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My Skin After Twelve Months

It has been nine months since I last blogged. I'm now only using the regimen once a day, mostly because I'm too rushed in the morning before school. I use Dan's cleanser and bp, and Cerave moisturizer (which is excellent, by the way!) My skin has been doing well. It is mostly completely clear, aside from the veeeery slowly fading red marks. They've faded considerably since my last post. I have an even, slightly glowy complexion, which is surprising, considering the amount of poptarts I've b

Pearls

Pearls

06/29/11

 

Day Ninety-Six

Skin=pretty good. I did the apricot essence face mask and my face itched and was sort of red for a few days after, so I don't think I'll be doing it again. I did the honey lemon face mask and it didn't really do anything. I used AHA (finally!) and YAYY!! I almost forgot about how much I love it! It sort of burned and made my chin really red two days after but right now my skin is glowy and mostly even and two pimples that were emerging went away. On Saturday I'm doing AHA again and I'm goin

Pearls

Pearls

10/08/10

 

Day Eighty-Nine

I just went shopping and bought a lemon, organic honey, a comedone and blackhead extractor, and Olay refreshing toner. I can't wait to use them! I'm going to wait until the weekend to do masks (I want to do a honey lemon mask, an eggwhite mask (with honey and lemon), and the Korean apricot mask), because I don't want to clean my face three times in one day so I'll do the masks on a day when I'm not wearing makeup. That way I can just quickly splash my face and dry it to get it clean, and then us

Pearls

Pearls

10/01/10

 

Day Eighty-Eight

I really want to do an egg white mask! I was reading the reviews again today and all of them are so positive! I'll do it tomorrow, and then do my regimen like usual. I'll splash my face with warm water and dry it after using jojoba as a makeup remover (I use coverup on my hyperpigmentation). To the egg whites I'll add honey and a few drops of lemon, if I have any. My skin has been sooooo soft lately!! I'm almost positive it's because of a Korean face mask thing I used on Saturday. It's pret

Pearls

Pearls

09/30/10

 

Day Eighty-Two

I've been on the regimen for almost three months! Yay! It feels like it's been so much longer... I feel like I could do the regimen in my sleep lol*. Since I last updated, I got a really weird pimple on my right cheek right on top of an old red mark. It never developed a head; it was just this strange, smooth red bump. It was bigger than my normal pimples. And it was sore when I touched it. Was it a baby cyst? I've never gotten one and I don't really know what they are exactly. Anyhow, it was st

Pearls

Pearls

09/25/10

 

Day Seventy-Four

I am this close to being completely clear: |---| Since I last updated, this is what happened: the pimple I was freaking out over turned into a red mark, I got a pimple on my chin and it also flattened and turned into hyper-pigmentation, I got a red mark on my nose (out of nowhere!), and my face got super blotchy and red from rubbing too much in the shower to get my dead skin off. After a couple days the red blotchiness disappeared. I am extreeeeeeemely happy to say I have NO active acne!!!! YAAA

Pearls

Pearls

09/17/10

 

Day Sixty-Six

AAAAAAH!!!!!! I am sooooo frustrated!!! The day before school started I got this huge bright red pimple right next to my nose!!! And it's right on top of all of my old red marks so it looks like I have a whole breakout right there! And once it flattens it will just add to my marvelous (NOT!) collection of red marks. Since I've stopped using AHA the red marks have stopped fading. But I used AHA as a moisturizer last night so my face would be glowing today for the first day of school. I used some

Pearls

Pearls

09/09/10

 

Day Fifty Nine... Oh no.

I have bad news... I woke up today and did the regimen and my cheeks have been pink all day. Which is a really good thing, don't get me wrong. I love pink cheeks. But... they weren't pink yesterday!!! And I think it's because I'm over exfoliating. And the thing is... I can't stop!!!!! I can't just buy MORE moisturizer and then buy Dan's moisturizer and have three moisturizers in the house at once!!! But I can't keep using that Eucerin moisturizer that has AHA in it twice a day or my skin will bu

Pearls

Pearls

09/02/10

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09/08/10

 

Day Fifty-Eight

I think I'm over exfoliating. AHA every night plus moisturizer with AHA in the morning.... It's a little much huh? So I'm going to cut back to using AHA every three days. I will still be using my moisturizer that has AHA in it twice a day.... Maybe I should return it and get Complex 15 Therapeutic Moisturizing Face Cream instead. I wonder if I can return since I've already used it? Well anyhow I can't wait till Dan's new moisturizer is out. I will order that right away! Along with more cleanser

Pearls

Pearls

09/01/10

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09/01/10

 

Still Day Fifty-Seven

I just realized how ridiculous it is to calculate my confidence with points. lol I think I'll abandon that idea... So I am going to do a "water cleanse" which I read about in another person's blog and it sounds awesome. I'm basically going to drink a ton of water and- to put this pleasantly- take many trips to the bathroom. So I'll hydrate and flush out all the toxins and gross stuff in my body! I'll do this for a full week and be done by the time school starts. Speaking of which.... S

Pearls

Pearls

08/31/10

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09/03/10

 

Day Fifty-Seven

That AHA is seriously a miracle worker!!! I've been using it as a nightly moisturizer for over a week and my skin is sooooo soft!!!!!!! I have only one active pimple and its on my cheek. I have these little baby pimples on my chin and cheek and forehead though. They are so teeny and unnoticeable and skin colored.... for now. I think they will just go away, but you know I sort of doubt it. Well my hyper-pigmentation marks are as noticeable as always. Last night my sister called me Pippy Lon

Pearls

Pearls

08/30/10

 

Day Fifty-One!!!

As of today I have been on the regimen for more than half a hundred days! Today is school picture day (I have to go in an hour) and I am NOT looking forward to it. I have a bright red pimple without a head on my cheek and another on my forehead. There is another on my nose with a head, just leering at me. Yay.... I'm surprised I don't have more since my cold got really bad last night and I used a lot of tissues on my nose. My cold is so much better today though! I'm debating on what color of shi

Pearls

Pearls

08/24/10

 

Day Forty-Nine

Well I went to my week long camp with a very flaky face and an almost empty bottle of Eucerin moisturizer, a new bottle of Eucerin sunscreen (that I discovered too late did not moisturize my skin at all) and all of my acne.org products. I did not have a lot of time at all to do the regimen so I got by doing it uber fast and not very gently. Plus halfway through the week my moisturizer was gone so I used a friend's. Bleh. The week was pretty horrible skin-wise. I got a pimple on my chin (complete

Pearls

Pearls

08/23/10

 

Day Thirty-Seven

I spoke too soon. There is a teeny bump on my chin that could be a start of a pimple (loading up on bp today!) and I went into one of those super bright grocery store lights and I could clearly see a lot of red marks that I thought in dim light I thought were faded. Plus there is another start of a pimple on my forehead and the other two haven't completely faded. I'm pretty sure they will leave red marks. On the bright side, I am officially using the full amount of bp every day, twice a d

Pearls

Pearls

08/10/10

 

Day Thirty-Five

A lot has happened in the last three days. I lost my Eucerin somewhere among the huge mess in the house we're moving out of (what's up with me and losing lotion??), so I had to use body lotion (the brand was vaseline) on my face... Urg. I am sure that is the cause of the worsening redness of the two annoying pimples on my forehead. The got a lot redder and a little more enflamed. I found my Eucerin last night though so yay! Also, I had to model for this lady who wanted to paint me with oil paint

Pearls

Pearls

08/09/10

 

Day Thirty-Two

I have officially completed one month on the regimen! I'm back from a week at the beach! I completely slacked on the regimen during that week. I didn't use jojoba oil because I didn't want to look all shiny and oily, which made my face sting, which made me decide to skip bp for a day, which made me go back to square one. On the last day at the beach, I lost my moisturizer, so I'm back to using greasy Eucerin. Yay. Not. But that's okay because I haven't seen anybody since the beach so I don'

Pearls

Pearls

08/05/10

 

Still Day 21: Ranting

On a completely irrelevant and slightly negative note.... I am so annoyed at one of my friends! I used to (note the "used to") spend so much time with her; she was practically my sister. But lately she has been having an "I'm way too cool for you" attitude. A couple of weeks ago we were chatting on fb and all she said was "ok" or "cool" or "i don't know" to everything I said! It was insanely annoying. So I haven't chatted with her since, and I don't want to either. We usually talk on the phone e

Pearls

Pearls

07/25/10

 

Day Twenty-One

It's been exactly three weeks since I started the regimen! Yay! I forgot to mention last night that all my brownish flakes have officially disappeared, forever hopefully (knock on wood). I don't know if I ever wrote about it, but about a week ago I started to notice tiny brown scale-like flakes underneath my eyes, near my nose. They weren't flaky flakes, like they wouldn't peel. They just looked like flakes. Anyhow, they weren't too noticeable because they were only a shade darker than the rest

Pearls

Pearls

07/25/10

 

Day Twenty

Hey everyone! So I don't think I'll be able to update for a while after the day after tomorrow because I'm spending a week at the beach and I don't know if the cabin will have wi-fi. Speaking of which, I am so scared!!! All that sun might give me a sunburn which will absolutely ruin my face. Should I replace my moisturizer for Olay complete for sensitive skin sfp15? Or should I just add it as another step to the morning regimen? Advice would be very appreciated!

Pearls

Pearls

07/25/10

 

Day Nineteen

Almost to the three week mark!! I really can't wait to start the AHA; the bp hasn't been helping my complexion. Just one more week and I can start! I've only gotten two teensy, unnoticable pimples since I started the regimen, which is super awesome. I'm still following pretty closely to the What To Expect Page. All my red marks are still there which is super annoying, but I'm hoping they'll go away soon, preferably by the time school starts. I am verrrry slowly increasing my amount of bp because

Pearls

Pearls

07/24/10

 

Day Fifteen

I skipped the regimen last night!!! AAAGH!! I wanted to have twelve hours in between my regimens (because that was one of my goals) so I went to bed at eleven, setting my alarm clock for 1:00 am. I slept right through it!!!!!! So trying to do one goal completely ruined another. Sigh... Oh well. I have to plow forward!!! On the bright side, I've hardly touched my face (except to apply eye makeup), I exercised for an hour, and I drank a little water. Not quite nine cups, but I'll drink a ton righ

Pearls

Pearls

07/20/10

 

Day Fourteen

Hey guys! Sorry that I haven't updated for a whole week, but it's been crazy over here. So pretty much all that's happened is I went up to two thirds of a finger overnight (stupid me!) and my face burned like crazy. So I slowed back down a little bit. Then for some reason I couldn't do the regimen (I can't remember why) for a whole day, which was a horrible mistake. So now I'm pretty much back to square one, because the blotchiness is back. The burning is gone though! Yay! The pimple on my nose

Pearls

Pearls

07/19/10

 

Day Seven

No stinging again today! And this morning I used a ton of bp. I went from a third of a finger to half a finger! I'm not too flaky (yay!) and no new pimples (double yay!). Well actually there is a mysterious, large, red bump on my neck, but I'm not sure if it's a pimple or a mosquito bite. It doesn't itch, but I have never ever ever gotten a single blemish on my neck before. Just to be safe, I put some benzoyl peroxide on it. I just remembered something that happened this morning. I was comp

Pearls

Pearls

07/11/10

 

Day Six

Today Dan's moisturizer arrived!! But I haven't had the chance to use it in the regimen yet, since I had already done the morning regimen when it came. I can't wait for tonight to use it! I used some on my hands and it is so thin and ungreasy and it absorbs so well. Goodbye greasy Eucerin!! My face didn't sting this morning in the regimen again, so I'm hoping the stinging is permanently gone. Some bad news: I accidentally popped the pimple on my nose while scratching it. It was pretty gro

Pearls

Pearls

07/10/10

 

Day Five

Yay! I am so happy today!! Guess why? Because my face hardly burned yesterday when I was doing the regimen. It burned a little more at night, but it wasn't so bad. And today was amazing!! It didn't burn AT ALL in the morning regimen, and I didn't get red! But I did wake up really flaky and dry... That went away when I moisturized with jojoba though. And I just finished the evening regimen, and my face just barely stung. It didn't hurt at all. I am soooo happy! My face is still blotchy, but not a

Pearls

Pearls

07/09/10

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