13th January Morning Facial Skin Pictures

Morning Regimen for Today

Nothing. Absolutely Nothing.

Right side of face with and without flash

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In the morning it wasn’t too bad. I didn’t even use any products in the morning, even though the products I use are supposed to be the best.

Left side of face with and without flash


Whole face


Is it me or if I don’t use anything my face isn’t as red? My face still felt irritated however, especially around the nose and cheeks area.


12th January Morning Pictures of my Skin

Morning Regimen for Today

Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Cleanser
Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Mist
Dermalogica Active Moist

Following pictures are an hour after application, morning 9AM.

Right side with and without flash

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Left side with and without flash

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Whole Face without flash

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Didn’t feel as irritating as yesterday. I thought that the Skin Smoothing cream might be an irritant to my skin, but at the minute I am not sure of anything at all. I am trying anything right now.

First Pictures (13th Jan) of my Bad Skin


Left side with Flash

What on earth are all those uneven parts? It looks like a rocky mountain and it feels extremely irritating. Those red marks are not spots, the surface is actually very smooth. They are something else, just like very red, irritating marks.


Right side with flash

An extremely irritating side. It felt so bad and you can just feel the redness coming on.


Right side without flash

The redness and irritation are much more noticeable here.

WP_20130111_020WP_20130111_021 You can just see the weirdness of my face. Most of those marks are not spots but something else. Whatever I use just does not seem to work.

Morning Regimen for today

Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Cleanser
Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Mist
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream.

The Pursuit of Normalness

Welcome to my blog. This blog is my pursuit of getting normal skin. Since I was 11 years old, I have had bad acne. When I was 13 I was introduced to something called Benzyl Peroxide, and guess what, it worked absolute wonders on my skin. About 4 months into using it, I had the best facial skin of my life, and you can really tell the difference the way people talk to you.

What do I mean by that? I mean I wasn’t getting remarks on being spotty, being a “sugar-puff face”, and my general internal and external shape was vastly improved. I started getting girlfriends and I enjoyed social life, something I had never done because of my face (that is why I am actually a gaming nerd).

About a year of this happiness, spots started to come back. I got complacent and stopped using Benzyl Peroxide (BP), and I knew I had to start using it again. This time however, I absolutely lathered it on my face. I mean, almost half a tube a go. Within two days, my face was absolutely burning and it was destroyed. It was red, irritable, very oily, and just looks unhealthy and damaged.

To this day, 11 years later (I am now 23), I STILL have the terrible skin. It is not the acne I am concerned about anymore, it’s the other hell that I have been experience most of my life. The thing is, my skin condition is so random. It is always red and unhealthy yes, but sometimes it can be devastatingly bad compared to other days, and I really don’t know what to do anymore.

My social life is ruined. I have not had a girlfriend (or even sex!) for the last three years. I can no longer connect with anybody, because in my mind I say to myself “please go away, I don’t want you to see me”. My confidence, social skills, motivation and quality of life is being destroyed because of my face, and I have had enough. I have kept it to myself for all these years, just keeping it inside and trying to individually sort it out (I am a very proud person of my independence), and I cannot go on anymore.

I need answers, I need a solution. I have wasted literally thousands of pounds on products, and i just can’t seem to find anything to cure my issue, and this is the difficult part, I have no idea what to do. I am lost.

I have been to three Dermalogica dermatologists. All three mention different opinions. The first said I have “congested, irritated skin”, the second said I had “sensitive skin”, and the third said I had “congested, dehydrated skin”. I have a dozen Dermalogica products (full list and picture is on “About” page), and all of them, I just don’t think is doing anything.

So I have created this blog and I will post daily pictures of my face (this is difficult for me to do, but I have to do it), and hopefully it will show my problem to someone, anyone out there who can say “You have this, 100%, do this”. I will love that person forever if it solves my face.

Please, look at my pictures, and help me. I challenge anyone out there to tell me what I have and be right. I believe no one has this problem. I will post about twelve pictures a day (six for morning, six for afternoon). The reason is because my face is best in the morning, when I just wake up. Then throughout the day, it gets constantly destroyed and irritated. And it is so irritating, I have to wet my fingers and rub the irritated areas of my face.

Please enjoy my blog, but also help. Thank you for visiting.