This morning, I woke up with red marks significantly faded and smooth glowing skin. However….I felt a zit forming on my chin. I always get pustules in the same spot on my chin. I iced that bitch and applied Mario Badescu drying lotion (luckily I didn’t have to be anywhere today.) I’m not sure if it’s random, or from the ziana and/or the oil. I’ll see how it heals. So far I haven’t gotten much dryness or anything from it.
UPDATE: Sure enough, there is a monstrous under the skin lump forming on my chin and I have more red dots *sigh*
So it is the night of day 2. I started out day 1 with a bad skin day. I had 2 pustules on my cheek, a big hyper pigmentation mark on my chin from a recent pustule, a random red dot on the side of my nose, and a random red dot on my other cheek. On the night of day 2, my pustules have been flattened, but they are bright red, as are my other marks. The ziana seems to be intensifying the redness, although my skin otherwise feels smooth and looks radiant.
This morning I had some flakiness so I exfoliated using Dermalogica Microfoliant, which gently removed the flakes so that I looked good with just concealer on the red bits. I highly recommend Makeup Forever Full Coverage concealer.
This evening, I had read about oil cleansing, so I massaged my face with jojoba oil for about 5 min, wiped it off, then washed my face as usual. I wait 20 min before applying ziana. I applied moisturizer, then Mario Badescu drying lotion on the pustules and a whitehead I saw forming on my chin. My skin looked dewy after the oil massage, but I’ll see how it has responded in the morning.
I’ve been having acne issues for about 6 years now. My skin isn’t particularly horrible. It’s prone to dryness, yet extremely oily. I usually have a few small random red dots on the lower half of my face, with the occasional pustule. Usually they go away quickly. My nose & forehead are generally quite clear.
However….I have tried every OTC. Nothing clears my skin completely. I never feel confident enough to go out without at least a touch of concealer. I WANT PERFECT SKIN DAMMIT! I have just started using the topical Ziana, so I will log my progress with that.