So...this is probably the most humbling part of my journey to clear skin....wearing no makeup.
I know this takes a commitment. It is the only thing I HAVE NOT tried, and I've been wearing it since I started getting acne--- 11-12 years old. Maybe whatever makeup I use will always cause clogged pores/irritation/breakout. I realized last night that the little tiny tiny bumps/little red pimples that are in areas where I NEVER breakout are probably from the makeup. I thought it was from the Pratima sunscreen, but I continued to breakout after stopping it for about 2 weeks. I started using rejuva minerals and the new sunscreen at the same time, and thought it was the sunscreen (which is still likely).
My two best friends that are on the regimen don't wear makeup. One friend, who told me and my other friend about it, stopped wearing makeup when she was on the regimen, and her face is nearly flawless and always glowy. My other friend still is on the regimen and stopped wearing makeup as well and doesn't have the same breakouts she did. Both of their skin is gorgeous. Granted, it's the BP that is probably preventing the pimples, but it's just something I've noted. And I've had many friends from Europe who don't wear makeup, and have no acne/very minor acne. hmmm.....maybe I'm on to something.
I just bought a new container of rejuva minerals, after being "satisfied" with the sample, and it was over 30 bucks. There are no refunds or returns. Oh well. Maybe if I have a special event I will keep it. I just thought since it is has no mica, no preservatives, and is gluten free that it would be better for my skin.....
So, my forhead is virtually clear again- no pimples or bumps, but the skin looks a little red/raw from the veltin causing it to peel. Today, I decided my skin was too dry and I didn't want it to lead to irritation, so I put on the sunscreen all over. I actually like the way it feels. This is the first day in about 2 weeks that I haven't worn moisturizer. I feel like it actually sinks in my skin, and not just on top of it like other moisturizers. It's very light and non greasy. Hmmm hopefull doesn't break me out.
I'm so tempted to run to the bathroom and cover up....but...my face isn't that bad right now, and when I was on the regimen my skin look much much worse and I didn't wear makeup...so ...I think I'll live. Maybe I can try to go 2 weeks without wearing makeup...Lord help me! lol
ok. thats it. just wanted to share my journey and things I'm changing, and give other women ideas of maybe doing the same.