It’s been almost a year and a half since I started Differin. It’s worked better than I could’ve ever hoped. My current routine includes no face washes (I have found that they do nothing more than irritate my skin), a pea-sized amount of Differin daily, rinsing my face with water about 5 times a day, and drinking more water than I think I need. I still usually have a pimple or two at a time, but I don’t fret about them. It has been very beneficial for me not to pick at them. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since my starting Differin, it’s that other people are not as critical and judgement as you think. Many people that you see everyday have been through the exact same thing (or a similar skin problem). They understand. The way your skin looks says nothing about who you are. Don’t let it change you. I’m not sure whether or not my experience will help others out there, but I want these posts to give them hope. Acne is psychologically draining, but we all can beat it. Remember, those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Surround yourself with people who value you for who you are, not your skin. Forget anyone who tries to make you feel insecure. I believe that God challenges us all in different ways. For some it is acne. Learn to see yourself and others around you DEEPER than the skin. It’s not easy, and I can’t say I’m good at it, but it’s something I try to do everyday.