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A Few Thoughts On Natural Remedies

I believe a good diet, natural skin care products with few ingredients, exercise and a holistic approach to combating acne can be a good thing, but I don't believe it is "the cure". People react to different things, and if chocolate, gluten or anything else obviously makes you break out, it is a good idea to eliminate these things from your diet, but I think for a lot of people, big lifestyle changes causes more agony than it does them good. I have a very healthy diet and I always have had, and

mimime

mimime

07/10/14

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07/11/14

 

My Current Skin

I'm just going to give a description of what my face looks like now, before I possibly start to see any changes from the new regimen. - Forehead and temples: small spots all over forehead, mostly closed comedones, 3-4 tiny red spots on each temple. Dryness between eyebrows, flaky skin but still very oily at the same time. - Cheeks: Outer cheeks are dry and with no noticeable pimples, only shallow scarring. Cheeks and around my nose are full of clogged pores, only visible up close, an

mimime

mimime

07/03/14

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07/10/14

 

Photo Update On Indented Scar

About 9-11 months ago I had some very sad indented scars - angry and red, and they were visibly indented. I still have shallow scars, but they improve every day, and although it might be impossible, I have a feeling that they will more or less be invisible in a year or so, when all of the redness is gone, and hopefully when tretinoin has improved the texture and collagen production. Anyway, I just wanted to show how my deepest scar in the middle of my cheek has improved in under a year. Mind, th

mimime

mimime

09/10/14

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09/12/14

 

Day 1 With New Regimen

Today I got all of my prescriptions; dalacin, airol (0,05% tretinoin) and yasmin birth control. I obviously have very little to write about, but I just applied some dalacin on my broken out areas, and it smells incredibly strong of alcohol! I hope this doesn't irritate my face too much. It had a sponge thing on the tip of the bottle which made it easy to not apply too much, and I also didn't have to touch my which is good. Later tonight I will be using the tretinoin for the first time, and I'm r

mimime

mimime

07/09/14

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07/09/14

 

Update: Day 7

It's been a week with my new regimen and it's going quite well! An update on what I am using: AM: A-derma soap free oat cleansing bar Dalacin Avene clean-ac hydrating cream PM: A-derma soap free oat cleansing bar Dalacin Retin-a I am not using any moisuriser after the retin-a, and it's working very well for me so far, and I am less dry and less oily in the morning than what I was when I was using differin. The small flakes I get around my jaw line (where I have had

mimime

mimime

07/16/14

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07/16/14

 

Update: Week 7 - Very Good News

I haven't had time to update this blog at all, but it also means I have more interesting news since it's been a while. I still have the same regimen: A-derma oat cleansing bar evening and morning Avene moisturiser evening and morning Retin a (airol) 0.5% evening Dalacin (topical antibiotic) evening (and morning when I remember) Yasmin birth control First of all, as I have written before, I have been constantly breaking out on my chin for over a year, with at least 3-4 painful

mimime

mimime

08/30/14

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08/30/14

 

A Question About Layering Products

I was just wondering if what I am doing at the moment is ok; I am currently using dalacin in the morning and after I cleanse my face at night, and then I wait 30 minutes for the dalacin to dry before I apply retin a. Is this ok to do? It is working well for me at the moment, but I was wondering if it is hindering the retin a to do its work (although I feel like everything is working fine)? I wanted to use the dalacin twice a day because in the instructions it says that twice a day makes it more

mimime

mimime

07/15/14

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07/15/14

 

New Regimen

This is my first time posting anything on this website, after browsing it for almost a year after my acne went from mild to moderate. I am mostly writing this for myself to keep track of my progress, but maybe someone is in a similar situation and will find my log helpful. After having a small breakout due to stress, and after searching online for something that might help, I started doing the oil cleansing method. This literally destroyed my skin and I started getting enormous pustules, m

mimime

mimime

07/03/14

 

Before It All Starts

I need to just write here to let it all out, really. I went out a couple of days ago with some friends and felt terrible because they all have flawless skin and I am still very self conscious about mine, although I know it has improved. My shallow scars are bothering me, but I'm not sure if it's body dysmorphia or if people actually do see them. I'm really confused. Every time I try to convince myself that it's just me who can see them, I immediately think that I'm lying to myself, and that "of

mimime

mimime

07/07/14

 

Anyones' Experience With Not Using Moisturiser And Retin-A/differin?

I made a little discovery the past week when I got lazy with moisturising after applying differin. I've been very consistent about using moisturiser every day and 30 minutes after applying differin at night, but the last week I haven't, and I'm sort of noticing the small spots I have, as well as the larger nodules are going away? Is this only due to my skin drying out (which isn't really a good thing, nor a permanent solution) or could it be that the differin is more effective when it's the only

mimime

mimime

07/08/14

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