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I have never has a problem with acne throughout high school, however after I graduated my acne flared. I do not know what or how it started but i need help in clearing my acne. It has taken a nasty tole in my life and has ripped my confidence into pieces. After reading about The Regimen yesterday I was happy to see that the system seems to work for many different types of acne. My acne is probably severe. I am currently on doxycycline and I want to include this in my routine so hopefully I have some good results before school beings in about five weeks. I hope my journey can help others defeat this ugly disease. If you have any words of hope I would love to hear them everyone smile.png Thank you everyone for sharing your journey and inspiring me to do my own.

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Did you had acne before? It could be something you ate that you are allergic to. Five weeks is kinda short, but if you manage to stop breaking out, it won't be that bad, but you'll have red marks. You should try changing your diet, try a plant-based diet for a while and see how it does. You should use Google to search about healthy eating for acne. I hope you get it under controlled!

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Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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Well I was on a dairy free diet for about two months because I heard a lot about it being contributed to severe acne and everything but I saw absolutely no improvement. it got worse in fact. Now I am eating healthily and eating whole grains and the whole bit. I had very mild acne throughout high school, which is suspected amount teens and all so I was not worried about it, but just one summer my acne started to get worse and continues to get worse to that picture posted above. I have tried using turmeric, apple cider vinegar, and various other ways and i stayed on them for about five weeks each to let each work, but sadly still nothing seemed to help. Now i am just praying that with the success of so many people that are using the regimen that I will work for me. I can say within just a day or two of following Dan's Regiman on this site, I am seeing some results, even though my skin is dry I can see some results. I will keep posting pictures every few days to show the improvement. Also I for the past year I have been waking up to maybe five pimples every morning so my social life is falling apart so I have so hope for the Regimen.

Thank you for replying and I will look into the diet deal.

Did you have acne? Your skin looks great by the way from the picture.


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What is your diet like? Do you mostly eat vegetables and fruits ? These foods contains a lot of nutrients and can help you .

You can also eat beans, whole grain like brown rice, quinoa, etc., nuts/seeds.

And No problem! Yeah, you should certainly look into diet smile.png Plant-based for success! It does take times, but eventually, you'll see improvement.

Yeah, I had acne and I still do. I have 2 active ones along with dark spots and some scars. You can actually see my photos if you click Gallery Image: 7 You'll see my scars and dark spots.. smile.png You can see that at the bottom of my display picture. My skin does look very smooth and feels smooth because of my diet. I'm almost 26 and I am not aging at all. ha ha

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Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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Yes is was mostly just fruits and vegis with the occasional chicken here and there. I did that for maybe three months and after not seeing results I wanted to find something else that might work better topically.

Hava you th ought about trying the regimen? I have seen some people on this site your similar skin and after the regimen it looks almost flawless and it didn't not take too long and all since you don't have pimples everywhere like other people do.


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Yes is was mostly just fruits and vegis with the occasional chicken here and there. I did that for maybe three months and after not seeing results I wanted to find something else that might work better topically.

Hava you th ought about trying the regimen? I have seen some people on this site your similar skin and after the regimen it looks almost flawless and it didn't not take too long and all since you don't have pimples everywhere like other people do.


Best way to make your skin smooth and clear eventually:

Plant-based diet is the best medicine for everything.. That's if you consume at least 80% raw, mainly from veggies and fruits.

Exercising: cardio is great for skin and lifting a bit.

Thinking positive and try not to stress or think about acne.

I am doing these and my skin is currently very smooth and clearing up!

I am a vegan raw 100%. I feel better, have more energy, saving animals a year, glow skin, I look younger, etc.


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I have also used lavender oil, lemon oil, tea tree oil, and honey to try and improve my acne in any way. I did these for about three months and they helps only with my symptoms, but did not help to clearing my acne in anyway. I do love the tee tree oil, however after using that since February I did not see results so I needed another solution for my skin. I am pretty sure that I have a resistant form of acne or something because nothing seemed to be working haha. I have tried everything except accutane. I am afraid of accutane because of all the side affects that it has so right now I am going to stay put with this regimen. I just have to have it in me to not give up. It is so easy to just give up and i hate that!!


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Goodluck!!! I've started today as well. Let's pray this work for both of us :)

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Diane 35 and all other BCP are poison. Diane 35 caused my acne.
I've been off the pill since December 2012.


DKR Regimen Started July 16th 2012. Did not work for me, irritated my skin and made matters worse.

Now trying to quit facial cleansers and use the water only method.

Started the water only method on March 18th 2013.

AM:

  • Rinse with water in shower
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
  • Apply Almay Smart Shade Makeup with a clean brush (try to go without when possible)

PM:

  • Rinse with water over kitchen skin
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel

I DO NOT EAT:

  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • processed anything
  • gluten
  • very sweet fruits (ex: bananas or pineapples)
  • egg yolks
  • dairy

I allow myself 1 instant coffee a day.

I take fermented cod liver oil, zinc, probiotics and spearmint tea every day.

I also give TLC to my liver with burdock root and dandelion tea smile.png

I change my pillow cases frequently.

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And if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again and lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain. Just erodes us in the rain.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.


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Alrighty!!!! lets go through this together! we can do it!

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Well I was on a dairy free diet for about two months because I heard a lot about it being contributed to severe acne and everything but I saw absolutely no improvement. it got worse in fact. Now I am eating healthily and eating whole grains and the whole bit.


80%-20% Alkaline forming vs Acid forming Diet

`Organic~
I don't consume:
*Dairy
*Whole grains
*Refined sugars
*Table salt
*Vegetable oils
*Processed/Fast foods
*Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)
As well as the pesticides/herbicides that come with them

My philosophy: Less externally, more internally

Even taking long hot showers in chemically treated tap water is too harsh for acne prone skin

(And that's without a face wash)

This site is absolutely loaded with info on curing acne internally


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Well I went off both dairy and wheat for months and months and there was no improvement. Knowing my body I know what they were not a culprit of my acne. I know why many people have sensitivities to either dairy or gluten or even both but after being off them both for months and seeing absolutely nothing I really can say that they have nothing to do with it. I eat both is moderation now, but I eat little dairy. I do not drink soda, I don't eat fast food at all, and if I do it is like once every few months! I make most of my food and i don't like the canned foods because they taste so bad from being soaked in preservatives and sitting on the shovels the the grocery stores. So my diet is pretty good compared to the way I see other people eating around myself.

I think I either have the P acne (the bacteria that causes acne) overgrowth in my body or my sebaceous glands ( the glands that produce that oils in our body) is working on overload. It could also be a hormonal issue because I have tested that with a derm yet.

I have yet to see what is the true cause of my acne.

Thank you for replying, your advise is very important.


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Do you think you're going to give the omega 3's a shot? As far as consuming ground/sprouted Chia, Flax, Kiwi, or Hemp seeds? Many people on this forum have gotten rid of their acne just by consuming these in good amounts. Maybe it's worth a shot for you


80%-20% Alkaline forming vs Acid forming Diet

`Organic~
I don't consume:
*Dairy
*Whole grains
*Refined sugars
*Table salt
*Vegetable oils
*Processed/Fast foods
*Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)
As well as the pesticides/herbicides that come with them

My philosophy: Less externally, more internally

Even taking long hot showers in chemically treated tap water is too harsh for acne prone skin

(And that's without a face wash)

This site is absolutely loaded with info on curing acne internally


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good luck!

it's a very long road. but things should definitely start to look up before school starts.

Arizona summer's get very intense. you probably already knew that. just wear a moisturizer with lots of SPF.

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Do you think you're going to give the omega 3's a shot? As far as consuming ground/sprouted Chia, Flax, Kiwi, or Hemp seeds? Many people on this forum have gotten rid of their acne just by consuming these in good amounts. Maybe it's worth a shot for you


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Do you think you're going to give the omega 3's a shot? As far as consuming ground/sprouted Chia, Flax, Kiwi, or Hemp seeds? Many people on this forum have gotten rid of their acne just by consuming these in good amounts. Maybe it's worth a shot for you

I will. I am also taking fish oil. But I will try this to try and speed up my process for get rid of acne. Thank You. smile.png


80%-20% Alkaline forming vs Acid forming Diet

`Organic~
I don't consume:
*Dairy
*Whole grains
*Refined sugars
*Table salt
*Vegetable oils
*Processed/Fast foods
*Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)
As well as the pesticides/herbicides that come with them

My philosophy: Less externally, more internally

Even taking long hot showers in chemically treated tap water is too harsh for acne prone skin

(And that's without a face wash)

This site is absolutely loaded with info on curing acne internally


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It is so hard to know what ti eat and what not to eat and supplements and everything !ahhhh!

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It is so hard to know what ti eat and what not to eat and supplements and everything !ahhhh!

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Diane 35 and all other BCP are poison. Diane 35 caused my acne.
I've been off the pill since December 2012.


DKR Regimen Started July 16th 2012. Did not work for me, irritated my skin and made matters worse.

Now trying to quit facial cleansers and use the water only method.

Started the water only method on March 18th 2013.

AM:

  • Rinse with water in shower
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
  • Apply Almay Smart Shade Makeup with a clean brush (try to go without when possible)

PM:

  • Rinse with water over kitchen skin
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel

I DO NOT EAT:

  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • processed anything
  • gluten
  • very sweet fruits (ex: bananas or pineapples)
  • egg yolks
  • dairy

I allow myself 1 instant coffee a day.

I take fermented cod liver oil, zinc, probiotics and spearmint tea every day.

I also give TLC to my liver with burdock root and dandelion tea smile.png

I change my pillow cases frequently.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

And if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again and lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain. Just erodes us in the rain.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.


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It is so hard to know what ti eat and what not to eat and supplements and everything !ahhhh!

I agree, I drives me insane to try and attribute what I eat to my breakouts. I don't know how certain people get clear doing that.


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Oh my goodness! I just came from summer school and guess what I literally got 8 new pimples in a matter of hours :( how discouraging. Face is dry, flaky, painful, and looks gross. I know all this is going to happen but man does it suck. Really makes you just want to suit everything honestly, but that of course it not an option of me. Well Goodnight everyone.


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Face is dry, flaky, painful, and looks gross.

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80%-20% Alkaline forming vs Acid forming Diet

`Organic~
I don't consume:
*Dairy
*Whole grains
*Refined sugars
*Table salt
*Vegetable oils
*Processed/Fast foods
*Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)
As well as the pesticides/herbicides that come with them

My philosophy: Less externally, more internally

Even taking long hot showers in chemically treated tap water is too harsh for acne prone skin

(And that's without a face wash)

This site is absolutely loaded with info on curing acne internally


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The thing is I have tried using the green tea toner. I have also tried an apple cider vinegar toner, and a chamomile tea toner, and a tea tree toner. Each again for months with absolutely no results. I also have heard that green tea work basically the same as Benzoyl Peroxide but results are never there. I have went to two holistic doctors and the last thing they told me that I have a resistant form of acne and they could not figure out why my skin was not reacting to everything natural that they were suggesting. There were so many people they cured of acne so that was why that was the first thing I tried since my acne became severe. One doctor said that I might have Pyoderma Faciale. It affects women 19-40 and if you do not know what it is, it is a rare skin condition causing severe outbreaks of inflamed nodules and cysts on the face that come out of the blue. I have a feeling that I might have this because my acne became severe in a matter of two weeks form having pretty much clear skin my whole life. There is no cure that is said to be found, but it has been said that I goes away on its own within a year or two as suddenly as it came. I might have this. I do not know for sure. My skin is strange.

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hey girl, wanted to give you my words of encouragement! I'm off to do the night time regimen.

I noticed you wrote that you broke out on the fourth day, I know how terrible that must feel, but I think it can take a while to stop breaking out. Hang in there! Also, maybe you should think about doing it once a day like me to start? So far I think I like this because I'm not "killing" my skin. I'm only did it twice a day on one of the 4 days, I think I might continue doing it like that (on and off twice vs. once).

Hope you are feeling ok!

Talk tomorrow :)


Diane 35 and all other BCP are poison. Diane 35 caused my acne.
I've been off the pill since December 2012.


DKR Regimen Started July 16th 2012. Did not work for me, irritated my skin and made matters worse.

Now trying to quit facial cleansers and use the water only method.

Started the water only method on March 18th 2013.

AM:

  • Rinse with water in shower
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
  • Apply Almay Smart Shade Makeup with a clean brush (try to go without when possible)

PM:

  • Rinse with water over kitchen skin
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel

I DO NOT EAT:

  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • processed anything
  • gluten
  • very sweet fruits (ex: bananas or pineapples)
  • egg yolks
  • dairy

I allow myself 1 instant coffee a day.

I take fermented cod liver oil, zinc, probiotics and spearmint tea every day.

I also give TLC to my liver with burdock root and dandelion tea smile.png

I change my pillow cases frequently.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

And if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again and lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain. Just erodes us in the rain.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.


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I've been on Dan's regimen for a few years now. I had cystic acne around my jaw and temple area. What worked BEST for me was that I noticed if I used the full 2 pumps that Dan recommends, then my skin gets extremely irritating. I used about 1 pump for my entire face or just enough to create a nice thin film over my face. Then I would moisturize. FInd the right balance for your skin and lifestyle, this is extremely important. This took about 3 month before I saw the results that I wanted.

What Dan fails to mention is that this regimen just subdues acne. Once you stop the regimen then there is a high probability that your acne will return and with revenge. The crappy thing about topical treatments is that you have to leave them on ALL day which will destroys your skin. I switched over to a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash which I use day and night.

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hey girl, wanted to give you my words of encouragement! I'm off to do the night time regimen.

I noticed you wrote that you broke out on the fourth day, I know how terrible that must feel, but I think it can take a while to stop breaking out. Hang in there! Also, maybe you should think about doing it once a day like me to start? So far I think I like this because I'm not "killing" my skin. I'm only did it twice a day on one of the 4 days, I think I might continue doing it like that (on and off twice vs. once).

Hope you are feeling ok!

Talk tomorrow smile.png


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thereisalwayshope, are you experiencing really bad burning when doing the regimen? I just wrote about this on my topic, my skin was burning SO much last night.

Do you know if this is normal?


Diane 35 and all other BCP are poison. Diane 35 caused my acne.
I've been off the pill since December 2012.


DKR Regimen Started July 16th 2012. Did not work for me, irritated my skin and made matters worse.

Now trying to quit facial cleansers and use the water only method.

Started the water only method on March 18th 2013.

AM:

  • Rinse with water in shower
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel
  • Apply Almay Smart Shade Makeup with a clean brush (try to go without when possible)

PM:

  • Rinse with water over kitchen skin
  • Pat dry with a clean towel or paper towel

I DO NOT EAT:

  • sugar
  • alcohol
  • processed anything
  • gluten
  • very sweet fruits (ex: bananas or pineapples)
  • egg yolks
  • dairy

I allow myself 1 instant coffee a day.

I take fermented cod liver oil, zinc, probiotics and spearmint tea every day.

I also give TLC to my liver with burdock root and dandelion tea smile.png

I change my pillow cases frequently.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

And if we could float away, fly up to the surface and just start again and lift off before trouble just erodes us in the rain. Just erodes us in the rain.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.


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