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Flip Flopping..

That's what I feel like I'm doing! Flip flopping back and forth through my favorite products. But I have found what works best for ME. I can't help it, I'm in LOVE with Clean & Clear's Sensitive Foaming Facial Cleanser. It does such a wonderful job cleaning my skin and when my skin has been clear I have been using this stuff. I was really digging Carley's Clear and Smooth products but found that it was a little too harsh for me and that whatever progress my skin had made was befo

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stephzoars

10/11/13

 

O_O

I slept with my makeup on for the first time in MONTHS. So you can imagine the horror I felt waking up! But to my surprise.. clear face!!! I was thinking that Tarte's Amazonian full coverage makeup foundation was irritating my skin but now I think it's safe to wear. I won't do it ever again but it was great to see smooth skin this morning. I still have a few blemishes but they're not too terrible. I didn't use the BP last night so I'm thinking I should do it every other nigh

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stephzoars

09/27/13

 

Where I'm At Now..

I stopped using crappy makeup, and while I liked the mineral makeup I purchased from Alima Pure.. it's just not enough coverage. So I went to Sephora and picked myself up some Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation and continue to use a Physician's Formula powder. My skin looks pretty great with the two, but I would still like to be using products with more natural ingredients. I still use Carley's Clear Skin line and really like it. I had wonderful skin about a week b

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stephzoars

09/25/13

 

Carley's Clear And Smooth Skin!

Oh.. my.. god. I have FINALLY found something that produces consistent results... I bought their acne treatment (that comes with a full size soap bar and samples of their moisturizers - all AMAZING) and am speechless. It has BP in it, so I was wary but after seeing their guarantee and plentiful reviews I felt great purchasing it. I'm wondering if anyone here has ever tried their stuff?? It was free 2-day shipping and all of their ingredients are pure and non-acnegen

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stephzoars

09/19/13

 

Woohoo! :3

Well, I'm back to using my Burt's Bees Deep Cleansing Cream face wash.. I couldn't be more satisfied. How could a cleanser make a woman so damn happy?!?! I will continue to use my homemade green tea toner as it seems to be calming my skin down and when I wake up I have fairly healthy looking skin (I'm getting there). My acne is to a minimum, and that's after BP and SA had their way with my pores! :S On another note, I can't wait to receive the samples of this Alima

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stephzoars

09/08/13

 

Done With Paula's Choice..

Ultimately I don't believe that Salicylic Acid nor Benzoyl Peroxide is my skin's cup of tea. My face was not having it, and so last night I washed my face with the Paula's Choice Pore Normalizing Cleanser... which I literally just read has Triclosan in it (antibacterial - but can ultimately lead to super germs). Umm, definitely swapping out that cleanser.. Continuing on, I used some pure witch hazel and some of this toner that I concocted (manuka honey, green tea, tea tree oil, and lem

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09/07/13

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09/25/13

 

Day Four Of Paula's Choice

I was pretty upset yesterday.. my skin was ultra irritated and washing my face at the end of the night was something from a horror film. Everywhere I put any sort of product was red and spotty. Then this morning I came to accept that it was ultimately getting better.. the weird breakouts (I'm sure it's the purging stage) around my mouth are mostly clear and everything looks calmer. It takes a while to see results, I keep telling myself. I think I will stick with this kit until th

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stephzoars

09/07/13

 

Day Two Of Paula's Choice

I have been sleeping SO much.. oh my god. I don't even know what's wrong with me! But because of that I think my skin has some extra time to heal at night. And so far last night and this morning I applied all of the wonderful products of Paula's Choice Regular Strength Clear Kit (plus the BHA 9 last night and plan on doing this every other night - applied only to my nose). My skin isn't any different, but that is to be expected. I don't like how they don't really include a mo

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stephzoars

09/05/13

 

I Just Want Some Soda! D:

Hahahaha I've been driving myself mad limiting my diet like this! I'm pretty happy with my skin but I have a lot of flesh colored bumps all over my face that are pretty damn persistent suckers. I need to find makeup that works with my skin, not against it. I can't wait until I find the perfect combination of everything. This trial and error stuff is exhausting. I plan on purchasing a blue light bulb for light therapy. I've heard it can yield some great results.. so why

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stephzoars

09/02/13

 

This Is Major!

WHAT?!?! MY SKIN IS CLEAR... I woke up this morning and low and behold... clear skin!! Except for a monster one near my eyebrow that's been hanging around for a while. I bought some Burt's Bees Chamomile Cleansing Cream for the first time and I REAAAAAALLY like it! The ingredients seem a little harsh for someone with skin problems but honestly I haven't had any irritation thus far (plus it smells like fruity pebbles). Note: I have VERY sensitive skin. Along with the n

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08/31/13

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09/02/13

 

Vitamins.. Commence!

I bought a plethora of vitamins to try and eliminate these damn blemishes. We'll see just how well calcium, d3, magnesium, zinc, l-lysine, and krill oil work for me! I'm also going to begin a probiotic as soon as I have enough money to buy one.. stupid vitamins cost A LOT more than I thought. As of right now, my skin TONE has never looked better, but I keep getting more and more pimples on my cheeks. I was practically clear before yesterday. I did work out for the first time

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stephzoars

08/28/13

 

Vitamins!

I need to pick up some vitamins after this Candida cleanse that I'm on. :\ It sucks that everything is trial and error and that my skin seems to be so sensitive to so very many ingredients! It can be discouraging, that's a fact! I plan on stopping at Walgreen's to get these few things, which I will review in a week or two.. 1- PanOxyl acne wash 2- Vitamin D 3- Zinc Gluconate As well as take my existing Women's Multivitamin, L-Lysine, and Biotin. If anyone reading

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stephzoars

08/25/13

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08/27/13

 

Rants & Raves

I like to think that I have my skin under control now, and honestly I don't even know how it happened. Everything I use you can get at Target.. I went back to my trusty Clean & Clear Sensitive Foaming Facial Cleanser. So in the morning I wash with the Clean & Clear cleanser, moisturize with Cetaphil lotion, and do my makeup.. Almay Clear Complexion foundation really keeps my skin looking amazing, just not soo much when it's on. It kind of cakes up and slides off. But I have y

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stephzoars

08/17/13

 

Manuka Honey,

What on earth would I do without you??? Since I've been in the sun a lot recently my skin has been FREAKING out.. I had about 6-8 white heads pop up on my face yesterday morning, put on my trusty honey mask overnight and OUILA! Pretty skin. They're not entirely gone, but most are and the few remaining are 90% smaller. I still dislike my makeup, and can't wait to have a few extra bucks to try out Ultra Pure Cosmetics!! I'm just going to start drinking lemon juice every mor

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stephzoars

07/06/13

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07/06/13

 

Feeling A Little Down..

Every morning is the same, I feel terrible for applying makeup and know that I should really let my skin breathe. Why can't I look nice, hell.. even halfway normal, without caking makeup on? I wish I could find a makeup that is guilt-free and doesn't make my face look like a mask of makeup. :\ Or find a miracle product that would even my skin tone out to the point where I don't need makeup. I've been contemplating getting a facial peel.. but I don't know which would wor

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07/04/13

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07/05/13

 

"man, I Look Good!"

It's difficult to say that sometimes, and especially harder to mean it. But we are our own worst critics and we have to give ourselves compliments now and then and look past the acne or post-acne marks. Progress is progress, and that's all you can hope for. You also must acknowledge that acne does NOT control your life by any means. Who cares if you have a few "imperfections," you look good! I try to keep my regimen as SIMPLE and NON-IRRITATING as possible. That being said, I use a c

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stephzoars

06/30/13

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06/30/13

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