Cleanser- Purpose Gentle Wash
Treatment- Acne.org BP
Mositurizer- Olay Sensitive Skin and Olay Complete Gentle with SPF for outside trips
So far regimen is going well, still no new blemishes and I am shocked because I have never gone this long with one. People are noticing how well my skin is looking and on facebook the other day I finally posted a pic of myself with no makeup or editing whatsoever. I thinking about purchasing the new Moisturizer from Acne.org since my Olay balls up the BP is I dont wait super long to apply it rather than wait just 15 minutes. Im also thinking about purchasing the AHA to make my skin not look so dull. Lets see on Payday. Added the pic of me in my album, picture was take on 9/25/2010
So a few things have changed in the last 3 weeks, for a bit I had really dry skin after cleansing my face with Dan's Acne.org cleanser so I switched my cleanser to another recommended cleanser which is Purpose Gentle cleansing wash, and I have seen good results and not as bad dry skin. I am still using the BP but I cut back to half a finger length because 1 whole finger length was way too much and it never absorbed. I also switch my moisturizer to Olay complete new gentle formula the original formula without the avobenzone and it has spf and I use one without spf at night, because Dan's moisturizer is way too greasy looking for me, I would have to constantly wipe off oil during the day which can be a hassle especially when Im out with people. For a bit I felt that I wasnt seeing much results but today after looking in the mirror my face is improving but not 100% clear as I do have a few red marks. I have not had a new breakout in a while and that makes me happy. Hopefully at the end of next week when I enter month 3 and after month three I can see great results which is how long it's recommended to stay on the regimen to give it a chance.
Not much to report, last week I had so much dryness that everyday I was using the Jojoba oil to try and rub off some flakes. For a few days after I applied the moisturizer I had a burning sensation I don't know if this was from using the jojoba oil to rub off flakes but after I stopped doing that I don't get the burning anymore. I do not see much of a difference in my acne from last week and I think the problem is that I'm not being too generous with the BP. I use one whole finger length since I have the tube but I guess I make one thin line and that's not enough. So yesterday I started using a think line almost like the width of my own finger and hopefully I'll see better results. My husband says he can see a difference between now and before I started the regimen and it's true it has gotten a little better, but here is to hoping for some great results now that I'm using a great amount of BP.
So I am currently using the Acne.org starter kit and it has been 3 weeks and 4 days. I found last week that I was having problems with super dry skin, around my mouth area and middle cheek area near my nose and mouth. I solved this issue by using the Jojoba oil that I purchased from Acne.org and before cleansing I would take about 10-12 drops and massage into my skin. I would then cleanse my face and go about the regimen as usual. If I still had dry skin after applying the BP, I would use about 2 pumps of moisturizer. Twice a day I now use about half a pump of cleanser, a full fingers length of BP and about half a pump to 1 pump of moisturizer . I have had only 1 breakout so far in the 3 weeks of using the regimen and before the regimen I would have up to 4 breakouts a week, so with these results I am satisfied. The marks of old breakouts are slowly fading, but you can definitely tell my skin is changing. I did scrape my face a few days ago and had a cut on the side of my cheek but using some neosporin 3 times a day on the area has made it a light pink and I am hoping it will fade. So here is to hoping that I have nothing more than good results in the weeks to come!!
Still doing the regimen twice daily, I upped the dosage of BP yesterday to half a finger length. This morning after washing my face, I had some peeling but after application of BP and the mosturizer the peeling is no more. If I have some peeling throughout the day I will start to incorporate some of the Jojoba oil in my mosturizing.
Other than that issue, I still have not had a new breakout and bumps have gone down.
After using the Acne.org products for one week, I can say that I have a lot of hope and positivity for these products to help me finally clear up some of my acne. I have been using the starter kit, The cleanser, BP treatment, and mosturizer 2 times a day. I have been following all rules on how to apply each process after carefully watching the video. So far I have not seen or felt a new blemish and that makes me optimistic. I dont want to give my hopes up but that has to be a good sign. For week two I am going to be upping my BP dosage to see how well it works.