I began to fight it, essentially trying basic cleansers and moisturizers. Months went by with little results, I began to research effective ways to be rid of it, and put a lot of time and effort into products that seemed to do almost no effect (it was making it less irritating of course, but that's about it). Than came high school. Hormones, popularity, teenagers, life that was new to me. The year dragged by and my acne was getting terrible, I had many little red pimples and some white heads on my face. At this point I think depression set in, and I think that I felt disconnected, and "ugly" from it. I am a sophomore now, my acne has gotten a tiny bit better, still bad though, and my face is full of redness from previously acne and some scars.
I am creating this journal in hopes of curing my face of acne, and maybe spreading my success ( when it happens, I am going to remain optimistic). I will be making 4 day increments through my journal, where I will be regulating what I eat, different products, routines, etc.
I have little knowledge on what works effectively for clearing acne, at this point, as part of my experiment, I will be starting from the beginning using only basic face wash and simple routines.
Here is what I will be starting with:
- Washing my face twice a day seems the most effect method of cleansing for me. Once in the morning, and once at night.
- I believe it is vital to get sleep. 8 hours seems like a healthy amount of time, giving your body time to regenerate. I have created a routine sleep cycle from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. So far it has left me feeling well.
- Taking a multi- vitamin pill that gives essential vitamins and minerals and helps to balance hormones three times a day.
EDIT: I took some pictures if anyone is interested to see what my face looks like on day one of my experiment, I hope to compare it in the future. Look under my albums, if you would like to see the beginning of my journey.
I will go from here, I look forward to reading all comments, and the acne.org community can provide some insight.