So, things are looking really good. The last time I had an inflamed pimple was about three weeks ago. The last time I had a CYST was... wow... at least two months ago! DKR really works.
Generally my face is really smooth, but two weeks ago I did a Nair treatment on my face and left it on a minute too long, which ended up irritating my face a lot. I think as a result of that, I got a few clogged pores on both sides of my face. I HATE these things because they take a while to go
I've always been to have more friends online than in person, and it's a little stressful when you have acne and in the photos they can´t appreciate your acne, or if the person you're talking to you think he notices a lot on appearance or something and you feel that when you're going to meet them in person they're not going to talk to you anymore , when you meet a friend from the internet you feel an adrenaline rush, there comes anxiety, insecurities and the desire to hide... well that's what I f
So, I tried to quit the regimen and use an all natural at home skincare. That was the wrong idea. I quit cold turkey, which was probably my biggest mistake - that am switching up everything so i didn’t know what the issue was. Ugh. So I’m going back on the regimen - because clear skin is way better than this - obviously. I started today, and hopefully it clears up this weird, surface, bumpy, tiny, covering my entire face acne.
I want to joke about how uncomfortable my face makes people feel, like in Harry Potter, you know? To defeat the Boggart, you have to turn it into something ridiculous, and that's what I want to do with all of these haunting memories of people cringing, avoiding eye contact, and making certain comments about my face. I want to just say "Ridiculous!" so the laughter can make the pain go away. It is kind of funny how people get rattled at the sight of me though. They fidget and squirm and come up w
I didn't realize that I hadn't posted since last year. Well.....it's time. 2020 has been a shit show to say the least , enough so that acne was put on the back burner. So much chaos in the world , lives lost and change taking place. My skin has been rolling with the punches as much as it can. Today I still have acne. It gets worse and then it gets better but it is not as moderate as it once was. My chin is the man culprit and i'm pretty much getting inflammation there from the week before
Social isolation is so painful for me. Do you know what I'm doing right now? I have a Youtube video opened up on another tab. It's a few guys just having a friendly conversation so that I can feel a part of a group of friends, and on my phone I have another Youtube video of a guy doing what he was born to do and that's play piano. It helps with the illusion of feeling connected to someone.
I honestly don't know if I can use this blog section for these types of thoughts, but if the modera
A glance over some of the blogs here and it looks like my blog may be out of place, but acne and acne scarring is the reason for my situation. And I feel that what I want to express would be understood better here than anywhere else, and I've written in other places too just hoping that there's someone out there listening. I guess that's better than what I have now. I hope this isn't depressing for people out there that read the blog section and create their own. And if it is, I'm really sorry,
Well, it has been a little while. Current status: dying zits on my chin and jawline, and one teeny dying zit on my right mandible.
I have to say that I haven’t been as exact as I had originally intended— I still touch my face a lot, and I don’t take as much time as I should rubbing in the BP. But I do it consistently, twice a day, and am using a lot of BP, and although my skin suffered a small breakout (left jawline got a patch, as did my right), I know what it was from (the
OK! So there are a few tiny pimples on my face, but they’re not inflamed and they’re pink. Like, this is minor stuff here. That said, I’ve been on the Regimen a while and I’m thinking I could be even clearer than I am now.
I’m therefore going to experiment and do the Regimen EXACTLY as Dan says to do it: featherlight touch, waiting the full time between steps, only washing for 10 seconds, barely touching face when washing, patting dry with a towel, and not touching my face in th
Wow, I can’t believe it’s Week 11 already!
Status: one dying pimple on my right jawline (NOT a cyst!), two tiny dying pimples on my forehead, a tiny pimple on my next near my jawline on the right side... um... maybe 3 clogged pores, 4 tops, on the entire left side of my face, including the jawline?
Basically, things are looking and feeling really good.
My red marks are fading fast, and while they’re still there faintly my overall skin tone is starting to look very even and cle
Increased dose to 40mg after 2 weeks. Noticeable side effects experienced so far:
- dry lips
- tiredness/ moodiness
- itchy scalp
Skin has largely been clearing up day by day and textural issues getting better. Day 6 on increased dose and noticing breakouts coming to the top of skin.
Reviewing with derm in a couple of days
Wow, a lot has happened in the past 10 days. My face is looking and feeling really great! The pimple on my forehead, which was big and ugly, went away completely and left just a faint red mark that will probably be totally gone in a few weeks. The latent cyst on my left temple has finally resolved, as has the one on my right jawline; both were around for weeks and weeks in different stages, especially the one on my jawline. I'm talking 6 solid weeks! The right side of my face is pr
Wow, it's almost Week 8-- meaning I've been on the Regimen for almost two whole months!
Status: my skin is looking really good. The right side of my face -- forehead, cheeks, temples, chin, jawline, neck -- is almost entirely clear. I have no pimples there, and no pimples on the horizon -- just maybe 2 clogged pores on the apple of my cheek, and mayyyybe 1-2 more on the side of my face. They're imperceptible, and even though you're not supposed to pick I DID squeeze at that system of clogge
26 y/o female documenting my second round of isotretinoin/ accutane in the hope i can help others with the hardships of this condition
I say “full” because I have had a previous full course and then a course which I didn’t take for long enough due to another condition
Week 1 (Sun 28/06)
Medication - 20mg isotretinoin, 30mg prednisolone daily
Skin care routine - Carbon theory cleansing bar & moisturiser AM and PM
Diet - Clean, minimal/no dairy, probio
Well, it hasn't been that long, but writing in this thing always helps.
The three boils are a lot better-- the one under my lip is pretty much flattened out, but it's leaving a big red mark. Oh well. The one down by my jawline/lower cheek is also pretty much flat, but also seems to be leaving a red mark. The one on my cheek isn't quite flat yet and didn't come to a head, but it's also not a cyst. It's flatter than it was, though, and less red, so I guess time will tell. Not
OK, so I'm on Week 6. It's kind of hard to believe.
So for the most part, my skin is really evening out-- it's smooth, and my clogged pores are going away. I probably have less than five on my entire face, which is a big improvement. THAT SAID...
I have 3 huge, angry red zits (NOT CYSTS, thank GOD) on my face. To be fair, they are all in places where there was stuff that needed to come to the surface-- one on my left jawline/lower cheek, one on my left cheek, and a big o
Well, I don't know. It seems that breakouts come and go in waves. The good thing is that they are clearing up quickly, and that they're in places where there was already stuff lurking. I wish it would go faster!
Current status: forehead is totally good. Right temple stillll has the shrinking zit by my eye, and another zit by my hairline that was a deeply lodged thatch of blackheads. The right cheek is looking pretty good, with some more long-lodged blackheads having come to th
This is a progress post. Pics at the bottom.
My skin continues to heal, and it feels better everyday. Sometimes I get little breakouts. But they are so minor and they dont come to a head. They just disappear in a day or two as long as I leave it alone. My skin is smooth and not as dry. The only problem I encountered was when I had a drink during virtual happy hour at work. I had an unsweetened gin and tonic and broke out the next two days between my eyebrows. I was a little an
i am in search for a new cleanser, and i need your input, please help me!
im looking for a cleanser that has either 0.5% salicylic acid or less than or equal to 5% benzoyl peroxide.
something without harsh chemicals like sodium laureth sulfate.
no oils (other than tea tree oil).
no dyes or fragrances!
something that is gentle, maybe some botanical things in it like green tea, or chamomile id appreciate.
just anything you guys have used that f
Hello everyone. I am on my second week through the regimen journey, and recently my face starts to sting so badly once i put on the Benzoyl Peroxide(BP) for about 15 - 20 minutes. I always push through the pain, but now I am wondering if it is a concern. Since i am near the end of my second week, I use the full index finger length so I don't know why it stings so bad even when I started off slowly. I do see my face clearing up a bit, and there is the flakiness and dryness as usual, but I simply
weird things are happening.
god, i have so much to say... but im just so tired of it all
ok so, long story short ive developed geographic tongue over the last few months because i burned my tongue really bad back in january and it just has been crazy ever since. if u dont know what GT is, its a condition where your tongue has these patches on it and for some its not painful, but for me it is. there is no known cure and doctors still dont really know anything about it... which.
Well, absolutely no one is reading this thing, but that's OK.
My skin is looking better. I wish it would clear up a little faster, but for now I'm pleased with the progress I'm seeing. Generally, things are clearing up: areas that purge tend to stay clear, and my skin isn't that red anymore. It's still a little blotchy, but like all my times on the Regimen, this is just a fact of things for the first few weeks.
Really, I've only been on the Regimen less than 4 weeks, and
I realize I forgot to post my daily routine in my last post. So here it is for those interested:
It’s important to note that I have been on this routine for about 5 months already. And my skin only started healing about 3 weeks ago after I started my diet. So to be clear, my skin healing is because of my diet. But I thought I would post my routine anyways.
Splash with cold water
Pat dry with towel
Apply Zerafite or Atopalm moisturizer