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No retouching/airbrushing or changing the lighting. That's my real skin! Just showing you guys what the proper medications, diet and skincare routine can do. As a reminder, here was my skin a little over six months ago:

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^^And this was a GOOD day....

are u still using regimen deja?

love ur hair mate!

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Thanks and yes, still doing the regimen. I need to update my signature with what I'm currently doing--BP morning and night, although I'm down to a half-finger length in the morning. Every other night I use the AHA lotion. Every morning I use Dan's regular lotion. Every night I don't use the AHA, I use pure argan oil instead. :) This regimen has almost completely removed all of my red marks (the rest are fading fast) and my scars are starting to get less deep as well.

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Feeling accomplished. After moving into my new apartment a week ago, i'm finally all unpacked.....no more boxes....yay!!!!!!

My friend will be coming over in a few weeks to help me decorate so can't wait for that.

Acne is acne but today was all about my new digs so take that acne.

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Feeling not too bad.

Still got a bit of a problem with some blemishes and spots in the right neck/jawline area but other than that, the rest of my face is completely clear apart from a small spot at the top of my forehead that I picked. Don`t know why I did this - I never normally pick and there is a tiny scab there now. Should go in a day or two.

Weather is nice here today (unusual for England) so I`m gonna try and get out and enjoy the sunshine.

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Acne today is ok - not examining my face in any mirrors helps tremendously. Trying to get a flight to Florida for tomorrow to see my mom. On my last visit in July 2011, i had just started to get acne again after a two year hiatus and i ended up having a mini breakdown there so i am anxious to be there again, especially with acne still going on. But i have to remind myself that unlike then, i am currently treating my acne with a regimen, it is much better than it was then and the biggest thing of all all is that my mom and i are closer today because of acne and that she wouldn't care either way.

Hopefully things work out the way they're meant to.

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My skin's looking so-so. I have a small handful of active pimples that I keep messing with and making worse. Need to stop.

Hi, please check out my thread/poll about shower pressure. Thanks!

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Today marks the end of the first week of the regimen for me :) I'm not sure how to go about increasing the BP now though... (I posted about it in my log- if anyone here has any thoughts on this, it would be so appreciated if you could let me know here or there!) :)

Today I'm feeling ok. Still dealing with breakouts obviously. The most annoying ones though are the few that have come up under my nose/along my upper lip. I just think that's one of the worst places to breakout.

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Feeling good today. I woke up with a few clogged pores but after unclogging them they were fine throughout the day. My skin looked good today, I had a good day at work, and I even got approached for another job! Not sure if I'll take it cause I don't really need a second job right now, but it kind of made my day. I'm seeing that new derm tomorrow and I'm a bit anxious but excited. She's the first doctor I'm seeing that has experience with spiro for acne, so I'm really, really hoping she prescribes it for me....that's basically the only reason I'm seeing her. Fingers crossed.

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Thanks and yes, still doing the regimen. I need to update my signature with what I'm currently doing--BP morning and night, although I'm down to a half-finger length in the morning. Every other night I use the AHA lotion. Every morning I use Dan's regular lotion. Every night I don't use the AHA, I use pure argan oil instead. smile.png This regimen has almost completely removed all of my red marks (the rest are fading fast) and my scars are starting to get less deep as well.

Wow! Your pictures look great -- your skin looks perfect! I remember the days of the regimen... The regimen was awesome; it cleared up my forehead like nothing else ever could. But it doesn't work on my damn hormonal breakouts, you know? I wish, I wish, I wish, I could find something as successful as the regimen for my hormonal acne...

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A warning to anyone who's making the most of the UK's sunny weather: Make sure you have a decent suncream. Six weeks of no blemishes have been undone in one weekend by a poor choice of suncream. Up until now my regime of apple cider vinegar twice a day (once if I have a shave) had been doing the business and my skin had been looker lighter and the marks were disappearing, so I hope this new outbreak doesn't wipe out that out.

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I feel like the doxycycline I'm taking for malaria prophylaxis has done wonders for my skin. Hopefully the effects don't wear off. If they do, maybe I can just ask my derm or my parents to prescribe me some when it resurges? Does anyone know if you can use doxy off and on for acne? Or is it not generally used for recurrent acne?

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I feel like the doxycycline I'm taking for malaria prophylaxis has done wonders for my skin. Hopefully the effects don't wear off. If they do, maybe I can just ask my derm or my parents to prescribe me some when it resurges? Does anyone know if you can use doxy off and on for acne? Or is it not generally used for recurrent acne?

I took a 3 or 4 month course of doxy a few years ago purely for my acne. When I was finished I remained clear for a short while (it can last longer for other people I've heard) but when I started breaking out again I went back to my doctor and she asked if I wanted to take it again. So I guess it would prescribed for recurrent acne - but it's up to you whether you want to take antibiotics long term and weigh up the possible benefits and risks.

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Away from my home.Away from my parents.Living in a stupid apartment.Eating disgusting food...Travelling like hell everyday from the apartment to my college.Dumb friends...Either playing PS3 or watching Television. They either eat pizza or loads of butter on bread.I miss the amazing food which i had at my home,i miss my mother... Leaving my comfortable hostel to join my friends in an apartment was the biggest mistake i ever did.Even my best buddy doesn't understands me anymore.He's getting carried away by my other dumb friends.I'm doing nothing to chase my goal which is to join a top B-school for my post graduation.Every day just passes by in a jiffy.I never lived like this.Such a nonintellectual life.

While my friends get involved in debauchery,drinking and having fun with their girl friends in their own rooms,i spend time typing sad messages here.I don't even have a girlfriend.Which is ok. But at least i should get to live the life i want to live.

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One sleepless night and long car trip + extra active day took it's toll. I got many new breakouts in the places I usually get them when I'm exhausted. But at least I had fun in Oslo...

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Away from my home.Away from my parents.Living in a stupid apartment.Eating disgusting food...Travelling like hell everyday from the apartment to my college.Dumb friends...Either playing PS3 or watching Television. They either eat pizza or loads of butter on bread.I miss the amazing food which i had at my home,i miss my mother... Leaving my comfortable hostel to join my friends in an apartment was the biggest mistake i ever did.Even my best buddy doesn't understands me anymore.He's getting carried away by my other dumb friends.I'm doing nothing to chase my goal which is to join a top B-school for my post graduation.Every day just passes by in a jiffy.I never lived like this.Such a nonintellectual life.

While my friends get involved in debauchery,drinking and having fun with their girl friends in their own rooms,i spend time typing sad messages here.I don't even have a girlfriend.Which is ok. But at least i should get to live the life i want to live.

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thats sad but i am sure u can still find a way out.

u dnt have to do what they do.

u can do ur own thing!

also,do u think u have a chance of getting rid of this apartment life anytime soon?and instead shift to ur hostel, which u say is a better place!

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One sleepless night and long car trip + extra active day took it's toll. I got many new breakouts in the places I usually get them when I'm exhausted. But at least I had fun in Oslo...

The best part is that you had a chance to spend time with people you love. That's something to smile about.

Away from my home.Away from my parents.Living in a stupid apartment.Eating disgusting food...Travelling like hell everyday from the apartment to my college.Dumb friends...Either playing PS3 or watching Television. They either eat pizza or loads of butter on bread.I miss the amazing food which i had at my home,i miss my mother... Leaving my comfortable hostel to join my friends in an apartment was the biggest mistake i ever did.Even my best buddy doesn't understands me anymore.He's getting carried away by my other dumb friends.I'm doing nothing to chase my goal which is to join a top B-school for my post graduation.Every day just passes by in a jiffy.I never lived like this.Such a nonintellectual life.

While my friends get involved in debauchery,drinking and having fun with their girl friends in their own rooms,i spend time typing sad messages here.I don't even have a girlfriend.Which is ok. But at least i should get to live the life i want to live.

sad.png .

It's never too late to make changes in your life. If you're not happy, so something about it. Not an easy step but doable.

Good Luck!

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I felt good, my spots looked like they were clearing, but then when I tried to squeeze a compliment out of my mum she didn't even notice :-(

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I felt good, my spots looked like they were clearing, but then when I tried to squeeze a compliment out of my mum she didn't even notice :-(

My husband does the same thing to me! I just tell myself that if he did notice everything about my skin that I do, he never would have married me! Just be glad your mom doesn't obsess over your skin as much as you do.

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Reaaaaally good day today. I FINALLY GOT A PRESCRIPTION FOR SPIRO!!! Haha sorry I'm just excited because not many doctors know about spiro's use with acne. I wore NO concealer or foundation today, only eye makeup, and I actually felt super comfortable. I didn't feel like anyone was staring at my skin or judging me. And when I glanced at mirrors as I would walk by or something, I actually thought my skin looked pretty good!

It also made me happy that at the derm, she was examining my skin and told me it wasn't bad and even asked me if I still breakout. Surprised she asked that cause I clearly have hyperpigmentation from my last breakout, but hey I guess my skin is better than I thought. :) Anyways, I'm super excited to try this new treatment.

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