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1St Application- Evening Of Day 1

Posted by Haley May, 29 December 2011 · 200 views

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Hi my name is Haley and I am 19 years old! I have moderate acne on my forehead, temples, nose, and chin.

I'm about to go take a shower and use the regimen for the first time! I'm really excited because I truly believe that it will work. Proactiv was a scam and store-bought products do not work merely by themselves. I'm DETERMINED to follow this regimen EXACTLY as stated for 6 months! If it doesn't, I'm going to a derm.

Soooo here are the products I bought at my local drugstore since I'm on vacation and don't have the ability to order Dan's products yet:
  • Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser. Fragrance free. The only qualm I have about it is a "naturally calming  ingredient" called "feverfew" (Chrysanthemum Parsenium). I'm wondering if that might irritate my skin.
  • Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment. I can handle the embarrassing white. People can stuff it if it bothers them. I'll get Dan's asap.
  • Olay Complete all day UV moisturizer. yay!
  • Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil. I already know this stuff doesn't clog my pores and it keeps the BP from giving me that uncomfortable tightness.
Soooo I'm off to take my shower! I'll edit this post with the results!


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Okay so here's the order that I used the products:
  • Cleanser in the shower, 10 seconds very gently like specified. I used lukewarm water. This cleanser is so gentle! I love it!
  • While my face was still wet, I generously applied the olive oil. I've found that applying the oil while my face is wet keeps my skin from getting tight. I then blotted my face with the towel. The towel takes off almost all the oil, leaving just enough to keep the skin soft.
  • I then waited for it to dry and applied the cream BP. I actually didn't have much of a problem spreading the cream around. I didn't use BP on my cheeks since they don't need it. One thing that helped keep the cream from drying too fast was that I left it in little blobs all over my face and then only spread one area at a time. When it started getting too dry to spread but was still white, I patted it in. This got rid of pretty much all whiteness.
  • Okay. I have such mixed feelings about moisturizer! No matter how light it is, I always feel like it's too dense. HOWEVER, I really need to use sunscreen and I vowed to follow the Regimen as instructed, so I'm using this Olay stuff Dan recommended. I put 6 drops of olive oil in it. It's a very good moisturizer, don't get me wrong. I'll probably get used to it. But because of the Zinc Oxide (one of the best ingredients for sun protection) it was difficult to make transparent. No biggie though! I'd rather have white powder-looking stuff than angry red bumps everywhere.
All in all, my skin feels good. I think I'll up the BP tomorrow. :)




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Fingers crossed you see great results on the regimen like so many others here have. What you listed sounds fine to me, I always think that one of the most influential things is to get into a routine and allow it regulate what's going on with the skin, sticking with it for the duration and then maintaining things once clear.

That applies to all variations of the kind of regimen Dan put together, regardless of whether or not you actually include Dan's products. So many people swear by them though so I doubt you'll go far wrong if you do get to order them eventually. I reckon your skin looks pretty good already actually so I'm sure it will give you results you can be totally happy with.

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Thank you so much for your kind words! I have actually been extra gentle with my face this past week or so, so in way I already started the regimen. I was using bar soap, 10% benzoyl peroxide cream, and olive oil, but I don't think that was entirely effective. I was just waiting til I could get to the store. But because of that, my acne has already gone down some, but it has times when it's BAD. People in the grocery store have randomly come up to me and asked me if I had tried such-and-such for it. I wonder where they get the idea that they have the right to ask that? And they say things like I'm not washing my face enough! Tsk tsk haha! It doesn't make me sad so much as irritated.

(But thank you for the compliment! I'm not sure the low-resolution webcam does it justice.)
Yeah, I've no idea why people think it's alright to say stuff like that. I'd always be stood there thinking, 'Jeez, I never thought of washing my face!' :lol: The difference with the logs and message boards here is that it's mostly good stuff and no stupid comments like that because everyone can relate and everyone has the same goal.

It's certainly help me out, I was totally clueless about how to get my skin under control, even after twelve years. But a year later after getting advice and stuff from the wealth of information on the message board, figuring out what works and getting my regimen on track, my skin's going great.
Admittedly, I've done it with the aid of antibiotics (Lymecycline and then Doxycycline) the the most important thing is to regulate the oil levels with a good regimen and a skin-friendly diet. I never did that before learning what I know now so it was always going to be a losing battle, no matter what medication I was taking.

As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and the fact that this place can give us all the power to fix our acne is pretty cool, as I'm sure you'll find out.

:)

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