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#1 Miss Monster

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

So I started the Regimen 3 weeks ago and had great results at first, I was completely clear by week 2.  Now, in week 3 I'm experiencing a breakout, why?!  I've followed the Regimen exactly.  Maybe I need to use more BP?  I'm using half a finger twice a day.  I'm just worried that this is going to be like Proactive, where it worked for a while but then suddenly stopped working.  :(  I've ordered the acne.org kit as well as the AHA and jojoba oil but I haven't recieved it yet so I've been using store products on Dan's list.  Any suggestions?

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Hi. I've been in the DKR for 2 1/2 months now. Since you're on your third week, start ramping up to that full finger twice a day. You will probably experience a fluctuation with results. I didn't really start seeing results till a few weeks ago. Be patient and keep up with the regimen; you won't be sorry!
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

A sudden break out is a common experience.  I started to see great results within the first 3 days and was over the moon, but then I hit the second week and my skin was worse than ever with a severe breakout.  Once that cleared though, I had fewer and fewer new pimples until I got perfectly clear within 9-11 weeks (hard to remember now). 


YOu will see a big difference once your acne.org products arrive as I don't think there is any beating Dan's BP.


Like the above poster said, its important to keep increasing the amount of BP you use until you're using the recommended dose.  Slowly and steady with a lot of patience is the key to the regimen working.


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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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:06 AM

I remember asking myself that around the 3rd week as well. I actually wanted to give up because at that time the dryness and itchiness seemed unbearable. I persisted though and I am so glad I did because I did invest money, time and effort into getting into the regimen. It is around week 6 for me and I am actually almost completely clear with just a few red marks here and there. 


Just stick to the regimen!! :)


Good luck!

Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 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 Lotion/Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

                    NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

                              The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

                              Smashbox Photoset Pressed Power in Light
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff

                      Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fuide in Cashew

- Tinted Moisturizer: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)

- Eyecream: Clinique All About Eyes
- 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/


This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used --- http://www.acne.org/...on-the-regimen/

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