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  1. September 9 I'm back, after an awesome first week of school! It's been roughly 2 weeks since adopting my new "super simple" regimen of only moisturizer, sunscreen, and (occasionally) witch hazel. So far, so good. My skin looks and feels less dehydrated and irritated. I don't want to speak too soon because it's only been a few weeks, but I'm sticking to this until I'm 200% confident that my skin is ready to be reintroduced to other products. I can't believe that I'm not using a cleanser on
  2. Aww thank you so much for the super nice message. If only you knew how hard this made me smile. Yeah, definitely start using a moisturizer! It might seem like your pores are getting more clogged but you can fix that later. TRUST ME, it's practially impossible to treat all your skin issues at once. I tried to do that and I fucked over my face. -_- I've really been making an effort to stop obsessing over my skin. School just started this week and I'm realizing that there are quite a few people my
  3. September 1 My routine for the past few days has been the following: in the morning I rinse with water, pat dry, and apply sunscreen (leaves my face really greasy but the sun protection is necessary). In the evening I rinse with water, wipe with witch hazel, pat dry and then apply my moisturizer generously. The witch hazel is more drying than I want right now, but I feel like I need something to remove the sunscreen. On days which I don't wear sunscreen, I will skip the witch hazel and jus
  4. August 29 Well, this morning I didn't even use cleanser. I simply splashed my face with water, wiped it down with some witch hazel and applying a shitload of moisturizer. Last night my face (mostly my left cheek, as usual) was so tight and dry that I decided I had to take drastic measures. I probably won't even use a toner later on, and just rinse with water and put on some moisturizer. I have so many fucking superficial lines on my cheeks from them being dried out and some of them have go
  5. August 28 Late night/early morning post because I am friggin' bored. School is starting in a week, which I'm grateful for. Anything to distract me from obsessing over my skin is a blessing. I notice that I have this weird tingling, prickly feeling in my left cheek, but not anywhere else on my face....really really really strange and I'm beginning to think that there's a correlation between this and the fact that I only scar on that cheek. ugh my life. It's awesome not having to spend a lifetim
  6. Just some more food for thought. I've read other posts online from people experiencing this same phenomenon - random scars/lines appearing in their skin - and there is ALWAYS one common part to the story: Accutane or another topical retinoid. The million dollar question is, how long does it take after stopping said medications for your skin to recover? I know that I didn't do myself any good when I went buckwild with the chemical peels and exfoliating a couple of months ago. I just hope and pray
  7. August 25 Disclaimer: Yeah, this is a rant. I am so so so so so so annoyed, frustrated, and fed up with my skin right now. My left cheek keeps scarring and I DON'T KNOW WHY. Like it looks like someone took a knife to my face and made small slits in my skin. What the fuck? What the fuck? WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON? It's not even like it's all over my face. IT'S ONLY HAPPENING TO MY LEFT CHEEK! WHY? WHAT AM I FUCKING DOING? I don't use RAM anymore, I can't even remember the last time I used a bet
  8. Thanks so much! I always wonder if anyone actually reads my posts...so it's cool to get comments like this. I hope that my log will help people to learn from my many, many mistakes. Lol. ><
  9. August 21 Late night update, yeahhhh! Lol so it's 2 in the morning and i just woke up (fucked up sleeping schedule, I know). I've decided I'm going to order some rosehip oil from New Directions Aromatics. I refuse to pay $50-60 for 100mL of product from Pure + simple unless I 100% have to. That's ridiculous. For whatever reason, they don't list on their website whether or not their organic rosehip oil is refined or unrefined, so using information from various resources online and also my own c
  10. August 20 Well, I'm having a serious dilemma this morning. I decided to experiment and try the Clary Sage hydrosol while washing my face...BIG mistake. It almost instantly had a super drying effect on my skin. Drying + dehydrated skin = disaster. My face feels and looks so tight and dried out right now. I know that is says it has an astringent effect but I was NOT expecting that to happen at all. That will be my first and last time using that particular hydrosol, and I will most likely give it
  11. Speak of the devil, my GoW products came! This company has THE BEST SHIPPING ever. I literally just ordered these products a few days ago and they just left for delivery 3 days ago. Three days ago! I'm seriously impressed. Well I'm about to head out the door so I'll update later on or tomorrow once I get a look at the products. Alright, I'm back with some first impressions. I tried the Myrrh hydrosol gel, the Go Away Scar Gel, & the Immortelle/Helichysum hydrosol. First off, the hydrosol..
  12. August 16 Mmk so this has nothing to do with my acne, but I broke my glasses yesterday (the tip of the arm that goes over your ear) and I'm basically blind right now. -_- VERY annoying! I brought them back to the store to get them fixed but they haven't called me back yet, so using the internet is a pain in the ass right now. Moving on...so far, so good with the rosehip oil. I'm going to look into which other oils are good for acne scarring and healing of the skin. I've been using that cucumb
  13. August 14 Well, I started using my HA serum (the plain one) that's been sitting under my counter. That's 3 serums that I'm using on my face now. (: And I'm not stingy with them, either...I'm apply them very generously lmao. Especially on my scars. I've also been using my rosehip oil, but I think I need to buy a full size because it's very, very inconvenient having to struggle to get a few tiny drops out of that tiny container. And it's all oily and greasy. >_> I also want to buy some gra
  14. August 13 So last night after taking off my mask and putting on 2 tiny drops of rosehip oil, my skin really didn't feel as moisturized as the first time I used it. >< My left cheek (the side with the scarring) felt PARCHED, like a desert. I think I'm going to use my cucumber mask today and apply a tiny bit more oil. And I ran out of my tiny sample of collagen serum. >_> My acne looks a hundred thousand million billion times better than it did last August. I feel like I should say
  15. August 12 Sitting here with the Skin Restoration Mask on my face, looking straight up crazy. Apparently you aren't supposed to wash it off (after you peel off the cloth, I guess there'll be product left), so ima just spritz on my hydrosol, apply my serums and then top it off with some rosehip oil. Or maybe I should just skip the serums. Interested in seeing how my skin looks/feels afterward. I'm thinking about adding some more supplements to my reggie. I already take Estrosmart Plus, Vitami
  16. August 11 I currently have the cucumber mask on and I don't plan on washing it off for at least an hour, so what better thing to do than come on acne.org? Well, to continue my thoughts from yesterday... I am completely focusing on calming down my skin and hydrating it. I have a crapppppload of blackheads, but that has to be treated at a later time. Simply put, I can't address both issues at once. Every time I try to do so, disaster strikes. >_> I ordered even *more* Garden of Wisdom pr
  17. August 10 Wow, so I just spent who knows how long typing out a long ass post, and I pressed something and deleted like more than half of it. -_- So FUCK THAT, it's time for a super condensed version because I do not have the patience to redo that. I had a facial done on Tuesday at a natural, organic spa called Pure + Simple. Long story short, it was amazing, I got free samples, bought two facial masks, and also received advice about my skin. The esthetician confirmed that my skin is totally s
  18. August 6 I have a dermatologist appointment in less than 3 hours and I'm pretty sure that it's going to be a waste of time but to be honest, I just need to vent to someone who will actually fucking understand. My skin is in such pain and discomfort right now and I'm beginning to think that the damage is irreversible. I would gladly take another lobectomy, or even a lung transplant, just to have clear, healthy, normal skin. And that is 100% the truth. I can't do this anymore. If it's not one th
  19. July 2 Even after diluting the Vitamin C, it still stung quite a bit this morning. >_> I know that it's an acid and all...but I'm not exactly sure how much stinging and tingling is normal because I've never used a Vitamin C product before. I think I'm going to add a teaspoon or 2 more water just in case... My skin is shedding A LOT. Little dead skin flakes rub off when I use my toner, and the cotton pad looks all gross after lmao. Mostly on my left cheek. Also my blackheads seem t
  20. July 1 Let me start off by saying HAPPY CANADA DAY! Anyway...yeah, I haven't updated in a while. This is probably going to be a pretty long post because my skin has been acting a fool lately. No, not in terms of acne surprisingly. My skin is DEHYDRATED. BEYOND. BELIEF. I swear, I am not exaggerating. I can barely move my face. I CAN NOT MAKE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS. I feel like my skin is made of concrete. Those "scratches" I was talking about a few weeks ago, that I thought were
  21. "Over analyzing" is an understatement in my case. I am fully obsessed with my skin. I can't help it. People around me don't understand how much time and thought I put into my skin every day. And I agree, blackheads suck...THEY ARE SO STUBBORN. I've been using salicylic acid for weeks and I still have so many of them. -_-
  22. Aww thanks so much! I'm glad that at least someone is entertained by my constant ranting and rambling... LOL. Yeah that's exactly how I feel: not normal. I think about my skin every hour of the day. -_- It's ridiculous. I can't believe I'm letting this skin condition run my life.
  23. June 17 I'm so fed up with how oily my skin is. You know your skin is oily when your glasses slide down the bridge of your nose. -_- It's absolutely DISGUSTING, and the summer heat just makes everything so much worse. I've just been having one of those weekends when it comes to my skin. It makes me feel so miserable. Like I don't want to see anyone, I don't want to talk to anyone, I don't want anyone to make eye contact with me. Just leave me alone. I'm so over having acne, words can't
  24. June 7 Alright, finally something new to update on! I decided I'm going to stop using the neem mask. More and more of these tiny "cuts" are appearing in my skin and I honestly can't think of any other possible cause for it. It's very upsetting that 6 months of Retin-A Micro was enough to make my skin so incredibly sensitive and fragile. Yep I'm still bitter about it. Like c'mon , I used to scrub at my face with a washcloth until it felt "clean", used the St. Ives apricot scrub multiple tim
  25. June 4 Hmm....haven't updated in a while! Meh. I'm about 99% sure that no one keeps up with this log, so I'm not too worried though. I haven't posted because I'm still purging all sorts of blackheads and it's a pretty slow and tedious process. Sometimes it slows down, and then all of a sudden they start popping out again. I'm still using my neem powder mask twice a week. I think that I need to figure out a ratio of powder to water that mixes well and doesn't leave all the crumbly bits st