So today I hit boiling point with these cysts, and decided to use some hydrogen peroxide on them. Nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing the bubbles and then watch the cyst shrink. I know that hydrogen peroxide can work really well for some people, with reasonable logic behind it - benzoyl peroxide is based on the same thing, and introducing an aerobic environment for the bacteria in the pimple = death to that awful bacteria. Unfortunately, I also know about the free-radical properties e
massive clump of cystic acne on my chin, one on either side of my chin actually. stuff sucks. I'm not totally sure what I should put this down to, but I think it may be a side effect of going back on the pill. I'm going to stick with it and see if it calms down. but yeah, these cysts. I just ran out of toner a few days after they appeared (handy, I know). So I'm going to make a green tea toner and see how that goes. also going to up my intake of green tea and water, you know, just 'cos
so I know starting new regimes isn't a good idea, but I seem to have done this now.. (and apologies for not updating regularly!) SO. Last week, my best friend said that her mother (who is a doctor) suggested I try going dairy-free to see if that helped my acne, and if that didn't work, to try going gluten free for a while. The idea of going without cakes and bread and most pasta and biscuits scares me, so I'm opting for dairy-free first, and will carry it on for at least two weeks.
So got some pretty bad cystic acne right now.. and my skin has gradually been getting worse for the last few weeks. I went to the doctor to organise an appointment with a derm, I just have to ring them tomorrow to sort it all out. EUGH! This is one of those times where I lose all faith. You know, sometimes I think that there should be a certain number of good reviews allowed per product. Seeing everybody else's success with the same items just makes me more upset when it turns out to
Hey, sorry i didn't write last week. it was my birthday, got a bit hectic there. Although, I should mention that 3rd week(birthday week), my skin became very VERY dry. Not sure if this is my skin adjusting to me using BP again or if it's just the winter air drying me up, but I'm keeping up my fluids and the flaxseed oil so it's under control now. Skin is looking average so far. To be positive, I guess it hasn't gotten worse at all, and my parents seemed to think it was looking better
So a little bit to update, although I'm not changing the layout of my regime; Went to this place my mum goes to often, to get my lip waxed on the weekend (and yes, yes, I know. waxing facial hair when you've got acne is NOT the brightest idea but the lady/therapist who is my regular there said my skin seems to cope fine with it, so I do keep going there.). Pretty much as soon as I got there, my therapist asked me about my skin and what I was doing to help it. I explained my regime to her
fair to say my last attempt at keeping a blog was dismal, so here's hoping the fact that my last post was 2 years ago won't impact me too badly.. Tried a ridiculous amount of treatments since then, which no doubt my skin will be LOVING me for. Mostly natural remedies, as I didn't want to kill my skin off with harsh chemicals. ACV, BP, baking soda, OCM with EVOO for a while (which was just a nightmare..oh god. Just remembering it..), not to mention drinking huge amounts of water and green tea.