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Hey all :)

I've been on the Regimen for 8 days! Woohoo! Loving it.

I do have some questions about the moisturizer though. I'm using the acne.org products, and I noticed that Dan suggests using 2 full pumps of the moisturizer. This really feels like a TON of product. I don't know if that's because the moisturizer is thinner than most, but it takes a long time for all of it to saturate. I feel like 1-1/2 pumps still is more than enough. Also, when I mix Philosophy SPF 30 with it in the morning, even 1 pump is a lot.

However, I could very well be wrong, since my skin is still very red. It's also flaky around my mouth (not sure why that is, since it's not a problem area/I generally don't spread much BP there). Also, when I use the moisturizer both at night and in the morning, my skin stings for a while (more so with the SPF though).

Could I really not be using enough moisturizer? Do those on the Regimen really need the full 2 pumps, even if it over saturates the skin? Or is my skin still just adjusting to the Regimen and the amount I use is fine?

Side notes: I'm still waiting on the jojoba oil to arrive; it should get here by next week latest, and I believe that will help. Also, yesterday (1 week milestone) I bumped up the amount of BP I'm using, which is definitely contributing to my skin's sensitivity.

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Congrats on making it this far! :)

The stinging you feel when applying the moisturizer is normal. Almost everyone on the regimen goes through that. It does go away when your skin gets used to the BP so give it more time.

I don't use the Acne.org moisturizer so I can't really give my two cents on that, but have you tried applying the moisturizer half a pump at a time? It will probably take longer but I guess that way it would absorb easier/faster.


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

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

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

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

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

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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Congrats on making it this far! smile.png

The stinging you feel when applying the moisturizer is normal. Almost everyone on the regimen goes through that. It does go away when your skin gets used to the BP so give it more time.

I don't use the Acne.org moisturizer so I can't really give my two cents on that, but have you tried applying the moisturizer half a pump at a time? It will probably take longer but I guess that way it would absorb easier/faster.

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Congrats on making it this far! smile.png

The stinging you feel when applying the moisturizer is normal. Almost everyone on the regimen goes through that. It does go away when your skin gets used to the BP so give it more time.

I don't use the Acne.org moisturizer so I can't really give my two cents on that, but have you tried applying the moisturizer half a pump at a time? It will probably take longer but I guess that way it would absorb easier/faster.

Thanks! smile.png by the way I checked out your progress, and wow, congrats to you too! So incredible and inspirational.

The 1/2 pump idea is a good one, I think I'll try that. I guess I can't really use too much of the product, anyway.


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

Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25

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

The Balm Sexy Mama Translucent Power

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

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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