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Wanted to share just pictures of my jaw line basically. That was definitely my major problem area before I started the regimen.

BEFORE PICS (you might wanna shut your eyes!)

Currently have been on the regimen for a little more than 3 months now and it has been great except for a few spots I get during that time of the month or when I get stressed out.

Hyper pigmentation is my main issue now. It is not that bad but it is slowly fading so I am really happy about that. AHA works wonders! I also find that applying a little AHA before applying the BP has made the dark marks fade faster. Again, I wish I had a better camera to show you guys but if you look closely I still have dark marks left from my cystic acne.

Any tips on how you guys use your AHA to speed up the lightening process??

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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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Wow you look great!


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holy crap your skin is amazing! what products have you been using for the regimen?

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Hey nicmic... Skin is looking amazing... Continue to use AHA, which will help a great deal.. However, the best solution is time and patience... AHA will work it's magic slowly, but surely, just as the regimen... Keep it up! :)


 

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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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looks really good hifive.gif

I just read an article on here about a girl using coconut oil (raw unrefined) to help her pigment spots fade quicker. Id try it on a small area first to make see how you react but a lot of people agreed that coconut oil is a good moisturiser and good for fading marks along with aha.

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Wow you look great!


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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Your skin isgetting better and better . :)

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Your skin isgetting better and better . :)


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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Your skin isgetting better and better . :)

It is! Not to sound like a self-absorbed a-hole but I kind of just stare at my face sometimes in the mirror more because when I remember how bad my acne was I do kind of get amazed.
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Your skin isgetting better and better . :)

It is! Not to sound like a self-absorbed a-hole but I kind of just stare at my face sometimes in the mirror more because when I remember how bad my acne was I do kind of get amazed.

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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Your skin isgetting better and better . :)

It is! Not to sound like a self-absorbed a-hole but I kind of just stare at my face sometimes in the mirror more because when I remember how bad my acne was I do kind of get amazed.

Your story encourage me to order aha and stick with the regime.I want to say a thank you to you :)

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Your skin isgetting better and better . :)

It is! Not to sound like a self-absorbed a-hole but I kind of just stare at my face sometimes in the mirror more because when I remember how bad my acne was I do kind of get amazed.

Your story encourage me to order aha and stick with the regime.I want to say a thank you to you :)


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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Hi! I'm planning to use 6% or 12% Glycolic acid too. Your pictures look great! Congratulations! Yours is yet another success story for hyperpigmentation! :-)

Hi! I'm planning to use 6% or 12% Glycolic acid too. Your pictures look great! Congratulations! Yours is yet another success story for hyperpigmentation! :-)

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Hi! I'm planning to use 6% or 12% Glycolic acid too. Your pictures look great! Congratulations! Yours is yet another success story for hyperpigmentation! whistling.gif)

Hi! I'm planning to use 6% or 12% Glycolic acid too. Your pictures look great! Congratulations! Yours is yet another success story for hyperpigmentation! whistling.gif)

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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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Hi! I'm planning to use 6% or 12% Glycolic acid too. Your pictures look great! Congratulations! Yours is yet another success story for hyperpigmentation! whistling.gif)

Hi! I'm planning to use 6% or 12% Glycolic acid too. Your pictures look great! Congratulations! Yours is yet another success story for hyperpigmentation! whistling.gif)

Thank you!

I have had a lot of success with glycolic acid incorporating it in the regimen.

Hope it works well for you too! smile.png

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hi again nicmic..rolleyes.gif

i am about a week now on the regimen.. and all my pimples are gone.. what is left..are pits and scars.. for the hyperpimentation i'll order AHA soon.. i am not that oily anymore since i just use moisturizer at night.. anyways my concern is about the PITS (on my cheeks).. how did you manage to get rid of it? and i also have big pores..hmmm thanks

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hi again nicmic..rolleyes.gif

i am about a week now on the regimen.. and all my pimples are gone.. what is left..are pits and scars.. for the hyperpimentation i'll order AHA soon.. i am not that oily anymore since i just use moisturizer at night.. anyways my concern is about the PITS (on my cheeks).. how did you manage to get rid of it? and i also have big pores..hmmm thanks

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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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Your skin looks good. Latest studies show that foods that rate High on the glycemic index and dairy can cause acne. This is definitely true in my case. Avoid highly glycemic foods for a week and I bet you will see great improvement.

Foods that have a high glycemic index are foods/drinks that digest incredibly fast in the body which spikes insulin hormone. This spike in hormone can cause skin issues. Google it and you will learn a lot.

A few foods that are highly glycemic include... white rice, white bread, sugar, potatoes, alcohol, processed carbs. Healthy fats and proteins digest slow, most carbs will spike insulin.

Good luck!

hi again nicmic..rolleyes.gif

i am about a week now on the regimen.. and all my pimples are gone.. what is left..are pits and scars.. for the hyperpimentation i'll order AHA soon.. i am not that oily anymore since i just use moisturizer at night.. anyways my concern is about the PITS (on my cheeks).. how did you manage to get rid of it? and i also have big pores..hmmm thanks


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Your skin looks good. Latest studies show that foods that rate High on the glycemic index and dairy can cause acne. This is definitely true in my case. Avoid highly glycemic foods for a week and I bet you will see great improvement.

Foods that have a high glycemic index are foods/drinks that digest incredibly fast in the body which spikes insulin hormone. This spike in hormone can cause skin issues. Google it and you will learn a lot.

A few foods that are highly glycemic include... white rice, white bread, sugar, potatoes, alcohol, processed carbs. Healthy fats and proteins digest slow, most carbs will spike insulin.

Good luck!

hi again nicmic..rolleyes.gif

i am about a week now on the regimen.. and all my pimples are gone.. what is left..are pits and scars.. for the hyperpimentation i'll order AHA soon.. i am not that oily anymore since i just use moisturizer at night.. anyways my concern is about the PITS (on my cheeks).. how did you manage to get rid of it? and i also have big pores..hmmm thanks

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