I've been using DKR for 7 months today and unfortunately must post that it has not cleared my acne. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS, so this makes sense. I will be starting a new blog today that will detail my new regimen and hopeful progress.
I am back to wearing makeup. I went makeup free for about a week, until I overheard two of my male co-workers talking about me and my skin. Here's the story... I ran into one of my co-workers on a Saturday night out with my husband. He didn't seem to recognize me at first because I was all dolled up (full face of makeup) for a concert my husband and I were going to. The next Monday I came into work and overheard him and another male co-worker talking about the Saturday night run in and it was ho
I did it!!! I grew a pair and FINALLY went makeup-free today! OMG - it was incredibly difficult. I had a hard time looking anyone in the eye and when I was in the presence of someone else, I would turn my head so that my "bad" side wasn't in view. Ugh, but I am proud of myself. I know that in the long run, being makeup-free is really going to help my skin heal. When I got home, I rushed to the bathroom mirror to scope out the disaster and surprisingly, my skin didn't look nearly as bad as it nor
So, my skin is... improving. Very slowly. I had a pretty bad breakout around day 21 and it lasted for a little over a week. My skin is still healing from the massive acne attack. I'm talkin' 14 new blemishes in a 7 day time period!!! WHAT?!? NO!!!! Most were located on the left side of my jaw, although I also got blemishes in places I have never or very rarely have gotten them before, i.e. my temples, forehead and cheeks. It sucked. Bad. I started to wonder why I was getting so many blemis
Ugh. I really thought I was going to be one of the lucky few who never has to endure the initial purge/breakout... but I was wrong. Way wrong. My jawline looks like a war zone and it sucks. On the other hand, it is the only place that I am breaking out... so I AM grateful for that. I am also grateful for acne.org. It is a blessing to have a place to turn to when I am having a bad skin day and need some words of wisdom, encouragement, etc. I read all of these amazing stories of other acne suffere
Well, I think spoke too soon. The right side of my jaw had a major breakout between yesterday and today... four new blemishes! Ack. I hate this. I can't be too down though. My face IS clearing, slowly but surely. I've had a cluster of three comedones on my forehead for months. They never changed and were just always there. A few days ago I noticed they had gotten bigger, but today they are half the size they originally were. Perhaps they have finally decided to close shop and move on?
Well, life on DKR is good. For the first time in a very long time, the skin on the center of my forward is perfectly smooth and poreless (which is the obvious goal for the rest of my face... eventually, right?). I am still not having any issues with dryness, flakiness or burning - THANKS VG! I am not getting any new blemishes, except on the left side of my jawline. Its always been my biggest problem area, so it's not really surprising that it still is. Closed comedones how I hate you! Really, a
Since my last blog post, my acne has definitely improved. The blackheads on my chin, around my nose and across my cheeks have either disappeared or been greatly reduced in size. If things keep going the way they have been, I expect they will be completely gone in the next 2-3 weeks, which is HUGE for me. No blackheads?!?!? What am I going to do with myself? Skin has adjusted incredibly well to the BP. I have had absolutely no flaking, although my skin is definitely less oily. For the firs
Well, I'm on day 4 of DKR and I couldn't happier! So far, the results have been fantastic. Skin is clearing right up and feels plump and hydrated. I have no dryness whatsoever. I attribute this to the vegetable glycerin I've been adding to my moisterizer on top of adding the jojoba oil. I add a drop to my moisterizer at night along with 5 drops of jojoba oil and have a pre-mixed spray (1/3 VG and 2/3 bottled water) that I use in the morning for under my makeup, no jojoboa oil in the morning. A b
It's been a LONG time since I last logged into my acne.org account. Life has changed a lot since then and so has my skin. Unfortunately, I ended up having to end accutane treatment after 60 days of use. The muscle soreness got so bad that I couldn't walk. It was scary. Acne hasn't been as bad since, but is still definitely there. So, I've decided to give The Regimen a shot. I'm on day 2 and so far... all is good. I plan to follow The Regimen to the t, minus adding vegetable glycerin to my moistu