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  1. Sulfacetamide Sulfur and BP- okay together?

    Acne.org Support probably would recommend giving up the sulfacetamide until getting clear from the Regimen alone. At that point you can incorporate it and use it up so that it doesn't go to waste. It's best to start the Regimen with as few variables as possible so that if you don't get clear skin, it's easier to pinpoint the issue. E.g., if you continue breaking out despite being on the Regimen for a number of weeks or months, it might be because of the sulfacetamide. http://www.acne.org/regimen.html (scroll down for instructions)
  2. Yasmin discontinued?

    Does anybody know if Yasmin is discontinued? Thanks
  3. Typing on the forum is very slow

    I noticed this too. I'll notify the programming team.
  4. Couple questions about the regimen?

    You can moisturize as much as you need.
  5. My Account have been pawned in acne.org

    Hi, please check out this thread.
  6. Question

    Once your skin adjusts to the full amount of BP that you plan to use consistently. Make sure to apply sunscreen also since BP and especially AHA make the skin sun sensitive
  7. STORE NOT WORKING FOR ME

    Hi, I hadn't seen that you were a member for several years when I issued that friendly warning, so I revoked it shortly thereafter. I was under the impression that you were a new user since this was your first post. The mod staff and customer service are separate entities, mods being volunteer. They're looking into the issue now, but if it's urgent you can order on their Amazon or eBay.
  8. Mild back acne

    Bodily skin can handle these products well. But if you need to, you can use Acne.org's Body Regimen without BP.
  9. Block feature

    Does anybody know if non-moderators are able to see this button on computers?
  10. Should I use AHA?

    AHA should help, but it's at a low dose for it to produce dramatic results on scarring. It does help with hyperpigmentation, though. Please apply sunscreen every day since sunlight worsens these marks, and BP and AHA make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
  11. Block feature

    Update: Sorry, I assumed this feature worked, but I got an error upon testing it. I'll let the programming team know.
  12. You can use your own products. Just make sure you don't skip any of the steps.
  13. Acne and Acne Scar Research Petition

    Bump -- petition is up and running
  14. Blood effecting people from having acne

    It's genetics
  15. Reviews aren't showing

    Hi. They need to get approved by a staff member before going live. They do this to avoid spam.
  16. Swollen skin

    You might be mildly allergic. Acne.org Support should get back to you on this.
  17. Neck acne

    Did you use BP long enough for it to be effective? I'd say at least a month. Acne.org has a neck regimen that you may want to check out.
  18. Used AHA+ on my face by mistake

    You can use AHA on the face, no problem. If you mix 1/2 pump of it with 1/2 pump of moisturizer, you can apply to the face every night. Wait until your skin becomes accustomed to the BP before using it, otherwise it may sting badly.
  19. Is this true??

    I've never seen skin aging due to benzoyl peroxide. Just the opposite, it makes the skin look healthy. BP makes the skin sun-sensitive though, and the sun ages the skin. That's the only connection. So yeah, sunscreen is a good idea.
  20. Don't touch them. The products will do all the work for you, and popping them would make them worse.
  21. Safety of PEG-80

    The reason people are concerned about this ingredient is that the molecule contains ethylene glycol, which isn't the safest ingredient for the skin. However, it's in the cleanser, which gets rinsed off after a few seconds. Many people have been using the Regimen for years, some even for a couple of decades. I regularly am in contact with one of them, and no damage to the skin has been reported. He even said his skin looked healthier on the portion of his face that he applied the BP to. The closest thing to this that I can think of is the skin developing an allergy to it after many years, which has rarely happened. Even still, there is no skin damage that I recall from those cases. BP works by oxidizing the skin, so it probably would be best not to load up your skin with antioxidants since they undo that effect. This is assuming BP oxidizes the skin for hours. If the oxidizing effect lasts for only a few minutes, applying antioxidant-rich moisturizer shouldn't be a problem. I'd recommend using an amount of BP that you know can keep you clear. Some people require only one pump once per day. It may be worth experimenting. The only one of those sunscreen ingredients that people really don't like is oxybenzone. EWG considers it to be pretty toxic. But the FDA agrees that people should favor using sunscreen, which is only potentially toxic, over not using it since the sun's rays cause known damage (sunburn, skin cancer, and premature skin-aging). You can check out my reviews on drugstore sunscreens. Good luck