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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

DAY 0

Pre-regimen status! Forehead: 5-6 small scabs; one painful inflamed whitehead, many small bumpy blackheads, red pigmentation Left Cheek: 3-4 large scabs, 7-ish small scabs/red spots, and many tiny raised blackheads and whiteheads scattered along the side of my face starting from the temple, along the jaw, and to the chin Right Cheek: 3 medium scabs, red hyperpigmentation spread throughout cheek, many small raised blackheads and whiteheads scattered all over cheek; cluster of blackhead

adalyn

adalyn

07/25/10

 

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 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 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 19

Haven't written in a while. I want to say that my skin's improved. But it hasn't really from the beginning of the week. Maybe its 'cause I accidentally missed my daily dose of doxycycline on Tuesday. If it is, I've already been kicking myself for having done that. I was late for work and forgot to take the pill in the morning. Eck. So my skin basically is the same as the last posting - a lot of acne forming under the skin (you can see the tiny bumps) but other than that my face i

adalyn

adalyn

08/15/10

 

DAY 1

So I've just finished my PM routine and took some pics of my face. Then I couldn't find the cord to connect my camera to my comp. Giant heap of fail right there. Current Skin Status So anyway, my skin really doesn't look that different from when I started. The only remarks I would make is that one of the giant scabs I had on my cheek has now peeled off, leaving a giant shiny pink mark - and adding to the large number of healing red marks I already have on my face. I have so many red m

adalyn

adalyn

07/27/10

 

DAY 2: + whitestrips!

Soooo... not much of a change. However, my redness seems to have gone down a bit from yesterday, and my scabs are slowly starting to disappear. I don't feel any new acne forming, but I do tend to have the acne that sits in my skin and makes my skin bumpy. My acne barely ever comes to a head but when it does, it oozes and scabs over. Ugh. Scabs are pretty much the same, though a good amount seem to be nearing the final stage of healing - when it's about to fall off on its own. Which is nice

adalyn

adalyn

07/27/10

 

DAY 3: EW.

My blackheads are either diminishing or emerging and coming to a head. Grosss. Anyway, my big zit from DAY 1 spawned another one - on the other side of my forehead, on my hairline. This particular new zit hurts when I press on it. Unfortunately, I know for certain its gonna scab over when it heals. My scabs are diminishing though, so my skin looks more even toned (aside from the redness caused by post acne hyperpigmenation). Much better than looking like have black spots on my face. My fac

adalyn

adalyn

07/29/10

 

DAY 4: THE PURGE HAS BEGUN... + some makeup rants

The purge! The purge! 'member when I said my skin felt bumpier yesterday? Yeaah. Much more bumpier today, and I can actually start seeing the blackheads and whiteheads emerging. I also woke up with two zits that had come to a head. My bacne, which is mostly pretty light, also felt bumpy too. So yeah, I'm pretty sure my skin is starting to purge all my acne. Otherwise my skin is pretty good - my scabs are almost nonexistent except for two. Plus my giant zit from yesterday has calmed dow

adalyn

adalyn

07/30/10

 

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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