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#1 marsbars06

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:14 PM

Hi everyone.

 

I am on my 10th week of the Regimen. But my acne marks (or at least I think that is what they are) still haven't faded!

It says in the expected results section that from week 5 onwards the marks should fade.

 

Why hasn't this happened yet? Is there anything I can do? Because this is the reason I started the Regimen in the first place!

 

I will attach a photo of them so you can confirm that they are marks.

 

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#2 melmel87

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

You need to use the AHA or a retinoid to fade those marks! Also, apply sunscreen during the day.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

Hmmm... Deep in thought ;)


Edited by marsbars06, 17 April 2013 - 12:08 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

Red marks take a year at most to completely fade.
In rare times even more than 12 months.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:06 AM

You need to use the AHA or a retinoid to fade those marks! Also, apply sunscreen during the day.

 

Hmmm. Thanks smile.png
I don't really want to buy AHA from acne.org as it is costing too much with shipping.
Just had a look at some reviews. Do Bio-Oil or Emu Oil work?



Red marks take a year at most to completely fade.
In rare times even more than 12 months.

 

Yeah :/

 

But I can't wait that long. They look bad which is why I started the Regimen in the first place.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:17 AM

Following the Regimen will help clear active acne and prevent future breakouts, but it does nothing for existing red marks.  All it will do is prevent you getting new marks because you won't have new acne to cause them.

 

Like the above two posters have said, both AHA and time will help to fade red marks.  You don't have to buy AHA from Acne.org, you can find products that have AHAs in them.

 

If you don't have (or ever get) acne breakouts, then you don't really need to be following the Regimen, you should follow an alternate regimen that addresses the hyper-pigmentation marks that you have.

 

Good luck! :)


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 :)

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 17 April 2013 - 04:56 AM

Following the Regimen will help clear active acne and prevent future breakouts, but it does nothing for existing red marks.  All it will do is prevent you getting new marks because you won't have new acne to cause them.

 

Like the above two posters have said, both AHA and time will help to fade red marks.  You don't have to buy AHA from Acne.org, you can find products that have AHAs in them.

 

If you don't have (or ever get) acne breakouts, then you don't really need to be following the Regimen, you should follow an alternate regimen that addresses the hyper-pigmentation marks that you have.

 

Good luck! smile.png

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I still don't understand why they say that red marks begin to fade then :/

 

I did some research about AHA and found acne.org is the best place anyway. So I might just buy it. I also bought some emu oil from a pharmacy which is supposed to help. How should I incorporate the AHA into the Regimen?

 

I did still get breakouts which is why I got on the Regimen in the first place. So I still think its helping. But the marks are what makes my face look bad. So I want them gone ;)

 

Thanks! :D



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:08 AM

Hey... cosign with AyeAye... AHA is the best at fading hyperpigmentation while on the regimen... I find that using the same amount of moisturizer then adding a few drops of AHA during the initial stages of usage is the best way to incorporate AHA into the regimen. As with BP, you can gradually increase the amount of AHA you use over time, but be sure to take it slow and don't rush into it... As with the regimen, fading red marks takes time and patience... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress! :)


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Mornings: Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, One pump application of BP, One pump of Dan's moisturizer one drop Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock Liquid SPF 70
Evenings: Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, One pump application of BP, One pump of Dan's moisturizer and two drops of Dan's AHA+
During Breakouts: Apply 2 pumps of BP and Moisturizer with AHA+ until breakout subsides
Daily: Take multivitamin (WholeFoods 365 brand), probiotics
Makeup: Bare Minerals, wash brushes once to three times a week depending on usage.
Makeup Removal: Swipe jojoba oil to remove eye and facial makeup, wash with Hydrating Cleanser for 4 seconds, rinse, then cleanse for 6 seconds, BP, moisturize

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

Hey... cosign with AyeAye... AHA is the best at fading hyperpigmentation while on the regimen... I find that using the same amount of moisturizer then adding a few drops of AHA during the initial stages of usage is the best way to incorporate AHA into the regimen. As with BP, you can gradually increase the amount of AHA you use over time, but be sure to take it slow and don't rush into it... As with the regimen, fading red marks takes time and patience... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress! :)


Thanks so much! Yeah it said on the site to either do 1/2 1/2 with moisturiser or use it full a few times a week.

I'm using Cetaphil moisturiser. Anyone know if that's stuffing up the regimen?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:02 AM

Hey... cosign with AyeAye... AHA is the best at fading hyperpigmentation while on the regimen... I find that using the same amount of moisturizer then adding a few drops of AHA during the initial stages of usage is the best way to incorporate AHA into the regimen. As with BP, you can gradually increase the amount of AHA you use over time, but be sure to take it slow and don't rush into it... As with the regimen, fading red marks takes time and patience... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress! smile.png


Thanks so much! Yeah it said on the site to either do 1/2 1/2 with moisturiser or use it full a few times a week.

I'm using Cetaphil moisturiser. Anyone know if that's stuffing up the regimen? 

No, using Cetaphil shouldn't effect the regimen, however it can cause some clogged pores in some users. Have you tried ordering Dan's moisturizer? I usually use Cetaphil when I'm extra dry (winter months) because Dan's may not moisturize well enough on those dry dry dry days but I much prefer Dan's because the consistency is perfect and Cetaphil can clog my pores when I use it too much. Nothing crazy, just..  annoying... However, from personal experience, don't use 1/2 and 1/2 formulation of AHA and moisturizer just yet. Work your way to that amount slowly, then eventually full AHA. You don't want to regress because of applying too much AHA. Good luck! :)


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DKR Photo Gallery http://www.acne.org/...66762-nycqueen/

Skin Care Regimen
 
Mornings: Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, One pump application of BP, One pump of Dan's moisturizer one drop Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock Liquid SPF 70
Evenings: Cleanse with Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, One pump application of BP, One pump of Dan's moisturizer and two drops of Dan's AHA+
During Breakouts: Apply 2 pumps of BP and Moisturizer with AHA+ until breakout subsides
Daily: Take multivitamin (WholeFoods 365 brand), probiotics
Makeup: Bare Minerals, wash brushes once to three times a week depending on usage.
Makeup Removal: Swipe jojoba oil to remove eye and facial makeup, wash with Hydrating Cleanser for 4 seconds, rinse, then cleanse for 6 seconds, BP, moisturize

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 03:13 AM


Hey... cosign with AyeAye... AHA is the best at fading hyperpigmentation while on the regimen... I find that using the same amount of moisturizer then adding a few drops of AHA during the initial stages of usage is the best way to incorporate AHA into the regimen. As with BP, you can gradually increase the amount of AHA you use over time, but be sure to take it slow and don't rush into it... As with the regimen, fading red marks takes time and patience... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress! smile.png

Thanks so much! Yeah it said on the site to either do 1/2 1/2 with moisturiser or use it full a few times a week.

I'm using Cetaphil moisturiser. Anyone know if that's stuffing up the regimen? 

No, using Cetaphil shouldn't effect the regimen, however it can cause some clogged pores in some users. Have you tried ordering Dan's moisturizer? I usually use Cetaphil when I'm extra dry (winter months) because Dan's may not moisturize well enough on those dry dry dry days but I much prefer Dan's because the consistency is perfect and Cetaphil can clog my pores when I use it too much. Nothing crazy, just..  annoying... However, from personal experience, don't use 1/2 and 1/2 formulation of AHA and moisturizer just yet. Work your way to that amount slowly, then eventually full AHA. You don't want to regress because of applying too much AHA. Good luck! :)


Thanks!! What does everyone mean when they say clog pores? What does that mean and how do you know?

I was going to buy acne.org moisturiser, but it's too expensive compared to cetaphil. It would be about triple the cost. And I thought cetaphil would be fine.

So are you saying to use like more moisturiser and a bit of aha? Every night?
What about putting full aha on a couple of nights?

Thanks! ;)

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:17 PM

Hey everyone

I got my AHA a few days ago. I have been using it 1/2 and 1/2 with Cetaphil moisturising lotion. I haven't noticed any changes yet. But hopefully soon.

How long would it normally take?

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:56 AM

I've got similar marks and it's been around 6-8 months since I start using the Regimen and they haven't faded one bit, although that's probably because the Regimen hasn't been very effective for me. 



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

Time is definitely the best healer IMO.

 

It can take months, but slowly, day by day, your skin will heal and the red marks will fade.



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:13 PM

Not sure if this is just in my case, but I have noticed that spot treating your red marks with AHA BEFORE putting on the BP during your AM and PM routine has made a significant difference in fading my red marks. Once my face is dry, I apply just enough to cover the red spot and then I let it dry before applying the BP.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 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 Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- 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
 
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

i wish i could figure it out too!!  Those redmarks seem to be the last thing to go.  Good Luck with yours!!  Keep Trying!



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

Good luck bro.I just order my aha as well to fade mark.Give us your update when u using aha

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:29 AM

Hi,

i'm rarely getting new breakouts, but I've alot of red marks, Could anyone recommend any good AHA + moisturizer that is available in UK? (From what I've read I need to mix moisturizer with AHA, right?)

I'd be grateful.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:17 AM

Hi guys!

I have now been 7 weeks on AHA. I have used 1 full pump every night. I have noticed some slight fading but nothing too dramatic. A bit disappointed but it takes time I guess.

Acne wise I am totally clear. So happy with that. Have now reduced my BP to one pump. Thanks @nicmic62, I might try putting on a full pump of AHA after a shower and before BP.

Good luck to everyone and thanks for your replies! I'll keep you posted :)