I so happy I am finally documenting my struggles with acne. I'm doing this to help me remember what I have tried to rid myself of acne
I have had acne since I was 15, I have had times where my acne wasn't bad, but it has always been a part of me. I’m starting this blog to document what I have tried, in hopes this will help me figure out what pisses off my skin.
Right now I am experiencing a horrible breakout of cysts on my chin. I have not had more than one cyst on my face at one time since probably high school, so now I am really beginning to freak out that the cysts are back randomly.
I have tried numerous rx and products in hopes of finally getting clear but most have failed, It’s been longer than I can remember since I have been completely clear, I want to say 2005, maaaybe.
So let’s start with my goal
to go as 'green' as possible- I'm all about the less chemicals and harm I can do to my body the better. I'm done with prescriptions, I know I can do this the natural way, and I have never tried accutane, although at this point I am so tempted!!
My HG Regime would consist of....
I am looking for as healthy products as possible, if they are not 100% green to make me 100% clear with the exception of a few non-green ingredients.
* Daily Moisturizer w/SPF 30+ (at least 30)
* Daily use Nighttime Moisturizer
* Daily use under eye cream for aging, and dark circles
* once or twice weekly exfoliation of some sort to encourage cell turnover, and remove dead skin
* Weekly Facial Mask (To rejuvenate, and refresh=)
* Spot treatment ( For those pesky spots, use for overnight)
* All this and something to treat my scarring, but it’s hard to treat my scars as I am still dealing with acne.
My Current Regime...
Really not so great. I admit I have not been using products 100% how you are suppose to be using them, also I am guilty of switching things often because I get impatient with no results. But this does not always apply. I did a 9 month cycle of RETIN-A MICRO, but it was horrible Along with.Differin, Epiduo, Azelex, ok nothing was amazing. Ok now getting to my point... Currently I am
Washing, sometimes just splashing my face with water in the A.M. Using a gentle cleanser from Trader Joe's, alternating some mornings using Dermify(sulfur based)
Heres the cleansers I use
* Dermify face wash
* Trader Joe's Cleanser
* Free and Clear
* Toner- Witch Hazel, and tea tree water spray
Oil of Olay daily facial moisturizer for sensitive skin spf 15
I hATE my makeup routine now, My face always looks like shit, pores are defined and so are impurities,, PLEASE help me in this department. I can’t leave my house without makeup; my dream would be to never have to put the stuff on my face again.
* MAC Face and Body
* Set with physician Formula multi colored pressed powder
* Bare Minerals to spot concealing
* NARS Laguna Bronzer
I have been using liquid/ mainly light coverage or even tinted moisturizers because I like the natural look and don’t like to look like I’m wearing makeup, just need to conceal, and even out my skin. I want to find a healthy green makeup, preferably powder now. I think my skin actually does better with powder or minerals and it’s time to ditch the liquid. I ordered the mineral makeup from Amway Artistry, we'll see.
* YES to cucumbers nighttime
* some nights using MAKEUP ARTIST CHOICE BRAND Rosehips Scar cream
to be continued.... Concluding I THINK FISH OIL IS MY cyst culprit.
I am going to list my diet and supplements in the next entry, and will begin to stop everything I do and slowly introducing them back and see what happens. I have never had the patience to do his before.... DAMNITT!!! Let’s see what happens.