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So i have been on the regimen for like a week. i have been reading about exfoliated to clear blemishes. should i add the St. Ives blemish and blackhead controll to dan regimen or should i wait for a while.

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If you haven't experienced any irritation from the BP I say go for it. Use a gentle scrub though, and not more than 2-3 times a week.


Finished Tetralysal on 12/04/13

Quinoderm 10 once a week

Gedarel 30/150 as current treatment.


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If you're following the regimen then follow it exactly and precisely as dans describes and you will have enventual success. If you start adding in products and extra steps you run the risk of not becoming clear. As Ind1g0 has said, BP is irritating enough without adding in exfoliation.

To give you an example, I got completely clear following Dan's regimen within 3 months. In my 4th month I was tempted to use an exfoliating scrub (for old times sake). I used it on perfectly blemish free skin and within 2 days I had about 5 pimples come up. That was my lesson learnt about not exfoliating.


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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