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#1 garcia18


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:42 AM

Would it be a bad thing to start the regimen full on just wondering? I dont care about flakiness lol its just i dont have the patients and schools starting for me soonrolleyes.gif

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:40 AM

I would strongly advise against this. It's not just the flakiness you'll have to deal with, your skin will get really red, tight and sore as well and it will not give you faster results for school it will just make your skin a state, trust me. Start slow with one small application a day, after a week ramp it up to two, then give it another week before slowly ramping up the amount of benzoyl peroxide you use for each application. Make sure you're always following the Regimen steps exactly as described on this website and using a good moisturiser morning and night as this will minimise irritation and give you much better results in the long run. Good luck! :)

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:09 AM

A few years ago I started off the regimen way too fast (also with 10% b.p) and it was a BAD idea lol.

I ended up pretty much burning my face off and it was so flaky and too sore to even shower without being in bad pain! I honestly looked like I no longer had acne but I had some sort of skin shedding condition! I would definitely advise starting slowly after my experience :')

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- Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz

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- Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Cream (10% Glycolic Acid)

- SK:N Sunscreen SPF 30

- W7 Camera Ready Primer


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- Lush Ultrabland + Washcloth 

- Soap & Glory ULTIMELT Hot Cloth Cleanser + Washcloth

- Boots Time Delay AHA Toner

- Differin 0.1% cream 

- Hazelnut oil with rosemary + clary sage (stops oil production)

- Vitamin C Serum (also homemade) OR

- Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 06:44 AM

You'll probably go against the advice being given, but seriously, don't. Flakiness is just the tip of the iceberg. Your face will burn, the same way it would if you were to sit out in the sun all day without sunscreen. Your skin will be damaged and your acne problem may even worsen.


If you start the full amount of BP, you'll end up having to start again (after a period of letting your skin heal from the damage) and in turn, it will take much longer to get clear. 


Trust me. The only benefit of you going against what we say is, you'll see firsthand why you should build the amount and slowly adjust. 

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:15 AM

God no!!!! Like everyone above says, you will just end up chemically burning your skin to the point where you won't be able to apply Bp again until you heal. There is zero advantage to starting too quickly. I'm hoping you will take our advice but as Lewis ^ has said, if you don't take our advice you soon will wish you had :).

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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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

I did this when I started last January. I started with a full fingers length twice a day and it was with 5% BP. It was terrible. I was uncomfortable and my face was red, flaking and irritated and it burned when I tried to move my face around. Even when I wanted to let a big yawn out I held it in because it hurt my face too much.


Start slow with 2.5% BP, once a day and build it up slowly over the weeks.

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
- 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
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

Your going to get flakes no matter what and theres no way around it. I started with 2 full pumps and my breakouts stopped immediately. My skin became so dry I had to switch to another type of benzoyl peroxide.

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