Week 5: BHA & BP

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Acne.org BP Treatment Gel
Acne.org BP Treatment Gel

It’s week 5. Here are my results! I did something a little different this week. I increased my use of BHA. I thought I would get better results. Unfortunately, I experienced the opposite. Turns out Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid is not compatible with my skin. The BHA Liquid gave me awful cystic acne, and I’m way past the purging stage. You can read more about my experience here. I’m not using it anymore. It’s not the same anymore. It’s time to move on. So I’m currently only using benzoyl peroxide to treat my acne. It seems to be the best acne treatment for me out of everything I have tried. This includes retinoid, which people seem to praise. I’ve been on it for over a year with very little results for my acne. All it does is dry my skin out. I was only using it once a week too. Maybe I’ll try it again during the fall/winter when it’s less sunny. Back to BP, I tried to increase my use to 5 days, but my skin wouldn’t let me, so I’m only using it 3-4 times a week with rest days in between. Resting prevents my skin from looking parched and dry. Seems to be working. I’m seeing results. Well, I haven’t had an adverse reaction. The results are just really slow. In the meantime, I’m trying to find a foundation that is lightweight, doesn’t make my skin oily, and doesn’t break me out. No liquid foundations. They’re too heavy on my skin, which leads to clogged pores and acne in general. I’m pretty much free of makeup right now. I really don’t want to put anything on my face. Let’s see how this goes…

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Week 4: BHA & BP

Week 4: BHA & BP

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I finished week 4! 🙌🏻 Here are my results! This week, I used BP every other day. I’m still using BHA a few times a week. My skin isn’t as dry anymore. I’m thinking about bumping up the treatments. My skin looks a bit oily. I’ll play it by ear for next week and see how it goes. So my skin looked pretty good this week. Acne is clearing up. My skin looks softer and smoother. Even though I am seeing improvements, I still have some problem areas to address. Mainly due to some of the products I’m *was* using. I’ll give it another month but track my progress. At least I know it’s going in the right direction. This minimal routine is still working for me. It makes it easier to weed out what’s irritating my skin or breaking me out too. Once again…here are some products I had to stop using…

I stopped using CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen. Even though it did a great job at moisturizing my skin, it clogged my pores. I went back to my tried and true Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. It works. It’s lightweight and non-greasy. I’m doing so much better on it just by looking at the condition of my skin. It’s clear. I’m done looking for a new suncreen for now. This one is it right now until something else magically pops out of nowhere. I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon. lol.

I discontinued using Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm (Orange). This is really disappointing because it use to work for me for so many years. It’s just not working anymore. I stopped using makeup for a while then reintroduced makeup (this bb cream). After a few uses, I noticed my pores getting clogged terribly and a bunch of new breakouts popping up out of nowhere. It is what it is. I can’t use it anymore. What next? I’m getting tired of looking for a bb cream. Maybe I should give it a rest for now. haha.

I’m going to go makeup free as much as possible next week. Noticing that my makeup has been clogging my pores turned me off from wearing makeup. I’m tryng to keep my skin clean and use very few products as much as possible. Look forward to my results next week! And I’ll see everyone next week! 🙂

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