-Well I've definatly noticed i touch my face like over 100 times a day, even as i sit here at the computer i feel the urge to rest my chin on my hands when i go to read something....Man i really touch my face it's like a comforting habit? Even when my hubby is talking to me or i'm sitting there thinking my hands are reaching up to my face to feel the bumps and the unsmoothness...i have an excessive impulse to reach back and touch my back and scratch...I found that when i don't have anything to do or i'm concentrating, picking or touching is like my habit. It's going to be hard to break.
-Well I washed my face before bed, which i never do, and i applied some bp. When i woke up i was still oily, but not as bad, and the redness and swelling was down on a few bumps and pimples, expecially this big one on my chin i had been messing with allll week. A whitehead came up on my cheek, but it wasn't a new pimple, just one that was a deep bump it just now came to the surface after like a week. Maybe if i actually keep up with the bp it will heal up. I washed with my normal cleanser, and applied bp, then used a moisturizer.
-I think the moisturizer is too oily for me so I'm switching to some Mario Badescu products tomorrow. I was going to pick them up today but didn't have time. I have also been cutting down on the amount of calories I've been eating, and I always drink water at home, I only drink sweet tea when i go out to eat, and drink maybe like 1 soda a month. I have green tea but most of the time I don't drink it unless i'm craving it.
-Ok so here is the regimen I plan on doing and below is how i plan on fine tuning soon.
inside my body:
I take prenatal vitamins
drink lots of water
add more fruits and veggis i hardly eat any
add in excersice program...which i have been doing all week (cardio and core)
wash with a gentle cleanser (garnier nutritionist cream cleanser)
apply bp (2.5% all over with neutrogena advanced solutions acne control lotion)
spot treatment with an off-brand 10% bp
moisturize with purpose brand moisture lotion with spf 15
I had no afternoon routine so i plan to
blot oil (clean & clear oil absorbing sheets)
wash again with cleanser
add bp all over with the bp spot treatment if needed
-I plan on changing my bp as soon as these two i use run out. I really don't like them, neutrogena only sells this bp in an acne pack, and the off brand of bp is sooo grainy it feels like sand papper. I plan on trying dan's bp by next month.
-I plan on adding in a toner by Mario Badescu that had some good acne ingredients, plus i need a toner to make sure my face is getting the proper pH balance after washing
-I plan on changing my moisturizer to Mario Badescu brand they have an non oily formula one for oily skinned people
-In the future I may switch my face wash, not because I don't like it, but because it has like a million ingreadients in there and i don't have a clue what any of them are. The ingredients on the Mario Badescu are few, and i like that.
-I am also adding Mario Badescu oil absorbing powder to my morning and afternoon routine, because by lunch time my face is so oily!
So I'm going to make all these changes slowly, we'll see how my skin does
Oh and it's that time this month so I took an aleve this afternoon, i should be starting anyday now.