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Clear Skin Without Benzoyl Peroxide?

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So I did the regimen several years back, and it worked very well, except I user 10% BP. The thing is that it is very costly so I stopped. The second I stopped using BP I broke out like nuts. Currently still have acne for several years. BP is really expensive because it keeps adding up.

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Are there any other BP products in your local store? BP is pretty common.

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The thing is BP always seems to come in small bottles, i mean it lasts only for like 1/2 a month. And like in the regimen, you need a generous amount of BP to work.

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The thing is BP always seems to come in small bottles, i mean it lasts only for like 1/2 a month. And like in the regimen, you need a generous amount of BP to work.

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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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The thing is BP always seems to come in small bottles, i mean it lasts only for like 1/2 a month. And like in the regimen, you need a generous amount of BP to work.

Have you ever considered using Dan's BP? For a pretty big bottle it comes out cheap. And I see that you live in the US so shipping shouldn't cost that much especially if you order in bulk.

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The thing is BP always seems to come in small bottles, i mean it lasts only for like 1/2 a month. And like in the regimen, you need a generous amount of BP to work.

Have you ever considered using Dan's BP? For a pretty big bottle it comes out cheap. And I see that you live in the US so shipping shouldn't cost that much especially if you order in bulk.


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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Your skin doesn't get "dependent" on the Benzoyl Peroxide. The only time your skin may have a reaction when stopping a product is if it has parabens in it, which doesn't happen to a lot of people. Your skin is simply clear on benzoyl peroxide because it is a treatment, not a cure. When you stop killing and slightly drying up the acne (which is what bp does), you're going to get it back. Your skin will stop having acne on it's own if and when it wants to, regardless of benzoyl peroxide. You may or may not have to do the regimen forever, but if it's not the regimen it's something else until your skin decides to stop overproducing the bacteria acne is or the sebum it feeds off of in most cases.

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I use a little of dan's BP but there are some other key things I know that definitely help my skin and prevent breakouts. You can also try using tea tree oil as a BP substitue. For myself I find that diet plays a huge role in acne. I find that avoiding dairy products, nuts, soy, oranges and onions help to prevent my acne the most. Also things that lead to acne are: stress, lack of sleep and eating too much wheat/gluten. Also try taking a B vitamin and pro biotic (I use ones called pearls) in the morning and drink lots of water with lemon in it. That's a lot there but doing these has helped me so much! But probably what helped me the most was elminating dairy from my diet. Hope that helps!

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I don't use BP because while it's effective, I got really sick of bleached clothes despite my best efforts to be careful. Salicylic acid is the most common treatment next to BP. I like using charcoal treatments and apple cider vinegar as a toner, I feel like this does just as well for me.

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Try Emuaid acne overnight it doesn't contain benzoyl peroxide and will definitely help.

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