Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Breakfast, Workout & How I'm dealing with Adult Acne

How's everyone doing today?  Check out my b-fast this morning!

Breakfast: 3/4 cup of eggwhites, a serving of lean turkey, 1/2 of a green pepper, 1 chopped scallion, 2 WASA crackers with a hummus spread and cucumber slices.

My workout this morning: a 10 minute run at level 7, the Jillian Michaels level 3 workout from the 30dayShred series, and the Bikini Booty workout from the ToneitUp Beach Babe DVD.

What was your workout?

As some of you may already know, I have been suffering from adult acne and was recently prescribed Minocyclin.  I had asked over Twitter if anyone wanted me to do an update on how Minocyclin is working for me.  Some of you DM me and said you would be interested.  I thought I would start by sharing my current skin care routine. 

Disclaimer: I'm not a dermatologist nor a doctor, and this is just my personal routine.  I understand that everyone's skin is different and that my routine is not for everyone.  

 I find that what I eat affects my skin. I love greek yoghurt an cottage cheese, but too much dairy can cause breakouts for me.   I've shared my meals on here, so you guys know that I live a pretty clean well balanced diet (with the occasional treat.)  Tons of fruits & veggies and plenty of water are an everyday thing for me.   I also take tons of vitamins.  For more on my diet and vitamin intakes check the On my way post.

I have been taking Minocyclin for about 2 weeks now.  I take it twice a day, everyday.  So far, I have not experienced any side effects with it.

For my morning face care routine I switched to the Sibu line which I have purchased through VitacostSibu is an organic skin care line.  I love their daily moisturizer because it has SPF protection and it does not feel heavy on the skin.  I also have been enjoying their soap bar for removing my make up at night.

For my night time skin care routine I use the Sibu soap bar to remove my make up.  For my scrub, I use the St. Yves Apricot scrub which is all natural with no parabens nor sulfates and it is also cruelty free. For my toner, I use a homemade one which consists of equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar and water.  For my night moisturizer, I use organic coconut oil.
 
Also, I do a Mint Julep mask twice a week as part of my night time routine before applying my toner.

 I have taken photos to document the progress of my skin with this routine.  My doctor suggested giving Minocyclin 4 weeks before I see any significant changes.  I honestly have seen progress already and have not had any new breakouts since I started taking Minocyclin.

 If anyone is interested in seeing the weekly progress of this routine at the 4 week mark, let me know below or send me a DM and I will post them on here.  I must warn you though, they are SCARY!

Are you dealing with adult acne?  If so, can you share your skin care routine below?

2 comments:

  1. Id be interested, I suffer too x

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    1. Thanks Emmy! I'm sorry that you are suffering from adult acne too, it is truly a nightmare! How are you treating yours? I will post an update 2 weeks from today! Have a lovely Sunday! ;o)

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