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Update 4 months of Acne.org regimen

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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to give a little update of my 4 month journey with this regimen. 
Quick background story: Hormonal acne, mild and I was on the pill Yasmin for more than 10 years, stopped, had a bunch of acne, tried a bunch of "natural" treatments, didn't stick to a routine, got scared, went back on the pill, it was horrible and now I stopped it again, 6 months ago, promising to stick to the Acne.org regimen. For the longer version, check http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/357265-my-experience-and-major-mistakes/ .

So, here I am 4 months after, my skin is great and super soft. I don't remember ever having such soft skin.
I tried quitting BP because I was afraid of long term use, but 2 weeks and my skin broke out. Yeah, I'm in it for the long run, it seems.

My routine right now is the following:
AM
- Cleanse
- BHA (salicylic acid 2%) and wait 30 min
- Moisturizer
- Physical Sunscreen 50 SPF
PM

- Cleanse
- BP 5% (there's no less around here) and wait 10 to 15 min
- Moisturizer with jojoba oil
- Vaseline sometimes, if I'm feeling my skin needs extra moisture

I use only a small amount of BP, less than half a finger. I find that it's quite enough given that my acne is mild. However, if I feel my skin is starting to have a strange texture, like it may start to break out, I use a bit more BP for the next few days. 
I used to put BP in my neck as well, because I got some acne there but now I just have a huge patch of dry skin like an allergic reaction of a sort. So, no more BP there.
Also, once a week, in the PM I skip the BP and moisturizer and sleep with a Hyaluronic Acid silicone mask. 
In the morning, with breakfast, I take Zinc Picolinate 22mg (before it was Zinc Citrate 30mg), Evening Primrose Oil 1050mg and Vitamin D 20ug.
I tried AHA but I don't think I do well with Glycolic Acid, honestly. I broke out every time.
I will be incorporating Vitamin C serum soon, which I hope will help me my skin colour more even.

Now for the good stuff: the pictures!
Just a note... I had 2 pimples in my jaw out of nowhere yesterday - I don't usually get them though. But it is that time of the month......

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You had really mild acne but I do see a great improvement. How unfortunate that the AHA doesn't work for you. I love the stuff and I feel like it really ups my skin on a whole new level. Did you use it alone or incorporate it with your moisturizer?

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8 hours ago, nicmic62 said:

You had really mild acne but I do see a great improvement. How unfortunate that the AHA doesn't work for you. I love the stuff and I feel like it really ups my skin on a whole new level. Did you use it alone or incorporate it with your moisturizer?


I started to use it alone, found out it didn't work and then proceeded to mix it with the moisturizer. That didn't work either.
However, I'm thinking that it may have been a problem with the product itself. I will be buying a new AHA and see if it works this time! I'll post the results! :)
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