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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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”
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
(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,
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
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
OK, no one is reading this anymore. I started a blog OMG almost 10 years ago EXACTLY, how crazy is that, and now I'm back.
Long story short: my skin is acne-prone, and I thought I could outsmart it, or figure out a new way to treat it, but here we are. I'm back at DKR, after hating on it, wishing I didn't have to be on it. But I do, and it works, and I'm grateful for it. For the first time in a long time I even reordered the BP.
The thing is, I do eventually think I'd li
Bien, como dice el titulo tan solo utilizaré diferencie 0.3 y yo lávare la cara solo con agua, tengo el régimen por 12 semanas, el 13 de julio volvere, les contare que tal me fue, es tan simple mi rutina como ya lo dije, espero que me opere.
Its like EVERY year I come back around the same time because I am battle the same issue ACNE and I’m never consistent with a regime. I find one - skin clear up- I act stupid and stop- and it’s BACK.
Welp this time I am going to stay consistent. I started Acne.org AGAIN, I’ve added BHA (salicylic acid) along with Spironolactone.
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Cotz face natural primer spf 40
Its silicone based. Did not help with foundation application. Too dark for me. Did not break me out.
Supergoop cc cream spf 35
For some reason as soon as I apply this to my face, it starts to itch like there's cat hair stuck to my face. Did not break me out though.
Spironolactone 200 mg per day
I dont really feel its helping with my oil production yet it just destroyed my always on time period cycles ... I have been on it for abou
Hey people i have to refrain from using words like b*tchez n f*~k because ive already gotten two warnings from the site
ok so, i had a good few months.
started eating everything again. gained 20 pounds. yes. 20 pounds, which i am not the least bit upset about. I wanted to gain weight, and i felt so good these past three-ish months because of that. Ive been genuinely happy, eating whatever the f**k i wanted.
now this week, i guess i over did it... let see, three nights ago i ate.
I'm no professional writer. I got that out of the way! Let’s get started! You may say I do not have much acne compared to most people why am I making a huge deal? After giving birth to my beautiful child my skin changed and so did my insecurity. Nothing has helped birth control, topical creams, dermatologist, healthy eating NOTHING is working. I have been on my skincare journey for five years. It has took a lot of my self esteem when the first thing people notice or we feel
Busy med student but finally had time to do TCA cross due to quarantine lock down in my state. Thought it was a good time to finally do a TCA peel and TCA cross. I did a 25% TCA peel then after all the peeling I did a 100% TCA cross on both my cheeks for the first time. Just wanted to share progress pictures. So far I have Before Pictures Day 1 - 8 pictures with some days in between missing because I forgot / looked similar to the day prior.
It's been 8 days but only a fe
It broken me out with tiny blister like acne. I am glad I patch tested it. I think its shea butter..
I originally bought that for my daughter's irritated face because cerave cream cause burning sensation on her irritated face (but ok for her body). this Cica balm didn't burn but didn't heal her irritated face either..
Btw, I decided to stop using tretinoin 0.1 on weekly base.. my skin is too irritated for too long out of a week time..
I now change to use glycolic acid toner fro
Ok, it's been 3 months since the first blog.. I am 99% clear.. just a few closed comedones, one on my left jawline, one on my right jawline and one on my right cheek.. doctor wouldn't extract those for me and told me just let them disappear by using my medications (aczone and tretinoin).. I managed to extract/picked two out from my right cheek. Only these three persisted.. I kept prodding/touching them which I shouldn't.. they are not even obvious/visible if i dont use my finger to feel them...