It has been a while! I haven't been able to give time as I was moving and a lot has been going on! But I am soooooo happy to tell you guys that this works!! Bless the people who made this website!!
I am in my 5th month and I don't get acne anymore. The last time I got a new zit was a month and a half ago. I can't tell you how I happy I feel writing that (knocks on wood). So to people out there who just started this or are in their early months...DON'T STOP. It will work. All you need is patience, which I know how hard it is to have when you have big bumps on your face!! But stress won't solve the problem. So relax and keep going!
I am dealing with the scars now, but they're getting better. Don't stress about the scars as they're never permanent. AHA is slow, so I don't know how much it's helping me but I apply it every other night.
Some tips I had which might help:
-If you're still flaking, try changing the moisturizer to cetaphil. Acne.org moisturizer did not help me. (Although all their other products are brilliant) -Once you start clearing up try reducing the BP content. That'll help reduce the irritation -Eat healthy and exercise. Those things will definitely help your internal acne issues as you can't use BP your entire life. I really feel that diet change is a permanent solution to this problem so I am all into leading a healthy lifestyle so that I don't aggravate my acne ever again. -Try acne supplements or supplements that'll keep your hormones in balance. I use evening primrose oil and fish oil and they have been amazing in regulating my hormones.
Bless Cetaphil! I am so glad i decided to switch moisturizers! I can finally feel my skin now. Cetaphil definitely wins over cerave in my case as cetaphil was the only one that reduced my flakes to zero. My face is soo soft..! It is definitely oilier than the acne.org and cerave moisturizer but it does the job so I don't really mind. After a while you don't even need too much anyway. If you're facing a similar flaking problem, you should try cetaphil out. I saw results in less than a week.
Regimen update: No new acne in the past few days, and the ones that are already there are on their way out
Anybody has any suggestions for the scars/hyperpigmentation? Please let me know! thanks!
I have been planning to start a blog since a long time and finally got time for it. These online inputs I believe are really useful for people who are battling with acne and I got tremendous help from this website. That's why I thought of starting a blog so that it'll help people, atleast a little bit, who are struggling out there.
I am in the week 12 of my acne.org regimen and its been a journey with so many ups and downs. Ups include drastically reduced number of breakouts and downs include dryness and sudden breakouts. Now, this may vary with every person. Some people as I have read on the website take as less as one month to clear up while some take as long as 6 months. That's what keeps me going. I am almost about to enter my 3rd month on the regimen and I still breakout. But it is somehow better than it used to be where nothing was under control.
What I am facing this week: There are 2 new active pimples. They are probably there because of that time of the month. I switched to the cetaphil moisturizer from acne.org moisturizer after a lot of debate and after reading a lot of reviews. It has reduced my flaking drastically. I use cetaphil when I sense extreme dryness whereas cerave when my skin is not so dry. I will keep you updated with these moisturizers as it's only been 5 days I quit acne.org moisturizer and its too soon to judge. I follow rest of the regimen to the T and have included AHA as well.