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So I'm new to these forums and I'm trying to decide if I should go on "The Regimen" or not. Now I live in Canada and I was wondering what products I could use if I'm not up for ordering Dan's online.

I'll post some pictures of my skin so you can get an idea of the type of acne that I have

But basically my skin consists of very mild acne, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and dark circles around eyes.

Again if there are any recommendations for this in terms of maybe drug store products, for example products I could buy at Shoppers Drug Mart or even Safe Way.. Or if you think I should just try Dan's products.

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Hi! I don't live in Canada, but I am on the regimen and I don't use Dan's products so perhaps I can share my products with you.

For my Cleanser I use the Cetaphil Daily Cleanser for Normal to Oily skin. I will be switching to the Cetephil Gentle Cleanser after I run out because I heard it is so much more non-drying on the skin.

For BP though, I recommend getting Dan's BP. I don't because they don't ship to my country but it can get expensive buying the small tubes. I currently use Benzac 2.5% BP. And a lot of US and Canada regimen users use Neutrogena On The Spot Treatment. But if you can get Dan's BP, they do because it comes out a lot cheaper. Especially if you buy in bulk.

For moisturizer, I use a gel based moisturizer in the AM because I live in a tropical country and many moisturizers feel heavy for me. At night I use the Cetaphil lotion. I'm sure that since you live in Canada, using it in the AM and PM will be fine. Adding jojoba oil to the moisturizer makes it even better!

After being on the regimen for a month, add the AHA to the regimen and it helps very much with hyperpigmentation and red marks that acne has left behind.

Hope this helps! :)

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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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Hi! I don't live in Canada, but I am on the regimen and I don't use Dan's products so perhaps I can share my products with you.

For my Cleanser I use the Cetaphil Daily Cleanser for Normal to Oily skin. I will be switching to the Cetephil Gentle Cleanser after I run out because I heard it is so much more non-drying on the skin.

For BP though, I recommend getting Dan's BP. I don't because they don't ship to my country but it can get expensive buying the small tubes. I currently use Benzac 2.5% BP. And a lot of US and Canada regimen users use Neutrogena On The Spot Treatment. But if you can get Dan's BP, they do because it comes out a lot cheaper. Especially if you buy in bulk.

For moisturizer, I use a gel based moisturizer in the AM because I live in a tropical country and many moisturizers feel heavy for me. At night I use the Cetaphil lotion. I'm sure that since you live in Canada, using it in the AM and PM will be fine. Adding jojoba oil to the moisturizer makes it even better!

After being on the regimen for a month, add the AHA to the regimen and it helps very much with hyperpigmentation and red marks that acne has left behind.

Hope this helps! smile.png

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Hi! I don't live in Canada, but I am on the regimen and I don't use Dan's products so perhaps I can share my products with you.

For my Cleanser I use the Cetaphil Daily Cleanser for Normal to Oily skin. I will be switching to the Cetephil Gentle Cleanser after I run out because I heard it is so much more non-drying on the skin.

For BP though, I recommend getting Dan's BP. I don't because they don't ship to my country but it can get expensive buying the small tubes. I currently use Benzac 2.5% BP. And a lot of US and Canada regimen users use Neutrogena On The Spot Treatment. But if you can get Dan's BP, they do because it comes out a lot cheaper. Especially if you buy in bulk.

For moisturizer, I use a gel based moisturizer in the AM because I live in a tropical country and many moisturizers feel heavy for me. At night I use the Cetaphil lotion. I'm sure that since you live in Canada, using it in the AM and PM will be fine. Adding jojoba oil to the moisturizer makes it even better!

After being on the regimen for a month, add the AHA to the regimen and it helps very much with hyperpigmentation and red marks that acne has left behind.

Hope this helps! smile.png

And are you finding that this works for you? Would there be any jojoba oil at my local drug store perhaps??

And would I also be able to get the AHA at a local drug store too?


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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Hi! I don't live in Canada, but I am on the regimen and I don't use Dan's products so perhaps I can share my products with you.

For my Cleanser I use the Cetaphil Daily Cleanser for Normal to Oily skin. I will be switching to the Cetephil Gentle Cleanser after I run out because I heard it is so much more non-drying on the skin.

For BP though, I recommend getting Dan's BP. I don't because they don't ship to my country but it can get expensive buying the small tubes. I currently use Benzac 2.5% BP. And a lot of US and Canada regimen users use Neutrogena On The Spot Treatment. But if you can get Dan's BP, they do because it comes out a lot cheaper. Especially if you buy in bulk.

For moisturizer, I use a gel based moisturizer in the AM because I live in a tropical country and many moisturizers feel heavy for me. At night I use the Cetaphil lotion. I'm sure that since you live in Canada, using it in the AM and PM will be fine. Adding jojoba oil to the moisturizer makes it even better!

After being on the regimen for a month, add the AHA to the regimen and it helps very much with hyperpigmentation and red marks that acne has left behind.

Hope this helps! smile.png

And are you finding that this works for you? Would there be any jojoba oil at my local drug store perhaps??

And would I also be able to get the AHA at a local drug store too?

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Hi! I don't live in Canada, but I am on the regimen and I don't use Dan's products so perhaps I can share my products with you.

For my Cleanser I use the Cetaphil Daily Cleanser for Normal to Oily skin. I will be switching to the Cetephil Gentle Cleanser after I run out because I heard it is so much more non-drying on the skin.

For BP though, I recommend getting Dan's BP. I don't because they don't ship to my country but it can get expensive buying the small tubes. I currently use Benzac 2.5% BP. And a lot of US and Canada regimen users use Neutrogena On The Spot Treatment. But if you can get Dan's BP, they do because it comes out a lot cheaper. Especially if you buy in bulk.

For moisturizer, I use a gel based moisturizer in the AM because I live in a tropical country and many moisturizers feel heavy for me. At night I use the Cetaphil lotion. I'm sure that since you live in Canada, using it in the AM and PM will be fine. Adding jojoba oil to the moisturizer makes it even better!

After being on the regimen for a month, add the AHA to the regimen and it helps very much with hyperpigmentation and red marks that acne has left behind.

Hope this helps! smile.png

And are you finding that this works for you? Would there be any jojoba oil at my local drug store perhaps??

And would I also be able to get the AHA at a local drug store too?

Oh yes it has really really worked for me! I am completely free from bumps. Dan's regimen really works if you put the time and effort into it.

For jojoba oil, I am not sure if you can find them in drugstores. I get them from a local shop here which sells organic stuff. If you have a store like that then probably try that one. As for the AHA, I hear a lot of people using Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion with 10% glycolic acid and I think you can get them at a Zellers.

Good luck! smile.png


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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So I was wondering do you have any recommendations for a morning moisturizer with a good SPF? I want to prevent my hyperpigmentation from getting worse.

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So I was wondering do you have any recommendations for a morning moisturizer with a good SPF? I want to prevent my hyperpigmentation from getting worse.


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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And it won't dilute the sunscreen or anything like that?


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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