Update: I am 100% clear using the regime and diet.
I have had acne for 12 years. 12 miserable, suffering years. There were moments of being clear, but mostly I led a spotty existence. I have been on these boards for 7 years, been on Dan Kerr's Regime (DKR) six years and been wishing for clear skin for God knows how long.
Like everyone: I've tried everything. The only thing that has ever worked for my skin is this routine:
Morning and night (with 10-12 hours in between):
-Spectro Jel cleanser (wait 5 minutes)
-Spectro Vanishing lotion 2.5 Benzoyl Peroxide solution (wait 10 minutes or longer)
-Spectro Hydracare Acne Prone skin with Salicylic Acid
-Under eye and lip vaseline
-Zinc supplements (try to, but usually only take when it's really bad, I don't really find much of a difference, honestly)
-gentle, gentle, GENTLE. HUGE POINT (probably the most important)
-when my skin is responding really well I take a day off in the week to let it heal
I threw in the salicylic acid as I found this product extremely effective on my moderate bacne.
I decided to get off Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) because my skin was responding to less and less over time. After I got off BP I started breaking out like crazy. 3 months after getting whiteheads that were inflamed and would not heal I decided to go back on. I even got a cyst and I only dealt with these while I was quitting smoking.
Below are two pics.
First picture: My skin is really splotchy and broken out. Really painful too. I have hyperpigmentation from a cyst, circle with the rainbow.
Second picture: My skin while on DKR was not perfect, but I didn't think about my acne constantly. It felt GREAT having skin like this.
Edited by 5ive, 23 April 2014 - 09:21 PM.