I'm back! And I have some good news. My acne is clear, and it's only taken 3/4 months. I do get spots still but doesn't everyone. In fact, I'm happy when I get them because it means my face is still alive and I haven't killed it with all the tampering haha. I'm so happy and I really hope people read this little blog just so you can all get here as well. It may not be the end, anything could happen but i'm making the most out of every day. It feels so good to look in a mirror and smile with confidence.
So how did this happen? I wrote a bad entry last time round but in the month that I didn't come on here things started to change. The spots were still coming up but they were getting smaller each time they came until eventually I'd get raised bumps without any colour. I still get them even now, but believe me, they are un-noticeable.
So to review:
Month 1 - Big difference, solved the worst part of the acne and made pimples less aggressive. Brought out larger spots in white/yellow heads. There was a lot of dry skin. Use simple moisturiser, it's clean and works as well as an expensive cream.
Month 2 - Not much change, new spots were coming up but were easier to handle, less sore and were getting smaller. No sign of large white heads. Dry skin remained the same. Continue using simple.
Month 3 - Started to have an initial break out which lasted ages. Large aggressive spots however went down after a day only for new ones to pop up.
Month 3/4 - Spots started clearing with only a few surfacing. Redness disappeared, no soreness, very small pimples. Forehead cleared, and chin cleared. Continue using simple moisturiser and also simple face wipes.
Month 4- Clear skin finally. Red marks remain but are easily covered with barely any oil-free tinted moisturiser. Continuing with simple moisturiser.
Definitely 4 months worth it to get the clear skin. I feel like me again.
Good luck everyone, and please, if nothing has worked so far, or even if you haven't been on a product before, please consider Acnecide. It has worked wonders and doesn't leave your skin itchy and and icky.
Left a picture of a recent night out. I'm in the white. I chose this one because apart from my eye make up, I haven't got foundation on, only moisturiser and you can see how clear my skin is. The light hides the red marks. Hope this blog helps, here's to fighting acne!
Not much change since the last time I posted. Maybe worse if anything. Actually gutted, it was going so well but then it's like it's stopped working. That said, I have been under a lot of stress at the moment with deadlines for uni and two performances so it may not be helping things.
I've spent a lot of time looking back at my clear skin in photos. Doesn't make me feel very good but part of me thinks, I had clear skin once, i've got over acne before, just because it's a little worse this time round, doesn't mean I can't do it again.
I'm sticking with it, things don't just work in a month, besides, acnecide is a long term cream, my sister was on it for years and I'm sure her spots took a few months to finally start clearing. I haven't uploaded any images because there really isn't much difference from the last ones. Maybe just a few more spots and a lot more dry skin. I'm wondering if maybe I should go down to using the cream only at night? Maybe i'm putting too much on so it's not working as well. I have no idea. I just hope I can reach August and achieve my goal of having clear skin ready for my second year of uni.
So i'm back at university now, feels good to be back, especially with my skin look a lot better from when I was here two months ago. Someone even complimented me on how well my skin was looking. Trying not to get my hopes up though, acne is still haunting me, but I'm coping with it a lot better. No more sulking in my room, no more cancelling plans if I feel poo.
So how's the skin? Well, my forehead is continuously breaking out, more than before. One goes down, two comes up, that kind of thing, but my cheeks are looking a lot better. I know I shouldn't touch my face but in the shower last night, I gently felt my cheeks and barely felt any lumps and bumps, so by the looks of things, they're just red marks that look like pimples. I have a few come up around my lips, one on my lip which is painful to smile. Chin is clear so far, fingers crossed. My skin is very flaky but i'm still using Simple hydrating moisturiser. I have to put it on a lot throughout the day compared to something a lot stronger such as Cetaphill but if you don't mind re applying every now and then, I suggest something a lot cheaper than Cetaphill.
Right. Nothing else to report as of yet, i'm off to a rehearsal, make up free, yaaaay
So i've nearly been on acnecide for a week, feels like longer. There's definitely improvement, I think.. but I feel my IB coming very soon. I'm already getting some pimples in places I never get them, what's worse is that they're so close to my lips that I can't put the acnecide on them. So they'll just have to go on their own. I only have 3 actives on my left cheek now, which was my worst side but the red marks left behind are bad. There's no lumps and bumps, just red marks. I have a few spots popped up on my forehead but they're very small, my chin is starting to get some which is why i'm dreading my IB. Hopefully the red marks will fade once i've been using the cream for longer. It's only been a week.
No make up so far! Which is really good for me, I used to rely on the stuff so much. I'm going all bare, purple circles and all. I'm surprised at how well it's working so far, definitely recommend it! Just got to get past my IB then hopefully i'll be on the road to picture perfect skin
Skin is looking better, don't know if this is just me being in a good mood and seeing my face differently or if it's actually looking better? Redness has faded incredible and my spots are no where near as sore. No new pimples, only the existing ones so fingers crossed. No burning or peeling, slightly dry, quite tight, that's about it. No sign of an initial breakout, but it's still very early days!
I've started drinking a lot more water, I rarely drank it before so now i'm making sure I have a glass of water with every food I have. I'm also anaemic so i'm taking iron supplements and i'm taking zinc tablets once a day. Zinc is supposed to be good for healthy skin so we shall see. I've changed my diet, cut out chocolate as I use to eat, ridiculous amounts, if it doesn't help my skin, it'll do wonders for my health hopefully.
Shall post a photo on the two week mark unless there is a significant difference before then.
Went on a night out last night! That's an achievement, I hate dressing up because it doesn't matter what do, I still hate how I look. But I went out, and actually had a good time. I was able to cover the spots so well. I've attached a photo for anyone that doesn't believe acne can be covered with makeup. All I used was dream matte mouse, nothing else
So obviously there won't be a change after one night and day of using the cream but i'll gradually stop posting all the time. My skin is already showing signs of dryness which is a bummer but I had to expect that. No burning so far and my skin was already slightly damaged when I applied it. I checked my pillows and no bleaching happened, woo. My face feels tight but i've used simple moisturiser and i'll re apply it in a few hours. Being outside does the world of good believe it or not. Takes the redness away straight away, who said fresh air was everywhere ey? Fingers crossed the burning doesn't happen but that's wishful thinking.
I have about 10-12 pimples on my left cheek and about 8-10 on my right. A few cysts which cain. Forehead is clear, chin is clear. But not for long I reckon, my chin is the worst for IB i'm surprised it's lasted a week being clear!
Anyway, nothing else to report. Nothing much has happened
Hey everyone, i've been fighting quite moderate acne for a good 6 years now and one of the latest creams i've been prescribed is acnecide gel 5%. I'm starting it today, it has to be used twice a day, morning and night and it's a BP product which I haven't really had much luck with before BUT we'll see how it goes.
Does anyone have any experiences with it? Good or bad? I'm a drama student and so perfect skin has been my aim for so long, I'm trying to get something working by June before my end of year performances.
I shall be logging my process with photos and blogs for anyone considering using it themselves. I'm praying it will work, nothing else has yet apart from Zineryt topical solution. Worked wonders but unfortunately I became immune to it :/
I don't wear foundation unless i'm performing or going on a night out. I daren't even talk to guys because of what they'll think when they see my skin. Not like that's important anyway, just means I can make the most of my time with friends and my uni work. I use simple moisturiser but it stings when I apply it after I'd used a bp product. Other than that I don't use a cleanser and just use water because that really is the bes thing when using a bp product. If i'm wrong about this, please, please let me know. I'm nearly giving up, it's taking over my life which is ridiculous, I'm just fed up of telling myself I look hideous.
Fingers crossed for acnecide. Let's begin yet another new journey!