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#1 Ihateacne1995

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:43 PM

I am pretty clear with only a pimple or two every week or two.. I was wondering can i use aha if i havent used Bp for like a year?

 


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:22 PM

Of course you can, the two products aren't correlated. 

 

I undertook a bit of an experiment about 5 months ago whereby I stopped using BP and solely used AHA+ on my face to see if I remained clear.  It was a disaster...I broke out like crazy and it took another 7 weeks after commencing BP to become clear again.  Now I stick to using both products together, but if you are mainly clear without using BP, then I would say AHA will work well for you.  But its all personal, so you will just have to experiment and see what happens.

 

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I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry.  In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

I'm scared to use it lol do you think it will break me out?? I haven't broken out in a while. Only a pimple every week or two

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

It shouldn't break you out at all.... but if you are concerned, try it on a small area of your skin to begin with.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:22 AM

Argh I didn't mean to scare you. I only broke out because of my experiment to stop using a combination of Bp and aha and just use aha. Didn't work at all for me, but if you're already clear for the main part without using bp then I think you'll have a lot of success with aha.

After remaining clear for around 1.5 years following DKR (The Regimen), in March 2013 I decided to change to Epiduo.  I use a pea size amount of epiduo each night, followed by a layer of topical antibiotic (Eryacne). I also apply Eryacne every morning and moisturise twice a day. After switching to Epiduo from the regimen I found that it took a good 3 months to get back to being perfectly clear again and now I might get one small pimple appear per month.  I can live with that smile.png

I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry.  In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:13 AM

hi!

 

my derma always asked me to do spot treatment with any acne med like bp(3%) or clindamycin phsphate etc.

i use salicylic face wash(1%) twice daily.

but considering ur theory,no i dnt break out on the non-acne areas(am sorry ,i dnt know what to call it) for aha face wash.

 

what makes u think so?

 

Argh I didn't mean to scare you. I only broke out because of my experiment to stop using a combination of Bp and aha and just use aha. Didn't work at all for me, but if you're already clear for the main part without using bp then I think you'll have a lot of success with aha.

hello!

 

why do u think that happened?

like u've told earlier..bp and any aha wash doesn't have any connection as such,do they?

so why breakout if not combined?

 

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