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#1 Spotthedifference

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

So, I'm currently in a position where I have no actives at all - only red/brown marks from previous acne and one or two clogged pores at a time. The marks are fading quite well on their own with time, sunscreen and mineral makeup. I do wonder though if AHA would help speed up the process a bit.

I've heard a lot of people talking about initial breakouts - I know I might still be acne prone, but could this happen to somebody who has their acne completley under control?

I've already bought some of Dan's AHA for the back of my legs and my shoulders, I'm just wondering if it would be helpful to fade the hyperpigmentation on my face, or if the risk of getting acne again isn't worth it.

Thanks for taking the time to read this :)

These are some photographs of before I got clear and now:
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#2 Julisss

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

Wow, your skin looks pretty. Why don't you start applying it in a small patch first and see your skin's reaction to it?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

I was almost clear when I started using AHA+ and it didnt cause me to break out at all. In fact within a couple of weeks my skin was glowing. I say give it a go, im sure you wont regret it.

Congrats on your progress so far :)

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.


#4 Spotthedifference

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

Wow, your skin looks pretty. Why don't you start applying it in a small patch first and see your skin's reaction to it?


Thankyou so much :) That's the first time I've heard that in almost two years. That also sounds like a really very good idea - I might try it out on my arm first then move on to my forehead, where I can cover any reaction with hair if needs be.

I was almost clear when I started using AHA+ and it didnt cause me to break out at all. In fact within a couple of weeks my skin was glowing. I say give it a go, im sure you wont regret it.

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That's great to hear, thanks for sharing your experience :) You look lovely in your picture by the way. Thanks very much, I'm so much happier now. I can't wait until these marks fade.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

I'm so happy for you! Your skin looks amazing! Are you wearing makeup in that pic? Because if that's your bare skin...wow. Beautiful. :)

Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

 

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The  lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

 

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil

 


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Thankyou Posted Image You're really kind. I have powder on my eyebags and eyeliner and mascara on. It makes a huge difference from all the blends of foundation I used to put on. :) And my taller friends are lots happier now - no face inprints on their shirts from hugs! Posted Image

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

Congrats! Looking great.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

Thankyou :)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Thanks for the advice guys. I started using the AHA four days ago and here's where I'm up too now:

 

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I'm really pleased with the results thus far.


Edited by Spotthedifference, 04 February 2013 - 12:21 PM.

Currently clear of acne with the occasional hormonal breakout. Check out my routines and progress updates here:
http://www.acne.org/...g-and-duac-gel/

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:29 PM

Holy cow, your skin looks amazing.  I'm so excited for you.....:D


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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Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

Keep it up!!! Skin is looking amazing!!! WOOHOOOOOO FOR AHA!!!! :)


DKR Log http://www.acne.org/...r/page__st__120
DKR Photo Gallery http://www.acne.org/...66762-nycqueen/

Skin Care Regimen
 
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
Daily: Take multivitamin (WholeFoods 365 brand), probiotics
Makeup: Bare Minerals, wash brushes once to three times a week depending on usage.
Makeup Removal: Swipe jojoba oil to remove eye and facial makeup, wash with Hydrating Cleanser for 4 seconds, rinse, then cleanse for 6 seconds, BP, moisturize

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

The marks are fading really nicely now. I can only use the AHA once in a while because I get irritation bumps if I use it too often.


Currently clear of acne with the occasional hormonal breakout. Check out my routines and progress updates here:
http://www.acne.org/...g-and-duac-gel/

Treat yourself as you treat others.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:25 PM

The marks are fading really nicely now. I can only use the AHA once in a while because I get irritation bumps if I use it too often.

Wow! BEautiful.  AHA's are the only thing that worked for me.  I started with a 12% lactic acid from local pharmacy and now use Glycoderma (25% Glycolic Acid) Complete CAre Revitalizing Cream that I buy online at Amazon.  Do you think that the breakouts are actually what was left under your skin from past acne?  I only had a one-time  but seriously bad case of deep cystic acne (lucky me) but as my face cleared so quickly and looked awesome, it still broke out as well because it seemed to reveal what was underneath (deep under).  They say it looks worse before it gets better.  I've been using for a few months and mostly all cleared except for a couple spots that were really really deep.  It feels good to know that my skin is completely clear.  Maybe yours wasn't the same type of case.  Stopped and read your post because your skin looked amazing.  Knew it had to be AHAs  :)



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:36 AM

Seems like you have it all sorted. Only reason I wanted to post is to say how jealous I am of your amazing skin. Congrats!



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:43 PM

Thats amazing result.You just spend 4 days with AHA and you goy amazing result.I wanna know how you use aha in the beginning .coz I just get my aha and i just mix a pea size of aha with moisture and few drops of jojoba oil. And I decide to use it once in two days

Is it ok ?

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 03:35 AM

I am totally jealous!! Your skin looks amazing! Like there was no acne in the first place. :)


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- Medication: Diane 35
                     Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
                         Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
 
And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png
 
This is my Regimen journey. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:25 PM

Your skin is looking flawless! Such a nice glow to it. I just ordered the AHA myself, it'll be arriving in a few days...definitely worth trying, I figure! 


Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP 
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer
 
Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil 
 
My Regimen Log: http://www.acne.org/...gs-regimen-log/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:01 PM

looks really good!

I once tried a product for fading pigmentation scars with AHA and salicylic acid, it was too irritating but I now know I am allergic to salicylates. I may try AHA alone to fade my remaining marks.

Good for you, go celebrate wub.png


Edited by AuguriesofInnocence, 16 May 2013 - 06:02 PM.