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Ch-ch-ch-changes

So many changes since my last post, and only a few of them related to my skin.  About a month ago I moved from Asheville to Greensboro for a job promotion. And while it has been an amazing opportunity, it's also been hectic. I've been sick twice during that time, including during the actual move itself. I have had to make a lot of adjustments. Although I have been good about keeping up with my skincare during that time.  One of the set backs has been that anytime I am presented with a differ

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

02/18/18

 

7 months, already?

Well, I'm coming up on a year already! Slowly but surely seeing progress and making moves towards the skin I've always wanted.  I have been feeling disheartened as of late as I sort of felt like I had stopped seeing and progress or change. Everything seems to be pretty stagnant and I have become more focused on procuring quality makeup and learning makeup tricks to cover up the rest of what's left. I've always known that chemicals at these levels weren't going to remove physical scars (if anyt

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

06/27/17

 

Turning Point

So, in the past two weeks I've and two really defining moments for my skin.  One happened late last week at work. A coworker came up and asked what I was doing to my skin because it looked so much better. Needless to say this meant a ton to me. Especially as I knew it wasn't empty as it was unprompted and from someone I'm not close with. I considered this a win. And then there was today, also at work. I went to the bathroom and as I was washing my hands I actually LOOKED in the mirror. I a

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

03/31/17

 

Month 4 - Stagnation?

So I'm into my 4th month of using my regimen and I'll be 30 in a week. It's almost here! This is the last week of my 20's. And while I have a lot of feelings about it, at least one of them is an okay feeling. And that's about my skin.  By no means do I have the poreless, scarless, even-toned skin of my dreams. But I think I've come a long way from my teens where I was applying every harsh painful chemical to my face my mother could find. And my 20's where I was jumping from one magic cure to t

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

03/21/17

 

Hormonal Influx - Weeks 5 & 6

I decided to wait 2 weeks to update again so I could really get a good feel for what was going on. I feel like the biggest enemy in anything like this, whether it be skin or losing wait or any other goal, is looking too closely at the results and judging them harshly. So, I thought it would be a good idea to take a step back.  Let me start by saying that these have not been ideal skin conditions for anyone lately. I've been endlessly stressed and exhausted. The air is so dry and the heat isn't

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

02/01/17

 

One Month Down: Surprise Development

So one month of the AHA and Retinol usage has come to pass. I haven't missed any applications and I'm feeling good about my decisions to do this.  I'm still not sure what kind of results I'm seeing, nor am I confident I will ever be rid of the pitted/rolling acne scars or the occasional break out. But! I will definitely take softer skin, less turn around between pimple appearances, and a somewhat more even skin tone of that happens to be what I get out of it. My mother, who anyone can tell h

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

01/16/17

 

Week 3: Purge or Scourge?

I've just applied my last AHA treatment for this week. Just one more Retinol application tomorrow and I'm into the next week.  So here's the thing. Pimples. I have three active ones around my jawline and neck and two recovering on their way out. One is right by my nostril and one was right between my nose and lips. All normal places for me to breakout.  The two on their way out of town blossomed in my sleep after a Retinol application. They started as little things and suddenly become very p

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

01/08/17

 

The Second Week Brings Minimal Change

So I'm about to finish up my second week of application tomorrow (today is a rest day) and I thought I'd make note of what I've noticed.  For one thing, my face constantly feels soft. I no longer get that grimey feeling of dead skin sitting on top of new skin. Even when I used the Neutrogena exfoliator I would have days between using it where I would notice a huge difference. I also feel like my skin looks less dull and tired. Makeup goes on more smoothly, but I will say that it seems to want

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

12/29/16

 

The Beginning is... Complicated

I turn 30 in a little over 3 months.  Thirty years old.  I realize in the grand scheme of things that this isn't actually old, but I do feel a sense of loss at this milestone. Growing up in my generation (the tail end of the millennials) we were all told that by thirty you pretty much have it figured out. You're married and have a house and a career. You're adulting the best you can adult. And you have great skin.  I have none of that. None! A bad job, a useless degree, I rent a tiny a

grumpybunny

grumpybunny

12/23/16

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