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Popping On The Regimen?

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Hey! :D Always seem to have a bajillion questions on here, so here goes another one:

I've been advised not to remove whiteheads myself, but I'm a bit confused about it. Dan has a page dedicated to "How to Pop a Pimple," so it must be acceptable, right?

Although, for the past two weeks I've been removing fully-developed whiteheads (the way Dan instructs), and they seem to pop back up within a week (smaller head 2nd time), or they reappear next to the popped area, like the infection spread while I was popping. Eww.

Am I doing this the wrong way? Or, if it really is better to just leave whiteheads alone, why? Don't they just kind of fall off/pop by accident anyway? Is there something about the Regimen that makes your skin less tolerant of popping?

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Hello hello!

I actually can't stand "not" popping them, I find that the longer you leave all the white gunk in there the better chance you have of getting a pitted scar.. cause the skin collagen is settling around what is a mass inside the skin. You may end up with a red mark a little longer if you pop it, but in my experience you are much less likely to get the actual indented scaring as an end result.. and I know what you mean when it seems like that same pimple will like "resurrect" for round two ahaha.. I usually find it's either mild enough to hardly talk about, or I just re-extract it if it's bad enough... but make sure you're only extracting acne that is ready to be extracted! Nothing is worse then trying to pop a pimple without a head .. ouch </3

All in all your skin is likely a little more sensitive on the regimen, but I've been on it months now~ and I really feel like extracting them is the best option (:

See what works for you! Hope this helps (:

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Hello hello!

I actually can't stand "not" popping them, I find that the longer you leave all the white gunk in there the better chance you have of getting a pitted scar.. cause the skin collagen is settling around what is a mass inside the skin. You may end up with a red mark a little longer if you pop it, but in my experience you are much less likely to get the actual indented scaring as an end result.. and I know what you mean when it seems like that same pimple will like "resurrect" for round two ahaha.. I usually find it's either mild enough to hardly talk about, or I just re-extract it if it's bad enough... but make sure you're only extracting acne that is ready to be extracted! Nothing is worse then trying to pop a pimple without a head .. ouch </3

All in all your skin is likely a little more sensitive on the regimen, but I've been on it months now~ and I really feel like extracting them is the best option (:

See what works for you! Hope this helps (:

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I used to squeeze the living day lights out of my pimples and I cleared up just fine on the regimen. Perhaps it's a personal preference but if it was up to me, I say pop away my friend. Pop away! :)

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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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