So i started the acne.org regimen back in 2009. And have had good days and some minor bad ones. But lately my skin is at its worse. I havent had acne this bad in a long time and it is really getting to me. I am already under lots of stress. Iam currently studying day and night for the OAT which is an optometry admissions test. And i am very stressed b/c i am wondering if all this work is worth it. And what if i do all this work and i still don't get in. I graduated already with my bio deg
So i woke up late unfortunately. I didn't have time to wash my fash or anything. I had about 15 min. to get ready. And i just washed my body with soap and combed my hair and brushed my teeth. I Did put my bare minerals on b/c my face did look really good today. But iam afraid it will be bad tomorrow. I can already see new pimples forming. Blah... i hate my face. Can anyone recommend doing something diff. so i don't breakout so bad? I applied a little more bp in certain areas. My face
So i have been using toner and it hasnt helped with dryness or flakiness but it does make it look less worse. I can't really comment on the status of my skin as far as acne. B/c i have been changing and adjusted my regimen. I have gone back to the Purpose cleanser b/c it seems to work better however is really drying. I have also gone back to using Proactive BP. And iam now using conditioner on a daily basis. Its paraben and sulfate free. I have also tried a new powder and brush.
So i have been switching up my routine. When i started it looked really good. But now, i dunno. I switched cleansers a few times to find one less drying. I have tried purpose, olay and cetaphil. So far i like purpose and cetaphil, only b/c purpose is what first cleared me and it foams so i can tell if i washed there and i like cetaphil b/c it is gentle and doesnt leave my face tight after use. The olay was gentle and foamed but it didnt give provide any improvement. Cetaphil is the only one th
So i have been on this for almost 7 months and iam still not fully clear and when my skin does clear up for a week or two it doesn't stay that way. I have stuck to this for awhile,especially just using the cleanser,bp and lotion. It maybe the cleanser or the lotion. However when i first started it worked great, so there must be something messing it up. It may also be my diet so i will be looking for a different cleanser yet again. Maybe i will try dans and see what happens, and the lotion. Anyon
So the rest of my face looks so perfect and glow-ey. However i do have a chin pimple, my skin seems super dry there, right after washing, however moisturizing right after helps and it doesn't look flaky or dry. I wish that right after i washed my face i wouldn't see the dryness all over also, but i do. However after applying the cetaphi to all of my face, it doesn't look flaky and no problems with how my face looks with makeup I do have little pimples on my nose, they won't seem to go
so all the pimples i mentioned are gone, but i do have one on the right side by my nose, but it isnt bad. And a pimple on my chin. I am working now and iam worried that holding the phone to my chin will give me more pimples, but iam going to try really hard not to let it hit my chin so much. However iam super tired, i worked about 11 hrs yesterday and then i had to wake up early for school today and i accidentally put on BP twice this morning. I guess i will see what happens. but a lot
So i got another little pimple on my forehead and some bumps in between brows. I also have a little one on my right cheek. I still have the massive pimple on the left cheek. Well this weekend iam taking a break from makeup. I guess this week i will only use mascara and not eyeshadow. I bought a new blush brush and that may be the cause so iam going to make sure to wash it..
So the pimple i had on my nose is completely gone and healed, but like i said the other day i have the one on my left cheek, and it is horrible. It is really big! That is the only one left My skin all over does seem blotchy and discolored but makeup will take care of that. The left side is still the most dry and flaky. Everything else is dry but is taken care of with just lotion. So hopefully the big pimple on my cheek will go away.
So my face for some reason looks a little more flakier then last time. Not really on the cheek. But this time on the nose, and that was doing good for the past week. I did get a little pimple on my left cheek. And i had to put makeup on, hopefully it doesn't make it worse. It is super itchy i keep wanting to wash it all off and wash my face but that would ruin the routine. It is only 7:49 and i haven't even eaten dinner yet. Anyways i haven't touched it or scratched. I am so proud of m
So my skin is looking great. Still waiting for the pimple on nose to go away. Flakiness is very minimal. I am still not using any aha or jojoba oil. Makeup is going on a lot nicer I start work tomorrow, hopefully all goes well. I think that now the weather is settling and it isn't going back from cold to hot, and it is cool like 50-70 degrees and no yucky rain and horrible humidity.
So still trying to be gentle, it is hard when you need to move fast. I just wish this regimen didn't take so long to do. Anyways my flakiness and dryness has appeared more near eyes and forehead, right by the eyebrows. But it isn't that bad. And i still have some on chin. Cheeks are doing better. I still have the pimple on the nose which is healing kind of weird. I have some tiny ones on forehead. You cant see them but i can feel them. I haven't used any AHA or jojoba oil in awh
so yesterday i had my interview and i had to put makeup on and it looked ok, not too dry looking. But when i took off all my makeup at night and did the whole routine my face looks flakier and drier. And i woke up and i was flaky and the past few days my face looked fine. I wonder why after i wear makeup it would make my face drier. Anyways, i am still not going to try anything new yet. But ill have to put makeup on again today. I will probably go to the store and see how much cerave c
so i know i keep updating, but it helps. so i think the problem was that i wasnt being gentle enough when applying everything and washing. I have really seen a difference just by barely touching my face when i was and apply bp and lotion. A lot of the pimples on my cheeks are gone, and the whiteheads are already going down. My face looks a lot less red and a lot less flakiness. I have regained hope. BEING GENTLE IS THE KEY!
So i stopped using the generic of olay and only using cetaphil and the flakiness is going away. However i still have a lot of pimples on the cheek and a bit on the nose and the ones on the forehead turned into little whiteheads. I had a big whitehead on my cheek for a couple of days and it went away already and looks like its just a pimple again. My pimples seem to take a lot longer to heal. But i guess ill see how it goes. Iam trying to be consistent. I started using a notebo
So after being on here again and watching the videos i need to be extra careful about washing and apply bp and lotion. I stopped using the generic olay sunscreen since i havent been outside, and only using cetaphil. And so far the dryness and flakiness is almost gone. I know i still need to be extra careful about washing and apply bp. I will keep updating. However i do have a lot of pimples on the cheekbone and one big one on my left cheek. And a few on my forehead. My period will be s
So i havent been on here for awhile and iam thinking i should, bc talking about this stuff makes me feel better and i don't feel as stressed out. Plus it makes me make sure that i don't do anything out of the ordinary from the regimen. So lately i have had a bit more pimples. Mostly at the cheekbone. just a few little ones and some on the nose. And iam still battling flakiness. I tried switching to a diff. cleanser two weeks ago from purpose to the olay cleanser and it helped but just this
So some of the pimples are already going down or gone. And i just started taking fish oil gummies 3 times a day. I just started on saturday. I already did one exfoliation this week with AHA, so i can only use it once. i will probably do it on thur or fri. I will update when i use it again, to make sure i stay on the right track and don't over use it. I should also try to stay on a constant schedule of when i use jojoba oil. I usually use it during the day mixed with my mosturizer
So i havent been on here for awhile. Well i have been upset. I had my period last week and it just finished this past tuesday and my face blew up into a bunch of pimples. I got them on cheek forehead nose and chin and neck. The forehead pimples have already disappeared. The ones on the cheek were big and are slowly going away but they are. And my nose pimples wont seem to go away still. I have been having problems with the nose for awhile and i never had pimples on my nose. Iam thinking about no
So i have been inconsistent with the usage of both. I know i have been saying i was gonna use AHA less but it is hard not to. Anyways. My pimple on the forehead went away but on sat i recently got 4 pimples. Two on right side, one on the left side and one on the chin. One of the pimples on right is already going away with spot treatment and the one on the chin. The other two are still there. I should be getting my period soon, either tomorrow or wed. I have also noticed that more pores look