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I currently have no active pimples! Here is that I am dealing with now…the spots. I try and use lemon juice every night which really does actually help. Anyway thanks for commenting!



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wow your skin looks amazing and i can not believe how far you have come in less than 3 months.

So happy for you :)

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<p class='citation'>AcneIsACurse, on 30 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>Your skin is looking so much better! Are you using AHA? I heard that it helps fade red marks a lot.

</div></div> YUP! everynight!

Nice, and for moisturizer in the morning are you using Dan's moisturizer? And do you need a sunscreen if you go outside, or is moisturizer good enough? I'm thinking of starting the regimen when I run out of my aczone and epiduo prescriptions, but I go to college so I want to keep things as simple as possible!

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<p class='citation'>AcneIsACurse, on 30 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>Your skin is looking so much better! Are you using AHA? I heard that it helps fade red marks a lot.

</div></div> YUP! everynight!

Nice, and for moisturizer in the morning are you using Dan's moisturizer? And do you need a sunscreen if you go outside, or is moisturizer good enough? I'm thinking of starting the regimen when I run out of my aczone and epiduo prescriptions, but I go to college so I want to keep things as simple as possible!

No I do no use Dan's. I use Cetaphil moisturizer. It works and it cheaper because you do not have to go out and purchase it online you know? I do use sunscreen of course. I use Nutrogena Breakout Free Sunscreen. I has not broken me out, so I think that would be a good addition to anyones regimen. The only thing I use form this site is the BP. I use both Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer and they come in a huge amount and work the same. I definitely recommend this regimen. You have seen my pictures and followed my progress so you know it has huge potential! You must keep me posted mmmkay ;)

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Your skin is looking beautiful girl! This journey is turning into an awesome one! Isn't it weird that you don't have any painful pimples anymore? It's like wow, it's different to not have to think about your face all the time. I'm still trying to get used to it. Maybe I'll try lemon juice for my spots. Yours have faded so much. They should be gone by six months or less! Keep going!

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wow your skin has mad such great improvements. I'm sure your just thrilled, and you deserve it. I'm glad you have found a regimen that works. Keep it up, you've been a huge inspiration to all of us here on the site!

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Your skin is looking beautiful girl! This journey is turning into an awesome one! Isn't it weird that you don't have any painful pimples anymore? It's like wow, it's different to not have to think about your face all the time. I'm still trying to get used to it. Maybe I'll try lemon juice for my spots. Yours have faded so much. They should be gone by six months or less! Keep going!

It is sort of weird haha. I am no acne! I have not been bale to say that for a long time!

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thereisalwayshope, on , said:

<p class='citation'>AcneIsACurse, on 30 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>Your skin is looking so much better! Are you using AHA? I heard that it helps fade red marks a lot.

</div></div> YUP! everynight!

Nice, and for moisturizer in the morning are you using Dan's moisturizer? And do you need a sunscreen if you go outside, or is moisturizer good enough? I'm thinking of starting the regimen when I run out of my aczone and epiduo prescriptions, but I go to college so I want to keep things as simple as possible!

No I do no use Dan's. I use Cetaphil moisturizer. It works and it cheaper because you do not have to go out and purchase it online you know? I do use sunscreen of course. I use Nutrogena Breakout Free Sunscreen. I has not broken me out, so I think that would be a good addition to anyones regimen. The only thing I use form this site is the BP. I use both Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer and they come in a huge amount and work the same. I definitely recommend this regimen. You have seen my pictures and followed my progress so you know it has huge potential! You must keep me posted mmmkay wink.png

Alright if I start the regimen I'll start my own log :), but for the sunscreen have you heard of Olay All Day UV SPF 15 moisturizer? It's a moisturizer and sunscreen together, I don't want to have to do 4 things in the morning lol I want to keep it as simple as possible.

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thereisalwayshope, on , said:

AcneIsACurse, on , said:

thereisalwayshope, on , said:

<p class='citation'>AcneIsACurse, on 30 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>Your skin is looking so much better! Are you using AHA? I heard that it helps fade red marks a lot.

</div></div> YUP! everynight!

Nice, and for moisturizer in the morning are you using Dan's moisturizer? And do you need a sunscreen if you go outside, or is moisturizer good enough? I'm thinking of starting the regimen when I run out of my aczone and epiduo prescriptions, but I go to college so I want to keep things as simple as possible!

No I do no use Dan's. I use Cetaphil moisturizer. It works and it cheaper because you do not have to go out and purchase it online you know? I do use sunscreen of course. I use Nutrogena Breakout Free Sunscreen. I has not broken me out, so I think that would be a good addition to anyones regimen. The only thing I use form this site is the BP. I use both Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer and they come in a huge amount and work the same. I definitely recommend this regimen. You have seen my pictures and followed my progress so you know it has huge potential! You must keep me posted mmmkay wink.png

Alright if I start the regimen I'll start my own log smile.png, but for the sunscreen have you heard of Olay All Day UV SPF 15 moisturizer? It's a moisturizer and sunscreen together, I don't want to have to do 4 things in the morning lol I want to keep it as simple as possible.

Okay! Cool! Definitely start your own log! That would be awesome for me to then start following you ;)

I have heard of the Olay, but in all honestly the sunscreen that is in moisturizers are not enough to shield you form the sun. That is why i use a separate moisturizer. I mean you do not have to, but I do not want damage form the sun..even at 20 yrs old. I want to staying looking young as long as possible haha. But again it is your call. Olay can work just fine if that is all you want to use.

Make sure you give a a shout out' when and if you start your regimen log :) I will help you through it as well ;)

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<p class='citation'>AcneIsACurse, on 02 October 2012 - 08:17 AM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>thereisalwayshope, on , said:

AcneIsACurse, on , said:

thereisalwayshope, on , said:

<p class='citation'>AcneIsACurse, on 30 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>Your skin is looking so much better! Are you using AHA? I heard that it helps fade red marks a lot.

</div></div> YUP! everynight!

Nice, and for moisturizer in the morning are you using Dan's moisturizer? And do you need a sunscreen if you go outside, or is moisturizer good enough? I'm thinking of starting the regimen when I run out of my aczone and epiduo prescriptions, but I go to college so I want to keep things as simple as possible!

No I do no use Dan's. I use Cetaphil moisturizer. It works and it cheaper because you do not have to go out and purchase it online you know? I do use sunscreen of course. I use Nutregena Breakout Free Sunscreen. I has not broken me out, so I think that would be a good addition to anyones regimen. The only thing I use form this site is the BP. I use both Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer and they come in a huge amount and work the same. I definitely recommend this regimen. You have seen my pictures and followed my progress so you know it has huge potential! You must keep me posted mmmkay <span rel='lightbox'><img src='http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/wink.png' alt='Posted Image' class='bbc_img' /></span>

Alright if I start the regimen I'll start my own log <span rel='lightbox'><img src='http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png' alt='Posted Image' class='bbc_img' /></span>, but for the sunscreen have you heard of Olay All Day UV SPF 15 moisturizer? It's a moisturizer and sunscreen together, I don't want to have to do 4 things in the morning lol I want to keep it as simple as possible.

</div></div>

Okay! Cool! Definitely start your own log! That would be awesome for me to then start following you ;)

I have heard of the Olay, but in all honestly the sunscreen that is in moisturizers are not enough to shield you form the sun. That is why i use a separate moisturizer. I mean you do not have to, but I do not want damage form the sun..even at 20 yrs old. I want to staying looking young as long as possible haha. But again it is your call. Olay can work just fine if that is all you want to use.

Make sure you give a a shout out' when and if you start your regimen log :) I will help you through it as well ;)

Sounds good! If I do start the regimen though it won't be for a while though, like not for a few months at least. The thing is, I'm currently on aczone and epiduo which ive been using for a month, but I also used it for over 2 years in the past. For the first year I got completely clear, but after the first year it slowly started working less and less, until it basically lost all of its effectiveness (I think its because aczone is a topical antibiotic, so my skin could have gotten resistant to it). So my skin got a lot worse and I decided to stop using it over the summer, I tried natural methods like probiotics and eating really healthy like salads all the time and no dairy or wheat or anything sugary. It didnt work, my acne was still getting worse, and college was coming up soon. So the week before college started I said screw it and decided to start using aczone and epiduo again. Magically its starting to work again just like it used to, and I think this year I'll get clear again! But I think if I keep using it it'll eventually stop working again, so either in winter break or in the summer I'm gonna switch over to the regimen and see if I can get the same results but lasting results this time. It was TERRIBLE to have the joy of being clear again with acne in the past, for it to suddenly come up out of nowhere and take me back to square 1 all over again :(, this time I won't let it get to that point again!

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Yup that is a normal occurrence. All antibiotics will eventually stop working because your body just get resistant to them because your body does not like antibiotics, or topical ones. That is one good thing about the regimen. The bp will never stop working as long as you use it. It puts oxygen inside you skin which then prevents the p.acnes bacteria that lives on the skin and under the skin. I hope that this time it will work and stay working, but I really think doing the regimen is more preferable because then you will at least know you will not have to worry about it not working after a while….

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<p class='citation'>AcneIsACurse, on 02 October 2012 - 08:17 AM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>thereisalwayshope, on , said:

AcneIsACurse, on , said:

thereisalwayshope, on , said:

<p class='citation'>AcneIsACurse, on 30 September 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:</p><div class="blockquote"><div class='quote'>Your skin is looking so much better! Are you using AHA? I heard that it helps fade red marks a lot.

</div></div> YUP! everynight!

Nice, and for moisturizer in the morning are you using Dan's moisturizer? And do you need a sunscreen if you go outside, or is moisturizer good enough? I'm thinking of starting the regimen when I run out of my aczone and epiduo prescriptions, but I go to college so I want to keep things as simple as possible!

No I do no use Dan's. I use Cetaphil moisturizer. It works and it cheaper because you do not have to go out and purchase it online you know? I do use sunscreen of course. I use Nutregena Breakout Free Sunscreen. I has not broken me out, so I think that would be a good addition to anyones regimen. The only thing I use form this site is the BP. I use both Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer and they come in a huge amount and work the same. I definitely recommend this regimen. You have seen my pictures and followed my progress so you know it has huge potential! You must keep me posted mmmkay <span rel='lightbox'><img src='http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/wink.png' alt='Posted Image' class='bbc_img' /></span>

Alright if I start the regimen I'll start my own log <span rel='lightbox'><img src='http://www.acne.org/messageboard//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png' alt='Posted Image' class='bbc_img' /></span>, but for the sunscreen have you heard of Olay All Day UV SPF 15 moisturizer? It's a moisturizer and sunscreen together, I don't want to have to do 4 things in the morning lol I want to keep it as simple as possible.

</div></div>

Okay! Cool! Definitely start your own log! That would be awesome for me to then start following you wink.png

I have heard of the Olay, but in all honestly the sunscreen that is in moisturizers are not enough to shield you form the sun. That is why i use a separate moisturizer. I mean you do not have to, but I do not want damage form the sun..even at 20 yrs old. I want to staying looking young as long as possible haha. But again it is your call. Olay can work just fine if that is all you want to use.

Make sure you give a a shout out' when and if you start your regimen log smile.png I will help you through it as well wink.png

Sounds good! If I do start the regimen though it won't be for a while though, like not for a few months at least. The thing is, I'm currently on aczone and epiduo which ive been using for a month, but I also used it for over 2 years in the past. For the first year I got completely clear, but after the first year it slowly started working less and less, until it basically lost all of its effectiveness (I think its because aczone is a topical antibiotic, so my skin could have gotten resistant to it). So my skin got a lot worse and I decided to stop using it over the summer, I tried natural methods like probiotics and eating really healthy like salads all the time and no dairy or wheat or anything sugary. It didnt work, my acne was still getting worse, and college was coming up soon. So the week before college started I said screw it and decided to start using aczone and epiduo again. Magically its starting to work again just like it used to, and I think this year I'll get clear again! But I think if I keep using it it'll eventually stop working again, so either in winter break or in the summer I'm gonna switch over to the regimen and see if I can get the same results but lasting results this time. It was TERRIBLE to have the joy of being clear again with acne in the past, for it to suddenly come up out of nowhere and take me back to square 1 all over again sad.png, this time I won't let it get to that point again!

Sorry I forgot to quote you! But i wrote back to you above!

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I think you are so great for posting these pictures...I bet you'll help a lot of people decide that they also want to get rid of their acne and to start the regimen. The fact that you started off so severe and in only 3 months you are basically clear is ridiculously cool. I bet those red marks will be gone before you know it. Good thing about BP compared to antibiotics is that you know it can never stop working..yay!

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You look great...congrats! Do you have indents? I am trying to work on mine...HELP!

I do have them but they are certainly getting better form aha, and once i do this peel they will be far smoother!

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Mine looks similar but I have less spots except that I have indents and they are not fun, Oh well that's life!!

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you look so much better! i wish i could look this way -_- blah i hate my face so much :( what did you do? and what is AHA? thanks-

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