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so ive been pretty much looking for an acne regimen to keep up on.

i'm 23 & had nice clear skin until a few years ago when i tried the birth control shot. that wrecked my skin & gave me severe acne that i've been semi able to clear up but its still not 100%. i'm currently about 50% with most of it on my cheeks.

i found this regimen on savvyskin dot com & decided i'd give it a try. i've tried proactiv, acnefree & clinique 3 step combination in addition to various drugstore brand cleansers. none of which have been able to help me completely clear up.

STARTED 08 Feb 2010

morning:

1. Wash w/ Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Anti-Blemish Cleanser; pat dry

2. Apply Paula’s Choice 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid Gel; let dry

3. Apply Paula’s Choice Blemish Fighting Solution (2.5% BP); let dry

4. Apply Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense Facial Moisturizer SPF

if i do decide to wear makeup i'll use the following:

1. Maybelline Pure Makeup Shine-Free Foundation

2. top w/ Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder

night:

1. Wash w/ the same cleaner

2. (2x a week) exfoliate w/ OLAY Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel Kit

So far ive been trying to keep up with it but i know sometimes i'll be in a rush in the morning. & some nights i'll be too sleepy to washup. well, it's been prob 3 weeks now. & it seems the same. if it doesnt work i think i'm going to have to give acne.org a try. :'(

any recommendations, suggestions, etc would be nice. thanks!

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I don't even know what day this is of my regimen, its been a few weeks. I guess I should be keeping an eye on that. All i know is the acne on my cheeks are going down. This morning my bf was like, " awww, your cheeks are clearing up." :wub: The only thing is around my mouth is small dry patches. I'm not sure if I should switch the moisturizer yet or not. Hopefully this stays up. I'm considering jojoba oil to take the dryness away.

hmmmm.. :sleep: .

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ugh.

The past week I havent been keeping up on my reg. I think I need more determination to do this. I end up falling asleep without washing my face. Or I wake up too late only to splash water on my face & hurry get ready. :bs:

I really needa keep up on this. Since I havent been, my left cheek developed a pustule on my already messed up cheek. Ugh, I'm already boring myself with this nonsense of my outbreak. blahhhhh f my face!

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