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Hi guys! Time sure flies by. I've been on The Regimen for 6 months now and it has been one of those decisions that I really pride myself in making. Woot woot! I've been clear for almost 4 months expect for a spot or two every now and then. I still think that is entirely better then what my face used to be.

I guess now what I am trying to do is figure out if I can cut the BP application to once a day. I've read many a post about how some of you guys only apply BP once a day and I'm really curious if my skin can get away with it without breaking out.

Can I get a little help on this please? How did your regimen change from twice to once a day? Do you still do all the same steps? Did you slowly decrease the BP or go cold turkey on the 2nd application? Do you do it during the AM or PM? All information is welcome. I would really like to do a little bit of research before I jump into this.

Oh and by the way, with Dan's BP, the suggested amount is about two pumps during the AM and PM, right now I can get away with one pump AM and PM. So I guess I'm hoping that I can try one pump a day only.


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'm still in the process of getting clear on the regimen but in the past when I've quit BP cold turkey things have not gone well! I really think you should slowly decrease the amount of BP you use until you get to once a day applications and see if your skin still does well with BP just once a day. I don't think it would matter if you chose to do BP once in the AM or PM - just whatever suits you best I think. Maybe night time would be better as you may be less sensitive to the sun then (even though you'll still need an SPF product).

Hopefully other 'more experienced' regimen users can help you out more :)


Started The Acne.org Regimen 2nd July 2013

 


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It's easy to find out. Everyone skin is different. Start using bp only 1 time a day for 3 days. If you notice unusual breakouts within the first day or 2nd or third. Quickly go back to bp twice a day

The only issue with doing bp once a day is. Some people pimples get hard if they apply only moisturizer on it. And your skin will need to be moisturized 12 hrs after you put it on the first time. These are all things you have to notice when running this test.

But its worth the shot. The goal for everyone here is to live a life free of acne.


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When I was using the Regimen I managed to reduce my applications to once a day pretty successfully after about a year (it took me this long to get properly clear in the first place). It is a case of a bit of trial and error and I did not stay perfectly clear when I did it (a spot here and there which I decided was a good enough price to pay for less hassle and less red and irritated skin).

I would advise:

1. Go for the full Regimen in the evening, purely because you're skin will look less red during the day.

2. Ease down to one application a day slowly. Reduce the amount of BP on the morning application a little bit every two weeks or so until you can get rid of it completely after 4-6 weeks. You may find you can reduce it faster than this but I noticed small breakouts when I tried.

3. If you notice that you're breaking out more than you want just ramp the BP back up to two applications a day and leave it a couple of months before trying again.

Good luck!


My Current Treatment Plan

Morning: Lymecycline

Evening: Dianette + Epiduo

Diet: eliminated dairy

My Log:

Acne status: continuing to break out, so demoralising!

"I would rather learn what it feels like to burn than feel nothing at all." ~ Ron Pope


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When I was using the Regimen I managed to reduce my applications to once a day pretty successfully after about a year (it took me this long to get properly clear in the first place). It is a case of a bit of trial and error and I did not stay perfectly clear when I did it (a spot here and there which I decided was a good enough price to pay for less hassle and less red and irritated skin).

I would advise:

1. Go for the full Regimen in the evening, purely because you're skin will look less red during the day.

2. Ease down to one application a day slowly. Reduce the amount of BP on the morning application a little bit every two weeks or so until you can get rid of it completely after 4-6 weeks. You may find you can reduce it faster than this but I noticed small breakouts when I tried.

3. If you notice that you're breaking out more than you want just ramp the BP back up to two applications a day and leave it a couple of months before trying again.

Good luck!


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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Yeh you're right gradual's definitely the way to go, skin never likes sudden changes. Yes I ended up doing the standard regimen at night and just cleansing and using a slightly lighter moisturiser without the jojoba oil in the morning. It kept my skin mostly clear and made it feel generally healthier all round with less BP. :)


My Current Treatment Plan

Morning: Lymecycline

Evening: Dianette + Epiduo

Diet: eliminated dairy

My Log:

Acne status: continuing to break out, so demoralising!

"I would rather learn what it feels like to burn than feel nothing at all." ~ Ron Pope


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I did the same as moonlit river has described but around every 3 weeks I would apply Bp twice a day for a few days if I noticed a few blocked pores appearing. Then I would just immediately go back to once a day (ie no slow reduction) for a few weeks. Worked well for me :)

Goodluck nicmic, fingers crossed it goes well.


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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I did the same as moonlit river has described but around every 3 weeks I would apply Bp twice a day for a few days if I noticed a few blocked pores appearing. Then I would just immediately go back to once a day (ie no slow reduction) for a few weeks. Worked well for me smile.png

Goodluck nicmic, fingers crossed it goes well.


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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So what happened nicmic? Please update us on switching from twice a day to once a day

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So what happened nicmic? Please update us on switching from twice a day to once a day


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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