I'm not sure if I feel better because I've taken control of my acne, or if I really am getting clearer, but whatever it is, it's working for me.
Taking an active role in my breakouts is a new step for me. I've always chalked my acne up to hormones and shrugged, as though there were nothing I can do about it. With my most recent troublesome breakout, I decided it was because I'd gone off birth control. I started the BC again, and yet nothing was getting any better. Having heard about the Regimen for years on various messageboards, I decided to give it a go. I had nothing else to lose, why not try?
I'm having a hard time not feeling like it slows me down some days, because I live in a humid climate and it takes a while for everything to dry so I can get dressed for my day or for bed. I'm also not wild about wearing a white undershirt in the springtime when I'd rather be wearing a pretty sundress. Thinking about how much clearer my back will be in a few weeks is the only reason I haven't completely given up on it. In the meantime, I can settle for wearing pretty dresses with a tank top underneath.
The back is definitely not responding as well as my face, which is hard not to be disappointed about. My face is definitely improving and I'm thankful for it. The blemishes I do get last less than a day and don't get as swollen and painful as they were before. It has to be the combo of AHA/BP, from what I've read. I know starting with AHA on the face from day one wasn't the best idea, but so far it's working for me. We shall see!