I'm not new to acne.org but i am new to AHA+. I haven't started using it yet, i just ordered some today. Hopefully it will arrive within a week. I've been on the Regimen for 4 weeks now. By the time the AHA+ gets to me i will be starting my 5th week on the regimen.
Just to give you a little background on my acne. I have moderate acne. I started the regimen 4 weeks ago. I would usually get 4 to 5 zits on my face at a time. But now that i have been on the regimen for a little over a month now i get 2 to 3 zits at a time on my face and they are pretty small. The zits i got before were kind of large. So i'm happy with how things are going for me. I have heard that some people purge when they start using AHA+. I'm kind of nervous about that. I thought about when i wanted to use AHA and i figured i should just start now rather then when i'm clear of acne. Since i still have acne i might as well have a possible break out now. I'd rather that then be clear and then all the sudden get acne on my face again lol. I have used Glycolic Acid 10% before. It was only one application i believe. I remember my skin not liking it too much. I can't remember if it was a rash type reaction or if my skin just burned a little when applying it and getting a little red. I have this feeling it just burned a little and got red. So if that true then i'm not worried about using it again. I say that because when i was getting used to benzoyl peroxide my skin got red a little and burned (still does). But i know that thats normal. So to try and avoid possibly breaking out or having a possible bad skin reaction i'm going to start out slow. Dan says you can do 1/2 and 1/2 ( 1/2 AHA and 1/2 moisturizer). So i'm going to do that but only 3 times the first week. I'm still thinking about if i want to do the same for the second week of using AHA or if i want to do 1/2 and 1/2 everday on the second week. My goal is to use AHA by itself at night 3 times a week. I just think gradually building it up is best.
Anyways, i will post again once i have started using the AHA and i will do updates on how it is or isn't working for me. I'll probably also add some before pictures and through the process pictures as well.
Edited by jennb90, 05 July 2013 - 10:44 AM.