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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:46 AM

Very nice profile picture Alyssa! Your posts always motivate me. I should be more active and enjoy the life more lol

I was at a friend's place in NYC last weekend so I skipped the regimen for two days...and of course I got some new pimples on my cheek and jawline. Hope this week goes by quickly. If I remembered correctly, this is my third week on the regimen. Day 15? probably and things aren't really getting much better but I have hope rolleyes.gif



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:56 PM

I think it's fantastic that you're doing marathons! You go, girl surprised.gif ...I'm 41, therefore, I'll abstain from the marathons, lol.  But, I do like dancing a lot and yoga.  Looovvvee doing stretches in the mornings, it feels wonderful grinwink.gif  I have some herniated disks in my lower back, so I have to be super careful about what sort of exercises I do...

 

Face update:  I'm 90% clear!  I'm still going through a minor purge under my chin and a little on my neck.  I have a small pimple near the right side of my mouth, but it is small and looks like it's going away rather quickly.  The dreaded "eye pimples" have finally faded, leaving some scars, but I can live with that!

 

Just concealer? GIRL!  That is awesome!!  That has got to be such a great feeling!

 

Keep us updated on your marathons, Alyssa!

That is AMAZING!!!!!! 90% CLEAR?! *wah dances for you* :D You are doing so awesome girl, I'm so proud c: 

 

you can totally do marathons if you wanted to! Never can be too late :) I also got a small cyst on my chin. BLAST. It's okay though, since that's the only active on my face now :D



Very nice profile picture Alyssa! Your posts always motivate me. I should be more active and enjoy the life more lol

I was at a friend's place in NYC last weekend so I skipped the regimen for two days...and of course I got some new pimples on my cheek and jawline. Hope this week goes by quickly. If I remembered correctly, this is my third week on the regimen. Day 15? probably and things aren't really getting much better but I have hope rolleyes.gif

Thank you so much :D I love your picture too awww! Puppy :D I'm very glad I motivate you, because you all motivate me! It's just nice knowing we are not alone in this battle :) It's okay! I got a small cyst on my chin, so sometimes your face just purges or from you touching your face to much (I rested my hand on my chin too much this week because of finals, and look what happens lol) and You have hope for sure!! YOU GOT THIS! Never give up because it can only get better from this :)



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

WEEK 4 DAY 6&7:

 

 

Today was good. Stressed out because of my math final tomorrow /: so I think that's a big reason as to why I have a breakout cyst on my chin. UGH. Oh well, I know it is from stress and me studying by putting my hand on my chin *slap that habit please* but since that is like the only really active pimple, I'm okay with that...for now. wink.png

 

and here are the pictures. teehee.gif

They are not amazing differences, but I'm going to add the AHA in tomorrow night. smile.png Hoping next weeks pictures show better progress! smile.png

Most of the marks you see are red marks. /: and the right side is the after.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

Woot, woot...YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!! Let me tell 'ya...there is ALWAYS that ONE pimple that has to pop up at the last minute! Grr....(I have one on the right side of my mouth, but like I said, I'm hoping that it will go away quickly)

 

Finals are always a major stress factor, but with the awesome results you're getting, I wouldn't worry too much about stress pimples...they'll be gone soon enough!


Current skin care routine:

 

AM

 

Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

 

 

PM 

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP 

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

 

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

 

 

I've recently added a mask to my routine.  It's all natural and very cheap.  Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

 

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.  

 

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:49 PM

Woot, woot...YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!! Let me tell 'ya...there is ALWAYS that ONE pimple that has to pop up at the last minute! Grr....(I have one on the right side of my mouth, but like I said, I'm hoping that it will go away quickly)
 
Finals are always a major stress factor, but with the awesome results you're getting, I wouldn't worry too much about stress pimples...they'll be gone soon enough!

thanks girl. I just got back from a math final, I don't think I bombed it, but I also don't think I got an a or a B. I'm hoping I don't get too many stress pimples. Also, pimple that formed on my chin came to head this morning and I popped it! It had a lot of stuff in it LOL. So I'm hoping, it is on its way out as soon as possible. Is your pimple By your lip? Or is it more towards the bottom of the chin? The ones near the lips, tend to heal faster than the one by the chin.

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 03:24 PM

Alyssa, you look great!!! I'm excited for you to try the AHA, looking forward to hearing your results. I bought an AHA for my boys to use (Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free AHA-gets good reviews on here) but so far they haven't tried it. Maybe next week, since they'll be off from school for xmas break and they won't go nuts if their skin looks red and crappy for a few days. Since it's a lightweight gel they may mix it w their moisturizer. That's probably a good way to ease into it. Right now my boys are looking good, but they always seem to have that one pimple somewhere on their face that crops up-wish they could get to the point of no pimples at all! Hopefully soon!!! 



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 04:36 PM

WEEK 4 DAY 6&7:

 

 

Today was good. Stressed out because of my math final tomorrow /: so I think that's a big reason as to why I have a breakout cyst on my chin. UGH. Oh well, I know it is from stress and me studying by putting my hand on my chin *slap that habit please* but since that is like the only really active pimple, I'm okay with that...for now. wink.png

 

and here are the pictures. teehee.gif

They are not amazing differences, but I'm going to add the AHA in tomorrow night. smile.png Hoping next weeks pictures show better progress! smile.png

Most of the marks you see are red marks. /: and the right side is the after.

Looking good Alyssa! I always get new pimples when I'm stressed out. I have tons of examples lol...

 

I continuously got pimples throughout grads school cuz I was working two jobs while being a fulltime student and working one overnight shift every week but my acne that time was just moderate and I used BP now and then which helped.

 

Then I started breaking out madly when I started my job after grads school, I think that was due to combination of new environment and stress. I went to a derm and was told I was having severe acne. antibiotics and retin-a calmed that down with about half a year treatment. But the acne came back after I stopped taking antibiotics...it wasn't as bad as before taking antibiotics but it was still very problematic. I used many OTC stuff but nothing really helped. I got more stressed out and more new pimples came out.

 

Then I got a new job in great new york area and I moved up here. Between my old job and my new job, I took two months vacation to travel around and visit friends and family. My face was 90% clear at the time I finished my vacation. I wasn't taking any pills or using BP but I used facial masks. My face was clear for about three months after I started my new job. Somehow something triggered and new pimples started coming out and won't stop. More and more...first my cheek, then around my mouth, then forehead (after using BP)..thinking back, there could be many reasons that triggered it...weather was changing that time - getting colder and dryer and I wasn't applying any moisturizer..I traveled a lot during that time..I ate a lot of sweet stuff those days..I was starting my own business and was working very late every night (till 4am and woke up before 8am) after my fulltime job, that was stressful..and when I got new pimples, I couldn't stop picking them...All of those added up together resulted in a mad breakout. I can only blame myself. But lessons learned, I'm trying to have a healthier life style. Even if it didn't help with my acne, it helps with my body in the long run.

 

Right now, there are still many active pimples on my forehead and some on my cheek and around my mouth area. I got four pimples on my left cheek the other day but they became ripe so fast (like within two days) and I was able to pop them, now they are gone, left with red marks of course. I'm happy that the new pimples are going away much faster.

 

I guess I wrote too much already lol...I'm glad that I can come back here everyday to see how everyone is doing and motivate myself. :) Tomorrow is the last work day of the year for me yay! I hope everyone is having an amazing holiday season!



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:09 PM

Your latest progress pictures look great. I'm almost on week four of the regimen. How are you finding red marks and dryness? The redness of my skin is killing me! Are you up to full fingers length of BP?



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

Alyssa, you look great!!! I'm excited for you to try the AHA, looking forward to hearing your results. I bought an AHA for my boys to use (Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free AHA-gets good reviews on here) but so far they haven't tried it. Maybe next week, since they'll be off from school for xmas break and they won't go nuts if their skin looks red and crappy for a few days. Since it's a lightweight gel they may mix it w their moisturizer. That's probably a good way to ease into it. Right now my boys are looking good, but they always seem to have that one pimple somewhere on their face that crops up-wish they could get to the point of no pimples at all! Hopefully soon!!! 

Thanks girl, that means a lot to me :) I'm very nervous about the AHA! I think I might use it on a day I don't have work...so It looks like it will be sometime next week!!! I just am scared my skin might get irritated and I don't want to work 8 hour shifts this week with an inflamed face...so i'll wait till my shorter shifts later in the week :D 

That's a great idea for your sons, do it while no one can see if their skin gets aggrivated. I think I'd do the moisturizer too, maybe. I know what you mean, as soon as I'm almost clear, one pops up. I'm like WHAAAAT >:( heheh. 



WEEK 4 DAY 6&7:

 

 

Today was good. Stressed out because of my math final tomorrow /: so I think that's a big reason as to why I have a breakout cyst on my chin. UGH. Oh well, I know it is from stress and me studying by putting my hand on my chin *slap that habit please* but since that is like the only really active pimple, I'm okay with that...for now. wink.png

 

and here are the pictures. teehee.gif

They are not amazing differences, but I'm going to add the AHA in tomorrow night. smile.png Hoping next weeks pictures show better progress! smile.png

Most of the marks you see are red marks. /: and the right side is the after.

Looking good Alyssa! I always get new pimples when I'm stressed out. I have tons of examples lol...

 

I continuously got pimples throughout grads school cuz I was working two jobs while being a fulltime student and working one overnight shift every week but my acne that time was just moderate and I used BP now and then which helped.

 

Then I started breaking out madly when I started my job after grads school, I think that was due to combination of new environment and stress. I went to a derm and was told I was having severe acne. antibiotics and retin-a calmed that down with about half a year treatment. But the acne came back after I stopped taking antibiotics...it wasn't as bad as before taking antibiotics but it was still very problematic. I used many OTC stuff but nothing really helped. I got more stressed out and more new pimples came out.

 

Then I got a new job in great new york area and I moved up here. Between my old job and my new job, I took two months vacation to travel around and visit friends and family. My face was 90% clear at the time I finished my vacation. I wasn't taking any pills or using BP but I used facial masks. My face was clear for about three months after I started my new job. Somehow something triggered and new pimples started coming out and won't stop. More and more...first my cheek, then around my mouth, then forehead (after using BP)..thinking back, there could be many reasons that triggered it...weather was changing that time - getting colder and dryer and I wasn't applying any moisturizer..I traveled a lot during that time..I ate a lot of sweet stuff those days..I was starting my own business and was working very late every night (till 4am and woke up before 8am) after my fulltime job, that was stressful..and when I got new pimples, I couldn't stop picking them...All of those added up together resulted in a mad breakout. I can only blame myself. But lessons learned, I'm trying to have a healthier life style. Even if it didn't help with my acne, it helps with my body in the long run.

 

Right now, there are still many active pimples on my forehead and some on my cheek and around my mouth area. I got four pimples on my left cheek the other day but they became ripe so fast (like within two days) and I was able to pop them, now they are gone, left with red marks of course. I'm happy that the new pimples are going away much faster.

 

I guess I wrote too much already lol...I'm glad that I can come back here everyday to see how everyone is doing and motivate myself. smile.png Tomorrow is the last work day of the year for me yay! I hope everyone is having an amazing holiday season!

Oh wow that is a lot to take in . :( I'm sorry that your face just broke out like that. I can't imagine being clear for three months and then having it come back...that would be so heart wrenching. You are strong... sometimes when we move to a new place our bodies have to adjust and sometimes there are things out of our control that mess with our faces (smog, wind etc) but the fact that you keep pushing no matter what is thrown at you is very inspirational! 

 

I know what you mean though, when I get a pimple now, it gets ripe as you say, within the next day and then heals as soon as I lather the BP over it. I'm quite amazed of how fast the BP mask (i think of it as a mask since we are lathering it all over face) dries up and heals the acne so quickly. 

 

Are you suffering with dry skin right now?? Just curious because I still have it and want it to go away already!!! >_< 

 

and yes happy holiday!!!!! 



Your latest progress pictures look great. I'm almost on week four of the regimen. How are you finding red marks and dryness? The redness of my skin is killing me! Are you up to full fingers length of BP?

Why hello there :D 

 

Yes, I am at a full finger length of BP. My skin is still VERY dry, I can't put foundation on, so I just put concealer (which i didn't think i could pull off but since my face is clearer i am finally free of foundation!!!!!! (liquid makeup) 

 

The red marks are the same, they don't really seem to be going away, maybe they get a TAD lighter, but if I break out on that spot again, the redness comes back. The AHA is supposed to be used for the red marks, not the BP so I don't expect results on them until I incorporate the AHA...Which will be sometime this week. Eventually lol. 

 

We are on the same week, around it anyways. Is your skin looking better? I hope so! :D



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:44 PM

Month 1 day 2: 

 

Skin is looking luminous today!!! Just in time since my boyfriend is coming over. wub.png eusa_pray.gif

 

It's going to feel amazing not looking away from him wondering if my face looks bad! I'm very excited biggrin.png

My dry skin is still bad but I've developed a way to make it less noticeable. I put the lotion on, and just as it is about to dry, 

and still a tad wet, I incorporate the concealer, and it doesn't give the dry skin a chance to flake. However with this method, you must check your face in an hour or two, to pull off the flakes that have formed from unintentionally touching your face or scratching an itch. 

 

I hope everyone else is doing great!! Today honestly, If i didn't have red marks, I'd walk around with NO makeup!!! Cheers to more of this to come. amused.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 07:41 PM

That's totally awesome...I'm so happy for you!! I bet you look great! I think the regimen does truly great things but I also think that the more your skin clears, the happier and more confident you are... which leads to less stress, which leads to less breakouts. So it all kinda works together! hifive.gif

 

My boys have almost no new pimples. Just red marks. And they're really not even that dark anymore, more like pinkish marks. We'll be seeing alot of family over the holidays so I'm soooo thankful that their skin looks good! Cheers to that!



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 11:09 PM

That's totally awesome...I'm so happy for you!! I bet you look great! I think the regimen does truly great things but I also think that the more your skin clears, the happier and more confident you are... which leads to less stress, which leads to less breakouts. So it all kinda works together! hifive.gif

 

My boys have almost no new pimples. Just red marks. And they're really not even that dark anymore, more like pinkish marks. We'll be seeing alot of family over the holidays so I'm soooo thankful that their skin looks good! Cheers to that!

I'm excited for your boys as well :) It is totally true though, if it wasn't for the pesky red marks the skin would look amazing!

 

MONTH 1 day 3: 

Today was good :) got a pimple under neath my nose but I popped it, so hopefully its on its way out soon. :D I hope everyone else is doing great :) just I hate those red marks! 



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:17 PM

Woot, woot...YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!! Let me tell 'ya...there is ALWAYS that ONE pimple that has to pop up at the last minute! Grr....(I have one on the right side of my mouth, but like I said, I'm hoping that it will go away quickly)
 
Finals are always a major stress factor, but with the awesome results you're getting, I wouldn't worry too much about stress pimples...they'll be gone soon enough!

thanks girl. I just got back from a math final, I don't think I bombed it, but I also don't think I got an a or a B. I'm hoping I don't get too many stress pimples. Also, pimple that formed on my chin came to head this morning and I popped it! It had a lot of stuff in it LOL. So I'm hoping, it is on its way out as soon as possible. Is your pimple By your lip? Or is it more towards the bottom of the chin? The ones near the lips, tend to heal faster than the one by the chin.

Hey Alyssa...been a few days!! The holidays always have me busy, busy, busy!  No...the pimple wasn't by my lip.  Just off to the side of my mouth.  It is gone now!  My face is CLEAR!! No actives!  My neck and jawline is clearing up very nicely, but there are some undergrounds that are probably going to be surfacing and clearing soon.

 

I'm so glad things are going well for you!  Sounds like The Regimen is working! Whooo hoo!!!


Current skin care routine:

 

AM

 

Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

 

 

PM 

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP 

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

 

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

 

 

I've recently added a mask to my routine.  It's all natural and very cheap.  Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

 

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.  

 

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation

 

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 02:55 PM

Month 2 week 2

 

Sorry for not posting in a while, Christmas has gotten me sooo busy with working all day and family get togethers.

 

My face is okay, it was clear for a while then I got my period (I get it every 3months) so my face got angry from all the hormones

and I have about 4-5 new actives. MOTHER FUDGER LOL. I have one under my nose...again... and one like on the side of my lip, that is finally

going away, that one hurt really bad everytime I smiled. I also have one on the left side of my neck, under my jawline and another one right near it. 

 

They are healing but dang the dry skin has come back full force. :( It's upsetting that I can't even kiss my boyfriend because I wonder if any of the skin layers

are flaking off. I thought the dry skin would be gone by now but it literally is like, I rubbed my hand against my face and a douse of flakes will come falling down. 

 

save me. lol.

 

Still keeping to it and going to add AHA right now for the first time. IT SAYS only at night, but since I'm staying in all day, I'm using it now. I wonder if it acts like a moisturizer too, I don't know. :/ but we will see the aftermath tonight or tomorrow lol. 

 

I hope everyone had a great holiday! 



 

Woot, woot...YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!! Let me tell 'ya...there is ALWAYS that ONE pimple that has to pop up at the last minute! Grr....(I have one on the right side of my mouth, but like I said, I'm hoping that it will go away quickly)
 
Finals are always a major stress factor, but with the awesome results you're getting, I wouldn't worry too much about stress pimples...they'll be gone soon enough!

thanks girl. I just got back from a math final, I don't think I bombed it, but I also don't think I got an a or a B. I'm hoping I don't get too many stress pimples. Also, pimple that formed on my chin came to head this morning and I popped it! It had a lot of stuff in it LOL. So I'm hoping, it is on its way out as soon as possible. Is your pimple By your lip? Or is it more towards the bottom of the chin? The ones near the lips, tend to heal faster than the one by the chin.

Hey Alyssa...been a few days!! The holidays always have me busy, busy, busy!  No...the pimple wasn't by my lip.  Just off to the side of my mouth.  It is gone now!  My face is CLEAR!! No actives!  My neck and jawline is clearing up very nicely, but there are some undergrounds that are probably going to be surfacing and clearing soon.

 

I'm so glad things are going well for you!  Sounds like The Regimen is working! Whooo hoo!!!

That is great :D I'm very happy you are clear!!! I'm so proud :') I'm really struggling with period pimples right now, first time on period on the regimen and dry skin. I also ate chocolate, which seems to always break me out...but it taste so good... WHYYY lol



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:18 PM

Just put AHA on

O_O it kinda stung but I'm guessing that's because of the dry skin... Idk how much to out on so I did a fingers length...

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:03 PM

Hope you had a nice holiday too! Looking forward to hearing what you think of the AHA. My boys still haven't started it.... they are very hesitant to try it because they don't know how their skin will react. They didnt want to look red and irritated for Christmas, plus weather here is so cold and dry that their skin is drier than ever. Grrrr! I think they'll just have to bite the bullet and try it soon. Their skin looks good, a few small new pimples, but ok in general. Just wish they could get to the point where they have NO new pimples. They will be at 6 weeks tomorrow.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 07:36 AM

Sorry I didn't reply for a while. Christmas and all that. Hows your skin looking at the moment? I've had a couple of active spots (pimples) break out but I'm not bothered about the active ones. Its just how red parts of my face looks, and the dryness!!! No matter how much moisturiser I apply, it doesn't seem to get rid of the flakey areas. I've seen you've found this as well.

 

Have you applied the AHA yet...how did it go?



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:49 PM

MONTH 2 WEEK 2:

 

Breaking out a tad more... I think it's just my period wrapping up and my dry skin is still really bad. I wonder when it's supposed to go away?

It's almost ridiculous :( I mean my face looks amazing but the dry skin is just yuck lol. It's okay just not great! Should I just lather moisturizer on all day long when I'm home? no idea...

Have a couple actives on my lower jaw, no idea why! 



Hope you had a nice holiday too! Looking forward to hearing what you think of the AHA. My boys still haven't started it.... they are very hesitant to try it because they don't know how their skin will react. They didnt want to look red and irritated for Christmas, plus weather here is so cold and dry that their skin is drier than ever. Grrrr! I think they'll just have to bite the bullet and try it soon. Their skin looks good, a few small new pimples, but ok in general. Just wish they could get to the point where they have NO new pimples. They will be at 6 weeks tomorrow.

I think you should try the AHA ! I used it once and honestly see a good amount of less redness!!! Is there skin REALLY dry? are they at full fingers length of BP yet?? 



Sorry I didn't reply for a while. Christmas and all that. Hows your skin looking at the moment? I've had a couple of active spots (pimples) break out but I'm not bothered about the active ones. Its just how red parts of my face looks, and the dryness!!! No matter how much moisturiser I apply, it doesn't seem to get rid of the flakey areas. I've seen you've found this as well.

 

Have you applied the AHA yet...how did it go?

It's all good :) I hope you had a good Christmas! My skin is looking actually pretty awesome but my dry skin sucks :( I feel you will the dry skin. It is just like stupid!!! idk if i should lighten up on the BP?

 

I tried the AHA for the first time and it really helped! burned a little but my redness went done with the first dose, no joke! 



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Posted 30 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

Ok - My boys finally tried the AHA yesterday morning (mixed in w moisturizer) and of all weird things, had totally different reactions to it. My older son, who has more redness to his skin naturally, seemed to react really well to it. The red marks calmed down and his skin looked really good overall.
My younger son, on the other hand, who has no redness to his skin and far fewer red marks, seemed to have a bad reaction to the AHA. The couple red marks he does have flared up by the end of the day and he had an under skin bump form along his jawline, almost like a cyst. I freaked out a little because neither of my kids has ever had a cyst, and his acne has always been pretty mild. He iced it and took Advil and it went down but I'm not sure why he even had that reaction - it doesn't seem common for AHA to do that ?? Idk if it was something else that caused it but he didn't do anything else differently. Needless to say now he doesn't want to try AHA again.
Their skin is definitely dry right now but never flaky. It's more like a rough type of dryness that they get. It could be because they are using lotion-type BP instead of the gel BP (store bought). And since they don't apply it to their entire face, only cheeks and chin, they probably use about half finger length. So using less may keep their skin from getting flaky too. Alyssa, maybe try using less BP for a few days if the dryness is bad. Experimenting with the amount you use and finding the right balance may be key.

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:13 PM

I know that this doesn't have to do with the regimen, but you're a very pretty girl and have stunning eyes :)

Edited by Monicalovesben, 30 December 2013 - 05:13 PM.





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