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Update 5, 7/27/16

BedeliaAmelia

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Update 5!

Hi guys! I’m sorry I haven’t been able to update on a daily basis or post daily pictures over the past few days. I’ve been super busy. That being said, I stayed consistent with my regimen, which is cool.

I would say that my face has been looking just a little bit better. Today’s pictures will be labeled “Day 7” which means it’s been just about a week since this new regimen has become a regular thing for me. While I do think the active acne and the scars that were already on my face have begun to die down a little bit, the number of new, smaller pimples counteracts that and makes it look like my face is making little to no progress. I had a cystic pimple on my cheek, another on my forehead, one on my temple, and one on my chin, which was really rattling and shocking for me, since I almost never get that many at once. They never fully formed, though, which is good. They’re beginning to go away and they don’t hurt anymore. Along with these cystic pimples I’ve had smaller little bumps/ clogged pores popping up on the inner portions of my cheeks and a little bit on my forehead. The small clogged pores make me think that I’m just purging since I have an AHA and a BHA in my regimen and purging is common with those. However, the cystic pimples make me think I’m also breaking out. Either way, I’ve had no explosive breakouts and everything I’ve encountered thus far has been controllable and manageable. I was expecting breakouts and purging. That doesn’t make it any more enjoyable, though.

My mother has told me she plans on making another dermatologist appointment soon. I have mixed feelings about that. One part of me thinks it’s not a bad idea to go back now that my acne is a little more under control and get a little professional help to finally nip my acne and scars in the ass. However, another part of me remembers the last time I went, and how the expensive medications they gave me only helped for a little while and never fully cleared me up. I also don’t want anything they give me to majorly break me out, as I’m just now beginning to see improvement and improvement takes a long time to occur. So, overall, not sure how I feel about another dermatologist visit, but hey, we’ll see how it goes. If I do visit and they put me on other medication, I’ll start a new picture album specifically for tracking the progress of that medication.

More pictures coming your way later. Have a good one.

-Amy



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