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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday! I actually had a pretty good Monday today...which is not usually the case. Although I think this might be more due to the fact that I approach Mondays with an overwhelming sense of dread instead of the idea that Mondays are inherently terrible. It is, after all, just another day. And there are plenty of people who think the week starts on Sunday soo......so, anywho, I'm completely off topic. Day 3 on the regimen and...I have a new pimple!! Soo not cool. Yup, smack dab on my left

MixieMac

MixieMac

01/26/10

 

The BP challenge

Well, folks, it's finally come down to it. The real test of just how well this Regimen works. It is, unfortunately, that time of the month again and I always, ALWAYS, breakout in the few days preceding it. Whether it be 1 pimple or 6, I never make it through this time unscathed. Soo...I was very excited to put the Regimen to the test and see if it could handle my skin amidst full-on hormonal chaos (drumroll please)... ...and I'm very happy to say that I am quite pleased with the results! While

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/11/10

 

Losing the battle...winning the war

Sad news, friends. As I sit here typing this entry, my BP is slowly drying on, yes, the same two pimples that sprang up yesterday. Unfortunately, Operation Annihilation was not a success. (although I guess it was a bit much to expect them to vanish overnight) And not only that, these are serious bumps. You know the kind. When it hurts when you just breath on them. Yeah...not fun. So I whipped out the bag of ice this evening and iced them for a good twenty minutes with minimal results. The swelli

MixieMac

MixieMac

01/27/10

 

Makin' it a habit

Hey guys! Not too much to report on this end so this should be a quickie. My skin is still holding up and staying clear. I only had one tiny bump pop up but it was on my neck so I'm not really counting it. I did just finish doing a 15 minute mask and noticed what looked like a potential pimple on my left temple so I just covered it in BP. Hopefully that'll do the trick. I'm thinking the reason for that bump might have something to do with my new haircut and the fact that I had my hair down and

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/27/10

 

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...

Well, guys, things are continuing to look up on this end! I have no new breakouts to speak of and am making progress with the two that were giving me grief yesterday. They're both probably half the size they originally were and I really think the BP is helping to speed up the healing process. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the other pimple opened up this morning as I was applying the said BP. Now both of them are nearly flat and not nearly as noticeable. I'll try and post pics this weekend so

MixieMac

MixieMac

01/28/10

 

A strange occurrence...

Sorry it's been a few days since I've updated my blog. Unfortunately, I've been under the weather and busy (NOT a good combination) and haven't had a second to sit down and give you a proper update on my skin. So seeing as it's a quiet Sunday afternoon and I'm feeling much better, here we go. I've had a rather strange occurrence take place on my face this past week. You know how I've been using ice and BP to nip pimples in the bud before they have a chance to become a raging, full-on breakout?

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/14/10

 

Moving on to "pimple prevention"

Alright, this entry is going to be a quickie 'cause I'm a little short on time. I"m making myself sit down and write, though, because I've been so good about blogging everyday and I know if I make an excuse once then I'll keep making them and that would be the end of this merry little trip....so, onto my face... There's really not too much to report because, for the most part, I'm just in the process of waiting for old blemishes to heal. The two on my jaw are flat and barely noticeable and the

MixieMac

MixieMac

01/29/10

 

Almost a week!

Yay for Friday! I can't believe it's already been almost a week since I've started the Regimen.and this blog. I'm definitely not complaining, though. I'm not a big fan of winter and the sooner the warm weather gets here the better. The temperature should never be in the single digits. Ever. Nor should it have a little hyphen (-) in front of it. OR, even worse, have double digits with a hyphen in front of it! Madness. Not too much to report on the face front. I coated my entire lower face with

MixieMac

MixieMac

01/30/10

 

Burn, baby, burn!

So...I had my first reaction to the Regimen last night. After applying my BP and giving it time to dry, I applied my Neutrogena moisturizer like usual. Weellll, my face started to burn!! Nothing too intense, but it was definitely uncomfortable. I thought maybe I didn't apply enough moisturizer so I put on more. But to no avail. And then! The skin around my lips started to burn! So I ran and grabbed some Noxema (I use Noxema anytime I burn myself so I figured it would help) and applied it. It coo

MixieMac

MixieMac

01/31/10

 

Lemons & Milk of Magnesia, mmmm...

I added two new products to my regimen over the weekend. As you can guess from the title...lemons and milk of magnesia! I had mentioned before about starting to use lemon juice to work on my hyperpigmentation. But getting the MoM was kind of spur of the moment. I have UBER oily skin and am sooo over the whole "oil spill" look on my face day after day so...after doing a little research I discovered that MoM is apparently great for controlling oil production. Weird, 'cause it's a laxative. But, he

MixieMac

MixieMac

03/03/10

 

Shopping trip!

So I stopped by Wal-mart after work today to pick up a couple of things and among them were: more BP!, Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, and Women's One A Day vitamins. As you can tell by my mini-shopping list, I am trying to not simply treat my skin but work on healthier lifestyle habits, too. While I haven't had much success with the whole water and green tea challenge (I had my first cup of green tea today and it's already Wednesday!), I am trying to make an effort. I know clear skin goes way b

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/17/10

 

Week 2...Woo hoo!

I know, I know...I did not write an entry yesterday and, for that, I am terribly sorry. But, I was out of town for the majority of the day and by the time it was all said and done I put off blogging and headed to bed instead. (a sentence ending worthy of Dr. Seuss, yes?) Anywho, so I am starting a new week rested and ready to go and very pleased with how my skin is looking. Although I didn't write an entry yesterday, I did post pictures in my album so you can see how my face is clearing up. T

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/01/10

 

A bump in the road...

I'm afraid I've stumbled upon a small bump on my path to clear skin. I discovered today at work that I've got a lil' ol' bump gearing up to wreak havoc on my right jawline. I guess I must've jinxed myself yesterday by going on and on about how happy I was with my progress, how great my skin was looking, etc, etc. Thing were just going just a little too well, I suppose. But! I think I know what might have caused the little guy to appear. I have layered hair and my hair in the front is shorter

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/03/10

 

Hump day...bleh

I've never been a huge fan of Wednesdays. They're just like a massive 24 hour speed bump on the way to Friday that serves absolutely no purpose but to make the week seem to pass that much slower. Monday is the official beginning of the week. Tuesday means it's not Monday and you're well into starting your week and inching closer to Friday. Thursday is the day before Friday so it's a day of great anticipation (and longing) for TGIF. And Friday, well, it's FRIDAY!! 'Nuff said. But Wednesday? Reall

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/04/10

 

Sunny days are here again!

Since things are starting to calm down on my face (hallelujah!), I don't think I'll be doing daily entries anymore. While I've grown quite fond of blogging, I'm afraid I just don't have enough to report on to warrant an entry a day. Sooo...instead of writing 7 entries a week, it'll probably be closer to 3 or 4 (or less if things are going really well). But don't worry! If you've been faithfully following this blog, I will definitely keep it updated and as helpful and interesting as possible.

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/05/10

 

Cetaphil is pretty fantastic

I'm really lovin' this Cetaphil cleanser! I've been using it these past couple of days and it is doing such a better job of getting oil and dirt off of my skin than my Neutrogena face wash did. After washing my face with Neutrogena, I'd still get a fair amount of dirt coming off on my cotton ball with my astringent. Now, my astringent-soaked cotton ball comes away from my face the same color as before I swept it all over my skin. There's no leftover makeup hanging around to come off! I also love

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/22/10

 

bad news bumps!

Sad news, friends. Unfortunately, since my last entry, I have acquired two new pimples!! One on the front of my lower right cheek and the other a little bit higher on my left cheek. Not good since I was making such happy progress. Since the only things I had changed recently in my regimen was adding the lemon juice and Milk of Magnesia, I immediately stopped both. I'm not sure which one was the culprit but I didn't want to stop one and continue the other and vice versa to find out. I simply don

MixieMac

MixieMac

03/09/10

 

All clear...let's keep it up!

Happy Monday to you all! I'm afraid my Monday wasn't very happy, but I do hope yours was just smashing. Somewhere between having to get my flat tire replaced, feeling the symptoms of an oncoming sickness (sinus infection maybe?) and realizing how behind I was at work from missing Friday made the start of this week not too promising. However, on the bright side, I hear we are in for a little bit of a snowstorm for the next two days so maybe we'll have a Level 3 and I won't have to go in to work

MixieMac

MixieMac

02/08/10

 

In the beginning...

Okay, for starters, I've never done the whole blogging thing before, so right off the bat I'd like to apologize for any potential blogging faux pas I may commit. I just thought it would be helpful to keep a written record of my progress (yes, progress is definitely what I'm going for here) on the Regimen and to keep me motivated. I can be a bit ADD at times and so sticking with anything for any extended period of time can be quite taxing for me unless I'm really, really into it. So, I'm hoping t

MixieMac

MixieMac

01/24/10

 

Day 2

Alright, so I've made it to day 2. Woo hoo! Don't worry this entry will be significantly shorter than the first one. Now that I've gotten all the preliminaries out of the way I can just give you quick, concise updates. Or attempt to, at least. I've always been accused of being wordy when I write...can't imagine why... Okay, so here's what's going on with the face today. No new pimples (yay!) and the one on my nose is even smaller then yesterday and shrinking. The ones that are healing look pre

MixieMac

MixieMac

01/25/10

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