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i use estee lauder double coverage foundation, and i use a lot of it after that i also wear mac double coverage foundation plus concealer on top of my already caked on foundation. i know i really shouldn't be wearing so much makeup especially with my acne prone skin but its the only great coverage i get that doesn't leave me embarrassed or ashamed to leave the house. i was reading that you shouldn't use towelettes to remove makeup but seeing as i wear so much its the only thing that works. i know the first thing i should do is obviously wear less makeup or at least a different brand but this is a no can do. i have many scars and i'm not willing to change my makeup routine before my skin starts to clear up at least. is there a number one makeup remover that is actually good for your skin?please help me i know i'm stubborn but so is my acne.

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Have you tried Philosophy brand wash called Purity. It comes in cream and gel form. I like both. AMAZING. Melts off makeup, gentle on face, doesn't clog pores, and feels soft. Melts off eye makeup, too! Kinda pricey, but you only need a dime size amount. Try it.

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i use estee lauder double coverage foundation, and i use a lot of it after that i also wear mac double coverage foundation plus concealer on top of my already caked on foundation. i know i really shouldn't be wearing so much makeup especially with my acne prone skin but its the only great coverage i get that doesn't leave me embarrassed or ashamed to leave the house. i was reading that you shouldn't use towelettes to remove makeup but seeing as i wear so much its the only thing that works. i know the first thing i should do is obviously wear less makeup or at least a different brand but this is a no can do. i have many scars and i'm not willing to change my makeup routine before my skin starts to clear up at least. is there a number one makeup remover that is actually good for your skin?please help me i know i'm stubborn but so is my acne.

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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

Extras:
- 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. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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Thanks so much i'll probably try the purity first i'm looking forward to using the jojoba oil but that's when i can afford the big kit plus. :)

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Use whatever towlette that works best for you, the cleanse your face after with several different cleansers. foaming cleanser, exfoliate, then a gel cleanser is my personal preference.. Then it's extremely important to use a toner after! BTW-- you should use spf everyday :)

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i use estee lauder double coverage foundation, and i use a lot of it after that i also wear mac double coverage foundation plus concealer on top of my already caked on foundation. i know i really shouldn't be wearing so much makeup especially with my acne prone skin but its the only great coverage i get that doesn't leave me embarrassed or ashamed to leave the house. i was reading that you shouldn't use towelettes to remove makeup but seeing as i wear so much its the only thing that works. i know the first thing i should do is obviously wear less makeup or at least a different brand but this is a no can do. i have many scars and i'm not willing to change my makeup routine before my skin starts to clear up at least. is there a number one makeup remover that is actually good for your skin?please help me i know i'm stubborn but so is my acne.

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I used to wear Estee Lauder Double Wear, but stopped when I realised that it was almost impossible to clean off my face without using makeup removing wipes. I used to use a cleanser, and then a makeup wipe but if I used a second wipe, foundation would still come off my face. Even though it was a lovely foundation with great coverage, I couldn't continue to use it because using so much cleanser and then makeup wipes on my face was far too irritating to my skin when following Dan's regimen.

If you are using Double Wear and then Mac foundation over the top, I would definitely suggest jojoba oil to 'loosen' the foundation before using a cleanser. Bit of a problem like you say, if you're saving to purchase the 'big kit' but I don't think you can beat jojoba oil for an all rounder product.

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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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i use estee lauder double coverage foundation, and i use a lot of it after that i also wear mac double coverage foundation plus concealer on top of my already caked on foundation. i know i really shouldn't be wearing so much makeup especially with my acne prone skin but its the only great coverage i get that doesn't leave me embarrassed or ashamed to leave the house. i was reading that you shouldn't use towelettes to remove makeup but seeing as i wear so much its the only thing that works. i know the first thing i should do is obviously wear less makeup or at least a different brand but this is a no can do. i have many scars and i'm not willing to change my makeup routine before my skin starts to clear up at least. is there a number one makeup remover that is actually good for your skin?please help me i know i'm stubborn but so is my acne.

Non scented baby wipes work great for removing makeup. They're really soft and don't cause irritation. I just buy the target brand baby wipes. You want a foaming face wash to use after using the wipes. In my opinion I think foaming cleansers get the leftover makeup off better. You might need some eye-makeup remover, I suggest ponds cold cream. Using a cleansing brush or wash cloth will give you a deeper clean. After your face is clean apply a toner of your liking followed by your favorite moisturizer.

If you don't get all the makeup off your skin you can develop acne cosmetica.

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