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#1 Aubreyj1722

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

I just ordered Dan's Aha+. What do y'all think is the best way to use it? I'm looking to help fade my red marks and even out skin tone. Thanks!
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

First off I would try mixing it half and half with dans moisturiser to try it out.

Aha at first can sting a lot, but stick in as the initial stinging should go.

once your okay with it, try using plain aha on top of your BP

there isnt much need to mix it with jojoba oil but you can if you want too


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Morning: 2 pumps Dan's cleanser in the shower, and "Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Hydrating Care" to moisturize, works to get me through the day without dry skin, but doesn't show, it's like there's nothing on my face, it's matt and doesn't shine.

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Night: 2/3 pumps Dan's cleaner in the shower, using the cleanser to shave with a 2 blade generic razor, end segment finger's worth of Dan's BP, 2 pumps Dan's moisturizer with 6 drops generic, organic jojoba oil.

Sometimes just Dan's AHA+, or the usual application of Dan's BP with AHA+ on top if I'm feeling hardcore.

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Have been on lots of different prescriptions, most successful was oxytetracycline.

 

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AHA+ (acne.org) night!

Awaiting 20% salicylic acid gel in post for chin and nose.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

First off I would try mixing it half and half with dans moisturiser to try it out.

Aha at first can sting a lot, but stick in as the initial stinging should go.

once your okay with it, try using plain aha on top of your BP

there isnt much need to mix it with jojoba oil but you can if you want too

Is there a specific amount I need to use? In terms of how many drops...



First off I would try mixing it half and half with dans moisturiser to try it out.

Aha at first can sting a lot, but stick in as the initial stinging should go.

once your okay with it, try using plain aha on top of your BP

there isnt much need to mix it with jojoba oil but you can if you want too

 

Okay. Is there a specific amount I need to use, or is it exactly half and half? Sorry for the detailed question lol

 

 

 


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

When it comes to a amounts, use 2 pumps of the moisturiser, then roughly the same amount, if not a little bit less, of AHA, try using only a couple squirts of aha, then move up to half if you want.

 

As for jojoba oil, you can add 2-6 drops into the mix I just said ^, I usually use about 4-5 :)


New Regimen!

Morning: 2 pumps Dan's cleanser in the shower, and "Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Hydrating Care" to moisturize, works to get me through the day without dry skin, but doesn't show, it's like there's nothing on my face, it's matt and doesn't shine.

///

Night: 2/3 pumps Dan's cleaner in the shower, using the cleanser to shave with a 2 blade generic razor, end segment finger's worth of Dan's BP, 2 pumps Dan's moisturizer with 6 drops generic, organic jojoba oil.

Sometimes just Dan's AHA+, or the usual application of Dan's BP with AHA+ on top if I'm feeling hardcore.

///

1 generic multivitamin, 30mg Zinc if the multivitamin doesn't contain it, 1/2 odorless garlic capsules, 2/3 EyeQ capsules (omega 3, 6, evening primrose oil,)

Have been on lots of different prescriptions, most successful was oxytetracycline.

 

New regimen!

Dove summer glow morning

AHA+ (acne.org) night!

Awaiting 20% salicylic acid gel in post for chin and nose.

Acne isn't returning after almost 2 years on the regimen

Looking for treatments for oily skin however, I have that really bad


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

I would advise using a half pump of moisturizer, if any at all, with your AHA.  If you use two pumps of moisturizer, the AHA is not doing anything.  Most people do not need to cut it with moisturizer. Use a dime size amount and work it into your face after your BP dries, if you're using BP.  


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:39 AM

^ its true, everything is individual to the person and it takes a bit of trial and error to see what works for you.

 

I wear my AHA straight, without moisturiser (most days) but when I first used it I had to cut it with moisturiser because it was just far too strong and my skin wasnt used to it.  Took a good couple of months for my skin to adjust to the AHA.


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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