I have been on these forums for many years. A quick overview of my acne history: Started in my early teens with a mixture of acne and rosacea. I've tried every treatment under the sun, including Proactive, almost all OTC products, I've ordered expensive products online as well, I've used Accutane, birth control (Diane 35), antibiotics, cleanses, diets (no dairy, paleo, juicing), and some dermatology clinic treatments as well such as microdermabrasian and the levulan with blue light. Although some of these treatments may have worked temporarily (like Accutane and birth control, even proactive), there was never any long-term success. My acne has mostly been closed comeodones that would occasionally turn into whiteheads. With the harsh products that I would use, I think that's why my skin would be so red and I was possibly getting hyperpigmentation. When I joined these forms years ago, I never had any intention of using the regiment. This was because I had used bp products before and although there was some benefit, my skin would get addicted to them, and they seemed to cause a lot of red spots, and also my skin would get this really lifeless look to it. I also hate the bleaching effect. Well, in the past year my skin has progressed in terms of mostly closed comeodones to mostly whiteheads. I am 31 years old and I'm sure many of you can understand how horrible it is to be my age and having obvious acne that you can't successfully cover up. I am at the end of my ability to tolerate the acne and was going to go on accutane. THe problem is that my husband and I want to start trying for children pretty soon, so he doesn't want me to go this route. I decided I would give the regimen a try before doing something that would be detrimental to wanting to start a family soon.
I started the first three days at using the bp treatment once per day (in the mornings). I follow it up with my normal lotion afterwards. I should also say that I am only treating one side of my face because I like to do this to really test a product and compare the two sides after a period of time. After the first three days, I then started using it twice per day. Yesterday was day six and I started flaking. I skipped the treatment lastnight just because I work in a professional office and didn't want to be flaking really bad here. I have to say that even only using the regiment for six days that I am completely astonished with the success. The area that I am treating has no whiteheads....NO whiteheads. The other side of my face still has multiple active whiteheads. My husband even asked me yesterday if I was wearing any makeup because my skin looked a lot better. I truly can't believe this success. I am very hopeful that it will continue to work over the long-term. I've occasionally had treatments in the past that show an awesome improvement initially, but then that fades. Let's hope this isn't the case. I will post again down the road and let everyone know how I am progressing.
I wanted to share this with everyone, particularly those that have tried almost every treatment, including other bp products. There is something here with this regiment and with Dan's products. I can't explain it, but I am very hopeful that it is a lasting effect.