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  1. Wow, that's awesome to hear! I've only been using lavender oil for a few days too and I'm already noticing positive changes. ) I noticed that with TTO as well; I found that when applied neat, it would cause a burn and make my skin red and begin to peel. Lavender oil doesn't do that at all, which is great! Best of luck with your new regime!
  2. Hi, guys! I've recently started up using 100% pure lavender oil on my skin and just wanted to share my experiences so far. I tried tea tree oil in the past with no success (and ended up with contact dermatitis), and since then didn't really think twice about using any sort of essential oil. Recently, I remembered reading about the benefits of lavender oil for the skin, and seeing as I had nothing to lose, I went and bought some. Since I started adding 1 drop of the lavender oil into my moi
  3. Okay, so I work as an AIN (assistant in nursing) whilst I'm studying to be a RN. One thing you'd probably expect with nurses is that they're empathetic and kind towards others, right? But I've had a few nurses say to my face, things like "what do you do about your pimples?", "have you tried ____?" "are you washing your face enough?", etc. Whenever I've been asked these things, I can't help but feel upset and insecure. My diet is better than anyone I know, I exercise daily, I take supplements and
  4. Hey, guys. It's been quite a long while since I last posted here, so I figured I should update you all with my progress. After a year of being on the Regimen, I quit. The side effects were just too much and I wasn't enjoying looking older than I really was (and appearing constantly sunburnt). I quit the Regimen in January 2012 and here I am now. 11 months later. It's been very hard indeed. I broke out severely a few months after quitting. The breakout I suffered did not respond to any treatm
  5. Okay, so as of yesterday it has been 2 months since going off of BP. I experienced a bad breakout a few weeks ago all over my face, and it was pretty damn awful to say the least. Interestingly, my forehead and chin (the places where I would apply the least amount of BP) cleared up relatively quickly, and now they are almost 100% clear (despite 3-4 very small active pimples); however, the places where I would apply the most BP (sides of my nose/cheeks) continued to break out terribly. As of now
  6. So, as the title says, I have been BP-free for a month now, and I just wanted to share what has been going on during the past month or so. Just to recap, the reason I decided to go off of benzoyl peroxide was because of the multitude of side-effects which I was experiencing. My skin always looked dull and red (people would always ask if I was sunburnt), I had developed deep wrinkles around the side of my mouth which would make me look so much older, especially when I smiled, and I had clogged
  7. Thank you for you input. Thus far, I have been completely off BP for a little over a week, and have experienced no drastic breakout (YET. I hope I don't jinx myself). The redness, clogged pores and wrinkles are nowhere in sight. I now definitely know it was the BP that was doing this. If there is anyone reading this that is interested to know what I am doing to my skin now, this is my new regime: (Morning and night): Cleanse with Neutrogena glycerin bar; Tone with witch hazel/tea tre
  8. Okay, so it's been a year since starting the regimen. I won't deny that it has worked at clearing my acne, but overall, it has caused me to have other skin issues which I've never experienced before in my life; redness, dryness, wrinkles, clogged pores, blackheads and hyperpigmentation which lasts for months on end. When I had acne when I was 15 and wasn't doing anything to treat my face, I would pop pimples constantly and the red mark afterwards would heal within days. Nowadays, if I do pop
  9. I'm not happy. I've got 5 big, active pimples and numerous other little ones that have all popped up in the last week. Nothing about my regimen has changed. Needless to say, I'm pretty upset. That's all I'm going to say.
  10. I know how you feel. Up until very recently I use to wear make up each and every day of the week and would refuse to leave the house without makeup on. I'd stay at my boyfriend's house for the weekend and I'd wake up super early and put on makeup even if we weren't going anywhere. I just felt so ashamed of the way I looked and didn't want people to see the "real me". One day I just randomly decided to not wear foundation to University to let my skin breathe. After that day I just got into the
  11. So, anyone who has read my previous blogs would know that I was having trouble dealing with pores/blackheads... well I solved that problem! Here's how: Every night I'll wash my face gently with a microfibre wash-cloth (using the same cleanser) This worked really well for me! I think it's also helping deal with the red marks a bit. Anyway, as for my acne, it had really subsided until I caught a cold about two weeks ago and ended up with tonsillitis. My GP made me go on abocillin which cau
  12. Hey all, Up until very recently I've been harboring a very negative self-image. I'd stare into a mirror all day and just study my skin; scrutinizing every pore, bump and lump in sight. This, of course, made me feel absolutely awful and I'd spend the day crying about my appearance and feeling so down on myself. I'd refuse to eat ANYTHING with sugar/fats/salt and feel guilty after I ate a single "bad" thing. I can't say I still feel down about myself, but I've taken a few little steps to make me f
  13. I'm getting so unbelievably obsessed with my face to the point where it's kind of psychotic. I'm literally getting scared of eating the wrong food. If I eat something that [i feel] is unhealthy, or has dairy in it, or whatever I'll start freaking out about eating it and then get upset after I eat it. I don't have much control over what I eat for dinner as I live at home and my mum thinks I'm anorexic (let me just say I'm not, I eat very healthy because I'm scared of my acne getting worse). If sh
  14. I'm just scared that if I do that the acne will come back and I won't know what to do next. I've tried so much in the past and the only thing that worked for me was erythromycin, but your skin adapts to that so it was only temporary.
  15. Thanks so much for replying... For a moisturiser I use Cetaphil Daily Lotion [no SPF]. I'm on a very strict diet of 2 fruits, 5 vegetables a day and drinking a LOT of water and green tea. As for supplements, I'm on zinc, Evening Primrose Oil and vitamin C... and it doesn't seem to be helping!