So, I'm sure there is nothing that I can possibly say that is "new" when it comes to acne. Bottom line: it sucks. I have struggled with it since I was 12...I am now 27 and I'm sure you can already guess that I have literally tried just about everything from Accutane to Proactiv to Exposed to Murad to natural remedies...the list is endless .
I'm not entirely sure why I started getting acne...I would like to think it was something as simple as me wanting to wear makeup at such a young age, but I was always very good about washing my face so I don't know if I can give makeup that much credit. I also used to drink a glass of milk everyday and I know there is some connection between acne and dairy, but even that hasn't been medically proven. It really makes no sense to me. My parents had immaculate skin so I know it's not genetic...I have thought about trying the "do nothing" routine and I just can't bring myself to do it because it absolutely terrifies me to think of what could become of my face!
So in my endless search to find something that works for me I have ended up here at the acne.org website and I was reading through the various success stories with Dan's regimen...so I thought...why not? What can it possibly hurt? I ordered it on Friday and it arrived at my house today so I am itching to get home and start using it. Since I am so impatient, I went to the store and bought the OTC products he recommends so I have already been implementing the steps. I don't really know how I feel about it. I don't think its doing me any harm...no new pimples, but the pimples I currently have aren't going down, nor are they getting any bigger. My face is pretty dry because of the BP, but since I quit wearing foundation about a week ago it isn't very noticeable. Also, I think I will like his BP better because it seems to spread a little easier than the Nuetrogena so I am looking forward to that as well.
Anyway, I thought I would start a blog here tracking my success or failure (LOL) with it. I plan on attaching some pictures to have a little comparison, but we'll see if I can muster up the courage to show complete strangers my various stages of ugliness.
Words of encouragement and wisdom are always welcome!