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#1 Gillianbb

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:06 PM

Hi everyone:) I am starting the regime on Day 5. I have a mild acne and I have an initial breakout. I almost get one pimple each day. So, I use my bp once a day instead of two , and also use smaller amount. I wanna know if I shud keep using more to build up the regime or shud use less to let my skin get used to it .thanks a lot

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

Hi Gillian

 

You should be reducing the amount of BP you're applying only if you're finding that your skin is severely red, itchy and dry.  You should not be reducing the BP if your skin is slightly red/itchy/dry as this is to be expected in the first month or so, but you should definitely not be reducing the BP just because youre breaking out more.  This again is a normal reaction that most people find happens in the first month.  Keep applying the BP twice per day and your breakouts will reduce.

 

Good luck and keep us posted how you're going.


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 18 March 2013 - 11:52 PM

Thank you Aye Aye:) You cheer me up again :) I will stick with it and report how my face is going later.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

Day 6 my face still have new pimples coming out and a new whitehead pops out as well. My face starts to b itchy today and get some red bumps as well. I hope everything will b clear at last. Or mayb I ate too much nuts and chocolate recently :( i shud stop eatting so much. I am so obessed wif my face and i shud b more patient to wait n keep focus on sch :) I hope you guys can fight back the acne as well :) I will keep update wht I get ;)




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