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#1 Aubreyj1722


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:02 AM

Hi everyone! I've been on the DKR for 3 months, last Wednesday. So far I'm very happy with my overall results. I'm about 90% clear of my acne, I get a large bump about every week or so, but they are going away much quicker. My red marks are my main focus now.

Anywho, I was wondering if anyone has cut back on their BP and what the results have been like? I'd like to cut back on mine mostly because I don't want to have to use it like this forever, and it's time consuming in the morning. Plus I hear that it makes your scars worse. Is that true? Well if y'all want to just let me know how you're success (or failure) with cutting you're BP down, that's be swell!
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

I went from applying BP twice/day to nights only, and I had no problem to stay clear (I counted the odd spot as clear - good enough!). I still cleansed and obviously moisturized in the mornings, but at least I didn't have to do the BP part. Might be worth it for you to try once/day only, as I've also seen others who have done it successfully.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

Well, I can understand you wanting to cut down the after a while. I did the same and eventually it worked well.

I basically done it in stages. Firstly I did what you are thinking of doing, that is I applied BP only at nights.

It seemed to work well...so I stuck with it for a long while. Then after I think a few months or weeks, can't remember exactly, I tried an even bolder routine. I tried only using bp every couple of day and only at night again.

To my delight, it worked again. I kept at it for a good while. Weeks or months can't remember.

Then eventually I stopped all together. Been off bp since 2009 now.

The one thing I do religiously still however is step one and three of the regiment. That is the cleansing and moisturising. I do this everyday. Morning and evenings. Unless I've been out all night and come home completely drunk :-) . happens about once a month!

But anyway. Yes. If you wish to cut down bp, I would suggest you cut down gradually. Start with only night time applications and see if that works. If it does, then stick with it for at least a couple of months or more. Let your skin get used to the change.

Also. Keep doing the cleansing and moisturising every morning as usual. Use a good acne friendly moisturiser with perhaps a small amount of an active acne fighting ingredient such as salicylic acid. I would recommend clean and clear oil free dual action moisturiser. Its what I've used for years and years.

If the moisturiser is not strong enough to keep your skin from dryness, try adding jojoba oil. A very small drop or 2.

Anyway. Good luck. And I hope it works for you.
DKR user since July 2006...(02/2013) The signature is outdated for many years now. I no longer do the regiment as I'm clear but below are some of the steps I followed at some point in time along the way.

At first i followed the reg exactly twice daily for months and it has never, ever, ever failed me... It really works Incredibly Well.

Ive used Brevoxyl 4% BP and Clean & Clear oil free dual action moisturiser from the start and continue to do so. I also use jojoba oil and mix it with the Clean & Clear moisturiser when i moisturise. For cleansing i use normal shower and/or bath cleansers.

My Acne is entirely under control due to the DKR and i do not get any breakouts whatsoever. I have not done the regiment since 2009. Long time. I still cleans and moisturise but thats it. Dans reg works wonders. Thank you

13 days out of 14 (2 weeks) i simply cleanse and moisturise with the Clean & Clear Oil Free Moisturiser ALONE (NO JOJOBA OIL INVOLVED)) during the days and nights.

1 day out of 14 (2 weeks) i do the full DKR (WITH JOJOBA OIL MIXED WITH MOISTURISER) at Night Only - In the day i just cleanse and moisturise as other days (NO JOJOBA OIL INVOLVED).

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

So glad you've had such great results with the regimen, I have been on the regimen for about 4 1/2 months now, and I have been cutting back on bp, I use about half the amount at night and 1/4 of it during the day(basically just spot treat) give it a try, if you start to break out just go back to using the full amount again. Good luck! 

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