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Red Marks Aren't Fading!

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

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Red marks take a year at most to completely fade.

In rare times even more than 12 months.

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

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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! :)

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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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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

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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! :)


 

DKR Log http://www.acne.org/...r/page__st__120

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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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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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! :)


 

DKR Log http://www.acne.org/...r/page__st__120

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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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?

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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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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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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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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 + 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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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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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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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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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 :)

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