So tomorrow marks one week after I did my TCA peel. My face never peeled very much; by the 4th and 5th day the peeling on my chin moved to just the lower area of my left cheek and the peeling on my nose moved up the bridge but that was about it. I'm so happy to be able to ware makeup again tomorrow as the peeling has completely stopped.
I'm guessing the peel wasn't strong enough to do very much so in another week or 2 i'll do a second peel at 15%. I'll also post before/after pick as well on
So it's the morning of day 3 and my skin is looking pretty good. My chin started peeling yesterday but no other peeling than that so far; it will probably pick up tomorrow. My scars still seem filled in so now I'm guessing this is the layer of dead skin over top? not sure but it has to be a good sign My PIH is still there and am hoping it will fade as my skin flakes off..
I'll update at the one week mark!
So I've been clear of acne but I'm still left with my scars and PIH. I've started doing glycolic peels again for about 4 weeks now and havn't really seen results, so yesterday I did my first TCA peel.
I got makeupartistschoice.com's 30% peel and diluted it to 10%. The peel stung a bit but nothing too uncomfortable, and I left it on for about 3 minutes. There wasn't any frosting but it's my first time and I didn't want to do a second layer or a stronger peel and risk causing more damage.
So it has been almost 4 months that I have been on spiro and I'm estatic to report that I am 100% clear and have been for a few weeks now (except 1 pimple I did get about a week ago, but only because I have been going on vacation a lot this summer and tend to forget to take my pill everyday, though it was gone within days)
Spiro has been a miracle drug for me, I don't need to obsess over daily regimens or have to feel guilty if I forget to wash my face every now and then. I honestly can't
So before I thought the spiro was making my acne clear up quicker, but now I'm wondering if it's the emu oil
I had 2 whiteheads earlier today. Both weren't big, but they were more significant than the tiny-dot whiteheads most people get. Well a few hours ago, I settled down to start school work (2 finals and a paper due tomorrow ) and because I didn't feel like totally washing my face yet, I just globed on emu oil on both pimples. About an hour or so later I accidentally touched my cheek
So in the evening yesteerday I noticed 3 new pimples emerging, and sure thing this morning I woke up with 3 new friends on my face, all of them having a whitehead.
I'm so frustrated because I'm trying really hard not to pick and have been doing good, but my pimples pop anyways! Last night, one on my cheek was already a whitehead and it was sooooo close to the surface, it was really hard not to pick it. But, I literally yawned and the stretching of my skin was enough to pop it . Then another
Well I have still yet to get any new pimples since Friday and my existing pimples (except the 2 from Friday) are completely flat and just have that tiny, flake-like scab that needs to just pop off. So as of now I would say I'm about 90% clear.
I also decided to up the concentration of my chemical peel yesterday to about 50ish% and I also left it on for about a min. longer (3 min or so), and I think this was a good decision. This morning I woke up and for the first time, I can notice there is
So I guess I spoke too soon. It litterally felt like 30 min or so after I had written my blog yesterday when I looked at myself in the mirror and noticed a particularly red spot on my right cheek, I lifted my fingers to feel it and sure enough there was a tiny bump, and I knew it was going to turn into a pimple
So I mixed a small amount more of emu oil in with my moisturizer (which did cause me to have slightly oily looking skin, but it wasn't a big deal), and then at night I globed emu oil
So it's been a while since I've written a blog as I am getting busy with end of the semester papers and finals, but summer is around the corner!! My friends and I already have a beach week planed up in my house in Dewey at the end of the month so I can't wait for that!!
What I can wait for is having to go to the beach with no makeup on!!
But I really shouldn't complain..I havn't gotten any new pimples in almost a week and the only active pimples I have now are 4 or 5 ones that are almost
So 2 weeks ago I took the benzaclin and diffren out of my regimen and only been washing my face with a cleanser, then glycolic 5% wash, then BP 10% wash (this I have been doing for over a month) 1-2 times daily, then useing ACV as a toner, then mixing 1-2 drops of Emu oil in a moisturizer and apply to my face (additionally at night I add a glob of emu oil over active pimples). I have been doing this for the past two weeks and I am only getting about 1-2 pimples per week (which is a deffinite imp
So I skipped writting a blog last monday because I wasn't seeing any new progress and I was feeling really discouraged. But this week I had gone with no new pimples! Even though I still have the many marks, it was still nice to have no active pimples for a few days
But alas, this morning I woke up with 2 new pimples..they are both really tiny and on my left side, but the one on my cheek bone right below my eye, although very small like I said, is very red and the redness has a diameter of ab
So I have to admit that I've been bad this week with keeping consistent with my routine. I think I may have missed one day, and a couple days I only did it in the morning. I've just been a little distraced lately but ths week I'm determined to get back on track.
So I'm disapointed I sliped up this week because my skin isn't looking its best. The old pimples are still going away, but I have gotten 1 or 2 new ones, as well as one right on my forehead (where I rarely get them). I also increased
Today marks 1 week I've been on my new regimen and I must say I'm pretty pleased. I've only had one small pimple appear all week which is pretty good for me as I usually get 2 or 3 a week, sometimes more. It seems the healing of the existing pimples has slowed though. In the first few days they were noticably smaller every day but in the past few days there all almost completly gone, but I can still see the marks they've left behind (hopefully theyre not done healing and these will go away and n
Ok, so after reading up on a bunch of peoples' success with Apple Cider Vinegar in lighening their hyperpigmentation, I thought I would add it to my regimen.
I know it's best to wait until you have active acne under control, as new pimples can cause new scars..but I did some research on using ACV for your face and it looks like it'll even help in drying up your pimples, so it's like a 2 in 1! Plus I havn't had too many pimples in the past few weeks and I have a BUNCH of red/brown marks so I d
So I know I said I wasn't going to post again for another week but I got some unexpected quick results.
Its only the morning of day 4 and my existing pimples are reduced from 80-90% and a couple are completly gone! I'm very excited about this because normally my pimples can take a week or 2 before they even just start to go away. (As a note I did find 1 new pimple on my chin but its very small and smooth and I only noticed it because I felt it)
I also must say that I have refrained from p
Well this blog is mainly for my benefit so I can track my progress on my new regimen, but obviously everyone is welcome to read to see how I do in case you are interested in any of the products I'm using. And as a side note, if anyone is interested, all 3 are prescriptions so if you want them you'll need to talk to you doctor..
That being said, i'll give you a little info on myself. I'm a 20-year-old female who has delt with acne since my mid teens. It was never too severe but I deffinitly ne