I have begun my purging I believe. It's not heavy duty yet but I am breaking out in multiple red bumps and tiny non inflamed acne that was invisible before. My face is itchy at times where the acne is popping up. It sucks and I know it's only the beginning so I have to brace myself. I go back to my naturapath tomorrow so we'll see if she adds or changes anything.
My face is dry, especially around the mouth area but not as bad as it was over the summer. I had a lingering redness on my mouth appear on Saturday and i thought it was an eczema flare but it went away atter 1/2 hr. Still i'm fearful that use of a retinoid will being it back. Praying it doesn't. I think this blog will be picture free as taking pictures just depresses me more than anything. God is carrying me through this struggle and growing me as an individual. When this battle is over, I know that i'll be a stronger person because of it.