After four wonderful months of clear skin (I stopped using BP 3% in May and my skin cleared up beautifully!) I now face this beast of a break out. Its a lot worse than any other breakouts I've had over the past 11 years, and I am getting new types of spots that I've never encountered before. I thought I'd create an album for my own personal observations to see any changes, but also for any of you guys experiencing similar breakouts to follow along the journey.
Clear skin for several months, using only jojoba oil and tea tree (on a circle pad and wiped over face morning and night). A week before I was due back to work after the summer, my face erupted into tiny bumps, you could only see them in certain lights. Now admittedly I was getting anxious about my return to work. I thought this could be relevant. The bumps have now spent the last two months evolving into this, no clear change with cycle, just perisitant. One spot goes down, two spots come up. Some are very painful, in particular along the jaw. I am having the odd spot appear on my forehead which is unusual and I am also developing painful spots on my shoulders and chest. I have upped my water intake and cut down on sugar. Dairy is minimal, but admittedly I could cut down on the cheese. Somehow, I don't think it's diet related. I have never had problems with any food before. Perhaps it's making it worse but I don't believe eating cheese a bit too much one week has decided to cause this.
In a panic I have started using a 2.5% BP cream but I feel very disappointed in myself as I worked so hard to get myself off the bloody stuff. But alase, desperation called.**** I used this cream for about a week before gaining control and stopping! No more BP!******
I have also recently started taking Vit D3 supplements, my skin was beautiful over the summer so it made sense to give them a try. **** from the last week of Nov, I have been taking Evening Primrose Oil daily****
I am seeing Doc on the 10th Dec. Hoping I can get a Derm appointment from it. Never seen one but I think it's about time I knew the cause of my acne rather than smothering creams on it. This breakout seems concerning and I need to know what's gone wrong.
So without further ado, let the journey, once again begin.
Hi, my name is Clara, I’m a French user and I went to share with you my experience. The first picture was taking 2 month ago, the second one 1month ago and the next one today. I can’t tell you how happy and grateful I’m, I was so insecure during years but those products change my life.#Acnepostivity
I never had terrible acne, but I have always gotten small, hard, stubborn whiteheads and blackheads that I have a problem constantly picking. I keep my finger nails as short as possible to avoid it, but I'll catch myself throughout the day subconsciously picking my pimples and stop after already causing damage. Sometimes in the morning i get carried away with tweezers and mess with any bump or flake of skin. I therefore have red marks and hyperpigmentation that is in all different stages of fading due to years of abusing my skin. I'm pale and the marks are noticeable.
I dont have sensitive skin, but it's very flaky at times, especially in the corners of my mouth. I am incorporating AHA right off the bat because the mild stinging doesn't bother me.
These pictures are day two! Gonna stick with it and try my very best not to touch my face!
HI everyone..please help me to get rid of this stupid acne ... i have tried everything nothing is working for me..currently im using diluted tea tree oil by body shop but i see no change... im 21 years old & have oily skin. Please help me im so
I've had acne for years and I really don't know what to do anymore. It's beyond annoying. I only wash my face at night and in the morning I just splash it with water. Can anybody tell me what kind of acne this looks like and what I should do? It's mostly just around my mouth, my eyebrows, and my forehead.
The Acne.org regimen has changed my life over the past year and a half. I truly didn't know if I would ever see the day where I had clear skin. I've had acne since 5th grade, and it only got worse as I approached my twenties. I had tried truly everything other than accutane before I found acne.org. U just wanted to thank you for this amazing product and show my progress
It's been 3 months today. I didn't realize what a long way my skin has come. I used to keep a weekly log to myself until I stopped 1 month in... but I looking back acne.org has really helped improve my skin. It's been rough with the dry, flakey skin, not being able to wear make up, and just waiting for results... But it's worth it.
I had a lot of bumps I couldn't get rid of, especially by my chin and it's about 95% gone there. I'd say 91% total face. I had some cystic acne, which are mostly scars now, and I always get a pimple around that special time, but they seriously last only like 2 days. I'm the type to pick at my skin.. I really have to stop! I have to tell myself to stop when I'm having an OCD moment because it just irritates and gets worse. I'm really happy with the results. If you're thinking about doing this, don't think just do it.
I'm going to finish what I have, but I was wondering what the next step is? Should I ween myself off the BP or what do ya'll recommend? Any products you like?
PS- I did A LOT of resting with make up products to use while doing the treatment and have a pretty good routine. Let me know if you're interested in hearing about it or if you have any questions hit me up!
Hello my name is Angel,
I suffer from rosacea for the last 5 years. I had developed it after I had my first child and got worse from there. I went to the doctor and was prescribed medication that made me very sick and wasn't a option if I ever decide to get pregnant again. My husband had had enough of seeing me isolate myself from Gatherings and family functions because of my condition. So he found acne.org and ordered the three-step treatment. I can now say I can live a normal life again with out children pointing and asking me what's wrong with me, and being able to enjoy kisses on the cheek without worry. Thank you acne.org.
Hello! I put this under the hyper pigmentation log but I don't really know. It's more of tracking my acne and stuff, heck, I don't even know if they are acne or hyperpigmentation but I'll just go with it.
My skin type: dry to oily combo? I'm dry in cold weathers but oily under the sun or warm weather. At night before I sleep I'm not so dry I applied moisturizer which contains jojoba oil & 1 more oil I forgot but it's from MUJI store. But when I wakeup im still oily...
morning: wash face w lukewarm water OR Organic honey & use Stridex pads to tone (2.0% salicylic acid), done. (Previously I use Acv in morning and Stridex at night but today, on the right side of the picture, I'm using Stridex now in morning and will use acv at night to see if there's gonna be any difference)
night: OCM (coconut oil), acv toner, tea tree oil for spot treatment, done
plesse let me know if there are any improvements, I just wanna see some progress
note/ I'm taking zinc picolinate every other day & vitamin A/D3 on some days that I didn't have sufficient nutrition
My acne journey starting years before using the acne.org regime, right before the regimen, bi-weekly during the regimen, and monthly after the first month on the regimen. This will be my last attempt to actively clear my acne before I give up. I've had moderate and cystic acne for 10 years.