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Day 8 has proven so far to be quite the challenge.

First, let me just say that the Regimen is still awesome. My skin is still progressing quite smoothly and at the proper pace :)

However, my skin is definitely feeling the increased amount of BP, and it seems to be purging like no other. I don't really mean that it's breaking out. It just seems to be screaming, "EVERYTHING ON ME WILL DIE A PAINFUL DEATH."

So, what's going on with my skin? Time to investigate:

1. I did have a minor breakout last night, the cause of which I'm still trying to figure out. I have a very red papule on the side of my nose and a growing pimple on the side of my face. And woah, they're smaller than usual, but SO RED. I used some ice to try to calm them down, which helped the swelling but not the redness.

2. The area around my mouth is really flaky. This weirds me out, since that's not a problem area for me, and I generally tend to avoid spreading much BP there because it's very sensitive.

3. Every small problem area on my face appears to be burning in the ninth circle of hell. It's just red. So red. And my whiteheads are still diminishing, but that's because they're melting in the flames.

Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. My skin isn't inflamed, but just very red and dry, and the breakout last night kind of bummed me out. Still, I think this is a normal part of the Regimen, especially after increasing the BP. I also have to keep reminding myself that I just started, and my skin needs extra time to get used to things. If further irritation continues, I'll use a bit less BP. We'll see.

On the bright side, the jojoba oil is still on its way, which will help out my skin a ton :) and maybe my tattoo. Cause that's also suffering.


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