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Is Aha+ Right For Me?

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#1 Aubreyj1722


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

So I've been on the DKR for 6 weeks now. My skin is a little mor clear. I only have about 10 small cysts right now instead of 20; and only a few white heads. I'm left with all sorts of red marks making my skin look worse! People have been telling me to use Aha+ but I'm wondering if it will help. Idk if it is too soon to use or if it will help save my skin. Inputs please 😀
AM: Simple foaming face wash; simple soothing facial toner; Dan's BP mixed with Aha+; simple protecting light moisturize
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:10 AM

AHA+ is good but I would wait until your acne is 100% clear so you won't spread the bacteria.
you can use BHA .

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

After 6 weeks your skin should be adjusted well enough to the BP to start incorporating AHA into your regimen, but you may want to wait until your skin is a little bit more clearer.

It will help with red marks, but so does time help to fade them too. I personally find with AHA that it causes active acne to become redder and take longer to heal, but its amazing if your skin is nearly clear as it improves the skin tone, helps reduce marks and also increases hydration.

Entirely up to you to try it. Good luck! :)

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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