11 weeks and 3 days, about 52 days and still not clear. at about 2 months and 1 week was the first time i had no active breakouts .. CLEAR SKIN! but a couple days later one pimple came then a second then a third, then a FOURTH. so now i have 4 big visable pimples and little small blemishes and very irritated skin
During the time my skin was finally clearing up my treatment was finishing so i wasn't using the full amount because i had to make it last until my new set came in AND a little before i was clearly up i started using Aveeno clear complexion moisturizer with Salicylic acid instead of Dan's moisturizer and i think it help with my clearing. When my new set came i started using the full amount ( one pump / one and a half pumps ) again and that's when i started breaking out again and my skin looks a lot more irritated then when i was finally clear. I'm still using the Aveeno moisturizer, but i think I'm to stop and go back to Dan's moisturizer, what do you think ?
i was only clear for about a week the feeling was AMAZING , i want that back !!! ugh
Any suggest on what i should do ??
so since Friday I've been on The Regimen for 2 months, i use Dan products (his cleaner, treatment, and moisturizer) religiously I have never missed a night or a morning and I never missed one product. everyday i used Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer SPF 15 sensitive skin (recommended by dan) i have a lot of hyperpigmentation and i really don't want it to get darker.
In the beginning everything i read about happened, the dryness, flaking, the reptile looking skin I also broke out a lot i don't wear makeup so i dealt with it cause i knew there was great results at the end of the tunnel. after all the breakout calm down, i didn't worry as much about waking up to find a new pimple. But lately i feel like my skin is at a stand still. Its not as bad as it was before i used the regimen but i personally feel like it not progressing ( maybe it is but not at the rate i want it to )
Right now my face hurts and i have a lot of under the skin bumps that hurt when i touch them (i have about three right now) before the regimen i never got those i just got whiteheads. And my face is still really dry not flaking but dry. after i wash my face, it feels really tight IS THAT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN? WILL IT GO AWAY?
I'm at the point now where my regimen kit is running low and I'm debating on whether i should repurchase, my dad buy the kits for me and I've spent a lot of his money on acne products from drugstore to a year using proactive cause i really want to believe it was working. my dad suffered from acne, my mom not so much and my dad feels like the regimen has work but i still breaks out and he feel that if it is "working" i should still break out ( he kind doesn't understand that acne has no cure) but he kinda thinks I'm wasting money and just want me to go to a derm but i really do want the regimen to work cause i did a lot of research on it and seen all the good it has done.
So WHAT MY NEXT MOVE "/ ?