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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

I have the 2.5% strength benzoyl peroxide that I got from this site and cetaphil as a moisturizer.  I have moderate to severe acne all over my cheeks.  I apply a lot of the benzoyl peroxide and have to wait a long time before it dries before I put on the moisturizer.  The problem when I don't fall asleep on my back, I fall asleep on my sides and tend to move around a lot causing the products to rub off.  How could I go about to keep them on while I'm asleep?

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

There is no way you could rub off the BP as it is absorbed into the skin.  Anything left sitting on tip is just superfluous.  As far as the moisturiser goes, yes this can be a bit of a problem and I experienced the same.  I sleep on my side and find the moisturiser comes off my cheeks and they were pretty dry in the mornings in the early stages of following the regimen.  Best way around this is to apply the regimen a couple of hours before going to bed if possible.  that way the moisturiser has enough time to absorb better and even though some of it will still get rubbed off onto your pillow, some will still have absorbed.


Hope this helps, and best of luck with the regimen.

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 08 June 2013 - 03:08 AM

Ayeaye is right. Its being absorbed. I used to think mine was coming off too because my pillowcases were getting bleached but that was just my oil mixed with bp getting on it i think. I apply a thin layer of bp and i have no acne so its def working its magic.
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:14 AM

I would say try and fall asleep on your back, I learned how to sleep on my back and I haven't stained my pillow in like a year (I have only been doing the regimen for about a week but I used epiduo which has 2.5% BP for a year before that). I notice that during the middle of the night when I'm sleeping I will still turn over and sleep on my side, and I wake up a lot on my side but my pillow remains clean. I think this is because during the middle of the night, it's been so long since I put on the BP that it has fully absorbed into my skin, so sleeping on my side won't cause anything to rub off on my pillow. But initially when I go to sleep, I always sleep on my back and my sheets/pillow remain stain-free!

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Treatment: Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Sunscreen (only during the day): Neutrogena Clear Face SPF 30 Sunblock

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:29 AM

I use the same moisturizer and it does take a while for the cetaphil lotion to fully absorb to your skin. I usually give it about an hour to make sure I don't ruin my pillowcases since I sleep on the sides on my face.

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
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

                    NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20

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                              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
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Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:29 AM

You really shouldn't be applying so much that it's not even sinking in or perhaps you're not rubbing it in enough, it can take several minutes for it to absorb completely. The same goes for the moisturizer.


I wouldn't go to bed with excess Benzoyl peroxide on my face, the biggest reason is that this excess has a good chance of getting on to and in to your eyes, which will irritate them terribly.


My best advice is follow the dosage amounts exactly and take your time to allow the benzoyl peroxide to absorb completely. 

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