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REALLY :(

Sooooooo, just when it seems my face is going to clear up more acne decides to emerge. I have a new spot on my left cheek and two new ones on my chin. The two on my chin are not too bad, but the one on my cheek is going to turn into a monster. On top of all that my face is beginning to get really flaky even when I put on loads of moisturizer. So now at night I am putting on way more moisturizer and hope that it will help with the flakes. On more interesting news... I usually get pimples/whiteheads on the top of my lips or somewhere really close to the lips. I always had no idea why this was happening and only thought it was just because that is where my face liked to breakout at. About a week or so ago I found one of Dan's videos that said chapstick could be the issue! I had never thought about that! So I chucked my Burts Bees out the window and began to use soft lips. And so far I have had no nasty lip pimples. I am so glad that I found this out when I did or I would be still set back even though I am on the regimen. Hope everyone is enjoying the last month or so of summer (well, at least on the northern hemisphere)
 

About two weeks later...

And I have cleared up most of my acne!!! I haven't posted anything in the past 2 weeks because I have been super busy with life. After my last post I started to break out really bad. I had no idea why and I had just started to use Dan's products, so I began to get discouraged. But I kept up the regimen and a couple days later most of the new whiteheads were gone. All that are left from that breakout are red marks. Right now I have red spots around my mouth/chin area and one on my forehead. I currently have only 3 active spots and they are not too bad and should disappear quickly. I am really excited that my face is starting to clear up. Once all my active spots are gone I just have the red spots to worry about. The red spots are the things that embarrass me the most. They just remind me of all the pimples that use to be there. I am now trying to find a way to help the spots clear up without breaking my face out anymore. Hopefully I will be able to update everyone more often than I have! Talk to ya later!
 

Official Day 3 DKR

By the end of yesterday I had 2 new whiteheads (and pretty big ones). I usually pop those right away, but this time I did not. YAY! They went away on there own while I was gently washing my face tonight. I hope that by not picking at them they will leave lighter (hopefully none) red marks. My mom even noticed them earlier today and actually told me that my acne is getting worse. So now I know that it is not just my imagination! I have a new goal...clear skin before school starts. It gives me about a month. And by clear skin I mean no new spots (red marks are OK, just because they never go away when you have such light skin).
 

Good News!!!

Well my face was not red or flaky at all the night after I put on too much NOTS. But I was sick and tired of using NOTS so I decided to go a day without any BP and boy was that a bad idea...a new white head appeared right next to one that had just started to clear up! GAH! BUT! Today the DKR acne treatment came in the mail today! YAY!!! So I am basically going to start the process all over (except I am going to use a higher dosage of BP because I think my skin can handle it). Tonight was the first time I used DKR and it was awesome It went on very smooth and after all the products were applied and had dried my skin felt so nice. I cannot wait to use the products again and hopefully my acne will be sooooo much better in a few weeks.
 

getting worried...

Tonight I put on way too much BP. I was squeezing it out of the NOTS bottle and it came pouring out. It was probably about a finger length of BP and my face is not ready for that. But stupidly I put it all on thinking that it would be okay. But as I sit here typing it is still not dry and it has been more than 5 minutes. Oh well...I guess I am just going to have a really red/itchy/flaky face tomorrow. Luckily I have no plans and can stay inside all day long I do not have any new pimples (well possible one, but I don't know if I can call it a pimple yet). Most of the ones on my chin are starting to just become red marks. Hopefully those will not take to long to fade away. I almost hate the red marks more than the acne itself. They just serve as a reminder that I have crummy skin and tell everyone that I have acne. On the positive side I spent today out in the sun running errands and biking around the neighborhood. So maybe the sun and exercise will help my face as well. too-da-loo!
 

ARRGH!!!

I am not too happy about my acne/face today (well I guess it is yesterday now). I thought things were going well, but somehow my acne just got worse. I have been using Nuetrogena On-the-Spot BP for the past 2 weeks and ordered Dan's regimen a few days ago so hopefully things will start to look up when I get that order!!! I have really bad acne on my chin/cheeks, but none what so ever on my forehead. This is really weird to be because I have fringe that covers most of my forehead...Why is it that the place on my face that is hidden does not break out and everything else does??? Do any of you have this problem too? Fair winds to ye matey!
 

Harry Potter Love

At 12:01 am Friday I watched the last film in the Harry Potter series. It was absolutely amazing! I laughed. I cried. I enjoyed the entire film and am sad that it had to end last night. I have read all the books and started when I was in 3rd grade. Now that it is over I don't know if I will ever go to another midnight showing. On the acne front: I had trouble with washing/bp on Thursday. I applied in the morning, but did not wash or reapply until 3 am the next day. This, of course, was due to HP at midnight. Hopefully there are not to many consequences because of it. If you have not seen HP 7 yet I highly recommend that you do. It is one of the best movies in the series and should win many awards.
 

The Begining...

Hello everyone! I am new to Acne.org and wanted to start a blog so that I have more incentive to continue on the path to clearer skin. Let me introduce myself. I am currently 19 yrs and just this year started to get bad acne. In the past I only had about on pimple per month. But this past year it has escalated to multiple at a time a red marks that last for months. When I came back home from college I decided that something had to change. So I found this amazing website and began treatment. It has almost been a week since I have started Dan's Regimen. At the very beginning my face became a lot less red, which was strange because from everything that I read on the forums it said to expect more redness. I think that this is due to the fact that I am much more gentile on my face than I used to be. Some of my acne did begin to clear up, but then about a day ago I had a small breakout. I am not going to be discouragement though. I know that if I push on and continue treatment it will get better. I just hope that it is sooner rather than later.
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