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Week 6, Day 6

Hi again, 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

hotglue01

hotglue01

06/24/20

Week 6, Day 4

Hi there, 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

hotglue01

hotglue01

06/22/20

Week 5, Day 7

Hey hey, 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

hotglue01

hotglue01

06/19/20

Elimination/low carb diet: 6 week update

Hi all, 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

barnabyc23

barnabyc23

06/13/20

need your advice on acne products!

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 silicones.  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

winter girl

winter girl

06/12/20

Second Week, Benzoyl Peroxide stings badly.

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

Mannii188

Mannii188

06/12/20

weird things are happening// "happy" birthday

hi. 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.

winter girl

winter girl

06/12/20

Week 4, Day 6

Hey hey, 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

hotglue01

hotglue01

06/10/20

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06/10/20

My daily routine

Hi All, 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.    Morning: Splash with cold water Pat dry with towel Apply Zerafite or Atopalm moisturizer  

barnabyc23

barnabyc23

06/03/20

More on my personal experience

Hi all, My last post detailed the elimination diet for yall. I talked a little about my personal experience too but now I’m going to dig a lil deeper.  In my caveman regimen blog, my first post ever talks about how my acne developed. The short of it is this: I had clear skin up until I was 18. I never used soap on my face growing up. Just water.  I started using products when I went off to college. I started breaking out and it got progressively worse every year. You can see my skin at

barnabyc23

barnabyc23

06/02/20

Week 3, Day 4

Wow, halfway through Week 3 already? Let's see. My face is less red than the last time I wrote, which is good-- my overall skin tone is improving.  Overall status: two symmetrical big-ish papules on my jawlines that I was worried would be cystic that went down a LOT last night. I used 5% on them and spot-treated with tea tree oil, which I know isn't the Regimen but I'm so glad that they aren't going to turn into cysts. I am also currently deviating from the Regimen again AS WE SPEAK wi

hotglue01

hotglue01

06/02/20

Subcision/CROSS Carbolic/Microneedling with Dr. Rullan

I had Subcision, CROSS Carbolic and Microneedling done with Dr. Rullan on Tuesday (5/26/20). The Dr. was great! He makes you feel very comfortable during the procedure by chatting and explaining what he’s doing.  The procedure itself was not painful, ad your face is nimbed with anesthesia. It was a bit uncomfortable, as you can still feel tugging and can hear the tethers being severed, but overall I found it to be less painful than microneedling with numbing cream.  I‘m including pictu

Floribel

Floribel

05/31/20

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04/20/22

Week 2, Day 4

Hey there, OK, I'm making some deep progress on the Regimen. It's exciting! Status: the cyst on my temple is deflating significantly and isn't very red, so that's great. The rest of my forehead is looking pretty good-- the activity I had a few weeks ago in the left/middle is kind of hanging around. It's pretty imperceptible, but I want those clogged pores gone! On the right side my forehead is pretty much entirely clear. There are a few tiny clogged pores, but I think no one would noti

hotglue01

hotglue01

05/26/20

How I got started

Hi All, This post is about how I got started on my elimination diet, what approach I took and why. I thought I could give some insight for people who have never heard of the elimination diet. Forewarning: long post. Don’t even know how to begin tl:dr -ing this. Sorry!  For some background, I used to be on caveman regimen for three months. I have another blog here about that. It didn’t work for me, so I went back to regular old moisturizing and cleansing for several months before I

barnabyc23

barnabyc23

05/25/20

Pill 342

I had a pimple back in February so my dermatologist decided to let me do a few more months. Since then I haven't got a single pimple...well until today. I am not worried for now because i was expecting it - if i get a closed comedone it will turn into a pimple. It hasn't become a big pimple yet but i know it will because the skin around it is turning red. I hope this one reallz is the last one.

Week 2, Day 1

Hi all, Made it to Week 2! Feeling OK. And by "feeling OK", I mean... well, it fluctuates. Generally, my skin is still looking pretty damn good when I wake up in the morning, and I'm realizing there is room to streamline my adherence to DKR even more. It's a little tricky having a boyfriend and doing this-- especially a boyfriend with unbelievably perfect skin (seriously) -- but... oh well. I'm getting over that.  My skin is mysterious, but I also trust that DKR will clear it up.

hotglue01

hotglue01

05/23/20

Finally a solution

Hi all, I’m resurrecting this blog because I have made significant progress and I really wanted to share it with you all. And I wanted to catch you up on how I got here. Progress pics below. In my last post, which was 7 or 8 months ago, I was deciding whether to end the caveman regimen. I did decide to end it and have not been on it since then. It simply wasn’t working; I wasn’t seeing the progress that others were seeing at 3 months. At that point, I started using a “barrier healing”

barnabyc23

barnabyc23

05/22/20

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05/25/20

Week 1, Day 5

Hey hey, OK, so every day I wake up and am pretty astonished at the progress my skin is making. It's definitely not perfect, but it's also totally not bad at all.  This shit WORKS, yo. For anyone reading-- I had been on DKR for a long time off-and-on (5 years of trying to tweak it, and started it + was reasonably faithful to it for five before that, during which time I had pretty much perfect skin), so my face isn't new to BP. That's good, because I remember my first go with DKR a

hotglue01

hotglue01

05/19/20

Week 1, Day 3

(Well, technically it's Day 3.5, since I started on the night of the 14th). I have to say, this time around things seem to be working pretty quickly. I already see a slight difference in my skin, particularly on my left temple, where there was a bunch of activity. That said, I'll get into the current status of things: Forehead: three dying zits, two of which are super tiny and basically already dead, one of which will probably be around for a few days longer. But honestly, it's small,

hotglue01

hotglue01

05/18/20

DR Bronner’s tea tree pure Castile soap

So I have recently been using Proactiv Extra Strength for 10 years but I quit using it 5/4/2020 and canceled my subscription this week! *cheers* but I struggle with hormonal acne and have had a bad flare up all over my chin that started in March. Long story short I started washing my face with Dr Bronner’s tea tree Castile soap and it’s been flattening out my cystic acne and I’m so thankful. I diluted it 6 ounces of water to 1 tablespoon to Castile soap. I reviewed this on YouTube showing a week

NewCloudy

NewCloudy

05/17/20

Acne on forearm

Hi everyone Well i have been neglecting socail interaction day by day like scale always grow as acne started to take its place on my skin. I started having acne on face and back from  2011 and now im left with some moderate scar on face along with all over bun like spots at my back side. It was from 2018 i started having red spot on my forearm too. It overtime turn to a dark and brown spot which let me to buy and wear always the long sleeve shirts in summer. I just used benzyol peroxide of

BigTank

BigTank

05/15/20

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