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#1 poeticphantom


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

I have Clean n Clear 3-in-1 Advantage Exfoliating Cleanser, 5% BP.

I have Cetaphil oil Control Derma Foam Wash

I have Cetaphil Oil control moisturizer with SPF 30.



In what order do I apply these, and do I need the Clean n Clear if I already have the foam wash or what?

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

Have you used Cetaphil before?  I never advise buying two Cetaphil products unless you know you're not one of the many that break out in whiteheads from the pore clogging ingredients it uses.  


Cleanser is first, then sunscreen, then moisturizer.  Do not use any acne medication without sunscreen.  You will be asking for dark spots and scars.  

No regimen is one-size-fits-all. You are unique and so is your skin.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:16 AM

This isn't a direct answer to the question, but have you actually looked at the regimen details?  I take it that's what your doing, it's  very simple.



New Regimen!

Morning: 2 pumps Dan's cleanser in the shower, and "Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Hydrating Care" to moisturize, works to get me through the day without dry skin, but doesn't show, it's like there's nothing on my face, it's matt and doesn't shine.


Night: 2/3 pumps Dan's cleaner in the shower, using the cleanser to shave with a 2 blade generic razor, end segment finger's worth of Dan's BP, 2 pumps Dan's moisturizer with 6 drops generic, organic jojoba oil.

Sometimes just Dan's AHA+, or the usual application of Dan's BP with AHA+ on top if I'm feeling hardcore.


1 generic multivitamin, 30mg Zinc if the multivitamin doesn't contain it, 1/2 odorless garlic capsules, 2/3 EyeQ capsules (omega 3, 6, evening primrose oil,)

Have been on lots of different prescriptions, most successful was oxytetracycline.


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AHA+ (acne.org) night!

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

Well I wouldn't say what you're doing is quite the regimen albeit if I were using those products I would cleanse (using the foaming wash) then apply your moisturiser. Use the exfoliating cleanser every 3 days instead of the foaming cleanser. 


This isn't really the regimen due to the fact that the BP within the cleanser will be washed off, so it's not really penetrating the skin enough to keep you consistently clear. 

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