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Day 1 And My Face Is Bright Red?!?!? Dont Know If This Is Normal...

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Hey guys,

So i'm new to this so here we go: I started using the regimen last night :) I bought Galdermas 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, along with QV's Gentle Cleanser (non comedogenic) and also Neutrogenas moisturiser for sensitive skin (also non comedgonenic).

I applied only about the size of 1.5 peas to my whole face (small amount) and then moisturized ALOT. this morning i woke up to a bright red mess of a face. I dont know whether im ALLERGIC to it, or whether it jus needs time adjusting. It's quite red. My face feels 'thick' and HOT, similarly when i get a bad sunburn.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Should i stick to it? and keep going with the BP even though my face is red? OR, should i stop and wait for the redness to subside and then start again? OR, should i jus stop?

I'm really sensitive to the way i look, so im so embarassed to go outside and face my friends...

HAS ANYONE HAD REDNESS LIKE THIS BEFORE?!?!? PLEASE TELL ME. I feel so alone. Everyone seems to have dryness and flaking, but i have inflamed redness...

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Omg! I'm glad I'm not the only one. You're not alone. I used it yesterday night before going to bed and around 4am I woke up because I had unbearable itching in my neck apparently the cream from my jawline got there? somehow. Anyways by 6am I decided it was time to take it off I couldn't bare the itchiness and when I saw myself in the mirror :o my face was bright red, inflamed, and hot. I washed myself with the Cleanser and after I used the moisturizer. It certainly subsided the itchiness and felt really cool. I'll keep you posted as to what happens today, if the redness goes away :)

Like you, I came here for answers and I had read in the FAQ that it does cause some redness and itchiness, however, I don't know how bad, although I do have sensitive skin. And as to your question, I say we stick to it but this time we should use less BP because we may have used a little too much and we need to start the process slow.

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Hey guys,

So i'm new to this so here we go: I started using the regimen last night smile.png I bought Galdermas 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, along with QV's Gentle Cleanser (non comedogenic) and also Neutrogenas moisturiser for sensitive skin (also non comedgonenic).

I applied only about the size of 1.5 peas to my whole face (small amount) and then moisturized ALOT. this morning i woke up to a bright red mess of a face. I dont know whether im ALLERGIC to it, or whether it jus needs time adjusting. It's quite red. My face feels 'thick' and HOT, similarly when i get a bad sunburn.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Should i stick to it? and keep going with the BP even though my face is red? OR, should i stop and wait for the redness to subside and then start again? OR, should i jus stop?

I'm really sensitive to the way i look, so im so embarassed to go outside and face my friends...

HAS ANYONE HAD REDNESS LIKE THIS BEFORE?!?!? PLEASE TELL ME. I feel so alone. Everyone seems to have dryness and flaking, but i have inflamed redness...


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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first: I've had many many days where my face was just crazy red but...

try to half the dose, sure you should be a bit more red than normal but not on day 1 tbh...more like week 2/3 when you double the dose and apply about 3/4 peas

dryness, flaking, ichyness you should be feeling a lot more day 1

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first: I've had many many days where my face was just crazy red but...

try to half the dose, sure you should be a bit more red than normal but not on day 1 tbh...more like week 2/3 when you double the dose and apply about 3/4 peas

dryness, flaking, ichyness you should be feeling a lot more day 1

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Hey guys,

So i'm new to this so here we go: I started using the regimen last night smile.png I bought Galdermas 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, along with QV's Gentle Cleanser (non comedogenic) and also Neutrogenas moisturiser for sensitive skin (also non comedgonenic).

I applied only about the size of 1.5 peas to my whole face (small amount) and then moisturized ALOT. this morning i woke up to a bright red mess of a face. I dont know whether im ALLERGIC to it, or whether it jus needs time adjusting. It's quite red. My face feels 'thick' and HOT, similarly when i get a bad sunburn.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Should i stick to it? and keep going with the BP even though my face is red? OR, should i stop and wait for the redness to subside and then start again? OR, should i jus stop?

I'm really sensitive to the way i look, so im so embarassed to go outside and face my friends...

HAS ANYONE HAD REDNESS LIKE THIS BEFORE?!?!? PLEASE TELL ME. I feel so alone. Everyone seems to have dryness and flaking, but i have inflamed redness...

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Sorry to say that that is most definitely to be expected. I used very little BP myself at the beginning and two days later was as red as a strawberry and shedding like a scaly snake. It's ok to be freaked out. Try not to yawn so much and don't touch the redness of your skin. It will come and go like a flickering lightbulb. Bear with it for up to three months and the side effects will likely cease and desist.


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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I'm a few years into the regimen and I still get redder skin due to it being very sensitive. I only do the regimen at night also as my face would never be able to take it twice a day!! It has sorted out my acne, my face is a little redder, but I prefer that to the acne I used to have covering my face!! I suppose everyones face is different but sometimes mine still tingles, I resist touching it and just think if it's tingling it must be working :)

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This happened to me when I first started the Regimen, it's not supposed to happen. You're using too much BP! I had to restart the whole process at one point, it was awful. The first few days, you literally put so little that you barely have enough to cover your whole face. BP really affects your skin, and it'll get worse before it gets better. Don't put a little more until after a few days that you've had that dosage. You'll be thankful when your skin starts flaking and drying up to the point that you can't smile

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Sorry to say that that is most definitely to be expected. I used very little BP myself at the beginning and two days later was as red as a strawberry and shedding like a scaly snake. It's ok to be freaked out. Try not to yawn so much and don't touch the redness of your skin. It will come and go like a flickering lightbulb. Bear with it for up to three months and the side effects will likely cease and desist.

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Sorry to say that that is most definitely to be expected. I used very little BP myself at the beginning and two days later was as red as a strawberry and shedding like a scaly snake. It's ok to be freaked out. Try not to yawn so much and don't touch the redness of your skin. It will come and go like a flickering lightbulb. Bear with it for up to three months and the side effects will likely cease and desist.

Why should yawning be avoided?


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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Sorry to say that that is most definitely to be expected. I used very little BP myself at the beginning and two days later was as red as a strawberry and shedding like a scaly snake. It's ok to be freaked out. Try not to yawn so much and don't touch the redness of your skin. It will come and go like a flickering lightbulb. Bear with it for up to three months and the side effects will likely cease and desist.

Why should yawning be avoided?

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Sorry to say that that is most definitely to be expected. I used very little BP myself at the beginning and two days later was as red as a strawberry and shedding like a scaly snake. It's ok to be freaked out. Try not to yawn so much and don't touch the redness of your skin. It will come and go like a flickering lightbulb. Bear with it for up to three months and the side effects will likely cease and desist.

Why should yawning be avoided?

Let me rephrase that a little bit better. Most of the time the most painfully dry skin we endure appears around our eyes and mouth. Since the skin is so terribly sensitive and thin there, it flakes and flares more painfully to the BP. The worst kind of splitting skin I had where small cuts painfully appeared was when I yawned. I then had to practice clenching my jaw a bit better so that I didn't have to squeeze or stretch the skin on my face so much.

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USE JOJOBA OIL! I luckily already had jojoba oil before I started the regimen so I didn't need to buy Dan's. My face was already dry to begin with, and one day I decided to not use Dan's moisturizer and jojoba oil (because it just wasn't cutting it) and just use cetaphil cream alone. Boy was that a big mistake! My face felt so bright red and hot, it also looked like I had sunburn in the middle of winter. The next day I went back on jojoba oil and I haven't had that problem since. My face does look a tiny bit red, but it actually looks like a tan now and not a sunburn.


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Sorry to say that that is most definitely to be expected. I used very little BP myself at the beginning and two days later was as red as a strawberry and shedding like a scaly snake. It's ok to be freaked out. Try not to yawn so much and don't touch the redness of your skin. It will come and go like a flickering lightbulb. Bear with it for up to three months and the side effects will likely cease and desist.

Why should yawning be avoided?

Let me rephrase that a little bit better. Most of the time the most painfully dry skin we endure appears around our eyes and mouth. Since the skin is so terribly sensitive and thin there, it flakes and flares more painfully to the BP. The worst kind of splitting skin I had where small cuts painfully appeared was when I yawned. I then had to practice clenching my jaw a bit better so that I didn't have to squeeze or stretch the skin on my face so much.

p


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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