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Today I'm taking my life back. Enough with the self loathing, pathetic, crying about how hideous I think I look. I have managed to keep my skin under control, for the most part, but I can't seem to get 100% clear. I have never addressed the diet problem. I eat the worst foods, and I know it. I'm very picky, but enough is enough. I've tried to do this before and never could, but if this is what it takes to feel and look beautiful, then I'm all for it. At this point in time I am about 40% clear. I have a large breakout at the moment, most likely because of the food that I ate last week and this week. This first entry is the start of my log on a road to clear skin. I know it will be tough, but I'm am going to do it. I am 19 years old and still have acne, still eat like an 11 year old, and still have no self esteem. This day is the start to the end of my acne.

My regimen before all of this includes using epsom salt, and manuka honey. I use bar soap to cleanse my face then gently rub the epsom salt with some water on my face. Every once in a while I do a manuka honey mask, if particularly icky painful pimples pop up. It helps, but I don't want it to look 'okay' I want this gone. Every morning I moisturize with a tea tree oil antiseptic moisturizer. That also helps.

I've had moderate/severe acne for almost 5 years now, and I am finally ready to kick its ass.


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