Cleanser: Laneige Pore Clear Cleansing Foam
BP: Benzac AC 5%
Moisturiser: Rosken Dry Skin Cream
Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 55
AHA: Apha Hydrox Enchanced Lotion
In week 3 I have been consistently using all the products above day and night except sunscreen.
Sunscreen(only sometimes)-avoiding to test if they are clogging my pores
2 weeks+ into the Probiotics and fruit&veg smoothies
Not been consistent on the smoothie and veggie intake. I need to make this a priority.
Aiming for higher water intake and consistent bowel movement.
Trying to up my intake of veggies as well.
Avoiding dairy as much as I can.
I have been considering if citrus fruits affect my acne because I don't take citrus fruits much except one type of lime occasionaly in drinks. Plus I am allergic to the oils from the skin of one type of orange. However, I was taking mandarin oranges a lot over the 2 weeks of chinese new year. My bad breakout seems to coincide with that. Will try to work out some plan to test that out.
Overall current skin condition
I have had some pustules coming up on my forehead but they go away fast.
I still have nodules on my chin and jawline but they are smaller. However they don't seem to be going away completely.
Cheeks I have had some breakouts but they cleared up nicely pretty fast and never really became inflamed.
Overall, my skin is a lot dryer this week and I have worse flaking this week on my chin and jawline. Skin feels tight overall. I suppose the BP is really taking into effect now drying up my skin. I'm not too concerned about it as it is not too obvious.
In addition, my skin is very oily on the Tzone area. I blot at least twice a day.
I have noticed clogged pores on my forehead, nose and cheeks more. I've never really had clogged pores that bad before. Not sure if its the AHA bringing it out or the products I'm using clogging it. If it is the products it can only be the moisturizer or the sunscreen as the others I've been using a long time.