Well, not exactly the start but i'm going to say so for the sake of this blog!
Hello all blog readers! This is my first blog...ever...so please bear with me. I'm 16 and i'm a girl, currently a junior in high school. Now, it may seem like my "teen acne" will subside soon without any interferance. But my undying curiosity and my stubborn personality will not give up, even after 5 years of this battle. I WILL get to the bottom of it. Just you see! My mom rolls her eyes at me..but when i look around at school I don't see anything comforting to my situation. And when I'm uncomfortable, hell i'm gonna do something about it! I'm persistant just like my acne. I. Will. Win.
I suffer from moderate inflamed acne, poor skin quality, oily skin, large pores and blackheads. I get many redmarks especially on my cheeks and chin. I get cysts around my period, several nodules a month (they always looks pretty icky), random pustules...
Places of my body that have never been clear:
Chin--always something going on, may it be blackheads, weird white skin colored bumps, cysts, nodules, pustules, cluster-fuckers, and an occasional infected zit that turns yellow. very oily
Nose-- always clogged, large oily pores, never any zits though. I still recall the today that i was first concerned with the oil. Eight grade american history class. I accidentally touched my face and my nose felt terrible. From then on I blotted with my sleeve. Now, in high school I go to the bathroom between classes and blot
temples-- see chin, except no infected ones
Cheek bones---only within the past year have i had this problem. they take forever to go away (papules and pustules and nodules) and they leave a mark very easily. This is the one place i wish was clear
Chest-- i have been zit free, but the pores are always weird looking like goose bumps. i don't know what this is
Things I've used in the past:
Cliniqe 3 step
Differin 1% cream
Aveeno clear complexion moisturizer
Tea tree oil
A whole line of dermalogica
neautrogena (everything basically)
Clean and clear (" ")
Random concoctions (with honey, avocado, lemon, yogurt, wheat germ, banana, infusion of bark of a madrona tree, etc)
Urine therapy LOL only for about a week
St. I've apricot srub
and much more, my poor brain is too tired. I just studied for a calc II test I have tomorrow. fun fun i know.
My current regimen:
Wash with water or blot face (either way depending on how tired I am) in the AM
Apply Clindamycin 1% gel
Put on my Everyday minerals (v. good i might add )
Cleanse with jojoba oil and wash off as best I can in the PM
Yeah that it man! I'm just going to lay of my face for a while. Too much irritation from the ACV (yes even when diluted) and lemon juice and cleansers....yikes.
You might think, what in the heck you aren't really washing your face!!! But I can tell you that my skin is slightly less broken out than usual and I have been doing this for almost two weeks now! In fact, my nose pores are SMALLER and less clogged even though the sebum is washed off less often! My forehead is DANG good. And the parts around nose are even clearer than they usually are.
So this is basically my little blog. I hope you want to see what'll happen in the next few weeks If I stick this out. I'll keep you posted. I'd like to add pictures but I don't have camera. I'll look into it though!!
ALSO! I'm going to start a non-inflammatory diet (foods with low gylcemic idexes) soon and I'll let you know if that does much.