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According to the site, adding jojoba oil to your moisturizer will treat dryness/flakiness. My question is, why not just use pure jojoba oil as my moisturizer?

Jojoba oil seems moisturizing enough on its own--so what benefit is there to adding my current lotion to it?

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My understanding is that there are certain chemicals in moisturising lotion that help the skin to absorb it. Oil you will find acts more like a barrier, locking in the moisture. So when moisturising you face, the lotion is absorbed (somewhat) by the skin and then the jojoba oil 'locks' it in.


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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Jojoba oil alone just isn't enough, but it works great when mixed with a moisturizer. Try it both ways and you'll see what we mean.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I found the jojoba oil to be extremely oily. I literally use a half drop with my hand moisturizer on the cold days out on the rig.


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someone please enlighten me, i know Jojoba oil helps with dryness and flakiness and all that. But I noticed that im flakier when I add jojoba oil to my acne. org moisturizer, and i feel like the mix is just sitting on top of my skin, not really absorbing it. when i stopped adding jojoba oil my flakiness stopped too. I figured maybe my skin finally adjusted to the BP thats why im not as dry and horrendously flaky. Not to put my jojoba oil to waste, I added it to my body lotion instead. a couple of days later i noticed dry patches on my arms. they werent there before I used jojoba oil. why is this so? Is jojoba oil actually causing dryness to my skin? has it mimicked my own skin oil so well that my oil glands decided to stop producing oil?


MY SKINCARE REGIMEN:

AM:

1 pump Dan's Cleanser ( i usually sing the ABC's and end at T because thats the 10 second mark)

1 ring finger's length of Dan's BP

1 pump Dan's Moisturizer ( depending on how dry my skin is)

PM:

1 pump Dan's Cleanser

1 ring finger's length of Dan's BP

2 pumps Dan's Moisturizer

50 mg zinc

** I only use my ring finger for "featherlike touch" application. The ring finger is considered to be the "weakest" thus putting the least pressure on your skin. this is ideal for beginners and the heavy handed.


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