This is my first post on Acne.org although I first discovered the Regimen back in 2008. I just wanted to introduce myself, and share my experiences with you guys. I'm a 28 year old male who has suffered with Acne since I was in my teens.
I started my regimen journey 5 years ago using Brevoxyl 4% cream as it was readily available from chemists and pharmacies here in the UK. Right from day one I noticed a marked improvement to my skin, and continued to use the cream for 3 years straight. I was cured, except for the occasional breakout, normally the result of a drunken binge or less-than-perfect-diet.
After several years of success I decided to reduce my BP usage to just at night, and aside from a slight oil increase throughout the day, I stayed clear. Then in September last year disaster struck- GSK had stopped manufacturing everything with BP in it! That affected everyone who used Brevoxyl, Oxy, Panoxyl etc..
Given I was clear, I decided to try giving up BP altogether, so I continued a regimen of cleansing and moisturising only. I assumed I'd grown out of my 'Adult Acne' because I remained clear until Christmas, but then lo and behold...my Acne was back, with a vengeance!
Given my supply issues with BP, I decided to look for an alternative regimen and throughout January to March this year I tried the 'Caveman' Regimen. I refused to let any chemicals touch my skin for two months. At first the results looked promising, but I soon discovered that all the dead skin from my face was forming a disgusting oily mask which provided the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. My face became worse than it had ever been in 15 years!! I suffered a serious bout of cystic acne under my ears and all along my jaw-line. My chin erupted in whiteheads, and I developed a painful cyst in my eyebrow which affected my vision. Nothing I could do could stop it...
I became a social recluse, I hid away from everyone, kept my head down at work and avoided any social interaction. I hated what I had become, not being able to look people in the eye after being clear for so long was incredibly distressing. I would not wish this affliction on my worst enemy.
I decided last week that enough was enough, I had to get my skin (and my life) back. I immediately bought some of Dan's BP and started the Regimen again 4 days ago. After the very first night of application I could see a noticeable improvement, I jumped straight in to the full dosage, my skin understandably compatible with BP after so many years of use.
I look forward to my regimen every morning and evening, with each day comes increased confidence and self-esteem. I implore anyone who is considering the Regimen to give it a serious go and stick with it!