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My Acne Rollercoaster > Week 9

Posted 27 January 2013

Apologies for the lack of update; I've been overseas! My initial breakout has cleared up wonderfully, bar some relatively minor red marks that will presumably fade with time, and I'm not getting any new actives. 
I'm trying to keep my skin regime simple so it's currently as follows:
Nubian Heritage African Black Soap...

My Acne Rollercoaster > Week 2

Posted 28 November 2012

In my second entry, I posted two current pictures of the Retin-A (tretionoin 0.05%) breakout/purge I experienced 5 days into it.
Looking back now, that was nothing. This is what my skin currently looks like:


It has looked the same for the last 5 days, more or less. Some of those are red marks. Some of...

My Acne Rollercoaster > Week 1

Posted 23 November 2012

My mother commented on how severe my face was looking this morning. It's red, raw, and bumpy as all hell. It honestly hasn't looked this bad in years. I recently read somewhere that with a Retin-A initial breakout/purge, you can expect 15 months worth of acne in the span of 3 months due to the accelerated cell turnover. I seem to have experienced...

My Acne Rollercoaster > My Current Skin Regime (23/11/12)

Posted 23 November 2012

So, last entry I talked about using Neo Strata's Ultra Smoothing Cream (10% glycolic acid) and Retin-A (0.05% tretinoin). However, reintroducing these two products together, after not having used either for over 1.5 years, turned out to be a tad harsh on my skin! My face is incredibly angry right now, and suffering from both chemical burns and some...

My Acne Rollercoaster > My Current Skin Regime (21/11/12)

Posted 20 November 2012

St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser
Neo Strata Ultra Smoothing Cream
Shiseido SPF 30+ Sun Protection Lotion
I'll add a foundation when I go out; it was MAC's Studio Sculpt SPF 15 for a while, but I've just started using the Bourjois Mineral Matte.

St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser
0.05% Tretinoin Cream

This is actually my...