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2 Year On Acne.org Regimen Update!

Hello everyone!!! Wow! Well it's been about two years now since I initially started on the acne.org regimen and I was just recently browsing this website looking up new ways to help reduce redness, acne scarring etc. I logged in and was skimming through my older blogs from when I first started the treatment and I realized I haven't wrote in FOREVER! I guess I have been so caught up in other things that i have neglected my blog entries! -- But then again, that must be a GOOD thing because I am longer as obsessive and worried over my skin as I used to be two years ago, which means I am actually able to enjoy my life more nowadays which is great! Well, I guess I can start by giving a brief update of myself now... Well I am now 20 years old, I'm a 2nd year undergrad university student, and I know I said before that I was studying Linguistics but I switched over to French Studies and now hoping to become a French teacher after I finish my undergrad in four years. I won't go into too much details but that is the gist of my life at the moment. Here is an update of my skin care routine that I am currently following (as you can see I have switched some of the products I used and implemented others): MORNING: - Cleanse face with Lancôme Crème Mousse Confort (Comforting Creamy Foaming Cleanser Dry Skin); dab gently to dry with face towel - Apply 1 finger length of Acne.org Treatment (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) to face; allow 5-10 minutes to dry - ***Moisturize with Vaseline Intensive Rescue Extra Strength Hypoallergenic Lotion; allow 5-10 minutes to set - Makeup routine: Covergirl NatureLuxe Foundation applied w/ Stippling brush *** Sometimes, I switch between using the Vaseline lotion and Pond's Dry Skin Cream. Both work well for my skin. NIGHT: - Shower; cleanse face with Lancôme Crème Mousse Confort (Comforting Creamy Foaming Cleanser Dry Skin); dab gently with towel - Apply 2-3 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil to entire face; wait 5-10 minutes - Apply 1 finger length of Acne.org Treatment (2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide) to face; allow 5-10 minutes to dry - ***Moisturize with Vaseline Intensive Rescue Extra Strength Hypoallergenic Lotion *** I have recently been starting to implement the Acne.org AHA+ Treatment to my nightly regimen. Although I did purchase the AHA+ a while ago, I never really used it on a consistent basis. I am trying to start to use it more regularly to improve the texture/tone of my skin and reduce hyperpigmentation/old acne marks. I will give a later update on my experience and results of using AHA+ and any personal recommendations. I suppose I should also give an update of how my skin has been looking recently. Well this past summer I took a trip to Vietnam and stayed there for a little over a month... it was a totally different climate and I was at first a bit worried about how my skin would take it. I continued to perform the acne.org regimen while I was there and I took care to use SPF and apply it consistently to protect my skin from the strong sun rays. I also didn't wear makeup at all during my vacation time there (it's far too hot and sweaty to wear makeup routinely). I did however, experience a bad breakout on my back while I was in the country. I suspect this was due to the unbearable climate and constant perspiration. When I got back to Canada, I immediately wanted to do something about my back. I bought a back brush and started cleaning it like crazy and to date, it has gotten much better. As for my face, it has been okay and I have managed to keep my skin clear. Unfortunately, just recently (about a month ago) I made the stupid mistake of not purchasing an extra bottle of the Acne.org Treatment before running out. I ran out of the treatment and I ordered it at the last minute when I was desperate for more BP... in doing so I had to significantly minimize the amount of BP I was using on my face every day... and while waiting for the new bottle to come in the mail, I broke out badly on my face! It was such a terrible experience for me and I felt really sad (and almost like crying at points) because I hadn't experienced so many pimples on my face in the longest time! I got breakouts on my forehead, my cheeks and a bunch on the bridge of my nose which was very discouraging. I kept telling myself that this was my own fault and that soon when BP was in the mail I'd have to start all over essentially. It was not a great experience but as soon as I got the new bottle of BP, I started from scratch to battle the active acne on my face. It has been about a month since I had this breakout and I have fought off the active acne that had resurfaced... but unfortunately I am still having to fight the redness and remains of those pimples that had formed just a while ago. In specific, my cheeks have some red marks and hyperpigmentation due to the outbreak. As a result, I have decided to start undergoing the AHA+ treatment in conjuction with the regular regimen. I am hoping for the best but as I have heard really great things about AHA+ I am sure I will see an improvement considering I don't get any weird reactions from using the product. I will keep you updated on how this new journey of battling acne redding/scarring goes for me. Wish me all the luck!!! I will write on here maybe in a week or so (or even less!) See you soon! And best of luck to everyone who is beginning/continuing their battle with acne using Dan's Acne.org regimen! Lots of love, xoxo. - Stephanie. xo

Surenixie

Surenixie

10/04/2011

 

DAY 147

Hello all!! Well, I'm back.. another month has gone by too quickly and here I am again ready to give an update on my skin! Well for starters, great news.. My skin lately has been co-operating wonderfully well with me!! I am so happy with it! The dryness has lifted tremendously and my face is continuing to retain and gain a more flawless look as the days pass! I have been using Dan's Acne.org Treatment and let me tell you, it is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I should note here, however that I have dramatically reduced the amount of BP I have been using.. after my terrible experience with over-dryness from my previous entry, I reduced the amount of BP I use back to only half a finger's length and a little extra for bedtime. My face is 90% clear now anyways (aside from small marks still slowly fading) so I realize there is not much need to go full-out on the amount of BP I use. Also, I have completely stopped using my Cetaphil SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer.. Overall, I did not like the feel of it on my skin at all.. I may test it out once again later but so far, I am much happier with my skin when I haven't been using it. To moisturize, I have continued with my Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream and it is working like magic! It moisturizes my face wonderfully.. and I use less to avoid that greasy look which ends up looking just fine with me. My daily regimen routine currently consists of: Morning (no makeup): Wake up, brush teeth and wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Rinse. Wait 5-10 minutes. Apply half a finger's length of Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment. Wait 10-15 minutes. (Use this time to dress and fix/style hair) Moisturize well with Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Morning (with makeup): Wake up, brush teeth and wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Rinse. Wait 5-10 minutes. Apply half a finger's length of Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment. Wait 10-15 minutes. (Use this time to dress and fix/style hair) Moisturize well with Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. Wait 5 minutes, allowing moisturizer to settle. Apply L'Oreal Bare Naturale mineral makeup concealer for under-eyes and powder foundation using Kabuki brush (buffing technique). Add a little mascara and all set to go! Night: Remove any eye-makeup with eye-makeup remover/cotton pad. Shower and wash face with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Rinse. Wait 10-15 minutes after getting out of shower. Apply 3-5 drops of Jojoba oil to skin and rub in. Wait another 15-20 minutes. Apply half a finger's length (plus a little extra) of Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment. DO NOT MOISTURIZE AT NIGHT. ***This regimen routine has seemed to work for me lately and I'm planning to stick with it. Also a great tip for anyone out there who wants to use or is using Jojoba oil for their skin, a great way to reserve Jojoba oil (if your bottle does not include a dropper) is to get an empty eye-dropper bottle, clean and refill it with some Jojoba oil. This way, it is conveniently small for your travel needs and you have the convenience of using a dropper instead of over-using and wasting that oh-so-expensive-and-valuable Jojoba oil!!! Anyways, aside from that.. so far so good! I still have few small visible marks on my face from old acne but it is very unnoticeable now compared to before. I am planning on beginning to implement the brand new AHA+ bottle I ordered in earlier from Dan's site.. however, still a little scared that my skin will over-react.. but I heard good things about it and am anxious to try it out!! Perhaps in my next blog entry I will have started using AHA+ and will be able to give a personal review on my experience using it! As always, all the best luck to those out there still struggling with their fight against acne! Don't give up, keep fighting and overcome it!!! Take care everyone! - Stephanie. xo

Surenixie

Surenixie

02/09/2010

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