So, my skin is... improving. Very slowly. I had a pretty bad breakout around day 21 and it lasted for a little over a week. My skin is still healing from the massive acne attack. I'm talkin' 14 new blemishes in a 7 day time period!!! WHAT?!? NO!!!! Most were located on the left side of my jaw, although I also got blemishes in places I have never or very rarely have gotten them before, i.e. my temples, forehead and cheeks. It sucked. Bad.
I started to wonder why I was getting so many blemishes on the left side of my jaw and it finally dawned on me. I always rest the left side of my jaw on my hand when I am thinking or in a meeting at work. I mean, I'm not 100% sure that is what is causing the issue, but I think it helps to explain it. Needless to say, I have been trying to avoid all face to hand contact since, but some habits are hard to break.
I started adding AHA to my routine about a week ago and it has made a HUGE difference. I think I stated in a previous post that the skin on the center of my forehead was looking pretty flawless. Well, since adding AHA to my routine, that small patch of groovy looking skin has gotten a lot bigger. I mean, we're at more than 50% of my forehead looking flawless. This is HUGE. Also, all of the blackheads on and around my nose are gone. Bye bye suckers! My pores are still large, but they are not black anymore... hallelujah!
I know it's only been a little over a month, but I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
One last note, over the past 2 weeks my once favorite foundation has continued to fail me hardcore. It just doesn't go on like it use to. I didn't have any problems wearing DKR under my foundation for the first 3-ish weeks, but all of a sudden it looks plain awful an hour or so after application. My skin is not dry in the least. I just don't get it. Still trying to get the guts up to go makeup free. I mean honestly, I'm not hiding anything anyway, right? Everyone can still tell that I have acne, right? If anyone has any light coverage acne-friendly foundation, please comment!