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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:34 PM

I had heard a lot of positive things about benzoyl peroxide so I decided to buy some. The only product I found in the shops I went to was clearisil ultra acne cream 5% bp,I put a small amount on my chin (where I experience most breakouts ) and I woke upbraid morning with 2 painful spots in the places I put it. Is it normal to experience a break out the first time using or should I discontinue using it? I have a feeling they could be hormonal anyway and would have appeared regardless of whether I applied it or not. Thanks!

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:42 PM

BP does cause an initial breakout in many people but not within 1 day (usually after 1-2 weeks of daily use).  I would say its just a coincidence.

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 02 May 2013 - 12:19 AM

i personally feel bp should be used as spot treatment.

its got many side effects and not worrying the clear portions of ur face is a good idea.


plus 5% seems bad to me.

u can make it 2.5 to 3.5%

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:57 AM

Any regimen users know that irritation = acne and I feel like the irritation you get when you first use BP is what causes the 'initial breakout'. Which is why people dont have much success with 5% & 10% because of the irritation causing breakouts. Its possible that the strong BP caused a small clogged pore to become inflamed.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:10 AM

Wash your face with DISTILLED WATER. Depending on where you live, the water can be very harsh on your skin because it contains excess minerals such as magnesium, chlorine, and calcium. So buy a jug of Distilled Water from the grocery store (It cost like a $1) and rinse your face with distilled water everytime you wash your face. It is okay to lather and wash with the tap water, but RINSE your face with Distilled Water.


My face was breaking out much like yours and I started rinsing with Distilled water. WOW what a difference it made. I could tell within the hour how less inflammed my acne looked.


Distilled water is the purest form of water containing no minerals or excess dirt.

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