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#1 leelowe1

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hi, so i finally got the courage to start AHA and my schedule for the first week is to use it every 3 days and then the following week, every 2 days and so on and so forth.  i use a drop or 2 mixed in with my moisturizer and rub it all over my face.  The thing is that i believe i am purging from this as i have pimples coming in in areas that were previously all clear.  I'm not detered yet but what can i expect from the purging process?

 

How long can it last?

 

Will my acne get a whole lot worse?

 

Should i use more BP in these areas?

 

is my schedule of AHA use appropriate?

 

Keep in mind that in some areas, like my chin, i am still consistently breaking out.  Will this help clear up my stubborn acne. 

 

 

While i do have red marks, my main purpose of trying AHA is to help this God forsaken dryness


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:01 AM

You are starting really slowly so that's good.  I'm not convinced that using such a small amount would cause you to start breaking out...it could be a coincidence, but who knows.  My experience with starting using AHA is that I had a small breakout again, mostly on my forehead but once that cleared up after a week or 2, I noticed that all the small under-skin bumps had gone, so it was getting the last bit of acne up to the surface.  I started with a lot more AHA than what you are doing though, but in hindsight i think slow is always good.

 

Good luck! :)


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 smile.png

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 July 2013 - 03:46 AM

Thanks Aye Aye - praying for the best.  It burned so bad last night which was weird cause the first night i tried  it, no problem.  Will keep at it though and let you guys know how it works out.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:14 PM

Thanks Aye Aye - praying for the best.  It burned so bad last night which was weird cause the first night i tried  it, no problem.  Will keep at it though and let you guys know how it works out.


I've been using the aha mixed with moisturizer every 2-3 nights. I do have a little breakout from it. Its driving me crazy cuz I was soo clear up to a week back. But I noticed its calm down and I'm not so freaked out anymore lol.
I haven't started using it by itself as yet. Don't think my face is ready for it cuz I noticed those brown patches of dry skin is back.

How's it working for u?
Before the regimen - http://www.acne.org/...re-the-regimen/


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- CLEANSER: Acne.org
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 1/2 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Acne.org moisturizer + Olay complete with SPF 15 + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

PM
- CLEANSER: Acne.org
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 1/2 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Acne.org moisturizer + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil


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