Hey everyone. I'm approximately 2 weeks into my Spiro regime(50 mg), so it's update time. I do "think' my skin is improving but I'm not sure if I can attribute that to Spiro as of now. I have just finished one month of the clear skin vitamin pack by Innate Skin, and I think that has been helping me more than anything else. I don't see a substantial difference, but there is improvement regardless. My skin is very up and down right now, which is disheartening. My skin will appear to be clearing up
So, my endo. appt went really well! I explained my symptoms to my doctor and he said that he is almost certain that I have PCOS. He wants me to do some lab work to confirm that I don't have anything else going on, but he started me on 50 mg on Spiro that day. It's only been a few days, so I haven't noticed any change in my acne yet. I have been urinating a TON(Spiro is a diuretic), and my migraines have been much worse. I already drink plenty of water, but I guess I need to start drinking more b
So I'm dong OK I suppose. I fucking picked again. It's been harder to stop than I imagined it would be. I like to think I have good self- control. I became a vegetarian when I was 13, I pulled myself out of my alcoholism that I've had since I was 14, I overcame my OCD on my own when I was 10(officially diagnosed later on), but I can't stop picking. It's very frustrating. I'm starting to think my picking is actually a manifestation of my OCD, because it is quite obsessive and senseless in nature.
I had a TERRIBLE week, but finally my skin appears to be recovering. I have chronic depression, and last week was just terrible for me. I think I wrote in my last post that I had to cancel my therapist appointment because I was too anxious to be around people with my oozing scabs(that I created). Well, I thought I had learned my lesson from that, and I vowed that I would NEVER pick again, but that didn't last very long. I experienced a bad initial breakout from my daily Manuka Honey masks and ou
I feel like complete shit right now, it's like I have reverted back to my 16 year old self. I finally mustered up the courage to put some makeup on and go to my therapist appointment, but I ended up cancelling anyway as I hid in the parking lot. It is super hot out today and I didn't even realize my makeup had melted off where I had concealed my scabs. I realized it when I got in the parking lot(was already 5 minutes late), and I desperately searched for some makeup in the car. The only thing I
I need to stop picking, I just don't know how. I came this close to cancelling my therapist appointment today because I don't know how the hell to cover this up. My anxiety is through the roof today. But I think of all days, I need to go today more than ever. Im tired of letting the depression consume me. I'm going to try to face my fears one baby step at a time...
Seriously, what is wrong with me? My skin JUST started clearing up, so what do I do? Decide to eat sugar. I know this makes me break out, but yet here I am again. Those "little pimples" I had are now nodules. But, that's not the main reason I'm upset. I'm disappointed in myself because I can't stop picking at my skin. I'm not a "normal" picker either, I take picking to a whole new level. I always try to pop my cysts and nodules even though I know nothing will come out and that I will end up doin
I'm feeling ok today. I woke up to 3 new(but small) pimples today. I'm assuming it's from the sugar I ate a few days ago. *Sigh* I also went out drinking last night(something I rarely do now), so that could be a cause too. I did a clay mask today, followed by a manuka honey mask so I'm hoping to see a reduction in blemishing tomorrow. Aside from the new breakouts, my skin appears to be a lot healthier. I drank a cup of matcha green tea this morning, and I plan on drinking another cup before bed.
I'm feeling really good today. I've been doing a manuka face mask every day and it seems to be helping a lot. I woke up to less breakouts today and overall my skin is much calmer since I've cut out all my acne products. I did eat a candy bar today and yesterday because I'm pmsing pretty badly. I really hope that doesn't result in a bad breakout especially because my skin is just now starting to heal but I just couldn't resist lol.
So far, so good. My face feels MUCH less irritated today. I still have about the same number of breakouts, but my skin appears to be calming down. I used my first clay mask today which seemed to be helpful. I could actually see the spots of oil that the mask pulled from my face, which was really cool. I know it's hard to tell from the picture, but my blemishes are more pink today. I've only had 2 new spots form since Tuesday so I am hopeful that I will continue to clear up. I'm very excited that
Do NOT take more than 50mg of zinc at a time. I thought I could take two pills with dinner; big mistake. I literally just had projectile vomiting because of this. I will NOT do that again, ever. It takes A LOT to make me throw up too.
Today is day 1. I washed my face with the Ju Ju bar by drunk Elephant, toned with my toner by Jacq's organics, and Moisturized with Toogga's Desert Date oil. I also applied a honey mask for a few hours which seemed to soothe my skin. I purchased some Manuka honey today so that I can experience the full effects from honey. I bought it from Amazon so I will have to use my really raw honey until that comes in. I plan on applying aspirin with a touch of raw honey onto my active spots tonight. My fac