So this makes week four into the regimen, and I am still seeing slow but sure progress on my skin. I am not flakey anymore, and my neck is no longer orange since moisturizing with the Cetaphil Restoraderm. It feels like its going to leave my skin greasy, but it just ends up soaking right in , I even use it during the day time and I'm not oily. For days I'm outside I have been using Neutrogena dry touch spf 45 and have not had problems with that.
So far my forehead, nose, and chin have no breakouts, woot woot! I skin feels smoother in areas, and I'm seeing more clear pores on my nose. I STILL have these deep, used to be cystic, pimple things that keep looking like they are going to heal, then they 'fill' back up, they are just taking their time healing. My cheeks are definately my problem areas for cysts and huge breakouts. I have like three healing up on my right cheek and three on the other as well, and I always get them in the same spots so I think the actual skin is damaged there from me picking, so I've stopped messing with them and maybe they will finally heal.
I have been walking 2 miles a day, and eventually I want to build my stamina to start running a mile a day, and work my way up to five miles a day. I am in no means a person that loves to run so this is going to be a hard for me but I think I can do it. I've always loved to walk, and my boyfriend used to run all the time, so I told him if he would let me start out slow I would run with him, cause he needs to get back into it and I need to just get active. Its so hard with a sit down job, and I think some of my acne is from just not being healthy in general because of the pcos.
Anyway, this ended up being so long, but yeah I am also taking some vitamins, a multivitamin, some folic acid, vit c, chromium, etc. I found this multi pack of vitamins formulated for diabetics, and since pcos can act like diabetes I thought they would help out. I don't get enough fruits and veggies at all in my diet, and I hardly even drink milk ever. And I have def been working on portion control, and making sure my meals are more colorful instead of all brown from starches and meat!