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#1 Clear My Skin

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:35 PM

Right, so I'm new to this whole website thing. I suffer with mild acne but I really want to get rid of it. I've had to use alternative products to Dan's regimen as I live in the UK, so the shipping prices are unbelievably expensive, however I have a question regarding these products.

 

Dan's guide to buying drugstore products lists cleansers and moisturizers which are 'gentle', however throughout the day my skin gets REALLY oily, for example I wake up at 6am, shower from 6:15 to 6:45, moisturize blah blah blah, at 12ish my face is super oily, like you can see the shininess. Anyway, I was wondering if, by using cleansers which sell themselves as 'oil targeting formula', Shine Remover' and so on, that would effect the regimen, or, if I should use a cleanser for normal skin?

 

I'm 15 and male if its any link to my oily/acne prone skin. Thank you :)



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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

When it comes to a cleanser, use one as gentle as possible, they won't possibly cause you to be more oily than normal. The BP will dry you out, so any natural moisture you have will be beneficial!

 

Cleansers that have 'shine control' usually just strip your skin and irritate it further. 



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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

When it comes to a cleanser, use one as gentle as possible, they won't possibly cause you to be more oily than normal. The BP will dry you out, so any natural moisture you have will be beneficial!

 

Cleansers that have 'shine control' usually just strip your skin and irritate it further. 

+1. I like Cetaphil, it's very gentle.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:52 AM

When it comes to a cleanser, use one as gentle as possible, they won't possibly cause you to be more oily than normal. The BP will dry you out, so any natural moisture you have will be beneficial!
 
Cleansers that have 'shine control' usually just strip your skin and irritate it further. 


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When it comes to a cleanser, use one as gentle as possible, they won't possibly cause you to be more oily than normal. The BP will dry you out, so any natural moisture you have will be beneficial!
 



Cleansers that have 'shine control' usually just strip your skin and irritate it further. 

+1. I like Cetaphil, it's very gentle.


Is cetaphil available in the uk? What shops can I buy it from? Thanks

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:36 AM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:01 AM

Boots


Great, I'll be able to get it on Thursday. What moistiriser do you recommend?

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:32 AM


Boots

Great, I'll be able to get it on Thursday. What moistiriser do you recommend?

Well you could try Cetaphil, I personally didn't like it. Boots do moisturisers from Aveeno, Eucerin, Simple and even their own brand. All which are pretty generic.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:06 AM

 


Boots

Great, I'll be able to get it on Thursday. What moistiriser do you recommend?

Well you could try Cetaphil, I personally didn't like it. Boots do moisturisers from Aveeno, Eucerin, Simple and even their own brand. All which are pretty generic.

Great, thanks for all your help! Time to try the regimen :)



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:31 AM

I wanna give it another try too, but I need to find a good moisturiser first. Last time I did the regimen...I used one that contained exfoliants. Dried me out way more than the regimen would have alone. 



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

Didn't it work then?

 

I've been trying to only drink water and natural juices but ugh, sugar and stuff is so tempting!



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:17 PM

I wanna give it another try too, but I need to find a good moisturiser first. Last time I did the regimen...I used one that contained exfoliants. Dried me out way more than the regimen would have alone. 

 

UGH! I've been looking online and no where seems to sell Benzyl Peroxide, what do I do now?



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:20 PM

I wanna give it another try too, but I need to find a good moisturiser first. Last time I did the regimen...I used one that contained exfoliants. Dried me out way more than the regimen would have alone. 

 

UGH! I've been looking online and no where seems to sell Benzyl Peroxide, what do I do now?

I know! It seems like Dan's is the only option...I've been looking everywhere. 

 

It worked for me, but I got a lot of flakes and I think that's due to me rushing and using a moisturiser that contained BHA. 



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:17 PM

 

I wanna give it another try too, but I need to find a good moisturiser first. Last time I did the regimen...I used one that contained exfoliants. Dried me out way more than the regimen would have alone. 

 

UGH! I've been looking online and no where seems to sell Benzyl Peroxide, what do I do now?

I know! It seems like Dan's is the only option...I've been looking everywhere. 

 

It worked for me, but I got a lot of flakes and I think that's due to me rushing and using a moisturiser that contained BHA. 

 

I've found something on amazon, - http://www.amazon.co...=A3FQMIRTPJAN43

 

it's so much cheaper and free delivery, do you think it would be OK to use?



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:32 PM

Benzac has worked for many regimen users! I might even consider it myself.

Let me know if you get it and it arrives!

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

The best cleanser I've found after trying many is Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash. It's very gentle and leaves your face feeling clean and smooth. What do you moisturize with? Something could be clogging your pores, which ramps up sebum/oil production. Or your sebaceous glands are overcompensating for dryness, which is why it's important to keep your skin hydrated/moisturized. For this reason, drinking lots of water can help too.

 

I'd also suggest getting a toner like Thayer's Cucumber Witch Hazel - definitely helped with my oiliness and acne.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 12:07 AM

Benzac has worked for many regimen users! I might even consider it myself.
Let me know if you get it and it arrives!


I'm going to order it later today, woo!

The best cleanser I've found after trying many is Alpha Hydrox Foaming Face Wash. It's very gentle and leaves your face feeling clean and smooth. What do you moisturize with? Something could be clogging your pores, which ramps up sebum/oil production. Or your sebaceous glands are overcompensating for dryness, which is why it's important to keep your skin hydrated/moisturized. For this reason, drinking lots of water can help too.
 
I use Desert Essence Oil Control Lotion, it actually makes my face go bright red, so I want rid of it ASAP. I think I'm going to stick with Cetaphil. Is it mandatory to use a toner?
I'd also suggest getting a toner like Thayer's Cucumber Witch Hazel - definitely helped with my oiliness and acne.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:28 AM

Let me know how it goes! Just be cautious of one of the reviews on that product, someone said theirs wasn't sealed...but that was only one of the reviews. 



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 01:11 PM

You all probably don't care, but I've ordered the BP. Getting the moisturiser and cleanser tomorrow; this is what I'll be using.

 

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Benzac Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%

Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion.

 

Not sure if the moisturiser is actually a moisturiser, lol. :-)



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:09 AM

You all probably don't care, but I've ordered the BP. Getting the moisturiser and cleanser tomorrow; this is what I'll be using.

 

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Benzac Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%

Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion.

 

Not sure if the moisturiser is actually a moisturiser, lol. whistling.gif)

Great! Let me know as soon as your BP arrives, I want to know what the texture is like. I used Dan's and I loved how easy it went on.

 

That is certainly a moisturiser and 'ultra hydrating' sounds perfect! Question, where did you get that from? When I went to Boots, they only had the nasty basic lotion that is really greasy. 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:21 AM

You all probably don't care, but I've ordered the BP. Getting the moisturiser and cleanser tomorrow; this is what I'll be using.
 
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Benzac Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%
Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion.
 
Not sure if the moisturiser is actually a moisturiser, lol. :-)

Great! Let me know as soon as your BP arrives, I want to know what the texture is like. I used Dan's and I loved how easy it went on.
 
That is certainly a moisturiser and 'ultra hydrating' sounds perfect! Question, where did you get that from? When I went to Boots, they only had the nasty basic lotion that is really greasy. 

Ugh! I wasn't able to get the products today, but I'm popping over to asda tomorrow as ive seen it in there. Yes don't worry I'll share my experience with Benzac!