Wow, it's been a while...
83 days later is a good amount of days to come to my conclusion about Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon for my face.
First off, lemon does bring up future pimples (like someone had said as a comment). BUT, I had old scars from last summer and those suckers are not as visible anymore. I think it was the lemon that helped with it because I kept putting it on mainly that area.
As for ACV, i do notice a HUGE difference since using it. I do not have a red face all the time any more. My face used to be red a lot of the time. Also, I DO still get pimples, BUT there are not as many AND they are not flippin' HUGE like they used to be.
Lastly, I do not get terrible indented scars. I don't know if it is the ACV or the VIT C i take or what it is...
Lately, it seems those little "soon to be pimples" finally decided to turn in to a pimple. : |
On the plus side...the acne seems to be going away quicker AND not becoming a freakin' HUGE pimple. :') Really surprises me actually since I tend to get big ones on the cheeks and little ones on my forehead and chin. The one on my cheek is small.
Every single day I have taken my Vit C and One a day womens along with ACV!
Not bad...not bad at all.
Well, 21 days later and I have to say I am quite pleased with my face.
When I do get a pimple...it is really tiny. Usually, I get HONKERS on my face. I am so freakin' shocked!!!
I DID start drinking ACV. Now, that crap tastes HORRIBLE! Ugh...but I do have to admit I am not hungry all the time now it seems. AND I do not severely breakout. Is it because of the ACV? The lemons? Or my Birth Control?
Before i began this regimen, I had already been on my Ortho Lo and STILL had some funky breakouts. :\ So, I would say it's not the Ortho Lo helping me.
As for my scars. I do not see a difference. The lemons are suppose to help, but it may take over a month. Haha.
So, Day 4. Its 2:50pm annnd I am upset with my face.
I have new pimples. :/ BUT! The pimples are like really small which is weird...since they usually get big on my cheeks. I am not complaining though.
One thing I have added is LEMON JUICE. Yep, just some straight up juice riiight from thee lemon. I have been reading up on it for a while. I started it on tuesday. One of my scars seems to be lighter...but i am not sure. I like to think it has changed. haha
I am still unhappy with my acne.
I haven't been on as much as I used to be. But after having many ups and down with this stupid thing called acne...I am back to my blogging. Right now...is definitely a down.
I have 4 zits on my face. Sure, you could say "Oh that's not a lot!" Yeah, well i know that, but they scar. That's what makes me upset. Hhaha. If they didn't scar...I would be more accepting of them. I wouldn't be totally happy to see them pop up, but still...
Yeah, I know I have it better than many people, but it still bugs me that they are on my face.
Annnnyway, today I am starting something new. Hopefully, there will be some disappearance of my scars.
I do not mean the indented ones. I know to get rid of those I need the Glycolic peels. I do not have it though.
For the ones on my face that are red marks or scars I am attempting to rid myself of them and hopefully prevent new breakouts along the way.
I am on Ortho Tricyclen Lo (Birth Control that helps acne). At first i only got like ONE pimple. I was doing well! Then, now all of a sudden my face gets random breakouts. It really frustrates me.
Here's what I am doing about it:
- Vitamin C = 1000mg (Spring Valley Vit C with Rose Hips)
- One A Day Women's
ON FACE (all the time)
- Honey and Cinnamon face wash while in the shower (exfoliates)
- Witch Hazel - In the morning and at night
- Sunscreen- Zinc Oxide (Badger)
ON FACE (for a current pimple)
- Persa Gel (Clean & Clear)
- Neosporin (If popped)
- Peroxide (clean popped)
- Baking Soda (To bring pimple to head)
- Whatever I want
- no face makeup (I wear mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, but no foundation etc)
- Ocassionally, I use a powdered mineral makeup to pat on to a red pimple to make it less red.
I'll post pictures if there are improvements.
WISH ME LUCK!!! Here goes nothing.
Day 1 has begun!
Right now it is11:59am. I have Neosporin on my current zits and Persa Gel.
Skin tone: Ehhhh...
Man, I haven't been on here in forever!!!
So, I get just the typical pimple.
I have scars...UGH...
It's weird though I don't get indented ones anymore...they just are marks now...hmmm...
I ended up missing a pill at the beginning of the pack i am almost done with now. I missed the very first pill of the pack...so i had to take two the next day. It made me slightly sick...
Because I skipped the pill, I did get a pimple...and I was EXTRA bloated. Grrr...But it's all good now.
I do not have any complaints...
It's going goooood!
STILL no spotting. No terrible breakouts.
Is it possible that it could stop indented scars and now only let acne become red marks? 'Cause that's what's happening...
My face is weird...haha...I don't know what happened.
The sad...sad...sad news.
I compared pictures next to each other...
NOTHING. ;| Totally broke my heart. Sighs.
So for a while I have stopped using stupid ACV. : | Gah!
BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN MY INDENTED ACNE ENDER IS ENDING.
stupid. Stupid. STUPID acne.
I didn't study it too much...just a glance... To me, it seems there is a difference, especially with one of them! It seems less deep!
Could it be just wishful thinking???
DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNN....I don't know and won't know until i compare the before and after photos...GULP!!! :\
Sighs...I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
The old pimples I had gotten while on the BC are going away and no new ones are popping up. Yet...
Those new ones that were coming up and were just skin colored bumps have been stopped by using BP (Clean and Clear Persa Gel)
It's going good right now. I'm glad.
While on my period, I had slight cramps and not that bad of a flow. I am pleased. WOOT! No spotting. No weight gain!
2 pimples I had by my nose: Gone
1 I had by my nostril: Going away...
3 i had in a nice diagonal line on my cheek: one is leaving a scar I think. One still is a bump. The other is flat and going away.
And now there are two new bumps coming in! YAY!!!! : | Not. Ugh...it's depressing me. Sighs...I just hope they don't get big and red like the rest. :\ UGH!
I still just want to rip off my face...
I have only missed ONE day of ACV. I was having a baaaad day and just fell asleep at the foot of my bed. I totally spaced it.
I still haven't checked it yet.
I wiil post pictures whenever I do check IF IT HA WORKED!!! I PROMISE!!! I hope it has. Even a little improvement would make me happy.
sooooooo, i havent been on much...since my stupid effing keyboard broke... I am using the on screen one WHICH SUCKS. UGH....
Everything started to suck this week. NOt just because of the BC though... But my face did really depress me...
but, i stopped breaking out! my last placebo pill is today! ONly side effect I got was the breaking out...well at least so far. The flow isn't bad...it's very normal and only lasted 4 days!
Yes, I still haven't checked it. Some of you guys might be curious and like, "WHY ON EARTH DON'T YOUR FREAKIN' CHECK IT SO I KNOW IF IT'S WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!???!?!?!?!?!??!?! "
oh well. I'm hoping it is working. Even the slightest bit of difference will make me happy.
I have noticed my face...is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dry. I mean...SO dern dry!!! Ugh...it's annoying.
Well, still getting pimples. One will come up. As soon as that one starts going away...ANOTHER ONE POPS UP!!! : | Kinda gets annoying yo... :\ It's mostly on the right side of my face... sighs. It's a never ending battle. GAH! CURSE YOU MISTER ACNE!
Anywhos, no spotting! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD WHICH MAKES ME EXTREMELY HAPPY!!! EX TO THE TREMELY! :DI am soooo use to spotting for just about 2 months. Loseasonique was LAME. Thanks Loseasonique... it also caused some cramps for me...so we'll see when i start thee placebo pills soon if i cramp like before AND if i....BREAKOUT MORE! Ughs...dern acne...
I am also worried about when I decide to go off thee pill someday...when I want to have kids...I'll have thee worst breakout of my LIFE! I hate thinking about that.... :\
Oh well, it's too late now. If I didn't have HORRIBLE CRAMPS WITHOUT BC...then I would NEVER have turned to it in the first place...unless I became sexually active. I'm not right now...haha.
It def broke me out.
I have gotten...maybe 6 zits in the past two weeks. I blame the BC.
Sighs. I don't see an improvement in my skin...
BUT I am not spotting. Not gaining weight that i noticed. I don't have terrible cravings...i mean I do crave things but that's just because I use to be pudgy and dieted... I had to kick out foods from my life and now I crave them
Anywho, I use to spot a lot on my old BC all throughout it. I hope this bc doesn't make me do that.
I don't do the ACV in the mornings. I wait 'til after i'm done with my day. Plus, classes are coming up...and I don't want to smell like this stuff...haha.
Still haven't looked closely yet for it will depress me and I give up if there's no results yet. Haha. I'd rather not know! It's only been two weeks...it feels like it's been months! Gah! OH well.
I want to start drinking it...but it freaks me out to start that now... :\ grrrs.
I HATE SCARS!!!!!!!!!!!!
So. My drying of my skin on the side of my nose is gone just about.
Two pimples that the WHITE vinegar had made into a skin colored bump finally decided to come up and say "HELLO!" They're tiny, but surrounded with redness????? I've never had that before or at least never paid attention...I don't know. I'm scared considering every time I get a pimple I get a scar. Urg, awesome...
Don't let me lose faith in this. Haha.
I have actually adjusted to the smell now. It doesn't smell gross to me anymore!
So, I didn't put it on today because I was going out to dinner for my grandpa's birthday.
Today, he pointed out my scars, "Oooooo, someone's been picking!" He poked some of my scars as he said that...
My heart was CRUSHED. I wanted to crawl in a hole and just die. I felt the urge to just cry my eyes out right then and there. It was clear that my scars did show and I have just been and idiot to believe they would fade. I went to the bathroom later and looked at myself in the mirror. I wanted to cry even more...
The guy I am madly in love with is back in town and after today...I don't even want to leave the house to go see him :\ Ugh...
I know my scars are not very bad and I am lucky to have what I have, but it just hurts to have it pointed out...
Ugh, as I type this my eyes start to water. Ugh...
Just rip off my face please so I can start over with new skin.
So, for three days I have been using ACV. I haven't paid any attention to it because I don't want to be disappointed with it...I like to believe it's working. Haha.
The smell is gross still. It makes my eyes water...
I did get my cyst back (?) I don't know if it was the cyst or just a huge pimple since it did come to a head...but the hardness underneath the skin i've had since June is gone! Woot!
So far nothing has happened. But I have only taken two pills. :\
When I do take the BC I take Aleve with it to stop inflamation or at least prevent some of it.
In other news, I don't if it was bc of the BC, but I had an old cyst that has been under my skin since JUNE that is gone...I got a new pimple/cyst thing on it. I used baking soda on it and it came to a head. I didn't pop it. Now I cannot feel the hardness that use to be under my skin and the pimple is almost gone...Would the Ortho have already helped my face somewhat? (Doubt it, but who knows...)
Wish me luck...
Today is the day.
At 10:00pm (Mtn time) I will be taking my FIRST Ortho Lo pill and let me tell you...I AM SOOO SCARED!
What if I...
I guess it's just a chance I have to take it. I have no choice but to do this. I just hope my body responds well to it and doesn't panic...