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Slightly Altered Regimen... AGAIN!

abigailwheeler

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Last weekend, I had a shit time with my skin. I was so sad about it.

This week I've been eating really healthily. Haven't had any slip ups apart from two squares of dark chocolate and one muffin that I made myself (although it had zero sugar in it and sunflower spread instead of margarine.. was actually delicious surprisingly!).

Emotionally, I've been feeling a lot better. I have come to the conclusion that although my skin goes through periods of being in 'clearing up' and then goes back to breaking out. I need to stop getting excited every time I start clearing because I know it wont last.

The reason I feel calmer about my current break out is that I have decided to ask my derm for roaccutane. I've done lots of research and although the side effects are really grim, I need to explore the option because it has so many success stories with actually curing acne. eg. my mum. She took roaccutane and she never had acne again. And hers was more severe than mine.

And so, I've made an appointment with my derm - 12th August. I feel like it's time to take dramatic action and stop faffing around with topicals that aren't working.

For the time being, I've changed my regimen. I've stopped using epiduo in the day time and now it is:

Morning

5 minute Organic Honey Mask

Clinique Acne Solutions Bar Soap

Mixture of freshly squeezed lemon juice and ACV as toner - apply with cotton wool

Cetaphil Moisturiser

(as usual, no makeup)

Night

15 minute Organic Honey Mask

Clinique Acne Solutions Bar Soap

Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion

Epiduo

Cetaphil Moisturiser

Also I bought some Vitamin A tablets last night and have added 1600IU a day to my huge supplement regimen.

I'm not going to use turmeric as a mask very often. The yellow is too apparent on my skin tone. I can't bring myself to drink it again, it was so disgusting. I am, however, using it in my food quite a bit. It's strong and an acquired taste but I'm sure I can disguise it with chilli.

Peace out everyone. As always I've been updating my skin diary in my gallery.

I will wait and see if this actually makes a difference...



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