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Day 35

1 healing pimple that will be just PIH by tomorrow, and that is it My face is somewhat burning/itching after moisturizer when I do BP at night. This is due to the fact that I just bumped it up to 2 pumps recently. I still look a bit tan during the day after BHA, but not nearly as bad as it is at night (I get somewhat red). Hopefully this subsides soon. I'm not panicking in any way, just hoping this irritation subsides completely. I am barely flaking at all, the BHA is exfoliating very nic

Ryan C

Ryan C

01/04/11

 

Day 32

Well I got up to 2 pumps of BP I have 2 pimples at the moment, the big embarassing kind. One of them was a little blackhead on the side of my face and it basically came out of hiding and exploded into a pustule/whitehead (its not really that inflamed). Anyhow, my skin overall is looking better as far as the tone of it and it is not that oily. The clogged pores are still coming to the surface, so this may take a week or two to get past this IB. Seems like the BHA is really going to to

Ryan C

Ryan C

01/02/11

 

Day 28

Well my skin was looking great 3 days ago. I, however, did some plowing for our recent snowstorm and I didn't moisturize before I went out at 4 a.m. When I came home my face was beet red. I think it was a combination of not moisturizing any extra (the wind/snow/cold was quite damaging) and the fact that I put on a little extra BP that night. Anyhow I have one pimple that healed already that sprouted on Christmas day, and currently I have 2 active pimples. I also have a pimple that isn't inflamed

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/29/10

 

Day 23

Today was the first day I used Paula's Choice 2% BHA gel. Used it this morning. It takes a long time to dry. It's either that or I used too much . Anyhow, my skin is pretty much clear, and now I'm hoping that the BHA eliminates my comedonal acne. I have been quite social lately... funny how that works. I have been using BP once a day for 5 days now, and I haven't broken out badly yet (fingers crossed). Oh, I almost broke my right index finger yesterday and now it's a bitch to wash and apply tr

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/23/10

 

Day 21

I had to stop using the BP twice a day. My face was flaking like crazy again, red, irritated ARGHHHH. The past 3 days I have used it once a day. I have been using 1 pump, and plan on keeping it at 1 pump for awhile. I ordered some of Paula's Choice 2% BHA gel, and plan on using that in the morning like I would normally use BP. I did this because the comedonal acne that I have simply sits there and waits to become inflamed. This is very frustrating, because BP doesn't seem to zap those fuckers. I

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/21/10

 

Day 18

Well, the breakout is pretty much gone. I'm glad I started using the BP on my neck too, because I have found that it was hiding some rather unkind pimples. Right now I have two zits with 2 others healing on my face. My neck has 2 pimples too (I classify them as seperate regions). Still no increase in the dosage. I'm waiting for this dryness to go the hell away. Still flaky when I wake up. Not going to increase until that goes away. The stinging has diminished, however, so that is probably a sign

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/17/10

 

Day 16

BP really does kick the shit out of pimples. The active acne that I had yesterday is pretty much all gone. The dryness/redness is at a tolerable level, though still too high to increase the dosage. I have one larger pustule on my jaw line that has been on and off for 3 or 4 days now, a very small one right next to it, the same one on my mustache area came to a head and will probably be gone after tomorrow, and 2 small ones on my forehead.. I have like 3 or 4 healing/healed zits. All and all, con

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/15/10

 

Day 15

After skipping two morning applications (on day 13 and 14), I went back to using twice a day again. The redness/peeling was pretty bad, and has since subsided. It was mainly in the "around the mouth" area. My forehead and part of my cheeks are starting to get it now too. I have maybe 7 zits at the moment. 2 or 3 little ones on my forehead that aren't very noticeable, 2 big ones on my chin (ugly-looking pustules... eww), one near the corner of my mouth that is healing, and a small one right on my

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/14/10

 

Day 12.... definitely not going like I wanted

Well, I thought because I had been on the Regimen for 6 weeks, that the initial "hardening effect" of BP wasn't going to happen this time. Wow, I was so wrong. My face has been burning for the last 2 days. It usually comes about 10-15 minutes after moisturizing and lasts for about 8-10 hours. It is very mild, but it persists for a long time. There are two patches under my eyes that look like they have been sunburned. A lady at work today told me my face looked swollen. Although I appreciated her

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/10/10

 

Day 10 (would have been 8 weeks now)

Well... I can't believe I'm saying this.... but my skin is clear. Since I began October 13 (of course I stopped for 5 days then started back up), today would have been 8 weeks. This is why I'm not that surprised that my skin cleared up this quickly. Two little comedones look like they are about to become pimples, but nothing I'm worried about. I'm using maybe 2/3 of a pump of BP. I apply most of it around my problem areas and dab a little bit on my nose and forehead. My nose and forehead seem to

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/09/10

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12/10/10

 

Day 8

The dryness is back. It is not nearly as bad as it was before, but I am starting to see little flakes after I wash and occasionally I'll spot one or two several hours after I moisturize. This is with a little more than a half pump of BP (I'm using it for part of my neck, too). The skin around my mouth/chin area is somewhat red and makes my PIH look worse than it is. Right now I have one zit on my face... that's it. I have a few on my neck, but I just recently started applying BP there so I'm no

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/07/10

 

Day 7

I used BP morning and night today. The dryness looks like it is coming back.... . Small flakes come up after I cleanse.... which is quite unsettling. I really don't know whether it is the moisturizer, or what. But I really hope that this doesn't become worse like it was several weeks ago. One noticeable zit right now. A few healing. Acne looks pretty good. The dryness is really going to piss me off it comes back full force. I started using the 3 pumps like recommended. We will see how it goes.

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/06/10

 

Day 6

Wow, I saw a few tiny little flakes! Man, how I love them. It was after I showered this morning. I'm not worried about it, the dryness is very minimal. Increasing to twice a day tomorrow. I have been using 3 pumps of moisturizer lately. When I found out that three pumps was the correct amount, I had just stopped using the Regimen. It is actually good that it was this time because I also found out before I started back up that I got a BP tube with a temporary ordered pump while they were transiti

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/05/10

 

Day 4

Day number 4. I can't stand those zits that just evolve into nothing but white shit. After a day or so, the pustules that I get are no longer red, but they are just completely white and stick out above the surface. I have one right now on the corner of my mouth. That is probably the most unattractive spot to have a raging zit hanging from your face. Blah blah, I'll be okay. 2 pustules is all I have to really report, one about to go away and the other about to sprout like jack's beanstalk. A few

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/02/10

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12/04/10

 

Day 3

Day numero tres :]. A breakout is in store for me.... hurray! I haven't broken out quite yet, but I see the clogged pores mobilizing for attack on my chin area. I don't know what it is with my chin area, but that is always where I have gotten the most acne. Maybe one active zit right now, with more on the way. No dryness to report yet. Still applying BP once a day. I almost can't wait to go to two times a day. I'm trying my best to be patient. Hopefully it works out this time.

Ryan C

Ryan C

12/01/10

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12/02/10

 

Day 2

No dryness.... yet. Still applying BP once at night. I washed and moisturized this morning. Dan's new moisturizer feels great on my skin. I know that many agree that it is not as moisturizing as the old one. I wouldn't really know because I never used the old one, but this moisturizer is great. It is quite soothing and leaves my skin looking great :]. I am probably just saying this because I can finally see skin that isn't red and flaky, but I really do like the moisturizer. Skin Status: Th

Ryan C

Ryan C

11/30/10

 

Day 1 is underway

So my skin is soft and smooth again (yay!). I applied about a half pump of BP tonight. I'm going to start off with an every night application. After the dryness hits and subsides I'm going to start doing a half pump twice a day. I'm pretty sure the pump I have dispenses the correct amount (it's not one of the big round ones). I'm using all of the acne.org products, and I'm going to try and lay off of the jojoba oil for awhile. Skin Status: 3 pustules, one on chin area about a 1/4 inch belo

Ryan C

Ryan C

11/29/10

 

Almost back to normal.

So the flakes are subsiding. These 3 pimples have all come to a head and have yet to clear. They are not that bad, actually, just pink little whiteheads/pustules. Been using AHA to kind of help my skin recover. It's funny, AHA doesn't burn anymore when I'm off the Regimen for even a few days! Maybe I have just gotten more used to it, or maybe my skin was just that sensitive. Either way, it is good to see somewhat healthy skin again. Well, it is about time to Black Friday shop. Maybe I'll find a

Ryan C

Ryan C

11/26/10

 

Beginning again... SLOWLY!

So after being on the Regimen for 6 weeks, I honestly couldn't handle the dryness anymore. I was using the 2 pumps of BP for the last 2 weeks, and man was it drying! I decided to stop using BP until my skin recovers, and then I'm going to begin again much more slowly. It has been roughly 36 hours since I last used BP and my face is still flaking somewhat. The redness is gone, but there was dryness after cleansing. I honestly wonder how much skin I have shed in the last 3-4 weeks from all of this

Ryan C

Ryan C

11/25/10

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