15 Responses to “To avoid over washing…”

  • Samantha

    Hi Dan ! I have been on the regimen for a few months now with great results, but I have a question for you! I recently started working graveyard shifts at a hospital 7pm-7am, three days a week and I am having a hard time knowing when to wash… sometimes I am up all day and then have to work all night so when should I wash my face? I dont want to over wash but I do wear makeup so its hard to wash at work…

  • RealMe2008

    Dan, good video this has been something that i had been meaning to ask you. I guess i wont have to now. thanks dan.

  • Frank

    wow dan its like you know me lol. I use to brush my teeth and it would wipe off the bp and then I started breaking out around the mouth.

  • Becky

    Great video and tip! Where’s kent??? Is that him laughing in the background? You guys must have so much fun together!

  • ohnoes

    Hi Dan, I was wondering what you would do in my situation where I workout twice a day (cardio morning and weight lifting night)? It is difficult for me to put BP on during the day (shows residue even if I put on a little bit) and to avoid washing more than twice daily. I usually shower first thing in the morning, do cardio, shower again (I can’t avoid a shower since I go see friends), later weight train, shower one more time, then put on my BP + AHA before bed. Thanks for your help!

  • Aart

    Haha, very familiar indeed. I always make sure that I brush my teeth before I apply the regimen.

    Ohnoes: although I’m not Dan, in your situation (I’m a weight lifter myself) I’d go with the situation you described minus the first shower in the morning. Wake Up -> cardio (AM) -> shower (+AM regimen) -> other daily activities -> weight train (PM) -> shower (+PM regimen) -> bed.

  • Keri

    Dan, I want to how many hours, before I sleep, that I should do the regimen (not sure if I worded that right.) I heard that BP stains clothing and sheets. Though I haven’t experienced it, I don’t want to take a chance. What’s your advice?

  • Joy

    Hey Samantha,
    I just wanted to let you know that when I started the regimen I only had mild to moderate acne but it took me quite a while to clear up … we’re talking almost 4 months (and the charts told me it would be quicker so I was nervous) but all it took was patience and some tweaking on my part with the steps and products. I found that 2 pumps of BP was just too much for my skin and still is. I can only use one. Just know that the products do work but it does take some time (esp for girls!). Ugh. I hope you can clear up. I use the following regimen:
    Mornings (anytime btwn 6 am and 11 am depending on my work schedule)
    Dan’s Cleanser – let dry completely! Do my hair or make my bed, pick out clothes etc…while I wait. Put on your clothes on b/f you do the BP step so you don’t get any on them while it’s drying pulling them over your face – I’ve never spilled any while applying.
    BP – let dry
    Moisturizer w/Jojoba. Let dry mostly but sometimes while it’s still kinda damp I go ahead and start putting on my makeup. It glides on nicely. (I use everyday minerals for foundation and love it!)

    At night which is anywhere btwn 10pm and 2 am (so you can see it’s not necessarily every 12 hours but at least 2x daily! that’s the key, I think)
    Wash w/Dan’s Cleanser
    BP let dry
    AHA let dry
    Moisturizer w/Jojoba (kinda helps it stop stinging too so put it on right after AHA if it’s unbearable)

    About once a week I use Dermalogica’s Daily Resurfacer instead of BP and AHA and use moisturizer afterwards with Jojoba. Really cleans up those dead skin cells nicely. But only 1x weekly. Not daily like they recommend.

    Hope this helps! Good luck and stay optimistic as hard as it is.

  • Joy

    oh yeah … and always wash your hands after letting it dry b/f applying a new product when you’ve been doing other things. NEver know what might make your hands dirty and put it into your pores. And like Dan mentioned – I always brush my teeth b/f washing my face then wash it.

  • Megan

    I always brush my teeth right after I wash my face, but before applying BP.
    It helps the 5 minute “wait for skin to dry” period go faster, too.

  • Juliana

    It’s nice to hear this reaffirmed, because I had been thinking exactly the same thing, and decided to similarly start brushing my teeth right after washing my face, which as Megan says, does help the “wait for skin to dry” period go faster. And I haven’t had any outbreaks around my mouth since I started doing this!

  • ANI

    Hey Dan,
    First of all, I want you to know this is my very first time writing a review on anything.
    I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart- for this regimen.. It has honestly changed my life in the past two weeks. My face is very very dry right now, but I can see how well it’s clearing up.. I’m placing the BP only on the localized areas where I still see bumps ( two or three spots); the rest are mainly red small marks left behind from my acne. Anything I can do to remove those?? My skin is very dry, I’m placing Kate Somerville’s oil free moister. anything else I can do..??
    THANK YOU AGAIN, EVERY NIGHT I WOULD GO TO SLEEP, IN HOPES THAT IT WOULD CLEAR UP IN THE MORNING. I STARTED TO FEEL VERY DEPRESSED, AND WAS AVOIDING PEOPLE AND SOCIAL SETTINGS FOR THE PAST YEAR SINCE I GOT MODERATE ACNE. I TRIED AT LEAST SIX DIFFERENT SYSTEMS BEFORE I FOUND YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    THANK YOU SO SO MUCH FOR CHANGING MY LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jill

    I love watching your videos Dan! They always put me in a better mood and cheer me up. Plus, you’re adorable and hilarious! :)

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