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Day 24

So not really sure how I feel about my skin today, I have a few little skin coloured bumps by my left temple and the sides of my chin, they aren't big or red but my skin feels and looks lumpy. I have a 5 mile fun run tomorrow and am feeling really anxious about it, but literally just because I'm worried about the state of my skin...urgh I hate how my brain works and I hate my skin and how it affects every little bit of my life

I feel you on the whole anxiety thing. I find though that keeping busy helps a ton and not looking for day to day differences helps. With the Regimen, prepare to have iffy skin for 3 months. Even up to my 3rd month i was contemplating quitting. Between my 3rd and 4th month was when things took a turn for the better.

It will get easier.

Enjoy your 5K and remember to wear tons of sunscreen


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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I think you are over reacting. The pimples font even show. Trust me I rather have your skin

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I think you are over reacting. The pimples font even show. Trust me I rather have your skin

I probably am over reacting but I can't seem to stop the anxiety I have about my skin, it's not something I want to feel but whilst my skin is very up and down so is my mood

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Day 25

So today was my run, I was sooo nervous this morning but it was great fun and I really enjoyed doing it and 5 miles (8k) in 50 minutes wasn't too shabby. Skin wise it's pretty much the same but a bit sore after the run. Next big thing is my holiday to Greece with my boys, feeling excited but nervous all at the same time, going bare faced and rocking a bikini is a bit scary but be nice to have a fun time with my family. My five year old is super excited!

Here's some pics in a different lightpost-360458-0-69069000-1399830456_thumb.post-360458-0-63244400-1399830467_thumb.post-360458-0-72974500-1399830488_thumb.

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I think you are over reacting. The pimples font even show. Trust me I rather have your skin

I hear you on that ..I think there might be some underlying things bothering you and your acne is the vessel. My face used to trigger my anxiety but I realized that I was unhappy with my life in general and having clear skin validated me somehow

I probably am over reacting but I can't seem to stop the anxiety I have about my skin, it's not something I want to feel but whilst my skin is very up and down so is my mood

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Day 38 (I think!)

So it's been a while since I last posted. I have been on a lovely sunny holiday to Greece.

My skin has not benefited from the break, in fact had a few breakouts whilst away and now my skin is super dry and flakey too. Not a happy bunny.

I go to see a dermatologist for the first time on Tuesday so I'm trying to stay positive til then to see if they can help.

I currently have a healing big papule on my right jaw line and two red spots on the left side of my chin, with marks from previous spots still visible. The dryness means make ups look rubbish too so I'm stuck in a no win situation at the moment. Anyway if anyone is reading this I hope you are all happy and well x

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Day 41

So I actually saw a derm today and I'm glad I did. Typically my skin is looking quite good today but she was nice and understanding and helped a lot. She prescribed me Duac. She says as my acne is most inflammatory that the combo of benzoyl peroxide and antibiotic would be a good choice and as I have been having some success with benzoyl peroxide I'm hoping that this will work for me, so I guess this will now be a Duac log and not a regimen log

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So I am starting again!

Will add this as day -1 as I need to get some supplies tomorrow.

My skin has been very up and down since my last post. The small spots in the right if my chin have subsided but now I am getting larger inflamed spots pretty much all iver my face with no pattern as to where or when they pop up.

I have has a lot if changes in medication so I think it might be messing up my skin but the duac obviously isn't working so I'm going back to the regimen using my own uk products. Will post a pic if my yucky skin in a bit after my shower....so here goes again...wish me luck.... I need some x

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Here they are.

Currently have:

One really red sore spot on left cheek bone

Three red sore spots on right cheek bone

Small spot under nose

Small spot on right side of chin

Lots if bumps and red marks from old breakoutspost-360458-0-73849000-1411152843_thumb.post-360458-0-07548400-1411152856_thumb.post-360458-0-47660600-1411152875_thumb.post-360458-0-99036900-1411152888_thumb.

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Day 1

Woke up to another pink lump on my right cheek a teeny spot by my nose and a small spot in right side of my chin. Feeling deflated as I have had new spots everyday this past week. I just want it to stop so the ones I have can heal!

I counted 14 spots/lumps and larger marks that I had to try and cover this am ( can still see them as I'm trying not to use heavy make up)

I have to go see my sister in law in her wedding dress today and I feel like one if Cinderella's ugly sisters. I am also a bridesmaid which at the moment I'm dreading, all those eyes and all those photos

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FFS three more spots have popped up on my chin on the left side...I feel and look like crap...why won't this stop, my face has never been like this before I don't want to leave the house, work again on Monday and at this rate I'll be covered

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I don't know if anyone is reading this suppose it doesn't matter either way. I am so unhappy, my skin is a nightmare, there is no area that is totally clear. I have spots in my chin, spots on my cheeks, spots on my nose, spots in my forehead...fing everywhere and I'm miserable as hell.

I never used to break out on my cheeks and forehead I'm so so sad x

So I have;

4 spots in right cheek

2 spots in forehead

1 spot on nose

2 spots round by nose

2 spots by mouth

1 spot on left cheek

4 spots on my chin

So 16 active spots...not happy.

I just don't know what to do

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Bad bad bad bad day. Spots keep coming more and more as some seem to be going down more pop up so I have red marks, small spots and giant ones. Fuck this.

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Skin seems to be calming down a bit, have a giant spot in my chin and a few smaller ones around my face but my cheek breakout is subsiding.

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Hi! I read all your posts. Sorry to hear about the acne and the anxiety. Have you continued with the regimen? Are you seeing any improvement?

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So I haven't posted in 4 months. Things have been up and down. The dr put my in dianette and oxytetracycline and for the last few months my skins been lovely...until a few weeks ago...I had a really late period and have bed. Breaking out constantly, with big red painful lumps. Thought it had subsided again but blam last night two more...I got super upset and popped them, which just made them much redder and more raised...super upset. This is with make up...barefaced is just too upsetting

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