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#1 Norris

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:57 PM

My Past:
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  • Bad Acne since teens, has toned down a bit now, but I still get moderate amounts of small acne, that get bigger if left untreated.
  • I moved to HK(humid) for about 1 year during highschool, and then came back to Ontario, Canada.
  • The move to HK made my "teen breakout period" go into Hyper Mode, with acne covering my face and pimples growing on top of existing pimples. All of which were the really big + really painful type, with not much cyst.
What I've tried
  • Proactiv
    • Made my skin feel smoother
    • The ex-foliating wash always "broke" my existing pimples, and I always had blood after every wash.
    • Left my skin feeling very very dry even after moisturising.
    • Didn't do much for my acne in HK, and didn't do much for my acne in Canada.
    • So my usage period was about 1 year, and I stopped after getting no visible results.
  • Over counter products
    • I've tried the a lot of over counter products, nothing stuck, but it could also be because I never really used anything for long enough.
The Regiment
  • ​I've tried the Regiment before with some success
  • I didn't really follow the instructions the first time round (half year period), so I had mixed results)
  • I decided I am going to follow the Regiment WORD FOR WORD, for at least 6 months and see how my skins feels.
Day 1

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

Have you considered accutane?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

Have you considered accutane?


yes, but I decided not to. The climax of my acne is hopefully in the past, and the doctor says my acne at this point, isn't serious enough that he would recommend accutane.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

Day 2
  • 1&1/2 pump cleanser (I have a small face)
  • 1 pump BP
  • 1/2 pump moisturiser + half finger AHA+ + 3 drops Jojoba oil
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 08:30 AM

Day 2
  • 1&1/2 pump cleanser (I have a small face)
  • 1 pump BP
  • 1 pump moisturiser + 3 drops Jojoba oil
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

You're lucky, you have very mild acne. Keep us posted, I hope DKR works for you.

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:12 AM

You're lucky, you have very mild acne. Keep us posted, I hope DKR works for you.


Well I should post my picture when I was on proactiv. There was not a spot on my face that did not have a pimple, or two. But at that time, I made an effort to avoid cameras.

Day 6
  • 1+1/2 pump Cleanser
  • 1+1/2 pump BP
  • 1+1/2 pump moisturiser + 3 drops Jojoba.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 03:03 PM

Proactiv sucks. Made my breakouts heal slower because of that grainy cleanser. The toner also dried out my face.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:36 AM

you look good man

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:02 AM

Proactiv sucks. Made my breakouts heal slower because of that grainy cleanser. The toner also dried out my face.


It really does... I kinda jump into things full fledge, and I didn't think much about it. But I should of stopped way sooner than I did. The grainy cleanser would end up breaking my pimples, which made them swell up even more, and that's how I ended up with scarring.

Day 7
  • 1+1/2 pump Cleanser
  • 1+1/2 pump BP
  • 1+1/2 pump moisturiser + 3 drops Jojoba.
Notes
  • My nose area, and under my chin area, feels stingy.
  • Nose area starting to flake.
  • I might have accidently got some BP near my eye are and there is a bit of flaking there as well.
  • Skin feels tight.
  • I'm wondering should I up my moisturiser & jojoba?
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:05 PM

Did you pop that pimple on your forehead?

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:00 AM

I would get your moisturizer up to 2 pumps and maybe 5 drops of jojoba oil. I would use a generous amount of jojoba oil at night for extra hydration. Skin shouldn't feel tight anymore after moisturizing. If it is, you need to use more. The stingy areas are super dry. I have a super dry spot on the left side of my jawline below my ear. Try not to pick too much at the flakes. After a month on DKR, you could try slowly mixing in Dan's AHA+ into your moisturizer to start breaking down the dead skin you are accumulating. After a month of slowly adding dosages of AHA every night (like you have to slowly increase with the bp) you could use a thin finger length of it undiluted every few night to every night a week. AHA may cause another initial breakout like bp does, but this is a beneficial thing as cell turn-over is increased which lifts deep clogged pore junk up and out (dead oily skin) and once those breakouts clear, they are gone. I think I got carried away. Sorry XD But I hope that helps

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

Did you pop that pimple on your forehead?

It popped in my sleep :( Just had to clean up a bit, but was still red when I finished the regimen.

I would get your moisturizer up to 2 pumps and maybe 5 drops of jojoba oil. I would use a generous amount of jojoba oil at night for extra hydration. Skin shouldn't feel tight anymore after moisturizing. If it is, you need to use more. The stingy areas are super dry. I have a super dry spot on the left side of my jawline below my ear. Try not to pick too much at the flakes. After a month on DKR, you could try slowly mixing in Dan's AHA+ into your moisturizer to start breaking down the dead skin you are accumulating. After a month of slowly adding dosages of AHA every night (like you have to slowly increase with the bp) you could use a thin finger length of it undiluted every few night to every night a week. AHA may cause another initial breakout like bp does, but this is a beneficial thing as cell turn-over is increased which lifts deep clogged pore junk up and out (dead oily skin) and once those breakouts clear, they are gone. I think I got carried away. Sorry XD But I hope that helps

Thank you very much for your post. I will try exactly that, starting tomorrow and see how it goes.

I've upped my dosage for moisturiser today, so the feels less tight. So I think I will try your suggestion tonight.

Day 8
  • 1+1/2 Pump Cleanser
  • 1+1/2 Pump BP
  • 1+1/2 Pump Moisturiser + 5 drops Jojoba oil
Notes:
  • Face not as tight.
  • I've come to realize, the last time I used the Regimen, I stopped moisturising as much as I felt my face was just so greasy and shiny afterwards. I basically tried the suggested amount for a day or 2 and stopped. But after almost a week of just following the suggested amount (which to me feels like, WAYYY TOO MUCH moisturiser), my face started adapting to it, and not creating so much oil and grease. *gasP!!
  • So I'm going to go full dose tomorrow, 2pumps Moisturizer + 5 drops jojoba, and extra at night with some AHA+
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:44 PM

Don't forget to wait at least four weeks into the regimen before starting to use AHA+

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:25 PM

Don't forget to wait at least four weeks into the regimen before starting to use AHA+

oh... wow I really should pay attention to instructions... I used it the first day of Regimen. okay, so I'll start 3 weeks later....
Thanks again Stardust!
Day 8
Note 1:My skin feels a bit tight now that it's late in the afternoon. It was feeling better this morning, but definitely tighter now when I smile. It's also still itchy, I can avoid scratching, it's just annoying.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

Not a problem :) Keep us posted

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

Day 8
Note 2:
  • Its nearing the end of the work day, my skin feels tighter, it is oily, and mild tingling on my face where I'm sweating (we have the thermostat kind of high here).
  • I do notice that the last few days my eyes are stinging. I watched Dan's video, and he said to avoid the eye areas. I did but maybe I'll have to leave a larger radius untreated, as my eyes are stinging, so much so that I had to pull over while driving yesterday and flush it out with a bottle of water I had handy.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:51 AM

Day 9
  • 1 Pump Cleanser
  • 1+1/2 Pump BP
  • 2 Pump Moisturiser + 4 drops Jojoba
Notes:
  • Since I started Regimen, I did have a few break outs, one under my chin, on my left cheek, and on top of my lip. But they died & dried quickly, a lot quicker than before starting the Regimen.
  • Nose got flakier
  • Upper Cheek area, that is close to eye are is flaky
  • Face still feels a bit tight after Regimen in the AM, but PM feels fine.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:06 PM

The eye stinging is something I had to get past in my first month. What I do to help around the corners of the eyes and lids, is put a thin layer of Vaseline. It stops the BP from migrating towards those spots. Tightness means BP is gradually getting deeper, that's why you are getting more breakouts. It's worth it! The deeper dormant pimples are emerging. The first 6 weeks are going to be hell.. But stay with it and beyond, your skin should be more accustomed to DKR. Happy clearing :)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:10 AM

Day 10
  • 1 Pump Cleanser
  • 1+1/2 Pump BP
  • 2 Pumps Moisturiser + 4 Jojoba
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The eye stinging is something I had to get past in my first month. What I do to help around the corners of the eyes and lids, is put a thin layer of Vaseline. It stops the BP from migrating towards those spots. Tightness means BP is gradually getting deeper, that's why you are getting more breakouts. It's worth it! The deeper dormant pimples are emerging. The first 6 weeks are going to be hell.. But stay with it and beyond, your skin should be more accustomed to DKR. Happy clearing Posted Image


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