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Burning Red Patches

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I have been using the regimen for almost a year now and it's done amazing things for my acne. A few weeks ago I woke up and my skin was dry burning and cracking only around my chin and corners of my mouth. I managed to get the cracking and flaking under control and it's gone away. I have stopped using the cleanser and BP on my chin in case that was causing the irritation but that's not it. My chin in dark red and burns when I put moisturizer on it. It will not go away I have no idea what to do? The rest of my face is fine and I have no problems with it, it's only my chin!

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It's possible it may be a new allergy. Check the obvious - new chin irritations? (Like a new lotion that you put on your hands and then rest your hands on your chin?) I'm not sure what else it could be, but someone else will be able to hop in here and give you good advice!


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i dont think it is an allergic reaction because its only localized on my chin and no where else on my face. i'm just washing my chin with water i'm not using the clenser or the BP any more just the moisturizer. If any one has a similar experience and got rid of it please let me know any help is greatly appreciated!

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I would say it might be the moisturiser, sometimes it can cause burning as it's interacting with the BP, maybe try it without using the moisturiser see how that goes. Also, when this has happened to me, I've stopped using the BP for a few days to let my skin go better as I've noticed when I've applied creams in the past it has burned me but I think that was because I was just starting them. But yeah, try BP for a few days without moisturiser and see how that goes maybe! :)

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This happens to me on occassion too, and i've been using the regimen for over a year now. I find that if I lay off the BP in those areas and apply moisturiser a few times a day to the red patches it goes away and I can start using BP all over my face again. Not sure why it happens but its not pleasant.


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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I've tried both methods. I've tried not using bp and just moisturizer, but I can't stop using the moisturizer because my skin gets soooo dry around my chin it starts to flake immediately after the BP is dried. I make sure I'm extra gentle around the area. It's been over a month that ie been dealing with this same red path around my chin. I'm trying to wait it out, but I'm just not sure if it's going to go away!

And I really appreciate all of your replies thank you so much. Makes me feel better knowing I'm not the only one. How long did It take for it to go away for you?

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I also want to add that I have found out that it is the moisturizer causing the redness and burning sensation, thank you for pointing that out!!I would stop using it but I'm not sure what else to use? Without the moisturizer my skin starts to flake where it's irritated, has anyone used anything else besides the Acneorg moisturizer?

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