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Pain With The Moisturiser?!

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#1 teen123


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:36 AM

So I'm on the second week of the regimen and my skin has just started the dry phase, it's unbearably dry and flaky.. When I put the moisturiser on it is unbearably painful, like a stinging type pain.

It hurts so much, is this normal?


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:18 PM

Yes it is pretty normal, I remember when I started both the bp and moisturizer would sting. It will wear off in less than an hour.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:09 PM

I shudder when I think back to that burning pain. I used to dread putting on the moisturiser, but it got better after 4 weeks for me. Hang in there....

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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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

I'd say stick with it for a while. I switched moisturizers because I found Dan's moisturizer to be irritating for my skin.
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