I can see my personality coming out more with each day. I used to restrain my personality and humour because I was afraid if I attracted attention then if someone looked at me then they would be repulsed by my acne. I wouldn't make eye contact with people because I was always thinking, "are they looking at the acne on my face?"
I don't think ANY of these thoughts anymore! I've also noticed that I've been getting more "glances" from guys and that I'm more willing to go out in public places. I used to stay at home all the time because I didn't want to show my face in public. It would interfere a lot with my social life and just enjoyment altogether. I can tell my self-confidence is increasing and I'm taking more chances in the dating department.
I stress that my skin is NOT perfect (yet?!). You can still tell that I have acne scars underneath my makeup (I don't like to wear it heavy) but since the intensity of the scars has diminished they look more like light, faded spots as opposed to the dark brown spots that used to show up underneath my makeup before. I was hangign out with one of my guy frineds (who has a girlfriend) and maybe it was a combination of my confidence and improved skin but he was being a lot more 'friendly flirty' with me, which felt good!
Here is an update of my product usage:
I still try to drin kwater/ACV 3x a day.
Neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser
Paula's 2% BHA liquid at night; Proactiv Toner in the morning
Proactiv Lotion (2.5% BP)
Oil of Olay 7 in 1 total effects daily moisturizer
Clinique 25 SPF Super City block
Revlon Colorstay liquid makeup (Sand Beige for Normal/Dry skin)
I'm debating about what to do when I run out of the Proactiv Toner. Should I lightly apply Paula's 2% BHA formula, or should I get a 1% BHA formula instead so that my skin doesn't dry out?