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Okay guys so im having so much difficulties with moisturizers.... I dont know which ones to go with... It seems like every moisturizer with an spf 15 leaves residue all over the place and it doesnt sink in or absorb well with dans BP i have tried olay complete spf 15 sensitive skin and it doesnt moisturize very good i always add the 5-6 drops of jojoba oil and it still doesnt do its job... so i quit using that moisturizer now im currently using L'oreals active daily moisture spf 15 and it moisturizes better then olay but it still seems to leave this sort of residue.... Should i just not use a moisturzer with spf ? what is the deal... i heard dan was coming out with a moisturizer with spf soon and it seems great but ... when i first started the regimen a few weeks ago i started out with dans cleanser and bp but no his moisturizer because it had so many negative reviews so i was hesitant ... What i was using was neutrogenas sensitive skin moisturizer...... GUYS POINT BLANK IS I NEED HELP WITH DECIDING WITH A MOISTURIZER SHOULD I START USING DANS MOISTURIZER??? WHAT ARE THE BEST AND I MEAN GOOD MOISTURIZERS WITH OR WITHOUT SPF THAT * DO NOT CLOG PORES I DONT WANT ANYTHING BREAKING ME OUT ....

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To be honest I don't like using moisturizer with SPF. It just leaves my skin with a weird heavy feeling. So what I do is take my favorite day moisturizer which is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and mix in an SPF. Just a drop or two and then mix that with a few drops of jojoba oil. I don't know if that dilutes the SPF but it hasn't given me any darkening problems.


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 + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


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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To be honest I don't like using moisturizer with SPF. It just leaves my skin with a weird heavy feeling. So what I do is take my favorite day moisturizer which is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and mix in an SPF. Just a drop or two and then mix that with a few drops of jojoba oil. I don't know if that dilutes the SPF but it hasn't given me any darkening problems.

that sounds like a good idea but i mean does it really matter if i wear spf i prefer not to because im hardly in the sun lol like seriously when i excercise or do my workouts its in a gym or at night when its sunset

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To be honest I don't like using moisturizer with SPF. It just leaves my skin with a weird heavy feeling. So what I do is take my favorite day moisturizer which is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and mix in an SPF. Just a drop or two and then mix that with a few drops of jojoba oil. I don't know if that dilutes the SPF but it hasn't given me any darkening problems.

that sounds like a good idea but i mean does it really matter if i wear spf i prefer not to because im hardly in the sun lol like seriously when i excercise or do my workouts its in a gym or at night when its sunset

Actually, I used to ask that myself. But yes even if you are out in the sun for like 30 seconds a day, it really does accumulate. So even a little SPF is good. Find a sunscreen that isn't to heavy. At least an SPF 15 so it isn't to heavy.


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 + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


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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Nah, I disagree with nicmic (that's a first!) about wearing SPF every day. I live in Perth Australia which is hot and pretty much sunny 90% of the year. If I'm not going out in the sun (apart from incidental exposure like walking to the car etc) I don't wear SPF. If I am going to be out in the sun more than 20 mins I put on SPF.

In the morning I apply Dan's moisturiser and then if I'm going out in the sun, I apply a layer of Olay Complete Spf 15 (the same one as you use) over the top. But I don't use it as a moisturiser, I use it like a sunblock and apply over my moisturiser. Its worked pretty well the past 2 years, and I've not got sunburnt once (actually thats a lie, I got sunburnt on my nose this summer but thats because I forgot to reapply the Olay cream every couple of hours).

As for the type of moisturiser you end up using, everyone is different and has different preferences depending on their skin type. I like the thickness and greasiness of Cetaphil but if I wear it every day it clogs my pores. Dan's moisturiser is the one that keeps me the clearest but I often don't find it moisturising enough. Such a dilemma.


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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Hahaha! I guess not everyone will always see eye to eye eh?

I live in the Philippines and when it is hot, it is really hot. Being under the sun for a 5 minute walk for me really takes a toll on my skin because the heat is painful. And the humidity just makes it worse. I guess the only time I would really go without sunscreen is when I know its gonna be raining the whole day.


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 + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


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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