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Currently 95% Clear! Skincare/makeup Update

So, I just wanted to do a quick update on my skincare/makeup. Funny thing is that I don't come back to acne.org when my skin is doing pretty well, but I think I should contribute because this regimen works for me, and because these makeup products work for me. I'm basically on the Daniel Kern Regimen (DKR) but I'm not using any of his products. I'm using other products to substitute for what he uses: Acne.org Cleanser: Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser Acne.org Treatment: La R

adalyn

adalyn

01/04/12

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01/12/12

 

Consistently Clear And Non-Irritated Skin At Last!

I'm super excited to announce that my skin has been consistently clear and non-irritated for about a month now. The products I'm currently using have slowly weaned its way into my regimen - I'm starting to realize that skincare is a delicate balance of taking care of your skin - really listening to it on a daily basis to improve it overall. As a result, instead of completely switching products or starting completely new regimens, I've slowly incorporated the products into my regimen - especially

adalyn

adalyn

10/28/11

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01/04/12

 

End of numbered days!

Current Regimen: AM Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser for Oily Skin La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA) Pure Argan Oil Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55 If I use cosmetics AM: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (makeup), last step of AM routine PM: Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil White (makeup remover), first step of PM routine PM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne

adalyn

adalyn

09/11/11

 

DAY 61: Clear but dry and flaky

Regimen: AM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash (with AHA and salicylic acid) La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA) Avene Hydrance Optimale Legere Light Hydrating Cream Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55 PM Kose Softymo White Cleansing Oil Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA) Avene Hydrance Optimale Legere Light Hydra

adalyn

adalyn

09/06/11

 

DAY 56: Days may be ending! Possible changing of regimen

Regimen: AM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash (with AHA and salicylic acid) La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA) Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55 PM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub (on certain areas only) Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA) Avene Hydrance Optimale Legere Light Hydrating Cre

adalyn

adalyn

09/01/11

 

DAY 51: Skin is lookin' really good

Regimen: AM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash (with AHA and salicylic acid) La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA) Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55 PM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub (on certain areas only) Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash Avene Cleanance K Cream-Gel (with AHAs glycolic and lactic acid) So I started using the benzoyl peroxide only d

adalyn

adalyn

08/27/11

 

DAY 49: Skin is clearing!

Regimen: AM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA) Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55 PM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub (on certain areas only) Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo (5.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and 0.4% LHA) It's been only three days since I started usi

adalyn

adalyn

08/25/11

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08/26/11

 

DAY 46: I'm not sensitive to BP anymore?! And theory on how skincare kits/regimens are built.

Regimen: AM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream for Face SPF 55 PM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash + Sephora Facial Cleansing Pad La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo I tried a sample of La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo last night. It's an acne treatment consisting of Benzoyl Peroxide and a Salicylic Acid derivative called LHA. Here's what it s

adalyn

adalyn

08/22/11

 

DAY 35: In hiding - low self confidence...

I mentioned yesterday that my acne has gone much worse, and after mulling it over I realized that I had been eating a lot of meat and more oily/fried food recently. Unfortunately, it wasn't something I could avoid, given that Chinese family members like to put stuff on my plate and expect me to eat it. (You can't decline, it'd be rude!) So I'm going back to my vegetarian diet again. Hopefully there won't be dinners that force me to eat things I'd rather not. Also, while I list that I

adalyn

adalyn

08/11/11

 

DAY 34: Breakout

Regimen: AM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash Eucerin Everyday Protection SPF 30 PM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash + Sephora Facial Cleansing Pad Josie Maran Argan Oil Makeup (optional) Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder I dunno what happened but my skin went bonkers after this weekend passed. That was what... the past 4 days? I

adalyn

adalyn

08/11/11

 

DAY 24: Lookin' much better

Regimen: AM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash Eucerin Everyday Protection SPF 30 PM Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash + Sephora Facial Cleansing Pad Josie Maran Argan Oil Makeup Alima Pure Satin Matte Blush Alima Pure Satin Finishing Powder Comments: HEEEELLLLO. So I guess I don't really have much to say other than that I started using Argan oil about

adalyn

adalyn

08/02/11

 

~DAY 16: two weeks post new regimen

It's been two weeks since my last post about my transitional phase. Here's my regimen currently: AM Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 XL sunscreen/Eucerin Everyday Protection SPF 30 after I run out of Anthelios PM Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Clear Scrub Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power Cream Wash Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Note: I'm also starting to use Sephora Pore Cleansing Pad; its a silicone pad with small fibe

adalyn

adalyn

07/25/11

 

DAY ??? I quit counting.

I think it's pointless to continue counting if I'm not on the same regimen anymore. I'm in a transition phase with my skincare routine at the moment. Let me summarize what happened between February and now, July. After the whole previous organic apple cider/olive oil regimen on DAY 205 in February didn't work out for my skin in the long run, I gave up and bought Neutrogena's Visibly Clear line, which consisted of Visibly Clear 2in1 Wash and Mask Visibly Clear Gentle Exfoliati

adalyn

adalyn

07/11/11

 

DAY 206: Reviews

FEB 11, 2011 Just woke up, and my face is so soft and so much smoother! I'm crediting my skin to my new diet, apple cider toner and olive oil (see previous post). It's amazing! I can even wear a sheer layer of mineral makeup and my skin would look normal. I wanted to do a bit of a review/share my thoughts on the following products and sort of record my thoughts on the products so that in the future when I look back, I can read what I wrote about these products and reevaluate their eff

adalyn

adalyn

07/11/11

 

DAY 205: I'm in London! Update from DAY 125

To whoever reads this, I'm really sorry that I went MIA for two months. December smacked me with a pile of papers and exams from college. After that there were many preparations to be made to go study abroad, and then settling in once I'm abroad. The exciting news is that I'm currently in London until June. My skincare regimen has changed since the last two months. Here's my new Regimen: (Some products here are from the UK. I'll denote where I got it.) MORNING - Simple Kind

adalyn

adalyn

02/17/11

 

DAY 125: AHHH IT BURNS

I just washed my face with St. Ives Apricot Scrub and my Benprox 5.25% Benzoyl Peroxide Cleanser. My face BURNS. It's super sensitive now and I think I did an exfoliation overload the past few days. My skin is scaly and peeling like crazy - there's giant scaly patches on my face... T_T I tried on an azelaic acid sample from my new derm... and my skin burned. I am NOT using it. I put on my CeraVe Cream after washing off the azelaic acid and my skin burned worse from the cream. Oh

adalyn

adalyn

11/29/10

 

DAY 124: Frustrated but looking good

Current Regimen AM 1. Benprox 5.25% Benzoyl Peroxide Wash (and maybe Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, if skin is peeling) 2. La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 60 Sunscreen 3. Doryx 150mg doxycycline PM 1. Benprox 5.25% Benzoyl Peroxide Wash (and maybe Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control, Power-Clear Scrub, if skin is peeling) 2. Retin A Micro 3. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Current Skin: The bumpiness on my skin has gone down a lot; my skin

adalyn

adalyn

11/27/10

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11/29/10

 

Day 113: Lookin' better

Current Regimen AM 1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 2. Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30 3. Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15 4. Doryx 150mg doxycycline PM 1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 2. Benprox 5.25% benzoyl peroxide wash 3. Retin A Micro 4. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Skin Status My skin texture is now significantly less bumpy! I'd say about a 50% reduction in bumpiness, which means a good amount of the blackheads are gone from last wee

adalyn

adalyn

11/16/10

 

DAY 105: Repurging Period

Current Regimen AM Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Fougera Clindamycin Phosphate 1% Lotion La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 60 Sunscreen Doryx Doxycycline 150mg PM Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Benprox 5.25% benzoyl peroxide wash Retin A Micro 0.04% tretinoin gel CeraVe Cream Skin Status Lots of small blackheads, bumps, and small acne on my cheeks, forehead, and especially my chin. I have a lot of scabs in my chin area from where inflamed acne erupted. There's a

adalyn

adalyn

11/08/10

 

DAY 99: Return to the Meds

My doxycycline arrived! I'm returning to my original regimen tomorrow. My face looks terrible right now... blackheads, large pores, red marks, and scabbing, and acne just raging right now. I think I'm not gonna wear makeup tomorrow.... But back to my regimen! AM Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Clindamycin Phosphate 1% Lotion Eucerin SPF 30 Sunscreen Doryx doxycycline 150mg PM Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser Benprox 5.25% benzoyl peroxide wash Retin A Micro 0.04%

adalyn

adalyn

11/03/10

 

Day 97: NO ACNE MEDS!

Current Regimen AM 1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 2. Eucerin Everday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30 3. Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation and Physicians Formula Talc Free Mineral Wear Face Powder (no more Rimmel) PM 1. Shills Cleansing Oil 2. St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub (only if I need it) 3. Benprox 5.25% benzoyl peroxide wash 4. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream (no more Retin A) Yup yup. I'm not gonna be using acne treatments until my skin heals from peeling skin, s

adalyn

adalyn

11/01/10

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11/02/10

 

DAY 94: NO MAKEUP!!!!

I've decided not to use foundation for now. I hope I'll be brave enough to go barefaced Halloween Weekend. aaaaah! My acne is so bad! At least I can use some eye makeup tricks to detract attention away from my face and attract attention to my eyes... muahahaha. I. Need. Sleep. College sucks.

adalyn

adalyn

10/29/10

 

Day 93: Simplification

Current Regimen (starting today) AM 1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 2. Eucerin Everday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30 3. Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation OR Rimmel Stay Matte Skinpure Complex PM 1. Shills Cleansing Oil 2. St. Ives Apricot Face Scrub 3. Benprox 5.25% benzoyl peroxide wash 4. Retin A Micro !SPOT TREAT ONLY! 5. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Why the regimen changeup? My face is just getting terrible - scabs, peeling skin, acne everywhere - re

adalyn

adalyn

10/28/10

 

Day 91: My face! MY FACE!

Current Regimen: AM 1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 2. Benprox 5.25% Wash 3. Fougera Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion 1% 4. La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid 5. Makeup/Foundation: Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation (Sunny Beige) PM 1. Shills Cherry Blossom Cleansing Oil 2. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 3. Benprox 5.25% Wash 4. Retin-A Micro 0.04% Gel 5. Cerave Moisturizing Cream Skin Status My face is terrible. Red spots and acne every

adalyn

adalyn

10/26/10

 

DAy 75: I need new sunscreen!

Current Regimen: AM 1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 2. Benprox 5.25% Wash 3. Fougera Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion 1% 4. La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid 5. Makeup/Foundation: Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer (Sand) and Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation (Sunny Beige) 6. Doryx 150mg PM 1. Shills Cherry Blossom Cleansing Oil 2. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 3. Benprox 5.25% Wash 4. Retin-A Micro 0.04% Gel 5. Cerave Moisturizing Crea

adalyn

adalyn

10/09/10

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