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Just When I Thought I Was Ready To Quit.. The Regimen Pulled Me Back In

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#1 MichelleKL77

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

Just a few days ago I wrote that I was seriously considering quitting the regimen, this is how it has been since I've started, I'm almost at my 6th week on it.
1st week: dry skin, not much improvement in acne, redness from the bp
2nd week: horrible breakout, about 15-20 large cysts on my face
3: the same as 2
4: started to see improvement maybe only 4-5 pimples on my face, lots of scarring though
5th: another horrible breakout, this time worse then the one in the second week, about 22-25 large cysts on my face that hurt not to mention my skin was pretty red from the bp
almost 6th week: skin is improving again, about 6-7 pimples on my face right now but they are smaller and easier to cover, I use almay concealer and thats it- less is more.

I started to see improvement again a couple days ago, also on friday my AHA+ came in the mail, I had actually forgotten that I even ordered it so I was excited when I opened my mailbox, I used it friday night and last night and so far so good, it really shrinks current pimples and helps with any flakiness you have from the bp.

I am so excited to be so close to the 2 month mark(only a couple more weeks!!!!), hopefully it gets even better from here, for those of you wanting to give up and quit the regimen don't, I felt this way just a few days ago and now my skin is back on track and looking better then before, keep going and hopefully you will get the same result.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

The first couple months are so tough, but its worth it if you make it through to the other end. Glad you're having success with the AHA. I LOVE that stuff and it made such a difference to helping me get clear.

Good luck with the next 2 months, they will be exciting im sure :)

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 smile.png

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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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

The first couple months are so tough, but its worth it if you make it through to the other end. Glad you're having success with the AHA. I LOVE that stuff and it made such a difference to helping me get clear.

Good luck with the next 2 months, they will be exciting im sure Posted Image




Thank you! :)

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Yes- I think I posted on your previous thread, and said it takes a few months the first time you start and it definitely gets worse before it gets better. Keep pullin through. If by the 5th month (I know that's a long time) but if there's NO improvement at that point, I'd say can the regimen, but the chances of that happening are low :P One thing I would say though, is to only use bp on the affected parts of your face. Don't use it on areas that are usually clear....

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

Yes- I think I posted on your previous thread, and said it takes a few months the first time you start and it definitely gets worse before it gets better. Keep pullin through. If by the 5th month (I know that's a long time) but if there's NO improvement at that point, I'd say can the regimen, but the chances of that happening are low Posted Image One thing I would say though, is to only use bp on the affected parts of your face. Don't use it on areas that are usually clear....



Thanks for the advice! Yes 5 months seems like a very long time, but worth it in the end I suppose.


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