Thursday, October 11, 2012

Month 3 Recap & Pictures

Month 3 was my best yet! 

  • Breakouts really started diminishing.  Only a few actives this month.
  • Did not see much change in the hyperpigmentation. 
  • Face is often very red, but overall quite smooth.
  • Fair amount of clogged pores

Side Effects:
  • Eyes became dry and irritated enough that I've basically stopped wearing contacts and only wear my glasses
  • Inside of my nose extremely dry and raw, sometimes with bleeding.  Using saline spray.
  • Fatigue/lack of energy
  • Insomnia - some long nights awake despite being very tired!
  • Some minor joint pain in my hands/wrists/ankles
  • Cholesterol stabilized at 237
  • Body is not particularly dry
Day 91 - Beginning of Month 4

Somehow I managed to delete the picture of my right side. 
For reference, past pictures:
Day 72

Day 1:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 88

Month 3, Week 12

Last week I had my Dermatologist appt and I'm now just about done with Month 3!  My cholesterol had stabilized this month, only dropping a few points, but not increasing, so that was good news.  Triglycerides were creeping up, though still normal, so I better start being more diligant with my fish oil (I have been slacking the last couple of weeks!)

My skin is breaking out much much less now, which of course is awesome.  I still break out and I have a lot of hyperpigmentation that needs to heal, but my face is pretty smooth and no longer feeling congested. 

My lips are quite dry and my eyes have become Extremely dry, but otherwise my side effects are minimal for now!