As someone who has dealt with mostly acute acne since the age of eleven, may I just say “I’ve had enough!”
And that’s what I said last night after washing my face and once again being confronted with the never ending battle in the mirror.
And when my roommate got home, that’s what I said to her. “This is WAR! No more!” and she was all “um, what?”
So I did over an hour’s worth of research on the internet last night, came up with a few new options I haven’t tried, and then went to Whole Foods this morning.
Here’s the new regimen:
Also I read somewhere that for adult acne you should stay away from salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide treatments. Which I already knew because they are both bad news for my skin. However, you can try using products containing sulfur. Resorcinol and sulfur are usually paired together and I found favorable reviews for Clearasil Adult Acne treatment, which is sulfur based. So, today was day one. Hopefully this will work. I plan to still use my St. Ives Apricot exfoliating face wash, because I love it, but also because my face seems to like to be exfoliated to within an inch of its life occasionally. Anyways, I’ll be letting you know if this new regimen works or bombs. I know I’m not the only person in the world who struggles with it and I also know that it helps to know what works for other people.
I’ll get around to posting Colorado pictures soon. If we’re facebook friends you should have seen them posted already. I do have some favorites though which I’ll share here.
OH! And we got a third roommate recently. Kara (new roommate) and I re-arranged the house on Tuesday while Marianne was out of town on business. I think I like it. It’s hard to say because it’s all of the same old furniture just moved about. However, I do like the new spatial layout, feels more open or something. Eh, you’ll just have to see it. =)