgot to mention that the blemishes I get are hard, red, angry papules that turn to pustules and i have small, annoying bumps on my forehead that will just not go away. So about 4 days ago, i decided to try dans BP again on my problem areas, aka my forehead and cheeks. I only meant to use it as a spot treatment but i ended up putting it on my whole face. The next morning I noticed some of the small bumps on my forehead dried up up, but not completely. And I applied the bp differently than i did in the past. This time, i didnt follow dans instructions to be all slow and SUPER gentle though i wasnt rough. I mean, i WAS gentle just not overly gently and slow. I think thats why i got fed up with his regimen, because u have to be all slow and stuff. but the way i applied it was take a pea size and rub it between my fingers and apply to forehead, and the same with cheeks. Then, the next day after i used BP, i cleaned my room and saw my clarisonic mia 2 that i had bought in 6th grade but abandoned. I decided to start using it again just because. I am using it with the deep pore brush because that the only one I have that is clean and not used. I want to get the delicate head though. So for the past 3 days, I think my forehead has been clearing up because of the BP and the 2 pustules that I've had are drying out. But now, on the 3rd day I can feel part of my cheeks and my mouth and chin area getting dry. So ive applied jojoba oil to those areas before BP. My forehead is as greasy as a pizza, so i dont think it will dry out. My face has been really red though. I'm pretty sure it's from the BP as well as the clarisonic. But i'd rather have an overall red face than a face covered with active blemishes. But still, i dont want the redness. So do you know any ways to get rid of it? Also, i have been wearing foundation on some days. (like once a week or less) Its the covergirl stay fabulous 3 in 1. Its not full coverage, but i dont want a full coverage, because i wanna keep it a lil natural looking.
A real big problem though is the hyper pigmentation on my cheeks. I would say that its worse than the actual acne. If i had no scars, my face wouldnt look that bad. Can u plz give me advice as to how to lighten it. So that's it for my update, i only recently started this new regimen so i dont know if its going to work out or not. Let me know if you have just any general advice. I would really appreciate it.
Alsooooo i have really bad body acne on my back, shoulders, and upper arms. As well as MANY scars. Any tips? I basically lost all hope with my back . I have just been using the suflur soap and i think it helps but the scars are a really big problem..
And do you know any recipes that are good for acne prone ppl for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks? Thank you all so much.
morning - cleanse with grisi sulfur bar soap(use hands), apply jojoba oil to dry areas (and around eye area to protect, i think i might start using vaseline at night for eye area), apply BP all over but mostly on acne prone places and just smear the excess everywhere else, apply olay sensitive skin moisturizer spf 15 (the one that dan recommends), apply more jojoba oil if need or cetaphil cream.
night - same exact thing except use clarisonic to cleanse and use cetaphil cream instead of olay.
srry that this post is not very professional , and it doesnt all flow in the right order, i am just tired at the moment.
ps again im going to the derm in about a week and im nervous. because the last time he gave my doxyclycine (idk if thats how u spell it) which made me throw up and epiduo which made my entire face so red, it looked like i had a sunburn and it was such a contrast with my body ugh. plus epiduo burned like bloody hell when u apply it. I know this probably sounds so stupid, but i want accutane. I dont think my face is bad enough for it, at its worse i'd say the acne is about moderate. But my face is so damn oily and so is my scalp and also the body acne just.. ugh.. I just feel like it will level out the oil and ive researched a lot about it and have heard many success stories and i really want it even though i dont think i need it. I feel like if i bring it up to the derm he will just laugh im my face, and i really dont think i"ll get on accutane. and yes i know how hard it is to get on it.
Edited by DreamOfSerene, 21 July 2013 - 09:57 PM.