Week 2! Again, I kept track of progress on my Blackberry so ignore typos, etc.
Saturday 2/20 (Day 8) - red marks are starting to heal with new skin. Only they seem to get too dry and flake off, only to start the process all over again. Need to drink more water/add more moisture I think! But, only a few (3) small red marks remain. Hubs said he was sneakily using my stuff. He has noticed a difference in me and him. Shower is still broken so I cant use products in shower which is annoying!!! It really works best in the shower. I cant seem to get all the treatment off otherwise. PM update: face was less greasy today. Skin seems to be adjusting to the lotion I guess. Using the rejuvenation sample lotion on eyes. Feels great. I swear the fine lines are going away, but maybe thats just my imagination.
Sunday 2/21 (day 9): Scars are healing better but still pretty noticeable. Was able to take a shower today though!! Felt great. Seriously notice a difference not being able to shower. I couldnt wash my back for a few days and there are lots of little bumps. Ugh. Did mask in afternoon. No more sample left. Need to buy this!!! So good and calming! Washed face and am gonna TRY to go makeup-less while at the grocery store, etc. I think it helps with the healing process. The new skin needs to heal over fresh, clean skin. Not dry, dirty, makeup-y skin. Feeling more confident. Yesterday I even felt pretty!!! Which is a rareity for me. :/
Update: emailed them at 7:12 pm on a Sunday night to see if they had a lighter moisturizer, got a reply by 7:20!!! Wtf!! Who does that? Thats amazingly fast. They said the kind i had was the lightest and just to use less or even go without because the soap is moisturizing enough (just let it sit on the skin for a minute). Will try no lotion method tomorrow.
Monday 2/22 (Day 10) - couldnt go without lotion. Felt like i needed a little. Used a tiny bit. Seemed to do the trick. I was just using too much before. Skin was looking gooood...until I got a massage. Immediately after my massage I noticed a new bump (smaller than normal zits but bigger than a raised whitehead)! She did a whole face massage with her gross lotiony hands. I wanted to tell her to stop but also didnt want to offend. Oh well. Went to the mall after and fussed with my skin a little. The Macys lights in the fitting rooms are unforgiving. Came home and washed (with treatment in the shower). Went to dinner, had 2 drinks.
Tuesday 2/23 (day 11) - am update: well skin is a little irritated right now due to yesterday. Got a raised whitehead on my cheek this morning but the other bump is almost flat (whitehead came out easy). My skin is just a bit red/blotchy looking from where I was messing with it (i was trying to extract tiny whiteheads, bad idea). Alcohol and touching the face seem to cause problems! Must stop. Icing my face post shower to try to bring down inflammation (blotchiness). Then will follow with some ibprophen. Seems to help when i have flare ups. By no means is my face breaking out. Its just irritated because I effed with it. The scar on my chin is almost invisible and the one on my cheek is too. The one on my other cheek is still pinkish red. But other than that if the blotchiness goes away I just have 2 tiny tiny bumps. need to learn to not mess!! Think I learned my lesson though.
Wednesday 2/24 (day 12): skin was pretty blotchy and irritated last night after washing. Iced again and took ibprophen. Face looked better this morning. Went all day without feeling greasy. Using less lotion is the key. I use smaller than dime sized amount. Right now its Wednesday night and skin is looking a lot better than when I messed with it! The one bump is totally flat (scabbed and flaked off quickly). I do have one other small bump where i was messing but it feels like it'll go away quickly. Used my spa brush tonight. I want to incorporate exfoliation into my pm washing. No irritation noticed. Just the one bump and some red (well pink) marks still. I know time is probably the only thing that'll fade these so im trying to be patient.
Thursday 2/25 (Day 13) - not a lot to report. Still have the small bump. Its started to scab a little. My one cheek seems to be a bit irritated where the bump is. Scars are still noticable. Ordered the full size mask today so hopefully that'll help out some.
Friday 2/26 (Day 14) - skin is a lot less irritated. Little bump on cheek is scabbed but flat. I had a raised whitehead on my jawline which i extracted. I seem to get a lot of these, well more than usual. But they come out and go away so I guess its not so bad. Skin is about 96 percent clear. Just the red marks and one scab remain! The only weird thing is a big zit on my shoulder. I noticed this after my massage. Its shrinking. But red and scabby. A few little bumps on my back remain as well but are shrinking.
Saturday 2/27 (day 15) - pm update: took a shower tonight and exfoliated. Skin felt a little icky from working all day in the bakery. Little scab where bump was flaked off and only a small pinkish red mark remains! I am officially bump and scab free!!! I'd say my face is 99 percent clear (i always have little whiteheads and what not that dont ever come out). I do still have a lot of hyperpigmentation from old acne so skin tone is blotchy. Like I said, i ordered the mask and hope that will help even out skin tone. I have read good things about lemon and egg white masks but dont want to mess up a good thing! So we'll see. I may just give it time. I DO still have some bumps on my upper back. But they are still healing/drying up. No new breakouts since the massage (ugh)! Very excited about this product still and am thrilled its working. I think this is the first time in years I have not had a cystic acne breakout during my period!!! That makes me VERY happy!!! Hoping this product doesn't stop working! Its the best Ive ever used.
Will keep track of progress for one more week just to be safe.