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#121 Randall Flagg

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:24 PM

Day #42:

No breakouts! Have I reached the stage where I don't break out anymore? I dunno but I hope so! :P I picked up a lightweight Neutrogena moisturizer today for combination skin (oily & dry) as an AM moisturizer so I'm excited to try that out tomorrow to see if it'll keep my dryness at bay. It has AMAZING reviews on this site for being non-greasy and really light and hydrating. That's pretty much all...had a nice relaxing day off today, went and saw The Purge with the girlfriend...good movie! I'm a horror nut though so I'm biased. :P  



#122 Randall Flagg

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Day #44:

Hey guys, I've decided I'm not going to be updating this as often as I used to, and instead of keeping a daily log I'll try to check in once every few days. The reasoning for that? I'm just...not breaking out. Like at all :P Pimples just do not seem to be able to survive on my face anymore while using the Regimen, and this is AWESOME and I can only hope that it continues this way. Only a month in and I'm already having days and days of no breakouts (bear in mind before the Regimen I'd get at least one new pimple EVERY day)

 

The one big update I wanted to give here: I think I've finally found the perfect balance to get this dry skin under control! Been using a lightweight Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer as AM moisturizer and it seems perfect for my skin because it doesn't make it oily and it hydrates really well. I tried Cetaphil as my AM moisturizer when I first started the Regimen and that was a NIGHTMARE...I looked like an oil slick :P So my updated Regimen is Neutrogena moisturizer for the AM and Cetaphil for the PM, and it's working out great so far.

 

To anyone who is struggling....stick with it, guys! You're gonna be happy that you did when you start waking up with no new pimples, it's such a good feeling. Good luck my Regimen friends. :) 



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

Day #48:

No breakouts! Woo, so pleasantly surprised by that...it's been days and days since I've had any kind of pimple at all on my face. I've got my dry skin pretty well under control too, so that's good. Update on the job: I got an email back from HR today and they said I'm eligible for rehire and I can apply for any position I want! Great news and I applied for both a full time and a part time security position, I'd be happy to get either of them. Just want to thank all of you guys that wished me luck with that. :)

 

Also, a question here (I posted a thread about this but got no replies): Can any longtime Regimen users help me out with this question...sometimes I get a bit of redness directly beneath my eye (sometimes it's both eyes, sometimes just one) the best way I can describe it would be it looks like I got punched. My girlfriend mentioned that I must be involved in a secret Fight Club, haha...but I seem to get this some days just at random, sometimes after I apply BP or sometimes when I wake up. I don't get BP ANYWHERE around my eyes, I'm very careful about that...and I don't get moisturizer around my eyes either.

 

I'd really appreciate if anyone could give me some insight into what might be causing it? Don't get me wrong, I'll take this over acne ANY day of the week...I'm just trying to figure out why it's happening.

 

Anyways, good luck guys, wishing you all well.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:38 PM

Day #44:

Hey guys, I've decided I'm not going to be updating this as often as I used to, and instead of keeping a daily log I'll try to check in once every few days. The reasoning for that? I'm just...not breaking out. Like at all tongue.png Pimples just do not seem to be able to survive on my face anymore while using the Regimen, and this is AWESOME and I can only hope that it continues this way. Only a month in and I'm already having days and days of no breakouts (bear in mind before the Regimen I'd get at least one new pimple EVERY day)

 

The one big update I wanted to give here: I think I've finally found the perfect balance to get this dry skin under control! Been using a lightweight Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer as AM moisturizer and it seems perfect for my skin because it doesn't make it oily and it hydrates really well. I tried Cetaphil as my AM moisturizer when I first started the Regimen and that was a NIGHTMARE...I looked like an oil slick tongue.png So my updated Regimen is Neutrogena moisturizer for the AM and Cetaphil for the PM, and it's working out great so far.

 

To anyone who is struggling....stick with it, guys! You're gonna be happy that you did when you start waking up with no new pimples, it's such a good feeling. Good luck my Regimen friends. smile.png

That is AMAZING Flagg!!! Like wholy crap! lol I'm super duper happy for you.. I'm still breaking out so I have more days to come but you have finally reached the finish line!! good for you :)

Just don't forget about us! lol



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:20 PM

Day #44:

Hey guys, I've decided I'm not going to be updating this as often as I used to, and instead of keeping a daily log I'll try to check in once every few days. The reasoning for that? I'm just...not breaking out. Like at all tongue.png Pimples just do not seem to be able to survive on my face anymore while using the Regimen, and this is AWESOME and I can only hope that it continues this way. Only a month in and I'm already having days and days of no breakouts (bear in mind before the Regimen I'd get at least one new pimple EVERY day)

 

The one big update I wanted to give here: I think I've finally found the perfect balance to get this dry skin under control! Been using a lightweight Neutrogena oil-free moisturizer as AM moisturizer and it seems perfect for my skin because it doesn't make it oily and it hydrates really well. I tried Cetaphil as my AM moisturizer when I first started the Regimen and that was a NIGHTMARE...I looked like an oil slick tongue.png So my updated Regimen is Neutrogena moisturizer for the AM and Cetaphil for the PM, and it's working out great so far.

 

To anyone who is struggling....stick with it, guys! You're gonna be happy that you did when you start waking up with no new pimples, it's such a good feeling. Good luck my Regimen friends. smile.png

That is AMAZING Flagg!!! Like wholy crap! lol I'm super duper happy for you.. I'm still breaking out so I have more days to come but you have finally reached the finish line!! good for you smile.png

Just don't forget about us! lol

 

Thanks Faith! lol I still can't believe it myself, I'm expecting breakouts still but I just haven't had any, I guess I've reached the point in the Regimen where things just keep on improving and you don't get much more active stuff. I'm sure you will get to that point soon because you've been super consistent with the Regimen, only a matter of time now! and don't even worry haha I won't be forgetting you guys, your support helped me so much and I'm still gonna be around to support you guys every step of the way. :) 



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:33 PM

Day #55:

Well I got a chin pimple today, seems to be fair-sized...I'm not too worried about it though because it's the first pimple I've gotten in almost three weeks. I'm actually doing an experiment with the Regimen right now where I only apply BP at night because I feel like I irritate my skin way too much with twice a day, it's been getting extra red and irritated so I'm gonna see if I can manage only applying BP at night since I've seen some guys on the site that have lots of success with that. I'll let you guys know how it goes! 



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

Day #55:

Well I got a chin pimple today, seems to be fair-sized...I'm not too worried about it though because it's the first pimple I've gotten in almost three weeks. I'm actually doing an experiment with the Regimen right now where I only apply BP at night because I feel like I irritate my skin way too much with twice a day, it's been getting extra red and irritated so I'm gonna see if I can manage only applying BP at night since I've seen some guys on the site that have lots of success with that. I'll let you guys know how it goes! 

Only one pimple in three weeks - that's pretty amazing! Hopefully using BP once a day does work well for you and reduces irritation - good luck :)



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:06 PM

Day #55:

Well I got a chin pimple today, seems to be fair-sized...I'm not too worried about it though because it's the first pimple I've gotten in almost three weeks. I'm actually doing an experiment with the Regimen right now where I only apply BP at night because I feel like I irritate my skin way too much with twice a day, it's been getting extra red and irritated so I'm gonna see if I can manage only applying BP at night since I've seen some guys on the site that have lots of success with that. I'll let you guys know how it goes! 

 

Sounds like there has been so much improvement for you. That's great!! Let us know how the once a day BP routine goes. I am really interested if this works for a lot of people because I want to be able to do the same. I am already doing one pump of BP as supposed to the 2 pumps in the AM and PM so maybe I might already be stretching it if I only did it once a day.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:33 AM

Day #55:

Well I got a chin pimple today, seems to be fair-sized...I'm not too worried about it though because it's the first pimple I've gotten in almost three weeks. I'm actually doing an experiment with the Regimen right now where I only apply BP at night because I feel like I irritate my skin way too much with twice a day, it's been getting extra red and irritated so I'm gonna see if I can manage only applying BP at night since I've seen some guys on the site that have lots of success with that. I'll let you guys know how it goes! 

Only one pimple in three weeks - that's pretty amazing! Hopefully using BP once a day does work well for you and reduces irritation - good luck smile.png

 

Yeah I've had a great experience so far! Def better than 90% of the other stuff I've tried over the years...and SO much better than ineffective antibiotics that just stop working after awhile. Glad you're joining the Regimen team, Lily :P

 

 

Day #55:

Well I got a chin pimple today, seems to be fair-sized...I'm not too worried about it though because it's the first pimple I've gotten in almost three weeks. I'm actually doing an experiment with the Regimen right now where I only apply BP at night because I feel like I irritate my skin way too much with twice a day, it's been getting extra red and irritated so I'm gonna see if I can manage only applying BP at night since I've seen some guys on the site that have lots of success with that. I'll let you guys know how it goes! 

 

Sounds like there has been so much improvement for you. That's great!! Let us know how the once a day BP routine goes. I am really interested if this works for a lot of people because I want to be able to do the same. I am already doing one pump of BP as supposed to the 2 pumps in the AM and PM so maybe I might already be stretching it if I only did it once a day.

 

Thanks! I'm kinda at a level right now where I have some days to stay at home if I do breakout, and I figure what the hell, it's worth a try just applying BP nightly only and worst case scenario if my skin doesn't do well with it I can just switch back to twice a day. I'm probably gonna update more often during this week so that I can kinda track my own progress with the "nightly only" BP :P



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:25 AM

Day 57:

Quick update for you guys. Been using BP nightly only for the last few days, nothing else about my Regimen has changed, and no breakouts right now. All I'm dealing with is that chin pimple from a few days ago and the AHA has made it SOOOO tiny. It felt like it would be one of those dreaded chin cysts I usually get but the AHA has shrunk it down into a tiny little whitehead, so I'm cool with that. :P Nothing much else to report. Still dealing with some redness, but that's to be expected. Everyone keep on truckin' and good luck! 



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

Flagg, you are one lucky dude!  Your regimen experience has been my envy razz.gif   But seriously, i'm soooooo happy for ya!  If once a day is all you need, more power to ya.  How are you liking AHA?  Did it make you breakout any?  I started it tonight and it didn't burn but i guess i'll have to wait and see  if it makes things worse (hoping it doesn't)

 

 

By the way, did you see Under the Dome yet?  I love it!  I think this will be on point and almost or even better than Rose Red (another favorite mini series of mine)



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

Flagg, you are one lucky dude!  Your regimen experience has been my envy razz.gif   But seriously, i'm soooooo happy for ya!  If once a day is all you need, more power to ya.  How are you liking AHA?  Did it make you breakout any?  I started it tonight and it didn't burn but i guess i'll have to wait and see  if it makes things worse (hoping it doesn't)

 

 

By the way, did you see Under the Dome yet?  I love it!  I think this will be on point and almost or even better than Rose Red (another favorite mini series of mine)

 

lol thanks sasch! There have definitely been some rough patches along the way but I have been sailing pretty smooth these past few weeks! I hope it lasts, lol. There's a part of me that is always like "it's only a matter of time before I breakout!" but I've been trying to shut that little panic voice out because the mirror doesn't lie, my skin is just doing much, much better. I'm actually really liking the AHA! It hasn't broken me out at all, but I've been using it for quite awhile now, several weeks. I use it mainly to spot treat with and it is GREAT about shrinking active stuff down quickly. I've never had in real problems with it burning my skin, I think if anything what gives me a stinging/burning sensation is applying moisturizer after everything else, but that feeling doesn't last long. I hope the AHA works well for you! 

 

I actually watched the first episode of Under The Dome and I loved it, been scrambling to find a replay of episode 2 though because I missed it. :P I think it's a great show, I'll def be keeping up with it this summer. I feel like a tv series is the perfect medium for a King novel because when they try to cram one of his huge novels into a movie it rarely works...just too much content to work with there! :P I'd be stoked as hell if they did a modern tv series version of The Stand.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

I really want to use AHA with all the success people are having with it. I want these breakouts to go away for good!! lol

anyways, I'm happy for you buddy and hope the only once a day thing works for you :)



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

Day # 60:

Hey guys and girls! I hope everyone is doing well today. No new breakouts to report, BP once a day seems to be working fine for me so far. I wanted to share some before & after pictures with you guys. I don't have many recent before pictures because I hated taking them, but I have an older pic from a few years ago that is a pretty accurate representation of what my skin can look like when it gets bad. Soooo...here we go! tongue.png

 

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So this is a pic of my skin from a few years ago (as I said don't have many recent bad skin pics because I hated taking them tongue.png) but this is what my skin can look like when it gets bad, it would look like this (just imagine a few extra big chin cysts too and you have a good idea of the state of my skin before the Regimen). My problem areas have always been forehead, temple, and chin...I don't get much on my cheeks.

 

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This is a picture of my skin that I took today after having been on the Regimen for a little over two months. I can honestly say that I'm happy with my skin right now. I follow the Regimen to the letter and the only thing I've changed is I apply BP only at night because it reduces irritation/redness for me and I still don't breakout. I'm doing nothing else for my skin but Dan's Regimen...I've made no major diet changes...the only supplement of any kind I take is a little probiotic tablet at night, and that's it. Just wanted to share this with you guys and anyone starting the Regimen right now...there is hope! This is a treatment that actually WORKS.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

Amazing!! You don't look like you have ever had acne before! Crazy good looking skin bud!

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:36 PM

Awesome progress! So good to see this has worked for you.

 

Another encouraging Regimen success story to add to the list! :P



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:00 PM

Amazing!! You don't look like you have ever had acne before! Crazy good looking skin bud!

 

Thanks so much!

 

 

Awesome progress! So good to see this has worked for you.

 

Another encouraging Regimen success story to add to the list! tongue.png

 

Thanks Lily! It'll work for you too, can't wait to read your success story in the near future!

 

Day #65:

Little update for you guys, I'm kinda losing track of the number of days on this log, haha. :P No new pimples at all here. I did have a little patch of redness appear on my temple area so I'm reducing the amount of BP I apply there and it seems to be doing the trick, wasn't a pimple just a bit of irritated skin. Otherwise smooth sailing. Hope everyone is enjoying their Summer! 



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

The speed with which you saw results is pretty amazing. I'm really hoping it works that fast for me! I mean, I've been on it before, and I've used BP on and off for a while, so I'm hoping this shortens my adjustment period? Fingers crossed!

 

Also, it's awesome that you could get away with using it only once a day.

 

EDIT: So when you do it only nightly, which moisturizer do you use? Still the Neutrogena one, or a different one?


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:44 AM

The speed with which you saw results is pretty amazing. I'm really hoping it works that fast for me! I mean, I've been on it before, and I've used BP on and off for a while, so I'm hoping this shortens my adjustment period? Fingers crossed!

 

Also, it's awesome that you could get away with using it only once a day.

 

EDIT: So when you do it only nightly, which moisturizer do you use? Still the Neutrogena one, or a different one?

 

I hope it does too! My skin was pretty cruddy in the first few weeks but after about a month and a half in I started to notice I wasn't getting much new stuff, so I'm crossing my fingers for you too that you'll have the same positive experience! 

 

Well the Neutrogena is my AM moisturizer because it's light and still seems to hydrate well but for the PM I use Cetaphil + jojoba oil. Cetaphil is too gloopy and oily for me to use during the day but it's fine at night when I'm just going to bed anyways and I usually wake up with pretty smooth skin as a result of using it.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:24 AM

Day #17:
Sup my Regimen pals! Doing pretty well today. Skin actually seems to be doing REALLY good in terms of texture and the lack of redness, like I've seen so much improvement in my cheeks and chin, it's pretty crazy. My only main issue right now? Had a big whopper of a pimple appear in the center of my forehead...If it wasn't attached to me I would KILL IT WITH FIRE :P But that seems to be the only active I have right now. I knew something was going on there because it started as a clogged pore and then advanced overnight. I'm still feeling really good though even though I have this one major active, one active compared to a shitload of actives is a major improvement any way you look at it, haha. Here are some progress pics for you guys. Sorry that I'm shirtless in one of them lol :P I take most of my progress pics after I shower when I'm getting dressed for work. 
 
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This one is from yesterday, I was feeling great about my skin because I took this pic at just a normal distance from the mirror and honestly I don't think you can even tell that I have much of anything wrong with my skin, can barely even see my hyper-pigmentation marks so I was stoked about that.
 
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This one is from today. Note my lack of enthused expression at seeing the big one on my forehead, haha :P
 
Anyways, hope you guys are doing good and I'm wishing you all well. 


Wow, your skin looks amazing! I didn't even notice the spot until you said about it! Keep it up!

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