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#1 hassanw5

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:08 AM

Hi guys,

I have just recieved the regimen today and will start today. However i live in the uk and costs over here are very expensive, $100 +. I just wanted to know, if this is successful for me, yes i have high hopes it will be :D How do i successfully come of the regimen after the 2 month treatment. I dont want to have to constantly rely on applying these products on even after a clear face as i just feel putting on so much benozyl peroxide can damage my skin, and i dont want my skin relying on it to prevent breakouts. Has anyone come off the regimen successfully, could you please share what you do.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

BUMP, someone reply



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

If you don't want to constantly reapply benzoyl peroxide and treat your acne, then I would forget the regimen entirely. The Regimen isn't a cure, (meaning it won't eradicate your acne for good) it's a treatment - and a VERY effective one at that. Again, if you're worried about benzoyl peroxide being harmful and it's too expensive where you live I would consider something else.

If you're going on the regimen just to come off of it, like I said before, I don't think the regimen is for you. It requires lots of time and dedication to your skin. If you want to make the regimen work for you - give it a shot. Try it for 3 months max, and if it works, keep doing it. If it doesn't clear your acne within 3 months then you should quit.

HOW TO QUIT THE REGIMEN:

*if you are clear from the regimen and you decide to quit it, your acne WILL come back, maybe even worse than before. That's just something to keep in mind*

Slowly decrease your amount of benzoyl peroxide as the days go by, and move onto different products. That's how you quit, it's not that hard really.

 

PS. Remember that Benzoyl Peroxide itself is only harmful if used improperly. ALWAYS use SPF in the summer, and always use moisturizer. If you do that, BP shouldn't be all that damaging. It only increases aging if you aren't moisturizing and using SPF, because it does dry out your skin and make you more suseptable to sunburn.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

You don't come off the regimen. I've tried twice and both times got severe cystic acne. Now I'm back on it for the 3rd time and will probably never come off again, at least not until I'm 90 years old and acne hormones have hopefully died down. I do not recommend starting the regimen for 2 months only. What would be the purpose of that? All you're going to do is suffer all the redness, irritation and flakiness in the beginning and then quit by the time your skin is barely getting used to the chemicals. Don't do that to yourself. Either do the regimen 100 percent, or don't.


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

 

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The  lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

 

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil

 


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:44 PM

I agree with the above 2 posts.


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 29 April 2013 - 05:07 AM

Once my face was clear, I decreased the frequency to just 1 or 2 days a week, which I still do now. I did try stopping completely for a while, but a couple of pimples started to appear on my face, so I went back to BP again.

 

We are all different, so my current regimen may not work for everyone, but once or twice a week is all I currently need to keep my skin clear.


My Gallery photos - Clear in 8 weeks:-
http://www.acne.org/...my-spotsworked/




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