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Reeeeeeeeeasons

As in, REEEEEEASONS by Earth Wind and Fire. Anyway. I realized that my skin had been looking so bad mostly because I wasn't treating it well. What a breakthrough, right? The irregular pill taking had something to do with it too; I went back to popping them daily and it seemed to settle down some. Makeup goes on much easier now, too, so that's nice. I have literally six pills left. Now my blog is a countdown to sadness. Upper lip zit still there, skin around it still flaking, but

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02/25/10

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02/26/10

 

Post...

So technically, I've been off Accutane for about ten days or more. I do still have a few pills left but I haven't gotten around to taking them. I've been trying mostly not to think about my skin at all, because god knows there's enough stress right now... but it's already getting back to 'normal.' I don't want to go prodding at it for lurkers because I'm scared I'll find many. My skin has gotten oilier, but not really by much. I can still get away with barely washing my face if I'm not wea

duchamp

duchamp

03/16/10

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03/28/10

 

Paleo Diet, Day 9?

So it's been a little over a week since I began the paleo diet - and exercising daily. Basically the only thing that can motivate me to get off my ass and get healthy is my skin. And hey, works for me. I basically started the diet really abruptly, without tapering off carbs or sugars and whatnot. Thankfully I'm a total carnivore and definitely not one of those people who ever really craves bread or sweets, so it wasn't especially difficult. At first though it was definitely strange not hav

duchamp

duchamp

09/08/10

 

Musing

Haven't been on here in a while; haven't really felt compelled to check the boards obsessively like I used to, even though my skin's not doing so hot. Lately it's been acting really weird: ever since I tried Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean soap, which was pretty drying. I think it threw my skin pH out of whack/messed with the skin barrier. Actually the bad breakout I mentioned in my last blog may have been a combination of acne and irritation rash - I figured this was because my skin's bee

duchamp

duchamp

08/31/10

 

Mario Badescu

Finally got my MB sample kit in the mail and tried out the Healing & Soothing mask today, mostly for the hell of it. Kind of a weird, creamy consistency that doesn't seem to wash off all the way; it leaves behind a glue-y/tacky texture even after cleansing with soap, so that's odd. Right after my skin looked really bright and redness was noticeably diminished, but here I am a couple hours later and parts of my face are flaking off. Gross. I really don't need moisturizer even on 60 mg o

duchamp

duchamp

02/13/10

 

Makeup Update

Thought I'd do an update because my skin looks pretty bad lately. "Bad" is totally relative and I am staying chill about it. For the past two or three weeks I've been going through a lot of different foundations, which is unheard of for me. I've also tried several different concealers. Typically I steer clear from ANYTHING that doesn't belong to my usual routine for fear of causing new breakouts. I've become a lot less neurotic though, and decided to just go for it. What I've tried so far:

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duchamp

05/15/10

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05/16/10

 

immortal zit

I've been keeping from probing my face to check for new pimples (for the past month) because I haven't wanted to go insane. But I did so this morning, after - get this - trying a new skincare regimen. I haven't done that in YEARS, but I have these high-end samples that are going to waste because I hate experimenting on my skin. I used an md formulations glycolic wash last night, which was weirdly thick - it felt almost like cold cream and was hard to rinse off, but gets great reviews on MUA, so

duchamp

duchamp

03/29/10

 

I now have a blog.

I wish I had started charting my progress in a blog to begin with, but oh well. I'll be writing in here to chart progress, though lately there hasn't been much to report at all - hence the relatively empty log, which will hereby be abandoned. Not much to say, except that I have about 2 weeks left on Accutane, probably less. I'm going through pills pretty quickly and the end is looming very, very near. Of course I'm intimidated by this, as I've said, but I haven't gotten around to calling m

duchamp

duchamp

02/09/10

 

High-end skincare

I think it makes a difference, y'all. I typically hate trying new skincare items because they tend to break me out, but I recently busted out some high-end samples I've been avoiding using. I've been using a creamy glycolic cleanser (md formulations) almost daily, even though the texture is really emollient like Cetaphil - I do it mostly to clear traces of makeup and to keep pores clear. After that, I apply an amazing serum - the Skinceuticals Phloretin. I only have a tiny vial and I

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duchamp

04/05/10

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05/15/10

 

Crap

First off, I haven't been feeling physically up to par the past couple weeks. I think it's possible I'm coming down with a cold, because I can't stop sneezing loudly. Oh well. Apart from that, my skin for some reason has just looked and felt awful. I'm pretty sure this has something to do with me taking my pills so irregularly: I've just been forgetting, really. Or it's one of those days where I keep telling myself I need something in my belly for the pills to absorb into, but I'm not hungry. Si

duchamp

duchamp

02/23/10

 

After 6 months...

I'm breaking out again. It's been pretty sudden, actually: I've noticed my skin getting worse in the past few months, but it's been breaking out more and more (daily) for the past week or so. After Accutane my skin was nowhere near perfect - the scarring and hyperpigmentation is still going strong and I'd get smaller zits or clogged pores pretty regularly - but I was comfortable with it and could rely on it not to go crazy. I started getting concerned about my skin going to crap again in Ju

duchamp

duchamp

08/19/10

 

>:O

I thought I'd never abandon the org even if I cleared up, and here I am barely checking back even though I'm not clear. Ridiculous. I think it's mostly that I was searching for solutions then... now I know that pretty much one thing works, and I don't want to bother with that other stuff. I don't even know how long I've been off Accutane at this point, but I'm going to wager about a month or more. My skin already looks very different - patchy, uneven, ruddy, and it's even starting to break

duchamp

duchamp

03/28/10

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