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Cold Shower...not Really Lol

After doing some reading I’ve come to the conclusion that my showers are WAY too hot. no no no not like that LOL I love a scalding hot shower but my skin does not. I turned down the temp and immediately saw a difference. I wasn’t so red and irritated when i got out of the shower. I also splashed with cold water at the end (just on my face. brrrr) i use to do this a long time ago but i guess i got out of the habit. time to get back in. I shivered the entire tim

nancypan23

nancypan23

02/25/14

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02/27/14

 

It's Been A While

It's been a while since I’ve posted something. Nothing really good has changed. still breaking out. Still sad and frustrated. still picking AGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRR! I’m less dry and flaky b/c of my new moisturizer with i love but i still get red and irritated. also small papules because of the irritation. Has anyone tried using rose water to help combat redness and minor acne? Often my acne meds make me really irritated, depending on the weather and how much i use. i've cut ba

nancypan23

nancypan23

02/24/14

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02/24/14

 

Dr Phil

http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/2137 I've never heard anyone talk about this. thank you Dr Phil!

nancypan23

nancypan23

12/23/13

 

Learned Something New

I learned something new while watching the Dr's on TV. Never use ret-A and Glycolic acid at the same time. It may seem obvious to some but i didnt even think about it. i would use my pads and then use my ret-a night cream shortly after. i never noticed a huge reaction but apparently it is really irritating. maybe this is what was causing all the irritation slowly. I've since modified my regime and i never use the 2 in the same day. so far so good. i'm less irritated and my blac

nancypan23

nancypan23

12/18/13

 

Glycolic 10-2 Pads

i got my Glycolic 10-2 pads in the mail and started using them on monday 12/9. I used them 3 days in a row. old black head came out this morning. however.... i need to take a break...too irritating i'm now seeing red irritation bumps (not zits but i guess they could turn into them). lay off the pads for a few days. deeeeep moistuze tonight and tomorrow. stop picking your forehead especially. I've managed to make a hole in my forehead trying to dig out a black head.

nancypan23

nancypan23

12/12/13

 

Uggg Blackheads

ok so my moisturizer is working great. I’m not flaky anymore. i use it after every shower but it is too heavy for under make up but that's ok. i gently rinse with cool water just to lessen the shine. however, the damage is done. because of all the flaking blackheads are showing up all over like crazy. the deep ones on the cheeks that take months to go away. They just sit there torturing me. i can feel them in the shower but they barely show up in the mirror. LEAVE THEM ALONE

nancypan23

nancypan23

12/05/13

 

2 Month Mark

It's been 2 months since i started this blog. i recently joined a thread about picking. Here's my post after joining: Thanks! What is my main concern? Mainly blackheads with the occasional white head or red lump as i call them. My topicals prescriptions do work but they have a tendency to make me irritated and flaky, which just exasperates the problem. The flaky skin gives me blackheads that i dig out unfortunately. If i didn’t pick, my face would be decent...not perfect but i could

nancypan23

nancypan23

11/25/13

 

Day 47 - Balance Is Hard To Find

balance is hard to find. it's also hard to resist candy and sugar. I'm dead serious when i say i have a reaction to this. It's NOT a myth. Halloween was a week ago and i'm still suffering the consequences of too much chocolate/candy. on top of that i did too much tea tree oil on the forehead and irritated it. too much of a good thing is BAD! dryness and small irritated bumps. temples too. i hate my temples. but they are starting to heal. trying to get balanced again

nancypan23

nancypan23

11/07/13

 

Day 34 - Getting There

getting there. still a bit dried out. The every other day thing does help. as does the honey. tasty too lol however i think me body is still adjusting to the fact that i changed my BC prescription. It may take a few months. BUT i had less breakouts when i was supposed to get my period this month. no deep cysts, just small bumps that do well with the tea tree oil or just pop easily. i know i know...i shouldn’t pop any of them. i've gotten sooo much better at that. Smoo

nancypan23

nancypan23

10/25/13

 

Day 30 - Still Dry

Day 30 and still dry. i will try the honey mask again tonight and i will be adjusting my prescription regiment due to the change in the weather. colder air = drier skin for me. i'll try skipping a day in-between and just moisturize on my "day offs". i have a log book to keep me on track, thank god!

nancypan23

nancypan23

10/21/13

 

Day 29 - Day Shy Of 30!

almost 30 days in. only missed a few days of smoothies because i went away on vacation and I came back with Really really dry skin. still working on that. I'm sitting here in a honey and aloe vera mask as we speak. sticky yet oddly soothing. i'll be washing that off in about 1 minute. I will keep you posted. day 30 tomorrow. see you then

nancypan23

nancypan23

10/20/13

 

Day 25 - It's Been An Interesting Week

Its been an interesting week. It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation upstate. Turned into a car crash (we are ok), a lot of fighting, and really really dry skin from the hard water up there. So between the stress, the lack of sleep and the dry skin, i'm trying desperately to rebalance by face. I was doing really really good. I just have really sensitive skin. it's now Wed and it's slowly getting back to normal. I had to take a break from the hash products and just moisturize

nancypan23

nancypan23

10/16/13

 

Day 16 - Bc Changed

Talked to my Gyno on Friday and we both agreed to change my birth control to a continuous pack of pills. in other words...no more periods !!! unless i choose too. she said it was perfectly safe and it will stop the up and down swings of hormones. i'm looking forward to it. i know it may take a few months to get acclimated though. i'm still sticking with the smoothies...love them... but it's too early to tell if they are making a difference. in due time. Currently -

nancypan23

nancypan23

10/07/13

 

Day 11 - Son Of A...my Fault

i cant seem to win. I blame myself and my awful habit of picking. a had 2 small pimples and i had to squeeze them...then pick at them more. oh well. whats done is done and honestly, i've done worse. i'm really good at covering up with make up. guess i'll be doing that for the next week or so. it's a bad habit that i have gotten better at but still not perfect. it was totally stress induced! crap at home...nuff said. I'm looking into changing up my multivitamin

nancypan23

nancypan23

10/02/13

 

Day 10 - Hmm

Hmm done with period but still breaking out. They are small , however they are there. Forehead and cheeks. The TTO is working but you have to be careful not to burn your skin too. Sheesh. Not sure what is causing this..perhaps too much chocolate to past few day. Hmmmm. Changed pillow case too. We shall see. Still drinking to smoothies...love them!

nancypan23

nancypan23

10/01/13

 

Day 8 - Few Small Ones

Woke up with a few small pimples on my forhead and left eyebrow today, but i cant complain. they are small and not the deep zits i normally get. i'll take it. still getting over a cold but thanks to the smoothies (i'm convinced) it wasnt bad at all. my back wont seem to clear up. prehaps i need to change my sheets more often. i know that sounds gross LOL. that or start using the TTO on my back again. oh my husband LOVES the smell of that. he calls it my varnish ! lol

nancypan23

nancypan23

09/29/13

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09/29/13

 

Day 6 - Helps With Colds Too!

Let me start by clarifying that i'm not using green drinks as a substitute for anything. not a diet. i think i would starve to death if i did that lol. I'm using it as vitamins...the natural way. plus i take a multi vitamin when i remember. i think too many pill supplements cant be good for us. just my opinion. anyway....i thought i was getting a cold but maybe not. maybe the green drinks helped to keep it at bay. just a dry/sore throat for one day and done. I usually get a

nancypan23

nancypan23

09/27/13

 

Day 4 - Let Food Be Thy Medicine

Ok, so since I was denied the Accutane by my insurance, I took that as a sign that i shouldn’t go that route. Honestly, the IB and the side effects scare the crap out of me!!! i just went shopping for a bunch of fruits and veggies to make my green drinks. Turns out to be cheaper or about the same as one of my prescriptions LOL. I'll just think of this as another and taster one! What i bought: celery bananas pineapple kale parsley melon chia seeds lemon

nancypan23

nancypan23

09/25/13

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09/26/13

 

My First Entry - But Day 2 On Green Smoothies

A little bit about me: I'm 33 but I've been suffering from moderate acne since i was in middle school (more severe in high school). Just like ya'll...I’ve tried everything. I was this close to starting accutane when my insurance said they wouldnt cover it for people over 24. GRRRrrrrr. Currently I’m on 3 prescriptions but my acne is still mild/moderate (benzaclin, aczone and Reffissa). a few comedones with the occasional deeper zit. I often get dry from using too many produc

nancypan23

nancypan23

09/23/13

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