I added a new peeling mask (for exfolliation) to my daily regimen and I saw 2 new pimples on my face today along with a bunch of whiteheads. I read some comments here and there and this is perhaps the 'purging effect': your skin is removing the toxin and clogged dead skin underneath your skin. I'm going to try this mask for another month. I wonder how long is this purging phrase going to last?
Btw, I had the courage to attend a social event last night. Though my mind was preoccupied with my acne, it wasn't as bad as I imagined. But of course, I would rather stay at home if I could avoid these social events. Anyways, I'm not in the greatest mood today. Will update later.