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Day 132

Well it was the week right before my period so I did get a pimple on my left smile crease. It's not noticeable with just a dab of concealer. It's one of those weird flat pimples that will not develop a head. It isn't deep either. Anyway, my skin has been kinda dry. I've been trying to exfoliate, but nothing seems to really help. Moisturizers just flake right off. As a result, my skin looks kinda dull :/ I've considered that maybe the mineral makeup I'm using makes it look worse, and although I a

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04/12/14

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04/04/15

 

Day 129

I guess that four months was the charm for me. I've been clear for about a week. It feels so good. I can wake up in the morning and go to the gym without worrying about putting makeup on. I can get out of the shower and not have to hide my face underneath a hoodie. I feel so free and I hope it continues. I thank God that I went to the dermatologist and what she recommended worked. I am glad that I persevered and kept treating my acne for the past four months instead of giving up when I didn't

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04/08/14

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04/09/14

 

Day 122

Knock on wood. I've been clear for a few days now. I'm hoping that since I've been treating my acne for almost 6 months now, it is finally kicking in. I overreacted in my last post...either that or the mask helped but I didn't break out. I'm still avoiding dairy. Actually, I've been avoiding all food lately. Crazy what acne can make you do just to stay clear.

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04/02/14

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04/06/14

 

Day 120

When I woke up this morning, my skin was clear. I had two marks fading, one of my chin and one on my left cheek. Stupid me, I couldn't resist eating ice cream at work today. I am not positive but I think dairy is a trigger for me. The cyst on my chin is beginning to return and the mark that was healing on my cheek gained another life. I put a mask on both spots hoping that both will be better tomorrow but I doubt it. If it looks as bad as I think it's going to tomorrow, I am not leaving the hous

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03/30/14

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04/09/14

 

Day 155

Well most of my acne from last week is healed. Just some little marks left, but I noticed two of the tiniest pimples on my right cheek. I mean you can't see them unless you look really close. But I want them to go away! I mean they are so damn tiny, more like a clogged pore. Acne medication should work really fast on them but I am not very optimistic

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03/25/14

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03/25/14

 

Day 152

Well I went to the gym this morning with no makeup on. Since I am so self conscious about my weight, I really didn't mind that much about my skin. The one I had on my right cheek a few days ago is gone. The cyst on my chin is gone, only the area is still a little discolored but it's fading really fast. However, since it's that time of month, I got a small pimple on my forehead above my right brow. It isn't huge and it isn't all that red but there is a tiny bump. I put medication on it for the ni

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03/22/14

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03/22/14

 

Day 152

Well I went to the gym this morning with no makeup on. Since I am so self conscious about my weight, I really didn't mind that much about my skin. The one I had on my right cheek a few days ago is gone. The cyst on my chin is gone, only the area is still a little discolored but it's fading really fast. However, since it's that time of month, I got a small pimple on my forehead above my right brow. It isn't huge and it isn't all that red but there is a tiny bump. I put medication on it for the ni

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acl94536

03/22/14

 

Day 150

It's that time a month again and now that the cyst I had for a month on my chin is gone, I woke up with a small papule on my right cheek. I shouldn't complain. It is just one and concealer covers it pretty well. Still, I am so jealous of the girls in my dorm who get out of the shower and have perfect complexions. I feel like I will always struggle with acne. Maybe not as bad as it was before, but I'll always get a blemish every now and again. I will probably always need to be on a prescription.

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03/19/14

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03/20/14

 

Day...i Lost Count

Well I am pretty clear...I've been trying not to wear makeup while I'm at home on spring break. I did a mask today so I'm hoping that helps my enlarged pores. The nodule on my chin that I had about 3 weeks ago left a mark that isn't fading. It's gonna take awhile. In the meantime, I have a few clogged pores near the same vicinity that will not go away. So basically, my chin is the problem area. My forehead and nose are clear as are my cheeks with the exception of a few clogged pores that are onl

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03/12/14

 

Day 131

It's been about two week now and the nodule on my chin is finally diminishing. There is still a red mark but it's easy to cover up with just a dab of concealer. Despite all my attempts to rid the clogged pores on my left cheek, they are still there. I don't want to poke and prod at them and get them inflamed because right now they aren't visible unless you stretch out the skin. I have a few dormant bumps on my right cheek as well but you can only feel them when you slowly touch the area. I'm not

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02/27/14

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03/11/14

 

Day 128

So if anything, the nodule on my chin has only gotten worse. It got a white head last night so I pricked it with a needle and some junk oozed out. Sorry for being so graphic. But it's still there and it's really hard and it hurts. Nothing I put on it is helping it go down. I'm not even sure it will be gone by next week. I wish I could get it extracted but I don't think I'll be able to make an appointment in time. This really sucks. And the red mark on my right cheek isn't fading very well. I've

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02/23/14

 

Day 126

I had been doing really well but it's my time of month and now I have the most painful nodule I've ever had in my life on my chin. Before I got acne really bad, the only pimples I ever got were during this time of the month on my chin. It seems that I am back in this cycle. It doesn't hurt nearly as bad as it did the past two days. I couldn't talk or chew at all without excruciating pain. It felt like something was drilling into my skin and into my mouth and teeth. No amount of ibuprofen helped.

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02/20/14

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02/21/14

 

Day 112

Well the one active I had below my mouth came back I was stupid and used a Q tip when it was just a clogged pore and now it is a full out inflamed, swollen pimple. I'm supposed to go home this weekend for my dad's birthday and I am going to see my boyfriend tonight. Last time I saw him, I wasn't wearing makeup because my skin was so clear. This really sucks. I thought it was gone, I've been applying medication on it every day and every morning, but to no avail. To make matters worse, I have a b

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02/07/14

 

Day 110

The past two days have been really rough. I had two actives and it has really brought me down. I guess I've finally come to realize that I'll never ever have the same skin I had as a teenager. I have adult acne and I'm stuck with it for life. Although I sometimes stay clear for a week or two, it is never consistent. There really isn't much else I can do. I was so depressed earlier that I walked in the freezing cold wind to get fast food. I've been trying to eat healthy, but screw it. I'm unhappy

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02/06/14

 

Day 108

I went two days without makeup. It felt great! But I think I'm on the verge of a massive breakout. I have so many clogged pores! I skipped one morning of using my cleanser and I haven't been using the Acanya in the morning for a few days now. Won't be doing that again. My face is a disgusting red blotchy mess right now guess the fight, isn't quite over.

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02/04/14

 

Day 108

I went two days without makeup. It felt great! But I think I'm on the verge of a massive breakout. I have so many clogged pores! I skipped one morning of using my cleanser and I haven't been using the Acanya in the morning for a few days now. Won't be doing that again. My face is a disgusting red blotchy mess right now guess the fight, isn't quite over.

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02/04/14

 

Day 99

I never thought it would happen but I am finally consistently clear. It's hard to believe what I see when I look in the mirror now. When I touch my face, I am surprised to find that it is so smooth. My next big challenge is to find peace within myself about the way I look. I'm gonna have to repair about 3 years worth of damage to my self esteem. Anyway, I'll check in from time to time and try to give as much encouragement to everyone that I can. I know how difficult the struggle with acne can be

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01/27/14

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01/28/14

 

Day 88

Am I really gonna have to deal with this disease for the rest of my life? I want to know! It is so unfair that my skin teased me with clear skin for about two weeks and now I look like this. Granted it probably wouldn't look as bad as it does if I hadn't picked and squeezed but I couldn't help myself! It's probably gonna be a week before this clears up and by then I assume I'll have others to replace it. Even if that isn't the case, I will have new hyperpigmentation marks when there used to be n

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01/16/14

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01/18/14

 

Day 87

I wish I could remain positive but tonight is one of those nights where I'm gonna cry myself to sleep tonight because of my skin. It's hard to believe that only a week ago I was clear. All I wanted was to be clear when I got back to school, but the day I come back, of course I get an active. Two days later and now I have three actives. One is in the same place it was the other day on my right cheek. It keeps vanishing and then popping up again. Then, as a result of my stupid picking yesterday, I

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01/15/14

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01/18/14

 

Day 86

I am so proud of myself! Not only did I eat today, but I went out without makeup on! This is such a huge step for me! I had one active today but it's gone now. Unfortunately, I did screw up and started squeezing some clogged pores so my face looks blotchy and red. I won't be doing that again. Hopefully tomorrow morning my face will be as clear as it was 10 minutes ago. Although the medication I was prescribed is making a difference, I noticed that my skin is a lot more oily than it used to be. I

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01/14/14

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01/14/14

 

Day 84

I've managed to get through the last 5 days without any actives. It feels good, but in my head I still feel ugly. It's just a matter of time before I get a new active (probably tomorrow, I felt a bump on my right cheek which I'm icing atm). I woke up at 6 this morning to attend an appointment with my dermatologist. She's pleased with my progress like I assumed she would be. I asked about my discoloration and she said all she could suggest was to give it time to fade. Looks like there's no way I

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01/11/14

 

Day 81

This morning at 9 am I woke up with a small pimple on the right side of my upper lip. I squeezed it and got all the junk out really easily. I went back to sleep and 2 hours later was back to being clear. I guess this means I've been clear for about 3 days straight. Honestly, it's weird when I look at myself in the mirror now. I'm just completely shocked that I am not horrified by what I see. I wish I could say that everything is all better now. Don't get me wrong, I am beyond happy! This is the

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acl94536

01/08/14

 

Day 79

Success! I had my first completely clear day today. I noticed two or three clogged pores tho so it probably won't last long but I'm enjoying it for as long as it lasts. Maybe by next month I will be consistently clear. Anyway I am posting some pictures of my progress.

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01/06/14

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01/08/14

 

Day 77

I managed to get through the wedding on Wednesday. With makeup on, my skin looked pretty clear because I had no bumps. I was clear yesterday too. I was clear for half the day today but around 2, I realized I had a bump on my left cheek. It was really red and didn't have a head but I was able to squeeze all the junk out. Maybe not the best idea, but I didn't damage any skin. There's still a bump there and I am wearing makeup but maybe by tomorrow it will be gone. Otherwise, my skin has been very

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01/04/14

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01/04/14

 

Day 74

I have one active on my right cheek. A few clogged pores but other than that I am pretty clear. The PIH marks are still fading. It looks especially bad after getting out of the shower, but usually when I wake up in the morning, most of the redness is gone. Anyway, I'm really hoping that I'll be clear on Wednesday for the wedding. I can hide the PIH, but you can't hide a bump with makeup. Last night I actually took my makeup off early and watched the football game with my boyfriend. He noticed th

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12/31/13

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01/02/14

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