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lizardanne

Does The Regimen Purge? (End Of Week 3)

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Hello! smile.png Just a quick question:

I'm starting Week 4 of The Regimen tomorrow, pretty excited I've made it this far! The only concern I have is that I want to double-check that it's working properly. My skin started out with mostly clogged pores and some small papules that would turn into whiteheads. Now, my skin has about 80% LESS clogged pores, but a LOT of whiteheads (maybe 5-6 on each cheek). It looks like they're pushing out, so I'm not touching them, but they're pretty large and heinous.

I was just wondering if this is a good sign of progress? Is The Regimen purging the rest of my clogged pores? Does it do that? Or are my breakouts getting worse?

Note: I use 2 sections of my pointer finger for the amount of BP currently.

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Yes, it sounds about right. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do but wait it out until your skin fully heals. Best of luck.

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Totally normal. I had the worst breakouts during my 4th and 5th week. Mine was pretty nasty because I had all this cystic acne come out at once and I was close to the point of quitting at that time. But yeah, don't get discouraged, its normal.


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 LotionĀ + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


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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Totally normal. I had the worst breakouts during my 4th and 5th week. Mine was pretty nasty because I had all this cystic acne come out at once and I was close to the point of quitting at that time. But yeah, don't get discouraged, its normal.

Thanks. I kind of panicked and just decided to ramp up the BP to the full dosage. I only had a little bit to go anyway. I hope my skin can handle it.

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Totally normal. I had the worst breakouts during my 4th and 5th week. Mine was pretty nasty because I had all this cystic acne come out at once and I was close to the point of quitting at that time. But yeah, don't get discouraged, its normal.

Thanks. I kind of panicked and just decided to ramp up the BP to the full dosage. I only had a little bit to go anyway. I hope my skin can handle it.

Don't freak out too much about it. Even at 6 months I still get a spot or two every now and then. Go slow on the BP because it really can do a number on your skin. I started with the full fingers length twice a day and it didn't go over too well. I was pretty much red faced for the first two months on the regimen.


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 LotionĀ + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


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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Totally normal. I had the worst breakouts during my 4th and 5th week. Mine was pretty nasty because I had all this cystic acne come out at once and I was close to the point of quitting at that time. But yeah, don't get discouraged, its normal.

Thanks. I kind of panicked and just decided to ramp up the BP to the full dosage. I only had a little bit to go anyway. I hope my skin can handle it.

Don't freak out too much about it. Even at 6 months I still get a spot or two every now and then. Go slow on the BP because it really can do a number on your skin. I started with the full fingers length twice a day and it didn't go over too well. I was pretty much red faced for the first two months on the regimen.

Okay, I'll play it by ear and see how my skin reacts. I want it to be adjusted to the full amount of BP by week 5 so I can start to use AHA, but we'll see!

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