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WEEK 2/DAY 14 recap: 'cause it's 1:49am and technically DAY 15

Haven't written in a while! Soooooo here's my skin status: ONLY TWO SMALL SCABS ON MAH FACE! Oh yeah. There used to be tons on the sides of my face from the healing acne. But most of those are gone; only a handful of very tiny blackheads are remaining on the sides of my cheeks and around my chin. My skin is still red from the healed acne/scabbing, but its gone done tremendously. For the first time, my skin looks nearly clear! I'm gonna take pics tomorrow, hopefully find my camera wire

adalyn

adalyn

08/09/10

 

My Acne History

When I was 12, I started getting acne - mostly on the T-zone with a lot of whiteheads, blackheads, and a few big cystic acne. It was bad enough that my sister joked and called it a constellation on my forehead. It was kind of funny, but it was bad enough to be described that way. Since then, I've tried this stuff between the ages of 12-17: - Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, Oil Free Acne Wash, Liquid Neutrogena - they left my skin dried out - Clean & Clear salicylic acid 2% g

adalyn

adalyn

07/25/10

 

Intro: New anti-acne regimen!

Hey all! I thought I'd start a blog to track my progress on fighting acne. So... here goes! I'm Adalyn. I'm 20 and since I was 12, I've had moderate to serious acne (a LOT of whiteheads and blackheads plus the occasional one cystic zit). My new dermatologist just put me on a completely new anti-acne regimen that I will start with tomorrow, and I'm going to log that new regimen here. My skin tends to be combination/dry side and a tad bit sensitive. Here are the Rx meds that she put

adalyn

adalyn

07/25/10

 

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 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 9: I took pics...

but I can't show it to you. Giant fail at not being able to find the wire that hooks up my camera to my laptop. Again. Although I took care to take pictures a week apart and compare them - this being from DAY 1. After comparing side by side, it's really incredible how much my skin has gotten better. Because skin takes so long to heal and improve I don't notice the changes because I see my face everyday, but being able to see a huge change after a week is pretty incredible. On D

adalyn

adalyn

08/03/10

 

DAY 8: The purge continues

Yep, that's right! I thought my skin purging will be done soon, but it seems like it's still going. I have a lot of bumps that are still coming to the surface. Despite that, I will repeat that my skin is definitely clearing up 'cause I can tell my face feels smoother instead of bumpy and acne - prone like before. Most of the acne that is purging is on the sides of my face really, so there are a handful of scabs on either side of my face from the acne that has purged and is healing. It's frustrat

adalyn

adalyn

08/02/10

 

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

 

DAY 7: Week One recap

Recap! I've been on this regimen for a week! In comparison to DAY 0, a good amount of my scabs are gone, save for the new ones that came up on the sides of my face from acne that has purged. I still have small blackheads everywhere, but much fewer in comparison. My face feels a lot smoother instead of bumpy. My complexion has definitely brightened, and I would say that my redness from post acne marks has definitely toned down a good amount. I still do have acne, and I still do get that 1-

adalyn

adalyn

08/02/10

 

DAY 69: + inspirational video

One of my favorite makeup gurus on Youtube gave a heart to heart about makeup and acne a while back, and I watched it again just now and it really touches me because I've had so many issues with my acne scarred skin and I've had such a history with buying makeup to cover it up. I think I'm on the way to being happy with my skin, but I feel like I still have a bit more to go until I'm actually that comfortable with going makeup free 24/7. As much as I love makeup and makeup artistry as well (I'm

adalyn

adalyn

10/04/10

 

DAY 69

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

10/03/10

 

DAY 62: NO FOUNDATION LULZ

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 OR Paula Dorf Oil Free Foundation + Physician's Formula Talc Free Mineral Face Powder (and MAC Studio Finish Concealer) 6. Doryx 150mg with breakfast PM 1. Shills Cherry Blossom Cleansing Oil 2. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser 3. Benprox 5

adalyn

adalyn

09/26/10

 

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 6: IT BURNS

So I just came home and washed my face with Cetaphil and my Benprox- the usual. This time washing my face with Benprox burned even when I didn't leave it on for long. Since I was going back out tonight I put on my Clindamycin Phosphate lotion and my La Roche Posay sunscreen. Needless to say, the sunscreen BURNED. OMG IT BURNED. I think my skin's starting to get sensitive from all the meds and the topicals I'm using. My sunscreen's never burned my face before... So the blackheads and whitehe

adalyn

adalyn

07/31/10

 

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 56: (almost) Monthly Update

Current Regimen: AM 1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin 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 OR Paula Dorf Oil Free Foundation + Physician's Formula Talc Free Mineral Face Powder (and MAC Studio Finish Concealer) 6. Doryx 150mg with breakfast PM 1. Shills Cherry Blossom Cleansing Oil 2. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 3. Benprox 5.2

adalyn

adalyn

09/20/10

 

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 5: Pizza time

Pizza Face My acne is purging right now, so while all of the acne is coming to the surface, a good amount become inflamed. Right now, My face just looks red, but upon closer examination you would see all of the blackheads and whiteheads, and some red spots for inflamed acne, on top of the red acne scars. I basically look like I'm breaking out pretty badly. I'm trying my best to keep my mind off the condition of my face right now. I know that if I look at the mirror I'm going to start

adalyn

adalyn

07/31/10

 

DAY 5: On the bright side...

Oh yeah. My teeth are WHITE. I just took of my Crest Whitestrips (Pro Effects) and my teeth are shiny. I've only used it for five days, and used it once every day. Want white teeth? I recommend it. At this rate, my teeth will be so bright and blindingly white that people will be so completely overwhelmed my white glowing smile that they won't even seen my bad acne. Ohhh yeah.

adalyn

adalyn

07/31/10

 

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

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