Hey y'all So today is day three using the Acne.org regimen. There's a slight difference since yesterday - not much, but it's still there. The biggest change I noticed was between days one and two of using The Regimen. When I reach day seven I hope to up the dose of benzoyl peroxide. My goal is to be clear in three weeks. But I know these things take time and I don't want to jinx them, so I'll just say I hope to be clear in a month - if not, i'll persevere.
I really do find it difficult to live without the cosmetics, since I have banned them completely. I was invited to my friend's house for a few drinks last night and I had to tell my boyfriend I didn't want to go as I was "giving my face a rest". My friends have never seen me without any make-up (foundation, concealer, powder) and I'm too shy to show them my lovely spotty face. I've figured I'll probably have to live as a hermet for the next few weeks until I can face the world. Thank God college has finnished for summer and I haven't had a job for the past few months (long story-ish). My plan was to go out job hunting but I don't think I can do that right now. I've always been very glamorous and well kept in my appearence. To not wear anything on my face is strange to say the least, I mean my face can actually breathe and that feels nice but... my make-up is my comfort blanket. I don't feel like I can be an attractive, confident woman without it. Heck I'm even part of any online community for people that are interested in, and collect cosmetics. It doesn't help that I have drawers and drawers staring at me saying "Y U NO USE ME NOMORE?"
"WHAT ES DIS MAN?!"
Oh and FYI all the photos taken for my gallery and blog are taken first thing in the morning. Excuse the pyjamas and messy hair.
Comment below and let me know how you guys cope with the emotional aspects of having acne. For instance, how you gather the confidence to step outside... And not be a creep that lives in a shell - like me!
Any fellow ladies out there care to tell me how they're getting on without cosmetics? Or do you still use them, can't let them go?
I'll leave you with the photos: Day 3 on the acne.org regimen. Until tomorrow chums, au reviour!