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new year's resolution: better skincare



a short summary of what my skin has been like until now:
my skin most closely resembles the moderate acne picture as shown on this site.
my dad, who suffers from severe adult acne, gave me a bar soap containing sulfur in the spring, and i used it by itself throughout the summer. it seemed to help at first, but breakouts quickly resumed with more force around late summer and when fall hit my skin became dry and started peeling from it.
i got some quality moisturizer and at first used it alongside the bar soap. my skin was no longer painfully dry but it was not cleared at all. i switched the bar soap out for a gentle cleanser and saw fast improvement, but was still not happy with the frequency and intensity of my acne.
i found this website and incorporated the overall routine (cleanser, BP, moisturizer twice a day) and application techniques without the specific products. it's been about a week and i see mild improvement and surprisingly little dryness since i use generous amounts of moisturizer, mostly bothered by lingering active acne spots that feel especially irritated. i hope to obtain a proper 2.5% BP solution soon instead of the sparing amount of 10% i have to use right now, but i am happy with my current progress and i will post updates


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