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My Regimen Log

04 March 2015 - 11:22 PM

Currently, I am drinking, and on my way to being drunk as intended. You see, I'm not doing "this" because alcohol tastes good or I because I have an addiction. I drink socially is all on occasion- never to stupor. No, this is to release endorphins that will shall we say.. elevate my mood a bit...much needed.


My ex never commented on my acne really. Never really cared. I guess that's noble and good quality of her. But does not excuse her for using me as she did;two years and I have nothing to show for it.b!tch. 


Moving forward here, I'm starting a log/blog for my results of 1) no masturbation or sex until well ...marriage? Certainly the next relationship I have which seems as dim as the farthest star..I do not see it happening unless by divine intervention. 


Secondly, I started using Derma E's tea tree oil cleanser and Aztec healing mask clay thing with ACV. I will be starting the clay in the am (i work noc's) with the cleanser in the day time.


Seen a post for lactoferrin pill. My try it. Idk. 


Anyway.My short history: 24 y.o male who works strictly nights keeping those under my care alive and in some cases comfortable during the dying process. battled acne since 17 and have tried numerous OTC and prescription products that have failed in long run. I eat relatively better than before with fresh produce, greens, antibiotic free chicken, limited beef, drink coconut water, fresh fruit smoothies on occasion and with the exception of now, no alcohol.   


Day 1 i have 2 active areas with redden marks left from previous breakout. wish they would fade faster...

..and i haven't had sex in 1 week to be exact. 

Smoothie Ideas?

20 October 2014 - 04:56 PM

My roommate got this magic bullet blender thing from her mother i believe as "complimentary award" for working at some company.

First it was kinda of a joke, but now we use this thing regularly. More so since i have gotten the hang of "moderation" with different fruits-alittle blueberries goes along way as far as taste is concerned!


So far my favorite accidental concoction is: black berries, raspberries, and a hint of pineapple junks. I meant to use strawberries, but i like this better.   


I will do this x4 a week and the benefits speak for them self. Energy, alertness, attitude and mood improvement, i do not seem to experience a caffeine withdrawal headache as often. Skin wise i can say it has definitely helped maintain clarity. 


I am looking for other ideas. It took me about 2 months of on and off  trying to get it right. I use to use almond milk, but now just filtered water. I also use froze fruit because its cheaper and doesn't spoil as fast. Fresh fruit is sooo expensive here. You have to buy bulk, but i can't use it all before it goes bad most of the time. 


What have you tried?

Aftershave Working Wonders

13 August 2014 - 05:02 AM

Well, this is for those guys who shave because they must or because it looks good, however, are hesitant because every time they know after shaving their face becomes an oil field for at least a day or more. I myself loved a smooth, to small amount of scruff, but i knew shaving led to acne every time...every time. I now i'm not alone. I've known this now for probably 3 years, yet have been helpless really. Before knowing shaving was a major culprit, I probably spent 1200 or more in different expensive acne solutions, topicals, medications, creams soaps, lotions, treatments etc. 


All with minor relief. By switching from blade to electric razor...and back to different blades and then electric again...oh my I have struggled. All my thinking of increased skin infection with shaving was right.. but wasn't the smoking gun as i still persistently developed nodular, small to medium bumps, cysts, and sometimes the occasional inflamed pimple. Tretinoin helped any wrinkles i might have had, but gave me more noninflammed comedones. BP worked, but caused unsightly redness all the time and burned me more than i care to admit. Differin was temperamental. It seemed to help, but then again didn't..prevenitivly anyway.


By chance 2wks ago I went down walmart's shaving isle and seen "Bump Patrol" I looked at it and read it and then seen the cheap price of 7.99 and said "well it can't hurt". Now given that I have research product ingredients for a long time knowing what it was before hand I would have never bought it online or in store. Considering its alcohol, and basically aspirin (similar to SA/BHA) I would have passed right along. Every time i use BHA even 1% I get small bumps everywhere not to mention overly dry. 


And alcohol on the face? Are you kidding that goes against everything we know when it comes to high concentrations. And i've tried them before in different treatments such as "natural BHA serums" which were carried via alcohol.... 


Yet I report that this product



Has kept the nodules down and non existent after 3 shaves which is unheard of for me.


Bear it mind I do not post "raving reviews" I do not work for any company, nor do i support spending $$$ on 1.7 fl of some junk that probably wont work. Just my 2 cents for those guys that shave and have acne that is worse after shaving. 



This product is strong, I mean STRONG,  i use it in the AM before bed currently because i work nights. Use once daily or as tolerated. It burns for 3 and stings for a couple minutes and then gets better. Its also sticky until it dries. 

To add i have been suffering since high school so many years ago it seems. Struggled and have tried so many things that i am almost embarrassed to admit it.So i strugged for a good 5 years before i switched routines and bought even more stupidly expensive stuff and tried so more. Finally discovering that acne became worse after shaving, but flopping back and forth from razor to electric as razor with no success, lead me to try again more products, shaving creams, lotions, etc-to the point i gave up and went with electric and nothing just differin cream at night whenever i felt like it.


So yea... kinda of stupid to think a $8.00 bottle has given me relief after 8 years + of suffering. How stupid...i'm somewhat depressed actually. 

Exfoliating Cleanser

14 June 2014 - 10:27 PM

As the title states I am looking for a decent, no frills exfoliating cleanser that will take care of the "flakes" and light peeling associated with retinoid use. I hate moisturizers otherwise;dan's would work if it didn't turn ya yellow or make you look shiny. 


I ask if anyone has had good experience with one that is gentle, non drying,  and not too harsh. I would like to be able to use it every day/every other if need be but not less. Its harder to keep track if its not almost continuous use. 


I would like a suggestion that is free of BHA/SA. Both products cause me to break out worse. I think chemical exfoliation by the means of glycolic, lactic acid, or some other way that isn't by rough, harsh granules. Also, something that isn't full of a bunch of "crap" such as fancy weird named extracts and oils that market up the retail value. 


So if anyone has any suggestions please list. Thank you very much. 

New Labeling

28 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

Ordered the BP 8oz for standby when all hell breaks loose...I noticed that the packaging changed since like the last time ordered (+2yrs?). 


Just thought i'd say i like the though. Very simplistic and minimal. Its not a billboard of advertising either. Well done.


However, the wrapping of the label could be better as its pretty sloppy. The seem is all over the place. 




EDIT: i see i put this in the wrong forum. Didn't read that fine print....