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I'm In Week 9, Acne All Coming Back With A Vengence, Help Pls

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Hi Regimen users,

I feel as though this "shouldn't" be happening. I have changed nothing except my moisturizer (from Dan's to CeraVe). I have not skipped, I don't use makeup. On Dan's moisturizer, I really shouldn't have been going outslide - red, horribly flaky - like skin is actively detached from face and scaring people. On CeraVe face is not flaky. I welcome your thoughts?

I have kept a log. Saw improvement, then...a decline.

Thank you.

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Take this quiz.

http://www.acne.org/regimenadvice.php

And read here: http://www.acne.org/biggestmistakes.html

Sometimes people begin to slack over time without realizing it. Make sure you are being generous with the bp and following the steps very religiously. If your skin started going downhill when you started using CeraVe, I would stop using it.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Maybe there is something in the moisturizer that is making you break out? My only guess would be to switch back to Dan's for a while and see if the acne goes away. If it does then I guess you have to find another moisturizer that'll keep your skin not flaky but will also not break you out.


18 years old, acne sufferer for 5 years, both of my parents had acne into their 20s, many of my family members had acne, but not nearly as bad as mine.

What I currently use:

Cleanser: Basis Sensitive Skin Bar

Treatment: Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

Sunscreen (only during the day): Neutrogena Clear Face SPF 30 Sunblock


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I've been on the rigimen for approximately 1.5 years now. It took tweaking but essentially, I use treatment once a day at night after using the cleanser. I cannot tolerate the moisturizer (sensitive or alergic to something in it). My skin isn't perfect, but I'm okay with how it is. I don't have any special diet.

Initially I followed the regimen to the letter, and I wasn't acclimating even after the period of time generally indicated on this site had passed. I looked like a burn victim on a daily basis. So, I scaled back and poof, skin looked and felt much better and acne was manageable. I think everyone is a little different and no one here is a stranger to experimentation. If you're reading this, good luck!

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Oh boy, I'm sorry but a skin care routine alone isn't going to control your acne if it's more than just a few zits. Please see a ACTUAL dermatologist.

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From what you have said, I can only really see the change in your moisturizer as a possible cause of your breakouts.

Reminds me of what I went through during my time on the regiment at one point. I decided to switch to eucerin moisturizer as like everyone else I was having problems with dry flaky skin. Anyway, the moisturizer immediately broke me out and I stopped using it straight away. I figured it must have been some ingredients that did not go well with my skin. It happens sometimes when changing or trying out new products. Everyone's skin is different. Sometimes just one ingredient here and there can react badly to acne prone skin.

Best thing to do is go back to the products and routine that worked fine before the changes and the breakouts.


DKR user since July 2006...(02/2013) The signature is outdated for many years now. I no longer do the regiment as I'm clear but below are some of the steps I followed at some point in time along the way.

At first i followed the reg exactly twice daily for months and it has never, ever, ever failed me... It really works Incredibly Well.

Ive used Brevoxyl 4% BP and Clean & Clear oil free dual action moisturiser from the start and continue to do so. I also use jojoba oil and mix it with the Clean & Clear moisturiser when i moisturise. For cleansing i use normal shower and/or bath cleansers.

My Acne is entirely under control due to the DKR and i do not get any breakouts whatsoever. I have not done the regiment since 2009. Long time. I still cleans and moisturise but thats it. Dans reg works wonders. Thank you

13 days out of 14 (2 weeks) i simply cleanse and moisturise with the Clean & Clear Oil Free Moisturiser ALONE (NO JOJOBA OIL INVOLVED)) during the days and nights.

1 day out of 14 (2 weeks) i do the full DKR (WITH JOJOBA OIL MIXED WITH MOISTURISER) at Night Only - In the day i just cleanse and moisturise as other days (NO JOJOBA OIL INVOLVED).


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