Well, blogging on here is really hard. Especially since it doesnt have the option to add photos directly from my own computer. So, I've made a tumblrblog for everyone to follow and check out. The photos are going to be there and so will the next posts and updates! I won't be posting on here anymore except when I update the other blog so other people can see it on the forums
I didnt ramp up the dosage of BP I'm using for two reasons, 1.) the drying time takes forever and I didn't really have the will power to wait for it, apply, wait, apply, wait, apply... Keep in mind that I have been sleeping late and waking up at noon. 2.) I couldn't put foundation on over 5 layers of face cream. It just feels too weird. So, for the first three days I actually used my acne free cleanser and put on moisturizer and make up. I've been having to go out and shopping. Ofcourse my face hates it, but the breakouts aren't as bad. They're just the "regular breakouts" from before. When I come home though, I take my make up off and do the DKR. Skin's flaking around my nostrils and the sides of my face but it isn't so bad that it's obvious under my make up (ha!)
Anyway week 2 is my crazy week. I had a baseball series to go to and an overnight stay downtown with a sleep schedule of 2 am every day. I didnt bring my supplement pills (Vitamin D-3, E, and Zinc) but I did bring my DKR with me. I found that after everything has dried and 2 applications of the moisturizer, I am able to put on make up. Just make sure its all dried though! No new break outs. Face is still dried but I am happy over all. Even my sister says that my skin is improving. I just gotta bear with the flaking.
Same thing as Day 4. Skin's flaky. Broke out at my cheeks again because I've been deviating from the regimen. It's not cool, I know. But, I also just ended my period!
Sometimes I really forget my moisturizer. Especially after the BP dries. I pretty much sit there and play/watch something and get distracted. So, my skin is noticeably dry. I put on makeup again today because I had a student meeting at Starbucks, and partially because I love looking hot too. I didn't get to take off my make up until late at night so... I still did the regimen though?
I had a crazy day today. Firstly, I had to be outside in the hot 100Â° sun right after I took my shower. Oh, did I mention I put make up on too? Yeah, I was melting. My date came to pick me up. We have great 2 hours of sweat inducing activities. Mhm, make up and sweat... Skin was so dry. I tried putting on my cream foundation to cover my breakouts, it didn't work so well. I took off my make up after getting home and put on some BP and moisturizer. I think I slathered on AHA too.. Wait, I just realized, I've been slathering that stuff like no other. Maybe that's why I'm flaking so much and drying! I have a baseball series to go to in a week. Let's hope my skin learns to behave.
Ah, the flaking. It's not so bad. Just by the chin area. I've been using make up for the day too so what happens is that I shower, wash my face with Acne Free's cleanser and put the Neutrogena's moisturizer right after. When I get home, I do the DKR regimen and strive to do it twice.
I continued to the normal routine and went about my day. I also got zinc and vitamin D tablets. Dad got it instead of the vitamin E I told and texted him. It annoys me when I try to use a back up plan and they don't bother to check it. It also is extra irritating because my hormones say so, if you catch my drift.
I haven't changed my diet, just have been eating less because there's nothing at my house. But, I've also been keeping hair away from my face with strappy headband
We went out to Cracker Barrel today so I was planning on how to use my make up without causing a huge breakout. My skin felt raw this morning so I opted to was with my Acne Free facial wash and skimp on the BP because it leaves some residue on my skin. Putting foundation over that was just asking for breakouts. Because I had a huge, red, jaw-dropping acne and the expected redness from washing, I decided to put on some hydrocortisone over it to calm it down. I've read a lot of articles suggesting this technique. Just put a glob on a beating zit before you go to bed and the next day it should be flat or at least calmer. Because my decision to put on foundation was spur of the moment, I didn't really have the whole 8 hours for it to take effect. I spread it over the red area and waited until it was at least partially absorbed. I wiped off the excess stuff and put on a liquid foundation. It covered up well.
When I came home I played on the computer for hours before I decided to wash my make up off with the cleanser. I put on some BP, resumed playing, skipped the moisturizer, and put AHA all over. It stung but I left it alone. Just put a little moisturizer on my tender parts such as my nose and my lips.
My acne is not just cause by bacteria or dirt, genetics are also to blame for this disaster. For so long, just like everybody else, I have tried so many products. Now, I have my hands on some Benezoxyl Peroxide (BP). I would say that I have tried to be on retinol or roaccutane except I haven't. I never had that much to spend nor the courage to go on something that sounds soâ€”scientific? But, this BP regimen sounds promising enough. I've heard of benzoxyl peroxide on a lot of the facial washes that I've owned as well as on acne systems. That's why it doesn't sound as intimidating to me. On this, I will record my observations from day one and my habits/adjustments along the way.
Well my face is definitely red. Not terribly so though. It's itchy but my mom had already commented on the state of my skin. She said it looks like it's working and I agree with her. My ex-boyfriend/close friend who has never (ever) seen me without make up surprised me at my house this morning with donuts. We had a big argument yesterday so he decided to make it up to me. I had no idea that he was coming so I haven't showered/cleaned/brushed my teeth... You get my point. So, he didn't really seemed to mind it even if I'm always dolled up around him.
Of course I wasn't breaking out too bad but it was obvious enough. He even tried to joke about it and poke it, to which I replied, "that didn't make me feel sexy." Which he seemed to apologize with actually trying to kiss my cheek. Anyway, I didn't feel as terrible as I would normally if I didn't have make up on. I've been using that AHA+ stuff too and it really tingles just like the BP.
I just got my initial break out which I almost picked at but caught myself.