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MY how time flies. Started BCP, having great results!

Today, I am one month deep in some birth control. I hate it, but it was for a completely non-acne related issue, and now I am damned with it for the end of time. Or at least until three packs runs out... As of now, the terrible chin breakouts I have been having (along my jaw as well) have halted, and my skin is clear of any active acne....!!! I have red marks from my cheek bones down (HALP!!) but as far as my painful itchy nasty acne, I've got nothing!! I have changed my routine up quite a

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onedaysoon

09/23/10

 

feeling good!

I haven't really much to report, but here goes what I do know: The redness that I used to have is now gone. I used to have a reddish tint to my skin that was very unbecoming but it seems to have faded. I have fading redmarks, and no active pimples! A cyst/nodule that I had came to a head, for the first time in my life, and I took pride in getting rid of it... That was a few days ago, and there is only the memory left of that. My face isn't dry, isn't oily, it's juuuusst right. I broke out

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onedaysoon

08/29/10

 

Progress!!! FINALLY!

It's been a while since my last post, so here are the details on my progress with my regimen: I went quite a few days with no new pimples whatsoever, and the old ones weren't coming to a head, and just lingering there... But everything is fading fast now, and this morning I woke up with a little whitehead that is already gone by 10 am. That has never happened to me before, it was quick! i am in love with tea tree oil now, and I am going to keep doing what I'm doing until I don't have to do

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onedaysoon

08/27/10

 

Everyday Minerals is pretty cool.

I have yet to try this makeup, but I love the fact that they have samples, (blush and foundation!) and I got some just now, for only $8.00! shipping and all! I was surprised at how cheap it was, I truly hope it isn't a cheap product. Ever since I stopped using Bare Minerals, my skin has cleared immensely, and I am quite happy about that. I have yet to wake up to a new breakout, but the existing ones I do have are taking their time to fade. I still have a patch of baddies on my jawline, and

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onedaysoon

08/24/10

 

I gave up, yeah yeah...

I went to the spa today for my monthly facial, and decided to see a new skin therapist. She too, suffered from cystic breakouts and acne. I wasn't even in the slightest put off by it. Actually, it was comforting to know that even people with the knowledge and tools still fight this seemingly losing battle. Well, she told me that I had normal to dry skin from the upper lip up, but from there on down was another story. She told me it was definitely hormonal, and told me that the vitamins and supp

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onedaysoon

08/22/10

 

No more BP for me.

I have recently broke out in large painful acne, and one or two cysts under my jaw that are really something to talk about... I researched the issue, to no avail. I am on a complete trial and error regimen now, and this site is really a good tool for that. I have recently looked into the "do nothing" method, and this is why. When I was about 17 or so, I started wanting to wash my face. I NEVER ever washed my face, that I can remember. My sister has had terrible acne since she was aroun

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onedaysoon

08/20/10

 

I will bend, but not break. WK 3!!

NOOOOO MAKEUP! woot. I feel naked and exposed, and to be honest, I kinda like it No new breakouts since yesterday, but they are def there still. Bummer. Wanna hear something hilarious? I have to re-take my drivers written test, (Hawaii to MN) and I'm gonna get my pic taken lookin a little rough. I will not wear makeup, for I am mad at it, and will not give it the time of day. So, in turn, I will have what looks like Chickenpox in my license. On the positive side, at least I still have my

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onedaysoon

08/18/10

 

things need to happen.

I woke up this mornig with highly aggrevated acne, and more awesome new nodules along the jaw and under my chin. They came with no sign of coming, I wish they would at least call, first... I am dumping BM as I said in my other post, as I think I am having a reaction to the Bismuth in the products. I had a revelation this morning, and it's all thanks to this site that I self diagnosed myself with a form of acne cosmetica. I was analyzing my situation last night, and saw that I do indeed have

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onedaysoon

08/17/10

 

ch-ch-changes.... Day 12 i think?

Today is my elusive visit from Auntie Rose day, which would explain quite a bit of my pain and suffering the past few days. The appearance of my overall skin is delicious, with of course the beakouts on the jawline and hyperpigmentation. Those aside I am pleased with the results I am getting. Since my last entry, I have made some changes or tweaks in my regimen. Here they are: AM: Jojoba Oil massage Cleanse with Acne.Org Apply a thin Jojoba layer Appy Acne.org BP (I'm using a litt

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onedaysoon

08/16/10

 

I don't want to be a negative Nancy, but... day 10.

I want to wear a paper bag over my face. My skin is so rough, broken out, and I can't even wear makeup to hide it right now. I look oily due to excessive moisturizing, and if I didn't moisturize, some may mistake me for a crocodile. I have rough flaky skin, and acne to boot. I know that this is supposed to happen, but damn. I went grocery shopping today, and I felt my face getting so hot because I could feel everyone's eyes on my situation. I am a cranky mess at home now, too. I feel so selfi

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onedaysoon

08/14/10

 

Day 8. Jojoba Oil, you my only friend.

I woke up SO dry this morning. My neck right under my jaw is SO dry, it's irritated and rough. I never used to put BP there, (duh, that's where my breakouts are?) and I started to just recently after my "aha" moment, and MAN. My neck hates me right now. I look like a crack addict, just the look I was going for! It's 95 degrees out, can I pull off a turtleneck? I'm starting to get some baddies under my jaw, I have about 3, but I don't know if they are going to go down like the others did, :c

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onedaysoon

08/12/10

 

week one down!

So happy. Simple, and to the point. I woke up this morning with some dryness around the sides of my eyes, and areas that didn't peel before so I think that is the thicker portion of my skin? sure. I have no "acne" redness anymore, I just look and sometimes feel a little sunburnt. I can deal with that, and I think the color looks good on me, lol. I had a baby whitehead on my chin today, but that's all I have to report as far as breakouts go. I had a cluster of three marks that appeared to b

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onedaysoon

08/11/10

 

day 6! No more flaking, just minor redness.

I have been hearing OVER and over on this site how people cannot get over the flaky red hump of this journey, and I can relate; to an extent. Prior to getting Dan's products, I used my worst enemy Persa Gel, and I almost completely gave up this whole battle against acne. Once I ordered the products, got my goods and used them correctly and twice a day, I had no flaking after a while. I have dryness, tightness and redness, but not to the point where I'm going to give up by any means. I don

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onedaysoon

08/10/10

 

day 5 of regimen, happy as a clam!

AHHHH!!! I am so happy with how my skin just is right now. Today when I woke up, I took a glance at where it is now and just smiled. That's right, I smiled! Granted I have breakouts under my jawline still, but rather than being hot and itchy they are just there, and barely. Most days (pre-regimen days) I would wake up mess with them, try to squeeze the life out of them, only to make matters worse. I know that miracles don't happen overnight, or in my case so far, 5 days, but I have already seen

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onedaysoon

08/09/10

 

week 1 day 4. Are we there yet?

Well, my experience thus far with this regimen (or as it's known in my house "How Ally got her groove back") has been pretty damn good so far. I love the way my face looks and feels, and my overall outlook on the day has been shifted. I feel brighter, happier, and my days are just filled with hope rather than self loathing. Right now, I am using a precleanse that I cannot stress enough, does wonders for the flaking!!! I am in NO way shape or form a spokesperson, or have anything to gain fr

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onedaysoon

08/09/10

 

Holy Glass Face, Batman!!!

I don't know if it was the Jojoba oil, the BP, the moisturizer,... what did it, i'm not sure that matters. I washed my face this morning with DKR products, (minus the Jojoba Oil, that was from GNC) and waited a bit to apply make up. When I looked at my skin, it just looked fantastic! Like, I have never seen it the way it was this morning. I have acne scars on my cheeks from months ago, and still breakouts under my jawline and whatnot but that aside (lol) the appearance just looked radiant. May

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onedaysoon

08/06/10

 

sweet, sweet victory. week 1 day 1

YAY! I finally got my products in the mail to start the DKR properly, and wow. I fell in love at first rinse. I really do feel confident about this regimen, and I honestly can say that it just feels GOOD. I woke up this morning with tight tight skin, but only slight flaking, which I can deal with. As for the initial redness, it's everywhere as soon as I am finished with the last application of moisturizer (and 4 drops Jojoba oil) All in all, I have nothing to lose but my acne. I am hopeful

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onedaysoon

08/06/10

 

Haven't even got the 2.5% BP and I'm ready to give up already...

So... I've been using Persa Gel in place of 2.5%. I know that's not the regimen, but it's what I'm working with for now. After I washed my face in the shower tonight for about 5 seconds, (on off, right?) I walked out and my sister in law was over and brought Pizza! So i was excited, sat right down in towel and all, while I let my face dry. She literally couldn't keep her eyes off me, and I was getting slightly creeped out... I was on the fence of really flattered and really creeped out, so

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onedaysoon

08/05/10

 

Persa Gel?!...

I have been using Purpose gentle cleanser, Persa gel, and Dermalogica's active moist for the past few days. I must say, I hate the way my skin looks now more than ever... My jawline looks bad, but the way my entire FACE feels makes me want to completely shut myself out. I have late onset acne, so I didn't experience any as a teen. I had the flawless, desired face that I now only dream of, (or look at EVERYDAY on my husband's face...) and I don't know what happened or where I went wrong. My fac

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onedaysoon

08/04/10

 

Awaiting Dan's products!! (before pics)

I am 22 years old, and have acne since I was about 19 or so. PLEASE don't consider me a "I have a blackhead next to my nose" type sufferer... I have cysts, nodules, papules pustules, blackheads, whiteheads, redheads, blueheads, etc... You name it, I probably have it on my face right now. I have combo/sensitive skin, so I am hesitant to trying BP, as I have always only used Salicylic acid; to no avail... BUT I have tried Proactiv once before, and it killed my face, so I attempted Murad, and all

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onedaysoon

08/04/10

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