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  1. Definitely go on the date! You will always ask yourself "what if..." if you don't go. Besides...she added you. You really have nothing to lose, just set your expectations low.
  2. How bad is my acne? (pics)

    Just comparing your acne to when my acne was at its worst...I would you say your acne is about a 3. I wouldn't classify this as severe acne. I have a link on my signature if you want to see how bad my acne was.
  3. Help me answer this question, please!

    Acne.org does not sell any of their products aside from the website. That is actually very scary if those are fakes.
  4. Not Moisturizing?

    I have the oiliest face ever and I moisturize. I think it is great especially when you you topicals or medication to control your acne. Those things can be very drying so as oily as my face still is, moisturizer is a good thing. You just need to find the right one that suits your skin, climate, and lifestyle.
  5. Hello AnkitaAhuja. Three weeks into the Regimen is still VERY early. With the Acne.org regimen you need to give it a few months to really see results. In the initial stage (where you are now) your skin will go through a lot of ups and downs. Some days your acne is better, and some days you will break out horribly. My worst breakout came at my 4th and 5th week. I was very discouraged and thought about stopping. However, I had spent so much time and effort into it that I might as well give it a few months. Luckily it was the best decision I made for my skin. Remember controlling your acne will be a process. It is not something that will happen quickly. Give the regimen time to really help your skin. Just make sure you follow all of Dan's instructions to the letter.
  6. Well so far there is no known cure for acne so I doubt there is a spot treatment out there that will eliminate acne for good. The best thing a spot treatment can do is help the spot go down in a few days. I have a few favorite spot treatments. 1. Acne.org AHA 2. Tretinoin - this would require a prescription 3. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion 4. Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion Those four really settle my spots quicker than any other treatments. Aside from that I take a daily dose of Zinc which helps.
  7. Too Scared to Live & Too Afraid to Die

    Before you go on antibiotics know this...taking them will help, but overtime you build up a tolerance with them and eventually they won't work anymore. This was my experience in taking minocycline for 3 months. It kept me clear for 10 months and then my acne came back. I started taking the antibiotics again but my acne stayed. I didn't want to start accutane because I was scared of the side effects. The Acne.org Regimen was something I have been looking into for a while and thought this would be the last resort before looking into accutane. I had never regretted that decision. Although the Acne.org regimen is a tough regimen to start and get used to, it was the best thing ever for my skin. I have been clear and stayed clear for more than 3 and a half years now. On top of that I also take birth control for my PCOS which is the main cause of my acne. It helps, but not as much as my regimen does. Vitamin D3 and Zinc have also been a huge help on my skin. The few spots that I get go away much quick when I am on those supplements. Finding whatever works for you is your decision. Make sure you are able to fully ready to commit to whatever treatment and that it works with your lifestyle and your budget and the amount of effort you are willing to put in.
  8. 2week update

    Congrats on the progress! Two weeks is still very early on so don't be surprised if some spots come about. This is just how people usually experience the regimen and you just need to power through. Jojoba oil is gold! It really helps out you skin especially in the initial stages of the regimen.
  9. curious

    You can always experiment by slowly weaning yourself of the BP. If your skin adjusts well then maybe your acne is gone. But if you do decrease your BP and acne comes back then it means you still need to continue on with the regimen.
  10. Is my acne bad?

    From the looks of it your acne is very mild. You don't seem to have any obvious spots.
  11. Acne and hereditary

    Acne can run in families, but this does not necessarily mean that if your parents had acne you will get it too. Although usually the case is if both your parents suffer/ed from acne then you have a higher risk of having acne too.
  12. AHA+ to treat hyper pigmentation marks?

    AHA is still good to use even without The Regimen.
  13. AHA + No Burning? Help!

    Don't worry about it not burning. I used to think since I didn't feel a burning sensation that it wasn't working but my skin is just tougher than I thought. I use AHA every night mixed with my moisturizer and jojoba oil. I enjoy it very much. If your skin doesn't get irritated, then I don't see why you can't use it again tonight. Just be warned that your skin will be more sensitive to the sun. Wear sunblock if you plan to be in the sunshine.
  14. Still Frustrated, Scratching Scars

    When you say scratch marks do you mean marks that you have scratched and have healed? Or just red marks left behind by acne? Anyway, I use AHA in two way for active acne and red marks. 1. Spot Treatment - I do this twice a day BEFORE I applied the BP. 2. Moisturizer - Every night I use 1/2 moisturizer and 1/2 AHA...combine the two and apply over my face. And then twice a week I skip the moisturizer and just use a full dosage of AHA. AHA stings for some people, but I never got that reaction. I think I am just used to it. Try incorporating it slowly with the moisturizer, that should help.
  15. Red, Flakey, F*&k!

    Yes, you can always apply more moisturizer throughout the day. I did that as well as fan my face because I started using the full amount early on and used a 5% BP. Not the best idea but I powered through it and also switched to 2.5% after a few weeks and my skin was finally able to adjust and settle down. The AHA is a great idea, however, make sure you are at least a month into the regimen and incorporate it slowly. When I was struggling with the redness and itchyness and flakes I was using Cetaphil moisturizer in the evening because it is very thick and doesn't get absorbs easily in the skin. It really helped a lot. Make sure your moisturizer feels that way. Adding jojoba oil is a great idea too.
  16. It is always different for every person. I have some spots that go away in two days and some stubborn ones that take a week.
  17. Acne Marks HELP!

    For spot treating yes, apply it only to the red marks. In addition to that you can also use 1/2 AHA and 1/2 moisturizer mixed together and apply it after the BP. This might sting so you can so this maybe 2-3 times a week then eventually you can move up to using a full face of AHA once or twice a week in the evening in place of moisturizer.
  18. It looks like cystic acne that got inflammed and infected. At this point try the ZIIT method to help it calm down. http://www.acne.org/the-ziit-method.html
  19. Still Frustrated, Scratching Scars

    Although I don't have scars from scratching I did have so much red marks from what the acne left behind. If you are a month into the Regimen it might be a good time to incorporate AHA into your routine. I used AHA religiously when I was clear to help with the marks. Although it does take time, with patience you will see results. I used it as a spot treatment BEFORE I applied my BP in the AM and PM. Slowly I also mixed it in with my moisturizer (1/2 AHA and 1/2 moisturizer) at night. Then gradually used a full face of AHA in place of my moisturizer twice a week.
  20. After clear skin

    You are supposed to continue using the treatment. The Acne.org does NOT cure acne but it CONTROLS it. So if you keep up with the regimen then it will keep you clear for a looooong time. I have been clear for more than three years now and it feels really good. Once you have been clear for a long while you can always try to wean yourself off the regimen and see if your body has stopped producing acne. If not, you can always go back on the regimen.
  21. What to do on a long plane ride?

    I would advise not to skip the BP but instead keep a lot of moisturizer on hand with jojoba oil. I was just recently on a 10-11 hour flight and I made sure to really keep up with the regimen on the plane because plane air just doesn't to anything for my skin. I increased my moisturizer dosage and also applied more in between when my skin feels dry. It is a hassle to bring the whole regimen on the plane but I did it so it wouldn't cause any breakouts after the plane ride. It worked thankfully and I got out of that zit free.
  22. Moisturizer isnt being absorbed!! Help!

    Try applying the moisturizer in halves. Half the dosage first...let it dry and absorbs and once that is all good you can apply the other half of the dosage. Are you using the Acne.org moisturizer?
  23. I love both! Cerave is my AM moisturizer because it just absorbs nicely into my skin and I don't look like a greasy mess going about my day. However, Cetaphil is a great PM moisturizer for me when I only need to go to bed. Yes it is thick and greasy on the face but waking up in the morning your skin feels so moisturized.