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"Sighs" My fight against acne ..rawr...rawr

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Day 37 On The Reg

Sooooo....... day 37 huh .... well its now after that time of month and not to mention a very stressful past couple of weeks. So my emotions were everywhere and you could tell it on my face today ! Through the course i fell of the rocker of using the reg everyday both morning and night. So ive got 4 pretty bad pimples. The reg still works just wish i would have stayed on it like normal. Not to mention i had choc. which my face goes nuts over..... so a whole bunch of reasons on why i broke out bad. Now i havent had this kind of breakout since ive started the reg so i still think it works fantastic .... So come on reg, work wonders for me again

ShyPie

ShyPie

11/02/2011

 

Day 26 On The Reg

So i decided to try to do updates on a weekly basis now. Just hit day 26 , good number for me I got a couple pretty nasty breakouts around the jawline close to my chin a couple days back and one on my cheek that wasnt bad at all. Its that time of the month where i normally breakout like crazy so im curious to see how the reg works against the hormonal part of it. The brake outs werent horrible, i didnt pop them just let the bp take care of them and their practically gone. Yea i still cant remember a time when i had this little of brake outs during that time. So im pretty happy with my results. My scaring is starting to fade so im excited about that ! I havent had very many breakouts AT ALL on my cheeks since starting the reg !!!! Its just been around the chin area. My cheeks have ALWAYS BEEN the number one place i brake out the most ! Ive been wearing lighter makeup lately and loving it. Which is a huge change for me seeing that i pride myself on using a good amount for the hiding skillz of acne , and still making it look good . When i feel that my scaring has faded enough i will be jumping on the no makeup boat ........WHHHHAT ME ???? Yea never thought that day would come ! Ill take some pics to add along with my post I dont add pics of my forehead cause thats never been a problem area for me .... So one cheek is scaring no acne the other is a couple ones that are now going away Oh side note , I havent had a energy drink in 3 weeks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i added 50mg of zinc a day to my daily stuff. No cokes or soft drinks , but havent given up my tea yet .......

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/21/2011

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10/25/2011

 

Mmhmm....day 16

So i got a couple new brake outs yesterday .... one right by my temple (which looks bad) but it dried up and didnt turn into the infected looking kind lol. And the other on my lower lip and its almost gone. Now im noticing a few black heads on my cheeks .... which they might have always been there , but black heads never really worried me so much as the gigantic white heads that were ever present. Now im wondering if the reg gets rid of those too or just the other ones. It seems like my scaring is taking a little longer to go away than normal, and that might also be because i normally dont worry about it ( their easy to hide with makeup) But since my face isnt all broke out like it used to be i think its just me finally realizing how much i really have. Oh i finally got my 2.5% bp !!!! So i just put some on , so lets see how my skin reacts with a lower amount .... i started with 10% bp and been using it up to this date. No difference really when i applied it, felt more mask like than the other but that also might have to do with it being a different brand. Still excited about the results im seeing !!!! Still makes me feel weird writing about my acne !!! Like who really wants everyone to know about their brake outs. But i have to keep telling myself that its for my own benefit so i can keep track on my progress. BC if this doesnt work its back to the doctor to try some more meds. Which i really dont want to do , bc the common factor is after most people stop taking them their acne comes right back. Id rather have a lifetime of face wash routine, than have to keep taking pills the rest of my life (way to many side affects) And accutane wasnt the answer for me. SO COME ON REG .... IM COUNTING ON YOU

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/12/2011

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10/13/2011

 

Day 14 ...ow La La

Sooooooo end of day 14 - yea this blog is going to be boring but meh. Keeping track .....OOOO just realized i hit my 2 week mark woot woot .... ive stayed on track with the reg, which is pretty impressive for me, not getting lazy .NO new brake outs , what ..... ? 2 days in a row ??? Sure this isnt a dream Cant say i even remember the last time i didnt wake up to a new brake out every morning, but 2 days ? Wow :banana:Normally on days like this where im running around like crazy at work inside and out i typically come home to a new pain in the ... on my face. Not to mention i put heavier makeup on then i have been doing during this reg. So im kinda impressed.So i have to share what bothered me yesterday that totally set me back from coming close to taking the step of not wearing any makeup to see the full results..... So i have been horribly sick these past few days ( today is the first day im starting to feel like im getting back to my normal self) Well i went to the doctor yesterday morning right before i went to work , which made me a little late no big deal. But i decided since i was running late id just finish getting ready at work and head straight to work from the doctors office. Well when i arrived all my fellow supervisors and big boss' were in the office. I walked in and i swear i got a comment from every single one of the on how horrible i looked. I forgot my doctors note , so when i went to one of them and said hey ill bring you the doctors note tomorrow, the response i got was, " NO need you can take one look at you and tell your not doing so well" REALLY !!! He said it in a joking manor so i kinda srugged it off bc we are quite fun loving and give each other a hard time every chance we get . Well went down the hall to say hi the my other boss , and got asked if i had been tanning, ( WHICH I HAVENT) cause my face looked so freakin bright red. Not sure if it was from embarr. or the fact that i was sick, or no makeup. Anyways got those kinda of hello's from several people... so i quickly went down to my office, threw some makeup on to make myself feel better ......anyways im hoping the comments really were bc i was feeling so freakin horrible bc of the sickness. But it really did make me wonder if it was bc i chose not to put on any makeup, which i dont think anyone at work has ever seen me without. So i think ill give my skin a couple more weeks so the scaring kinda fades a little before i jump on the no makeup wagon.Anywho, im still happy with the results ive gotten from the reg these past couple of weeks.

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/09/2011

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10/21/2011

 

Day 13

Well no new brake outs Old ones are healing really fast. But for some reason it seems like my red scaring is more predominant. I dont recall this much on my cheeks ... so hmmm.... and my skin looks really dull. Maybe i need to put on more moist. I dont know .... Im really interested in AHA im still not sure what its for or if i even need to add it in my routine. Well here is a couple of pics.... my cheeks are the worst places i get acne , i dont really get any on the forehead. Hate posting these, normally i wouldnt be caught dead taking a pic of my skin without makeup. But figured this might help me in the long run when it comes to looking at my results. Most of the redness is scaring . Which will fade over time. Still better than my face a week ago

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/08/2011

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10/09/2011

 

Day 12

Alrighty so the end of day 12 Well my skin is feeling leathery .... not really flaking or peeling... which is good cause i put make up on during the day and at the beginning of the reg. it was flaking off, i just told people it was part of my Halloween look i was going for lol . I had a new brake out today on my lower lip, which is kinda shocking cause i never get any there :/ . It hurt to the point to where i popped it right bf i got in the shower so i could cleanse it. I still have a few tiny pimples on my cheek left, and my chin area is clearing up. But i havent got any cyst like pimples since i started the reg. So thats freakin amazing ! My neck is really dry so im going to try to stay away from that area with the bp. I feel like a freakin turtle when i turn my neck with all the wrinkles bc of how dry it is . Other than that things are still looking up. I think i need to apply more moist. at night. Been doing fantastic with staying away from my addiction to energy drinks ! WHICH HAS BEEN FREAKIN HARD !!! Oh and soda's Which have a major factor on breaking me out along with choc. and lots of sweets. So been doing good with that, although i still think im cheating by putting crystal light in my water, oh well its a start Havent been able to give up the coffee habit, and honestly dont think i will be able to ... just have to make up for it with more water. Still hopeful and seeing good results. Ill try to post some pics tmr for my next blog

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/07/2011

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10/08/2011

 

End Of Day 11

So i just got done with my night time routine. Ive got a couple new brake outs, and really i dont count those as new since starting this reg. Im 99% sure that they were under the skin prier but are finally coming to the surface. Their not the normal horrible ones i typically get so im still happy. Im really liking that my face is getting used to the bp and not so dry anymore. My makeup doesnt flake off, so yea finally glad about that ! I can feel a change in my skin , and still excited to see what the full results will be. Yes i am hoping for totally clear, but hey id like to be the girl that was in high school who had the perfect skin and would FREAK OUT OVER ONE ! Yea i wouldnt even mind one . Anything is better than this roller coaster of alright skin than back to horrible, clear for like a day than back to the same o same o bad skin. Anywho.... Im feeling like crap, im totally getting sick, knew it was coming but was hoping it wouldnt get to the point of the lovely Nquil, yea well ill be taking a BIG O DOSE OF THAT TONIGHT. But i wanted to keep my blog updated so i feel like if i get to the point of ever wanting to give up i can look back and see how my results have been. FYI I HAVE NO PLANS OF GIVING UP . <3

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/06/2011

 

Day 11

Well nothing really special to update on my face .... i popped those two that were driving me crazy ... they were dried up white-heads . No new brake outs this morning I do feel like my skin looked rather dull but meh i can live with that. I keep waiting for the purging phase to begin that people say they get after a couple of weeks. I'll be more than happy to skip that phase lol, but if not no big deal. A price worth paying to end up with better skin. GOAL FOR THE DAY - WATER WATER WATER ..... now i wonder if its cheating if i put crystal light in it ???? Its going to be real hard staying away from my best friend AMP - Energy drink, oh well. So ive got a question for the vets , once your skin cleared up , do you continue putting on as much bp ? I know im not there yet but was wondering if this routine is going to have to be with me for the rest of my life. Now im not complaining, it really isnt horrible, just wondering.

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/05/2011

 

Going Into The 2Nd Week

DAY 10 So i woke up this morning and felt a few new pimples , They felt like they were going to be HUGE !!! BUT when i looked in the mirror they were actually quite small I had a feeling that they were coming up anyways bc i could feel them under the skin but hadnt appeared yet. Today is my day off , so a brake from makeup I am so fighting the urge to pop them !!!! Ive got enough scaring as is , no need to add to the rest of it. Anyways, still hopeful . I think my face is finally getting used to the bp, i almost feel like im putting TO MUCH MOST. ON . I dont even know if thats possible, but i felt like my skin was over oily due to it last night. So im going to cut down a little on it and see what happens. I really want to ramp up the dosage of the bp now, but it says to wait til after 2 weeks .... Anyways..... off to enjoy my day off Oh trying to get on the drinking water thing, I KNOW I NEED TO ! It should be the only thing im drinking, my fluid in take consist of coffee in the morning ( a few cups ) and energy drinks through out the day. I KNOW I KNOW bad !!! So i started cutting down on those, now to make water be my go to thing .... lets see how that goes. Plus im trying to stop smoking ( yeaaa a whole bunch of negatives) So all this is in my goal to accomplish by the end of this week. WISH ME LUCK !

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/04/2011

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10/05/2011

 

What I Would Give To Be Able To Not Wear Makeup

Okay so this is my first blog. Figured id give some background to my life with acne. Ive had acne since about 6th grade. YEA THAT LONG ! I am now 26 and thought by this point age would make it go away. Ive hid behind makeup for as long as i can remember. Which at the beginning i had no idea that it would only create more problems. During high school like most teens it flared up at its worse. I tried everything from over the counter to proactive - to even a round of accutane . Accutane helped a little but my results werent the best. So i gave up , and didnt do the second round. So i have been researching acne for about a year now. IVE HAD ENOUGH ! Tried home remedy's which helped. Lemon juice and egg whites are awesome. But didnt do anything as completely clearing me up, just put a dint in it. I wish i had time to sit here and discribe all my acne troubles and trials but we would be here allll night. I just want to get to the point of not having to wear makeup anymore. To be able to run out the door and not feel horrible through out the day. I avoid mirrors at all cost . Ive been on Dan's reg. for about a week now, and im loving the results im getting. I can def tell a difference already. Which is saying a lot. Ive got a couple new ones since starting it but they quickly go away, and without me popping them. Im trying my hardest not to. After the 3rd day i got super freakin dry, hurt like crap ! But i think it was bc i didnt have good enough most. so i changed it to cep. which i havent had any problems since. I am sticking with this, after reading so many peoples stories i figured whats there to lose, could only help right. I wanted to create a blog so i can look back and see my improvements. So these are pictures after week 1 - DEF SEE IMPROVEMENT.

ShyPie

ShyPie

10/04/2011

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10/05/2011

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