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4 Days Into The Regimen, No Redness Or Flaking

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Hello!

I am now 4 days into The Regimen. Everything is fine, but I have not noticed any redness or skin flaking as others have been writing about here.

Am I doing anything wrong?

Kind regards,

Frasier.

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You're probably just one of the lucky ones. Plus, you should be using a pea sized amount which shouldn't cause significant redness or flaking.

Once you up the dose, things may change. Be patient though, carry on using the recommended amount to let your skin adapt. A lot of people that don't initially react to BP tend to slather more on and then regret it later.

Good luck on your regimen journey!

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You're probably just one of the lucky ones. Plus, you should be using a pea sized amount which shouldn't cause significant redness or flaking.

Once you up the dose, things may change. Be patient though, carry on using the recommended amount to let your skin adapt. A lot of people that don't initially react to BP tend to slather more on and then regret it later.

Good luck on your regimen journey!

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Yea you may be lucky but I would still be careful to not increase too fast. I was dry pretty much right away but it took a few days for me to flake.


Acne.org regimen user since July 2011.


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I started over two months ago and haven't experienced redness at all. I'm seeing some dryness/flaking, but I have dry skin as it is, so it's not really much worse. you might be just fine!

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Nope, I don't think you're lucky. I was the same way. Didn't experience flakiness or redness and all that and thought I was one of the lucky ones. Second week it started kicking in and I didn't get rid of the dryness/flakiness till about a month ago (been on The Regimen for 5 months). Truth thing is, most of the people who use The Regimen experience the symptoms of The Regimen. You probably will too.


My Daily Regimen

AM Regimen

Cleanser- Cetaphil Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)

Benzoyl Peroxide- Dan's 2.5% BP

Moisturizer- Dan's Moisturizer with Olay Complete All-day Moisturizer with sunscreen SPF 15

PM Regimen:

Cleanser- Cetaphil Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)

Benzoyl Peroxide- Dan's 2.5% BP

Moisturizer- Dan's Moisturizer or Dan's AHA+ (1 or 2 times/week)


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Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it. I feel a bit sore, but that's all. I will keep you updated. Even though I don't get red etc it is still working like it should, right?

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Hey there, I think it's normal for some people. I've been on the Regimen for almost 3 weeks and my skin hasn't flaked at all, all I've gotten is very minimal redness and the occasional minimal dry skin around my temples. I think the Regimen is different for certain skin types.


Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

My Regimen Log:








 


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While you are still in the first week or so and only using a small dose of BP, it really wont be doing much to get you clear. The initial stages are purely to get your skin adjusted to BP. Once you ramp up the dosage, you may find that you have another breakout (normal) and then start to slowly get less and less breakouts until you are clear.

The big trick is to not up the dose too quickly. Many people make this mistake in the initial week because they havent experienced redness or dryness (like you) get over confident and ramp up the BP too early (like me ;) ). only to find that they chemically burn their skin and have a break and start again.

You will start to eventually clear when you are using the full dose of BP but its important to take your time.

Best of luck and keep us informed on your progress! :)


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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Thanks again for your kindness and information :)

I will keep you up to date with my progress !

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