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  1. Start slow. Because you haven't used BP for a while, your skin will need some time to get used to it again.
  2. sunblock and make up

    Sunblock is a must if you spend a lot of time under the sun especially when using the regimen. So SPF is definitely encouraged in this case. As for makeup, you can still use it. Initially your skin might be very dry and the makeup wont look as nice, but eventually when your skin gets used to the treatment, then you can use makeup on top of the regimen.
  3. Breaking out on my neck??

    Break outs when starting the regimen is totally normal. You just have to power through it and continue. The BP is purging your skin of all the underlying acne so you will have days where acne is still coming out. I had my worst breakouts during my 4th and 5th week but I just powered on. Make sure you also do the regimen on your neck if you are breaking out there.
  4. Regimen Question

    How long has you been on the regimen? I although the moisturizer isn't my favorite, I found my skin respond to cerave and cetapil moisturizers waaaay better. Initially I would apply more moisturizer throughout the day if my skin is dry and flaky. Eventually my skin got used to the BP and the flakes went away. Have you tried the AHA? I believe it made so much difference when I incorporated it into my routine. It helps with red marks and the flakes.
  5. Sun Exposure

    I would skip BP for the day and just make sure to have moisturizer and sunscreen. Immediately when you are done, then you can do the whole regimen process.
  6. Alternative (drugstore) products

    Cetaphil and Cerave are always my go to drug store products for cleanser and moisturizer. In fact I prefer those two over the cleanser and moisturizer. I really only order BP, AHA and jojoba oil from
  7. About to call it quits on regimen

    My skin was dry up until the 5th month of the regimen. It will always be different from people but if your face is dry, add more moisturizer throughout the day. And when you are asleep make sure you have more than enough on your face. At the end of the day it is your choice, but it would be a shame cause it was working to clear you up.
  8. Three Months on Regimen - Dryness and AHA+

    Start out 1-2 nights a week by mixing aha and moisturizer and adding a few drops of jojoba oil. This has helped my skin so much to recover from the dryness. Once your skin gets used to the AHA, then you can eventually start using it 4-5 times a week and have have some nights where you use it in place of the moisturizer.
  9. question about regimen

    Cleanse. Treat. Moisturize.
  10. Hormonal Acne

    It is probably your skin just purging from stopping the BC. Give your hormones some time to regulate itself before adding anything to the regimen. Your body might just need some time to adjust without the BCP.
  11. AHA and Benzoyl Peroxide

    The stinging sensation is perfectly normal. If it is really bad, try to water down the AHA with moisturizer... mix half AHA and half moisturizer then apply that on top of the BP. It might still sting a bit but it wouldn't be as bad as using AHA alone. Eventually your skin will get used to the AHA and then you should be able to use AHA in place of the moisturizer.
  12. My Acne Has Gotten Worse?!

    Be persistent! I went through the same thing of no breakouts for the first few weeks then after the 4th/5th week I broke out so much. I realized my skin was still purging all the acne that hadn't surfaced. So just keep doing what you are doing and give the regimen more time to get rid of your acne.
  13. Jojoba oil making me break out?

    The timing might be the issue. After a month into the regimen was when my massive breakouts started. Remember, acne doesn't come out a day after you use a product. Usually this starts a week or so before it actually shows up on your face. So it could still be your skin purging from starting the regimen.
  14. Valtrex!

    I doubt what you took is the cause. Pimples don't pop out that quickly. Usually it takes about a week or so for the pimple to come to the surface.
  15. This is normal. The red marks do take time to go away but it will eventually do. I use AHA (10% glycolic acid) to speed up the process in fading the marks.
  16. It sounds like you have a facial cyst. It would be much safer to have a dermatologist take a look. They might nick the skin a bit and extract it the proper way. If its a cyst, the whole things needs to be taken out or there is a chance it might form up again.