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So i have been following the regimen for 4 weeks and 6 days now. And i'm using a 10% benzoyl peroxide cream, I use it only once a day. And at night i use 0.1% retinoic acid cream. I like the retinoic acid cream because it shrinks my pimples in the morning. Those stuff were prescribed by my dermatogist. And i was wondering if 10% BP is just as effective as the 2.5%? I have moderate acne now though. Can you guys please share stories about 10% BP? And how long did it clear you? Im just so depressed and very frustrated :( Anybody here also using 10% BP?

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Hey there, I think using 10% BP while on the Regimen isn't the best idea. It burns like HELL sometimes and it can leave your skin really red and raw. 2.5% can irritate your skin too until you adapt to it but 10% BP is much harsher. I used some 10% on chest acne a few months ago and I woke up with my chest looking like it was inflamed. Also it might not be a good idea to mix a retinoid cream with the BP application, since those two products together might be counterproductive. It's a good idea to just use BP either twice a day or once a day, whatever works for your skin.

Is it possible to get a 2.5% BP where you live?


Daily Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Jojoba oil as moisturizer

Nightly Regimen:
-Clean and Clear Foaming Cleanser
-Dan's 2.5% BP
-Cetaphil moisturizer + a few drops of Jojoba oil

My Regimen Log:








 


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Hey there, I think using 10% BP while on the Regimen isn't the best idea. It burns like HELL sometimes and it can leave your skin really red and raw. 2.5% can irritate your skin too until you adapt to it but 10% BP is much harsher. I used some 10% on chest acne a few months ago and I woke up with my chest looking like it was inflamed. Also it might not be a good idea to mix a retinoid cream with the BP application, since those two products together might be counterproductive. It's a good idea to just use BP either twice a day or once a day, whatever works for your skin.

Is it possible to get a 2.5% BP where you live?

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I only used 10%BP when I was spot treating my acne. For the regimen, I do not advise using 10% as it can really do a number on your skin. It is overly harsh and irritating. Using that, plus the retin-a seems like too much and it will most probably leave your skin in worse condition. I would get Dan's BP as soon as possible because really the 2.5% works just as well as the 10% with less of the irritation on your skin.


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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I only used 10%BP when I was spot treating my acne. For the regimen, I do not advise using 10% as it can really do a number on your skin. It is overly harsh and irritating. Using that, plus the retin-a seems like too much and it will most probably leave your skin in worse condition. I would get Dan's BP as soon as possible because really the 2.5% works just as well as the 10% with less of the irritation on your skin.

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I only used 10%BP when I was spot treating my acne. For the regimen, I do not advise using 10% as it can really do a number on your skin. It is overly harsh and irritating. Using that, plus the retin-a seems like too much and it will most probably leave your skin in worse condition. I would get Dan's BP as soon as possible because really the 2.5% works just as well as the 10% with less of the irritation on your skin.

I got rid of my acne before. But it came back because i used sunblock on my face sad.png totally regret it. I used 4% BP before at day and retinoic acid cream at night. Ive seen success stories on youtube using 10% BP once a day thats why im holding onto it. I dont wanna waste my last bottle sad.png it doesnt look worse, but i still get little break outs, but i stopped having cystic acne though, thank god. Should i really stop what my dermatologist prescribed? sad.png


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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I only used 10%BP when I was spot treating my acne. For the regimen, I do not advise using 10% as it can really do a number on your skin. It is overly harsh and irritating. Using that, plus the retin-a seems like too much and it will most probably leave your skin in worse condition. I would get Dan's BP as soon as possible because really the 2.5% works just as well as the 10% with less of the irritation on your skin.

I got rid of my acne before. But it came back because i used sunblock on my face sad.png totally regret it. I used 4% BP before at day and retinoic acid cream at night. Ive seen success stories on youtube using 10% BP once a day thats why im holding onto it. I dont wanna waste my last bottle sad.png it doesnt look worse, but i still get little break outs, but i stopped having cystic acne though, thank god. Should i really stop what my dermatologist prescribed? sad.png

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I only used 10%BP when I was spot treating my acne. For the regimen, I do not advise using 10% as it can really do a number on your skin. It is overly harsh and irritating. Using that, plus the retin-a seems like too much and it will most probably leave your skin in worse condition. I would get Dan's BP as soon as possible because really the 2.5% works just as well as the 10% with less of the irritation on your skin.

I got rid of my acne before. But it came back because i used sunblock on my face sad.png totally regret it. I used 4% BP before at day and retinoic acid cream at night. Ive seen success stories on youtube using 10% BP once a day thats why im holding onto it. I dont wanna waste my last bottle sad.png it doesnt look worse, but i still get little break outs, but i stopped having cystic acne though, thank god. Should i really stop what my dermatologist prescribed? sad.png

Ya know if its working for you and then keep doing it. Everybody's skin is different and it will respond to different things in different ways.


Acne sufferer since 2007 - Have tried several different antibiotics, Retin-A, a variety of holistic approaches - as well as 9 months of Accutane between 2013 and 2014. Have also been on Dan's Regimen on and off since 2009.

Current state - clear-ish, but get small pustules daily and deep, inflamed boils at least once a week.


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I only used 10%BP when I was spot treating my acne. For the regimen, I do not advise using 10% as it can really do a number on your skin. It is overly harsh and irritating. Using that, plus the retin-a seems like too much and it will most probably leave your skin in worse condition. I would get Dan's BP as soon as possible because really the 2.5% works just as well as the 10% with less of the irritation on your skin.

I got rid of my acne before. But it came back because i used sunblock on my face sad.png totally regret it. I used 4% BP before at day and retinoic acid cream at night. Ive seen success stories on youtube using 10% BP once a day thats why im holding onto it. I dont wanna waste my last bottle sad.png it doesnt look worse, but i still get little break outs, but i stopped having cystic acne though, thank god. Should i really stop what my dermatologist prescribed? sad.png

Ya know if its working for you and then keep doing it. Everybody's skin is different and it will respond to different things in different ways.

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I only used 10%BP when I was spot treating my acne. For the regimen, I do not advise using 10% as it can really do a number on your skin. It is overly harsh and irritating. Using that, plus the retin-a seems like too much and it will most probably leave your skin in worse condition. I would get Dan's BP as soon as possible because really the 2.5% works just as well as the 10% with less of the irritation on your skin.

I got rid of my acne before. But it came back because i used sunblock on my face sad.png totally regret it. I used 4% BP before at day and retinoic acid cream at night. Ive seen success stories on youtube using 10% BP once a day thats why im holding onto it. I dont wanna waste my last bottle sad.png it doesnt look worse, but i still get little break outs, but i stopped having cystic acne though, thank god. Should i really stop what my dermatologist prescribed? sad.png

Ya know if its working for you and then keep doing it. Everybody's skin is different and it will respond to different things in different ways.

Im not so sure about this sad.png i mean its not getting worse and its also not getting better sad.png help meeeee


Acne sufferer since 2007 - Have tried several different antibiotics, Retin-A, a variety of holistic approaches - as well as 9 months of Accutane between 2013 and 2014. Have also been on Dan's Regimen on and off since 2009.

Current state - clear-ish, but get small pustules daily and deep, inflamed boils at least once a week.


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I only used 10%BP when I was spot treating my acne. For the regimen, I do not advise using 10% as it can really do a number on your skin. It is overly harsh and irritating. Using that, plus the retin-a seems like too much and it will most probably leave your skin in worse condition. I would get Dan's BP as soon as possible because really the 2.5% works just as well as the 10% with less of the irritation on your skin.

I got rid of my acne before. But it came back because i used sunblock on my face sad.png totally regret it. I used 4% BP before at day and retinoic acid cream at night. Ive seen success stories on youtube using 10% BP once a day thats why im holding onto it. I dont wanna waste my last bottle sad.png it doesnt look worse, but i still get little break outs, but i stopped having cystic acne though, thank god. Should i really stop what my dermatologist prescribed? sad.png

Ya know if its working for you and then keep doing it. Everybody's skin is different and it will respond to different things in different ways.

Im not so sure about this sad.png i mean its not getting worse and its also not getting better sad.png help meeeee

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Just stick it out with what your derm has prescribed and give it some time to take effect.

Technically you aren't following 'the regimen' though because you're using 10% BP plus a retinoid at night. I'm sure your derm also hasn't advised you to apply two finger lengths of BP either (like the regimen advises).

Use the amounts your derm has told you to apply, follow his instructions precisely and be patient. :)

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

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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Just stick it out with what your derm has prescribed and give it some time to take effect.

Technically you aren't following 'the regimen' though because you're using 10% BP plus a retinoid at night. I'm sure your derm also hasn't advised you to apply two finger lengths of BP either (like the regimen advises).

Use the amounts your derm has told you to apply, follow his instructions precisely and be patient. :)

Good luck!

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Just stick it out with what your derm has prescribed and give it some time to take effect.

Technically you aren't following 'the regimen' though because you're using 10% BP plus a retinoid at night. I'm sure your derm also hasn't advised you to apply two finger lengths of BP either (like the regimen advises).

Use the amounts your derm has told you to apply, follow his instructions precisely and be patient. smile.png

Good luck!

Im so worried sad.png(((( my scars are starting to multiply. Theyre like deep-ish scars sad.png(((( i feel ao ugly sad.png


Acne sufferer since 2007 - Have tried several different antibiotics, Retin-A, a variety of holistic approaches - as well as 9 months of Accutane between 2013 and 2014. Have also been on Dan's Regimen on and off since 2009.

Current state - clear-ish, but get small pustules daily and deep, inflamed boils at least once a week.


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Just stick it out with what your derm has prescribed and give it some time to take effect.

Technically you aren't following 'the regimen' though because you're using 10% BP plus a retinoid at night. I'm sure your derm also hasn't advised you to apply two finger lengths of BP either (like the regimen advises).

Use the amounts your derm has told you to apply, follow his instructions precisely and be patient. smile.png

Good luck!

Im so worried sad.png(((( my scars are starting to multiply. Theyre like deep-ish scars sad.png(((( i feel ao ugly sad.png

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Just stick it out with what your derm has prescribed and give it some time to take effect.

Technically you aren't following 'the regimen' though because you're using 10% BP plus a retinoid at night. I'm sure your derm also hasn't advised you to apply two finger lengths of BP either (like the regimen advises).

Use the amounts your derm has told you to apply, follow his instructions precisely and be patient. smile.png

Good luck!

Im so worried sad.png(((( my scars are starting to multiply. Theyre like deep-ish scars sad.png(((( i feel ao ugly sad.png

You mean pitted scars? Honestly, your skin does NOT look bad at all from the pics. Heck, if my skin was like that I'd be sooo happy!


Acne sufferer since 2007 - Have tried several different antibiotics, Retin-A, a variety of holistic approaches - as well as 9 months of Accutane between 2013 and 2014. Have also been on Dan's Regimen on and off since 2009.

Current state - clear-ish, but get small pustules daily and deep, inflamed boils at least once a week.


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Just stick it out with what your derm has prescribed and give it some time to take effect.

Technically you aren't following 'the regimen' though because you're using 10% BP plus a retinoid at night. I'm sure your derm also hasn't advised you to apply two finger lengths of BP either (like the regimen advises).

Use the amounts your derm has told you to apply, follow his instructions precisely and be patient. smile.png

Good luck!

Im so worried sad.png(((( my scars are starting to multiply. Theyre like deep-ish scars sad.png(((( i feel ao ugly sad.png

You mean pitted scars? Honestly, your skin does NOT look bad at all from the pics. Heck, if my skin was like that I'd be sooo happy!

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2.5% is just as effective as 10%, only 2.5% will not dry out and irritate your skin as much. I personally do not have any experience with 10% benzoyl peroxide, but I'm using 2.5% and it cleared my mild/moderate acne pretty quick when I was using it twice a day, I only use it once a day now and I still get a blemish or two but for the most part I'm very happy.

Your skin is looking great by the way, good luck!


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2.5% is just as effective as 10%, only 2.5% will not dry out and irritate your skin as much. I personally do not have any experience with 10% benzoyl peroxide, but I'm using 2.5% and it cleared my mild/moderate acne pretty quick when I was using it twice a day, I only use it once a day now and I still get a blemish or two but for the most part I'm very happy.

Your skin is looking great by the way, good luck!

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2.5% is just as effective as 10%, only 2.5% will not dry out and irritate your skin as much. I personally do not have any experience with 10% benzoyl peroxide, but I'm using 2.5% and it cleared my mild/moderate acne pretty quick when I was using it twice a day, I only use it once a day now and I still get a blemish or two but for the most part I'm very happy.

Your skin is looking great by the way, good luck!

Awwh thanks for pulling me up, ive been so down lately about my acne sad.png 10% doesnt really irritate me, maybe because my skin got used to it already and i only use it once a day. Im just wondering if its a slow process? Since i only use it once a day unlike everyone who uses it twice a day

Acne sufferer since 2007 - Have tried several different antibiotics, Retin-A, a variety of holistic approaches - as well as 9 months of Accutane between 2013 and 2014. Have also been on Dan's Regimen on and off since 2009.

Current state - clear-ish, but get small pustules daily and deep, inflamed boils at least once a week.


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