So, I've associated monitoring acne progress to monitoring weight loss. You're not supposed to weigh yourself every day. However, I am a bit obsessive about the acne, though. I'm hoping to wake up one day and it's ALL GONE. Porcelain skin OVERNIGHT! I know that's unrealistic. However, 2 days after taking my last pictures, I noticed some major changes this morning.
First, there's been quite a been of improvement to my "acne wrinkles." That's what I call them. They're wrinkles on your 25-year-old face caused by acne scarring and crappy texture. It doesn't help that I have low estrogen and stopped taking my replacement for a month (I'm in grad school and kept forgetting or didn't have the time to make an appointment for refills). However, I've seen a marked improvement (and I've started back on my OCPs).
Also, I didn't have a SINGLE breakout today. After I thought the break-outs were over last week, I did start to get a few red macules... being somewhat acne-like, but no pain and no fluctuance. They've slowly stopped appearing. This is day 2 of no break-outs. Just redness from old ones. I just didn't realize until this morning!
Anyway, so here's my obsessive addition to my gallery... taken just 2 days after my last pictures. Nothing on but my very lightly tinted sunscreen with translucent powder on top.