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Is It Really Necessary To Moisturize? I Already Use Aha

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#1 Tingmothy


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:18 PM

This is a question for people who don't have dry, flaky skin. I've been on the regimen for over 2 months, and my skin didn't peel at all or flake. I use 2 pumps of BP, so it's not like i'm using too little. In the morning I use BP, and at night, I use BP and then a thin layer of AHA. However, Im still breaking out, and I take a multivitamin, fish oil, zinc, saw palmetto, vitamin D3, and Vitamin E. I Don't know what im doing wrong.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize... You just can't get around that step.. Yes, you may use AHA as a moisturizer but it's not suggested during day hours... If you aren't moisturizing in the am... START IMMEDIATELY!!! that is probably the reason you are still experiencing breakouts... Unfortunately, you can't skimp on the steps for the regimen... You just won't get the same results.. Especially during the winter months, moisturizing is absolutely vital to your success.. Good luck and remember to follow DKR precisely... :)
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Mornings: Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, One pump application of BP, One pump of Dan's moisturizer one drop Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock Liquid SPF 70
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 12 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

Agree with NYCQUEEN, you can't skip any steps of the regimen because you just wont get the results. Irritation is one cause of acne breakouts and dry skin is irritated skin. You may not feel that your skin is dehydrated but it is impossible to apply BP and for it not to dry your skin out. So start moisturising generously and gently in the mornings and you should start seeing better results. Good luck! :)

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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