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Week 3 On The Regime With Uk Store Bought Products

So week 3. Pictures will go in my gallery some point today or tomorrow when I get a chance.

I got my jojoba oil in the post. PERFECT. does the job. flakiness issue gone. To be fair it was mildly resolving itself, but the jojoba oil got rid of it completely after 2 days of use.

The best bit about the jojoba oil- I now only have to moisturise once during the day- no more multiple trips to the bathroom to stick my face back on...gross.

I'm using 3 "drops" (place bottle on palm, tip upside-down, then the right way up- as it doesn't have a dropper top) in the morning and about 5 "drops" in the evening.

I was really REALLY picking at my flakes before- which was causing a lot of irritation. I couldn't stop myself, so it is really good that this is gone now.

My redness has gone down a lot, my spots that I got in week two are healing up, and there don't appear to be too many new ones.

Generally I am really really pleased this week. So much to think that when my 2.5% panoxyl arrives i'm not sure I want to use it as the 5% cream is working so nicely!

I found a moisturiser called "fade out" original cream, after week 4 I will start using this as it has AHA in it so can't yet..- Hopefully I won't go too red, and hopefully it will get fid of some of my scars/ freckles, and stop all the flakiness.

This morning I was a bit brain dead and started putting my moisturiser on before my panoxyl...so had to wash it off and start again...oops.

Seeing as I have had success with my products here are some links:

Jojoba oil: http://www.amazon.co.uk/100ml-Jojoba-Golden-Oil-Pressed/dp/B004RGO82Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342163491&sr=8-1

moisturiser: http://www.boots.com/en/Simple-Kind-To-Skin-Hydrating-Light-Moisturiser-125ml_861128/

moisturiser with AHA (not tried yet) : http://www.boots.com/en/Fade-Out-White-Original-Moisturising-Cream_1143614/

benzoyl peroxide 5% cream (never bought off this site) : http://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/panoxyl-cream-5-p2549.html?utm_source=sfeed&utm_medium=google&utm_term=panoxyl-cream-5&utm_campaign=main

benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (trailling when it arrives) : http://www.pharmacy2u.co.uk/panoxyl-aquagel-2.5-p4652.html?utm_source=sfeed&utm_medium=google&utm_term=panoxyl-aquagel-2.5&utm_campaign=main

cleanser: http://www.boots.com/en/No7-Beautiful-Skin-Foaming-Cleanser-for-normal-oily-skin-150ml_1245014/

As my flakiness issues have stopped I am not bothered by the dryness of the cleanser, (or if it was even made worse by that at all I don't know)

However I will probably change my cleanser sooon anyway as I don't think I can afford to spend that much all the time as I am nearly half way through the bottle all ready!

But then again, it works so...

I'm anxious now, as I really want this to work but don't want to get my hopes up... and I just have this feeling it's going to stop working, but I really don't want it to!

1 Comment

Sounds like things are going pretty well so far. I remember it was quite interesting when I first read about the Regimen because I wondered if I could find UK products instead. I wouldn't have been able to afford the Regimen products and the shipping costs at the time, plus I can't use BP as it burns my skin, so I went looking for products I could get here as well as an alternative to BP.

If the BP you're using is working well for you, might as well stick with it I guess. Can't really comment myself because even the lowest percentage stuff causes a reaction so 5% would probably melt my face off! lol.gif

I'm a big fan of Jojoba, too. Likewise, tipping the bottle into the palm of my hand is usually plenty to do the job. So little oil seems to go such a long way, so a single bottle seems to last me ages. I used to struggle with really dry skin because I used to over-wash, but between moisturising and washing more sensibly, that's a thing of the past.

If you're on the lookout for a new cleanser, my personal recommendation would be Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. I bought a 591ml bottle for about £12 online a couple of months ago and still haven't finished. Washing twice a day, maybe three pumps each time, and I've still got about a quarter of the bottle left. Even if the initial outlay seems a bit much compared to other products, the fact that it lasts a while probably makes it one of the cheapest products available, in terms of the cost per use. As the name suggests, it's really gentle, but it works. It doesn't foam which feels a little strange because our minds probably associate the foaming action with being the thing which cleans our skin, but it's easily the best cleanser I've used in thirteen years. I'd been using a cleanser by La Roche Posay for about a year but the slight fragrance in that had irritated my skin so I wanted something fragrance-free. It's always a bit of a worry switching over to something different in case it causes breakouts, but that didn't happen at all with Cetaphil.

I saw your pictures by the way; for what it's worth, I reckon your skin is looking good. Looks like your acne is pretty mild, which is a bonus, and I'm sure a consistent regimen will help you get the better of it in time. smile.png

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