Dan's Cleanser And Other Productscleanser
Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:47 PM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:44 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but this may help the OP also. Any cleanser suggestions other than Dan's? Potentionally less irritating?
DKR user since October 11th, 2011
Regimen as of March 1st, 2013
-CeraVe Cleanser in AM/PM
-1 gallon of water per day
-Green tea capsule
- Tea Tree Oil for spot treatment
Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:52 PM
The cleanser is pH balanced to the skin (5.5). It is as gentle as baby bath.
Dryness is typical in the beginning of the Regimen. Start out with just a tiny amount of bp once daily for the first week. Take about 4 weeks to work your way up to the full suggested amount. Your skin will adjust easier.
In the meantime, be very generous with the moisturizer and here are Dan's tips for dealing wtih dry flaky skin. http://www.acne.org/faq.html#dry
Hope that helps!
We're all in this together.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:47 PM
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:56 AM
If you were to use alternative cleansers, such as Cetaphil as an example, it would seem that your skin is less dried out, but thats only because it places a moisturising film over the top of your skin. It doesnt mean your skin is more hydrated, it just gives you the feeling and appearance that it is.
My personal experience is that the BP was extremely drying on my skin during the first 5 weeks but once my skin adjusted to it, it was less harsh. I still closely follow Dan's regimen though and ensure that I cleanse, apply plenty of BP and plenty of moisturiser. Get through the first 5 weeks or so and you will be cruising.
Oh, and in response to your first question about does the regimen work for closed comedones, then the answer is yes. I about 100 closed comedones all over my forehead and inflamed acne on the rest of my face, and in the second week they all turned into 100 whiteheads (deep joy). After they dried up and healed in week 3, it left my forehead perfectly smooth, with not one bump to be seen or felt when I cleansed my face.
After remaining clear for around 1.5 years following DKR (The Regimen), in March 2013 I decided to change to Epiduo. I use a pea size amount of epiduo each night, followed by a layer of topical antibiotic (Eryacne). I also apply Eryacne every morning and moisturise twice a day. After switching to Epiduo from the regimen I found that it took a good 3 months to get back to being perfectly clear again and now I might get one small pimple appear per month. I can live with that
I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry. In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.
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