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#1 Wheels4

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

I'm about 2 weeks into the regimen. I don't have many zits at this point, I got like 2 the other day for some reason but so far it has reduced pimples a bit.

 

My problem is the way my skin looks and redness. I was on accutane which I blame for my facial redness. I used to have a white face and you can still see spots around my lips that are white but red every where else. This bothers me more than you can imagine. I read that the regimen can actually help with skin tone so I was excited for that but so far my skin is even a little more red than normal.

 

Is the redness something that should go away over time? Does it just keep getting better? Experiences anyone?



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Which redness are you talking about? If it's the redness left by acne, ie the acne marks, then yes those will fade. However if your face is rushing red in areas then I'd stop. I went on and used differin after a course of accutane and now most of my face is pink/redish, worst mistake ever



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

its like redness in my cheeks i dont think its redness from acne just my skin in general



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:39 PM

If it's a red area and especially if it's gotten worse during the regimen then I'd reccomend you to stop. Redness isn't something one fools about. You can also post a picture if you like



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

Thats normal when starting the regimen, everyone gets the redness and some minor irritation for the first  few weeks. Aslong as its not  really painful or burned you are fine. Redness is normal dont worry about it, it goes away when your skin gets used to the BP.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

How long would you say it takes to get used to bp. I think I'm around 3 weeks in and still have redness. I was red before I started but I believe it's a little worse right now

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

It varies but the initial redness shouldn't last more than 6 or 7 weeks. I know its annoying but give it time it will go away, you just have to put up with it.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:07 PM

Lasted about 4-5 weeks for me, but went away when my face adjusted to BP.  Like the above poster said, its annoying but if you stick with it, it will eventually go away.  If you stop and then decide to start again, you will be back at square one.  Its a time game....


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 04 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

The redness lasted about 4-5 weeks as well. I always carried around a little bottle of moisturizer the first few weeks when I felt the itchy feeling that came along with it.

 

Currently in my 7th week of the regimen and I don't have the red irritated face anymore, still a little bit itchy but I'm hoping that goes away in a few more weeks.


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 22 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

I have the same problem! I just started the regimen and my face immediately inflamed up and feels like burning even though ive only used a TINY amount of BP... I dont know what to do :S My face is really red and my skin feels 'thick'.... i dont know if its just the need for adjusting or if im actually allergic to it.