I started this regimen 4 days ago and since then I have kept a quite detailed diary. I will write here the first 4 days and then start posting every day or every other day, based on the changes I will be observing.
First things first, my skin is a combination of oily skin on my T-zone and normal (neither oily, nor dry) skin on my cheeks. My most prone to breakouts areas are my cheeks and once in a blue moon, my jawline or around my eyebrows.
At the moment I'm taking 30 mg of zinc, vitamin D3 1000 IU, 200 mg of magnesium and one teaspoon of bee pollen daily. I have been taking these vitamins (except for the bee pollen which I recently included in my routine) for aa few weeks and they didn't make a noticeable difference. I plan on upping the doze of vitamin D3 to 5000 IU/ day but I am looking for a blend that doesn't contain magnesium stearate.
I also drink peppermint tea 3 times per day (I will soon reduce my intake to 2 times per day) to control my hormones. I have heard that spearmint might be more efficient in this matter but in my country, English is not used as a first language and our words do not differentiate between peppermint and spearmint.
I stopped using cleanser, toner (DIY fermented rice water with a little bit of apple cider vinegar), aloe vera gel, moisturizer, sunscreen (however I'm not going out much because next week I'm having exams. stress and fear and PMS . AMAZING), makeup, spot treatments, clay masks and acne treatments (isotrexin and skinoren)
- 28th of June:
- 29th of June: IMPROVEMENT
- 30th of June: still on the extremely oily skin train wooo....
Another pimple on my right cheek that was a big, red pimple in the first day, shrank and became a whitehead. So basically, everything comes to the surface right now.
- 1st of July: My skin is still very oily and a little bit itchy but I'm seeing small improvements everyday.
The small whiteheads on my left cheek are still there, no difference. The blind pimple near my mouth shrank visibly. The whitehead that I popped yesterday by accident became a whitehead again (at least it's coming to the surface) alone, without other 3 pimples following him, like it used to happen. My skin looks definitely better.
I have one new blind pimple on my cheek, near my nose. It is rather big, but it does not hurt. I can already see a small whitehead forming underneath.