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It's been exactly four weeks since posted my previous picture. To date I've been juicing almost 3 months.
So far?... Meh... not exactly good news, but not bad either.
My skin has gotten even MORE smooth, so that's a huge plus for me.
Unfortunately, cysts have slowly shown up around my mouth, underneath my jaw and neck, and once or twice on my chest and back. There aren't as many as before though, but it's a let down. At least I am able to count them all, so today there's 7 with no more coming up. The one on my mouth just popped last night.
I have NOT reached the three month period on my regime yet, but it's closing in fast. Soon I will.
Overall, improvement and success is still rising... BUT SLOWLY.
I am accepting the idea that I may need more than three months on the particular regime I am on. My acne is SEVERE as almost all of you will probably agree with since anyone can go through my previous pictures and look at them... perhaps my severity means that I'll need more time. It's hard to tell, but I'm willing to last as long as 6 months on my current regime before moving onto something else. If it ever comes to that, I will not stop juicing. Jucing has made me more healthy and smooth than anything else, but If I could get away with doing it only a few times a week with no vitamins, I'll be a free person.
The only issue I am technically facing right now are my red marks. They are fading away so painstakingly slow that I might as well graduate college and raise a family until they are completely gone. People have requests I try making my own homemade mask with food and spices and everything else, but my decision stands firm... NOTHING goes on my face, and eventually (well... hopefully) that will include any make-up as well.
Thank you guys for you personal messages and comments! I hope you all are doing good as well! God Bless!!
07/11/12: Began drinking homemade juice.
07/15/12: Started taking 500 mg of Vitamin B5 (in the morning WITH juice).
07/24/12: Started taking 500 mg of L-Cartinine (in the morning WITH juice).
08/08/12: Oil Production on face vanished. Acne still persistent though.
09/05/12: No acne for about a week. Left over red spots still remain but face very smooth.
09/29/12: SOME acne snuck up... reviewing diet to find more possible hidden traces of sugar/milk.
Old Vegetable Juice recipe:
-3 to 5 Carrot Sticks (peeled)
-2 to 3 Celery Stick (everything attached)
-1/2 Beet (skin on, leaves cut off for salad)
-1/2 Cucumber (peeled)
-1 Tomato (everything except stem butt)
-1 cm sliced Lemon (everything)
New Vegetable Juice Recipe:
*I change my vegetables every 3 days or so for a new flavor.
*I chose anywhere from 4 to 6 ingredients.
*I no longer "measure" or "weigh" the vegetables, just so long as I juice them.
-Anything else I can get my hands on.
None. Only showering once a day and washing hair every other day.
- No Dairy.
- No Sugar (Excluding honey for my hot tea (sometimes), and natural peanut butter as a fruit toping).
- Sorry guys and gals, acne doesn't make me depressed nor am I stressed about much of anything else.
- I stretch/exercise around an hour a day and/or run 4-5 times a week. Still building a suitable exercising regime though.
- I get about 20 minutes to an hour worth of direct sunlight (no make-up on) everyday.
- I only wear small amounts of make-up for my job, obviously to cover the largest and reddest of my acne legions.
- I maintain a normal sleep schedule (usually 8 hours a day).