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Current Regimen:


1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

2. Benprox 5.25% Wash

3. Fougera Clindamycin Phosphate Lotion 1%

4. La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

5. Makeup/Foundation: Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation OR Paula Dorf Oil Free Foundation + Physician's Formula Talc Free Mineral Face Powder (and MAC Studio Finish Concealer)

6. Doryx 150mg with breakfast


1. Shills Cherry Blossom Cleansing Oil

2. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

3. Benprox 5.25% Wash

4. Retin-A Micro 0.04% Gel

5. Cerave Moisturizing Cream

So... I've been lying to you guys since I started the regimen. I've been using another Cetaphil cleanser. Who knew that they actually made two of them? Hence, I thought I had been using the Gentle Skin Cleanser for over a month now when I've actually been using the Daily Facial Cleanser. I didn't even bother to look at my cleanser's actual name this entire time.

Anyway, I found out about this when I went to go buy another cleanser since I left mine at home after I moved to college. I looked at the shelf and was like "Wait, there's two types of cleansers?", bought the Gentle Skin Cleanser, used it, and realized that it was definitely not the cleanser that I used. A few days later my mom came to visit me and brought my cleanser with her. Much happier after that.


After using both of these cleansers I gotta say I prefer the Daily Facial Cleanser over the Gentle Skin Cleanser. The DFC comes out in a clear gel like liquid and gently cleanses without leaving residue. The GSC comes out in a whitish gel liquid, gently cleanses, but leaves some residue after cleansing. The GSC is made for those with especially sensitive skin, so it has less ingredients than the DFC. However, the DFC wins in performance. It gently cleanses, leaves no residue, and leaves my skin feeling clean.

Skin Status

My skin ain't perfect, but it's still a bit blotchy looking from the post moving-to-college acne flare. The scabs are mostly gone - the ones left are really tiny ones that are easily overlooked. The red post acne pigmentation marks have diminished quite a lot and I was confident enough to run around partying last night with just face powder on to even out my skintone, and the only other makeup I used was for my eyes. I did my nightly regimen with Retin-A Micro knowing that I'd probably be too lazy to wash my face at the end of the night. Voila! I swear, my skin looks ten times better after I wake up the next day. Retin-A Micro is a miracle. I do however have a giant zit forming on the side of my nose - the ones that hurt when you apply a bit of pressure on them. Dang, I really hate these giant ones... I thought I was done seeing them but I guess not. It doesn't stick out though so it doesn't look like I have a zit, but if someone looked close enough they could tell that one of my nostrils is a tad bit more swollen than the other. So it's not too bad since it's not too noticeable, and minor stuff like that can be manipulated with a bit of concealer if it really bothers me.

Well. That's that. Off to read for eternity. Yay college. Til next time, folks.


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