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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

lol its great your inspiring others Posted Image keep up the good work!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:54 AM

Wow, this is my first post, and I just had to finally make a comment because what you are going through is so similar to what I'm going through.
So, I started the Regiment about 2 to 3 weeks ago. I'm not sure entirely when because I was so slack to record. I regret.... But nevertheless, I was seeing good results and then my skin broke out around the right side of my face, from half of my forehead to the temple to the side of my face, there are about 20 cysts. Slightly smaller cysts but some are painful and they are definitely not good looking. I'm starting to think its milk that's causing my acne, or is it because I changed my cleanser? I changed to cetaphil gentle cleanser becasue acne.org cleanser seem too dry for me, I was getting wrinkles around my eye and mouth and where there are no acne, its soooooo rough like a sand paper. Are you by any chance experiencing this????? I'm going to upload some pictures of what my acne looks like RIGHT NOW!! I think lots of them are scars now on the forehead but on the cheeks are very active and stubborn ones. Its awful, its gross and I've finally decided to go to school without makeup for the better of the future! Hope to hear more from you!
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

hey

i followed thereisalwayshope in her early days and she has one of the best attitudes i have come across on the boards.

Looks like you are not far off either Posted Image your attitude and determination is half of the battle won.

i wish you all the best and i like your saying 'be bless or die trying' its pretty darn awesome Posted Image

i'll drop by from time to time to see how things are progressing


Haha thank you my friend and like thereisalwayshope mentioned she is one of my bestes friends so i guess now you can see a relation between our personalities. We are like two peas in a pod . Haha thank you so much for reading my posts.

Wow, this is my first post, and I just had to finally make a comment because what you are going through is so similar to what I'm going through.
So, I started the Regiment about 2 to 3 weeks ago. I'm not sure entirely when because I was so slack to record. I regret.... But nevertheless, I was seeing good results and then my skin broke out around the right side of my face, from half of my forehead to the temple to the side of my face, there are about 20 cysts. Slightly smaller cysts but some are painful and they are definitely not good looking. I'm starting to think its milk that's causing my acne, or is it because I changed my cleanser? I changed to cetaphil gentle cleanser becasue acne.org cleanser seem too dry for me, I was getting wrinkles around my eye and mouth and where there are no acne, its soooooo rough like a sand paper. Are you by any chance experiencing this????? I'm going to upload some pictures of what my acne looks like RIGHT NOW!! I think lots of them are scars now on the forehead but on the cheeks are very active and stubborn ones. Its awful, its gross and I've finally decided to go to school without makeup for the better of the future! Hope to hear more from you!
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Hello there and welcome to the regimen :)
as for the dairy im not sure whether it contributes to acne or not because i been dairy free for about a year or more and my acne is still cystic. Im starting to think mine is hormonal and maybe yours is too because i have similar acne to yours, minus the forehead. My cheeks seriously were infected with cysts but the regimen has seemed to clear me up.
Also my skin is extremely dry on my cheeks because thats where the problem area is but thats no reason to give up. Maybe in a couple of months the dryness wil subside. Stick to the regimen, i think you've already passed the first 2 weeks which for me was the worst part of the regimen. I felt like giving up because of the symptoms. Im glad i didnt.
Through your pics i can't really see any active cysts on your cheek but like 3 pimples and the rest looks like scarring and redness too me. I can tell you that the regimen isn't a cure but it sure has controlled my breakouts from waking up to 5 new pimples a day to like 1 or 2 a day, far better if you ask me ;)
Hang in there this bad set of cards cannot last forever and if you feel like talking you can PM me ;D

WEEK 5:

Yay ! Thanksgiving Day today. Wohooo ! Im grateful for all the support i have receive here on the .org i love you all and hoping that you all spend a great day today :)
Here is a little update on my skin; well forehead clear as glass, temples some ice pick scarring with one dead cyst on r/t temple however that sucker has been there for over a week, it seriously needs to die and go flat now, R/T Cheek has about 1 pimple with some red blemishes that are fading away( a toast to that) and L/T Cheek has about 4 pimples with some scarring and blemishes ( im guessing because i sleep on that cheek). I have to admit that my skin is looking much better than a month ago but it still needs some much more improvement for me to be 100% satisfied. Im not sure if being make up free has contributed to some of the improvements but i've been loyal and i havent applied any for a long time. Make-up free is the way to be! Today is the day i put all my problems aside(temporarily) and hmwk assig. as well and only focusing on the delicious foods i will be devouring in a few hours and yes i will be stuffing my face with desserts, lots of it. My skin might pay the consequences for my minor deviance but eehhh who cares right Posted Image? I will savor the taste yup yup !!
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

i enjoyed reading your posts there so full of life!

enjoy the food buddy we only live once :)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

i enjoyed reading your posts there so full of life!

enjoy the food buddy we only live once Posted Image


Your feedback is meaningful to me. Thank you my friend ^.^

DAY 36:

Woke up this morning to no new pimples however, as the day went by i caught myself scratching a certain area on my face. Well to be precise my R/T jawline and i swear that seconds later a new discovery came to my attention. Yup ! A new darn, creepy, hateful pimple. So i can contribute my picking and touching to new breakouts. That is a habit that must be STOPPED for good.
Also my face has recently began to become a bit more itchy :( it is so intolerable. I cant help but scratch like a maniac. To top it off i also have to deal with my darn eczema that is going wacko right now because of the change in climate. Although i give my eczema less care in comparison to the excessive attention i place on my acne, it still manages to bring me to my lowest point.
But folks I am not depressed, my skin disorders just make much more unique than your average, clear, flawless ideal girl because i am a true warrior. Thats how people with acne should think of themselves. Warriors who are not afraid of confrontation. So i will end this update with a quote and thought:
" Just keep in mind, and remember when your plans fail, that temporarily defeat is not a permanent failure." Be blessed ! :) ;) :)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:03 AM

Hey there...Glad to hear you're not breaking out anymore... I understand the eczema can be annoying... I get that in the winter... Try moisturizing more... Once you can consistently keep your breakouts under control, try cutting back on your BP use, it will help with the eczema... Keep up with the updates and positive attitude... Good luck!! :)
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Evenings: Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, One pump application of BP, One pump of Dan's moisturizer and two drops of Dan's AHA+
During Breakouts: Apply 2 pumps of BP and Moisturizer with AHA+ until breakout subsides
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:38 PM

My Aby! I enjoy reading you post! I am glad you have people that are here for you. Also #fadedjay is awesome, he is one of my favorites on acne.org haha :P

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Hey there...Glad to hear you're not breaking out anymore... I understand the eczema can be annoying... I get that in the winter... Try moisturizing more... Once you can consistently keep your breakouts under control, try cutting back on your BP use, it will help with the eczema... Keep up with the updates and positive attitude... Good luck!! Posted Image


Thanks Love and yes eczema is not the business but these past few days i have been able to keep it under control with hydrocortisone :) good riddance.
I sure hope that all is well with your skin and with your overall life as well . ;)

My Aby! I enjoy reading you post! I am glad you have people that are here for you. Also #fadedjay is awesome, he is one of my favorites on acne.org haha Posted Image


My Denizzz !! I also enjoy reading your posts because they are full of life and joy :) ;)
We both agree that #fadedjay is AWESOME & AMAZING ! Thanks for the support my peeps !

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

I LOVE YOU MISSY!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

DAY 40:

SOOOO, I haven't been able to update because of these mega exams which have been stressing me out ! Gahh ! I am so glad this semester is almost completed.
Now for the update (drum roll please) lol my skin has been improving wonderfully hopefully i do not jinx it . * fingers crossed
Here is a written review of my overall face because i am a cowardly son of a ding-dong. Meaning that i am too afraid to upload a picture of me-self :)haha
Forefead - clear as skies, glass, snow you name it.
R/T Cheek - 1 dead pimple . Yes i said 1 pimple. hooray Posted Image
L/F Cheek - 3 pimples two of them being small.
Chin - 2 small hardly noticeable whiteheads.
Overall progress no darn cysts ! YUPPIE !!!!
Even though i am still not clear the progress i am seeing is good enough. I also have many red blemishes but they are fading so thats also a plus. It is a guarantee that i am sticking to dans regimen for a while. The symptoms have subsided for now but they do come and go however, the regimen is so worth it because my skin is definitely improving. Again NO MAKE-UP ! Natural beauty is the way to be ladies but i understand it is difficult to walk out in public without foundation etc. (regardless we are beauties of god's creation, embrace it )
As for my diet again it has not been the best diet lately but i am trying to incorporate many veggies and fruits. I am mixing and matching but it would appear that i havent broken out severely despite of the high amounts of glycemic and sugary foods i've indulged. Anyways, i hope i continue to see amazing results from now and for those who are at the finish line congrats Posted Image i am on my way as well as with many of the .org users who are currently on a regimen to combat this gruesome disease.
STAY BLESSED OR DIE TRYING !!!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:45 PM

Beautiful love.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

Beautiful love.


YES YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL ITS TRUE. I SAW YOUR FACE IN A CROWDED PLACE AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.....JAMES BLUNT !!!!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

Also love. You should do yourself a favor and a favor for all your fans reading you post and upload a picture. You will be presently surprised because it is actually quite liberating :)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

Also love. You should do yourself a favor and a favor for all your fans reading you post and upload a picture. You will be presently surprised because it is actually quite liberating Posted Image


Ok just because you've asked me too ;)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

Haha you better…or I would drive to California and slap you silly :P

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

Haha you better…or I would drive to California and slap you silly Posted Image


HOW DO I UPLOAD ONTO HERE ? THIS THREAD ? IM TRYING ? BUT I CANT !

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

go to the top any page and click galary, then on the right side somewhere there should be something that says, 'upload' somewhere near the top.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

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This photo was taken a week into Dans regimen when my skin was uber RED and irritated . Grotesque !

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This photo I just took momentarily with my iphone ;)

ps. Sorry i do not possess a digital camera ! Maybe for x-mas i'll receive one !

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

Hey bea! It worked for me, and within six months I was spotless and completely clear. When I stopped though, it came back. Benzoyl peroxide is really bad for your skin so as Brandy said, remember its a temporary fix!!! I am now using BP again, but only on problem areas and I'm curing my acne internally so when I eventually go off BP again- my acne (hopefully) will not return with a vengeance as I will have killed the root (inside)

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

Hey bea! It worked for me, and within six months I was spotless and completely clear. When I stopped though, it came back. Benzoyl peroxide is really bad for your skin so as Brandy said, remember its a temporary fix!!! I am now using BP again, but only on problem areas and I'm curing my acne internally so when I eventually go off BP again- my acne (hopefully) will not return with a vengeance as I will have killed the root (inside)


Hi Ind1g0 :D
BP is definitely not the greatest medication to apply to your skin and thats why i will cut down as soon as i am clear. I am too trying to cleanse my body with healthy, nutritious foods so that when i stop using BP it wont attack me full force. I really hope to grow out or treat my acne internally.
I know that you and I have the right approach in respect to Acne and soon will have clear skin. yay! i know so !!!

DAY 42:

(WEEK 6) - Im still breaking out DARN IT ! I woke up this morning to a new pimple on my L/F Cheek ! Its not inflamed but its noticeable. Gaaah ! I want to stop waking up to new breakouts already . I currently have 6 active pimples. It seems im always at 6 pimples. I want to be down to zero already. Well im going to keep this post short. BREAKOUTS GO AWAYYYYY!!!!




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