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#1 xdevochkax

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 07:55 PM

I've been off the regimen for a bit now and the residual flakes are all gone (if you want to see why I went off the regimen, read my log). I wore foundation for the first time in a LONG time yesterday and I'm wondering if I shocked my skin with the combo of using foundation & coming off of the BP or the foundation broke me out. Or maybe I just won't know?


In a nutshell, I've had mild/moderate adult on-set acne which began towards the end of 2009. Regarding my beliefs and the previous skincare/lifestyle changes I've tried, I have been conflicted, misinformed, resistant, allergic, and had my hopes up too high only to be let down. Many of my previous posts on here will reflect that. Considering I have never found an explanation as to why I developed acne in my twenties, whereas I've had flawless skin my entire life up until then, I claim to know nothing. I'm still fighting the fight and can only offer my humble advice.

Currently:
Began Accutane (Myorisan) on Sept. 30th, 2014 for a 6 month course (plus any leftover pills I may have) and am/will be consistently on 40mg throughout.
Month 1:  Initial breakout, lips became a little dry.
Month 2:  Skin started clearing, dry lips got worse, flaking around nose and eyebrows.
Month 3:  Skin almost completely clear, lips became less dry, eyes and eyelids began to get dry, still flaking around nose and eyebrows.
Month 4:  TBA

Skincare:
AM:
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF 50 for Face
Argan or Avocado Oil (as an "eye cream")
PM:
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Rosewater
Argan or Avocado Oil (both as a moisturizer and eye cream)


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:33 PM

There is no way to know. 

 

If you're really determined to know which is the cause, you have to stick with the makeup you wore on the regimen, and wait a good period of time before switching makeup (around a month). If you wore different makeup and a breakout occurred thereafter, then you have something to work off of. 

 

Or you could do what I do. Trust my gut.




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