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#21 Lilly75

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:23 PM

Stick with it! Keep in mind though that using the full amount of BP (AM and PM everyday) is what the regimen says to do - so if after a while you're still breaking out / not seeing improvements - you should use the regimen that way. I keep reminding myself that I technically can't get annoyed with the regimen if it's 'not working' because by only using the full amount in the AM on some days, and not everyday like it says, I'm technically not doing 'the regimen' - if that makes sense. So it's just something to keep in mind.And also the more severe your skin was to begin with, the longer it could take to see results. But stick with it - it does help! You should be seeing improvements soon enough:)



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:04 AM

One month and two days in

So I think I'm going update only once a week from now on or whenever I see a change (good or bad) since I'm pretty much repeating myself every day. So I'll update where I am right now then repost in a week... So right now I have probably like six newer pimples/ cysts that haven't come to head yet. The cysts feel deep so I'm nervous about them scaring. Some days I will go with out any new zits sometimes even two or three days without anything new but then the third day I will be rewarded with three new zits so overall I'm getting ten or more new zits a week. This might not seem too bad to some people but this is how I have always been there isn't really an improvement if anything the rate of me getting new zits has increased instead of decreased. My skin also is healing slowly so right now I have probably twenty five redmarks all over my face that look like chicken pox. As for side affects I'm still experiencing stinging and burning while applying my products and for at least an hour after. My face is very dry this however has gone down a lot in the last few weeks my face is also red. Anyways that's where I'm at right now and I'll update in a few days with hopefully some good news!

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 12:04 PM

One month and four days in:

So all of the sudden my skin got crazy flakey again I though I was mostly over the dryness but I guess not! Still getting a new zit every day and there usually fairly big and red!! Breaking out on my forehead now a bit less on the chin. Old marks are super red and all over my face making me look like I have chicken pox... Not happy

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

One month and six days in:

Holy shit it's just none stop... Huge pimples probably about six giant ones!! One on my jaw/chin thats like a four in one it's so big I honestly don't even know if it's a pimple it's like the weirdest thing ever! My face is also really dry again and tight which I thought it was over but I guess not... Still waiting for progress.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

A lot of people seem to experience more severe breakouts around weeks 5 and 6 of the regimen. It's incredibly frustrating I know, but stick with it! Things should start coming along soon. And remember it's not a magic cure - it will take time - so give it a good 3 or 4 months to see how it really goes for you.

Hang in there :)



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 01:20 PM

So it's officially week five

I have three huge pimples on my forehead a massive cyst type thing on the side of my jaw and a few small ones next to it in a disgusting cluster. I also have painfull pimples in both corners of my mouth (wtf?) making it painfull and hard to open my mouth. Skin is still dry and flakey. I'm wanting to start aha ASAP but I don't think my skin is fully adjusted since it still burns alot when doing the regime.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

Five weeks and four days in:

Still absolutely no results yet breaking out horribly for me any ways have three huge white heads in four head and a bunch if other crap around my chin! My face is so damn dry and flakey it's disgusting. I don't know how much longer I can keep doing this.. I could probably put up with the side affects if it was helping my acne but it is not helping what so ever. Keep in mind I has mild acne when starting this regimen so I think it is fair to assume that I should be having some results by now. I don't expect to be completly perfect anytime soon but this shit is making my skin worse not better not even a little. And yes I am doing everything correctly I've done that quiz like ten times so that is not the issue I just don't think that this will work for my skin.. I will keep going until I figure our what my next nice is going to be or until I get clear (please please please!!) but honestly I'm not expecting thing to clear me as absolutely nothing ever has!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:13 PM

Sorry things seem to be progressing so slowly for you :(

 

Have you started using the full regimen (with BP) in both the morning and night? That could make the difference for you. You will still deal with flakiness and dryness until you've stopped increasing the amount / frequency of BP. Have you used AHA or jojoba oil to try and help with the dryness? What about possibly switching moisturisers? 



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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

Yes I am using the full two pumps of bp morning and night... I also ALWAYS use jojoba oil when moisturizing and I just started using the aha I don't know how often I'm going to use the aha I only have used it once so far I didn't know if it was the right time to start using it since my skin still burns!!!! When applying the regimen and I'm still breaking out badly (for me anyways) I asked this question on a diffenet forum and two people told me not to stat using it but I did anyways!! The breakouts wouldn't be SO bad if my red marks were gone but on top of the red marks (probably 30) just from the last six weeks of using bp!!! I had a few before starting this regimen but nothing like this. Since staring the regimen every single pimple/zit/whatever has turned into a red mark!!! So I'm going to continue to use the aha hoping to get rid of this marks and remove the mask of dead skin I have on my face I will probably use it only every three days or so mixed in with the mousturizer for now. I know I am doing everything right so why am I not getting results on my mild acne??????????????????

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

Six weeks and one day in:

Face still breaking out a lot a now officially have a pimple on my neck which I have never had before... My face is horrendously dry and red!!! It's been somewhat red up to this point and had always been slightly red before the regimen but now it is like out of control lobster red which is awesome! Red marks are horrible and 90% of them are from being on the regimen.... This really isn't working for me

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:27 AM

Six weeks and four days in:

My face felt some what normal today.. Usually I wake up to a flakey mess but my face felt fairly mousturized this morning which is nice.. My face may have started FEELING better but it is definitely not LOOKING any better still breaking out and every single break out is turning into a red mark. I'm really really hoping they heal quickly but the red marks I have had in the past sure as hell didn't most taking about a year to be 80% gone... I'm really wanting to do some sort of lazer/dermabrassion/peel to help this once I am completly clear (if I get completly clear!).


Still breaking out boo

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 10:57 AM

So tomorrow will be week seven for me on the regimen. So far I am very disappointed in my results well the lack if results I have had my face us absolutely horrible I haven't felt this bad about my face in years. Every single pimple I have had in the last seven weeks has turned into a red mark which are worse them the actual breakouts which I only have three right now that may seem like not bad but that's how my skin has always been mild acne but very very stubborn. Honestly I'm so confused as to why this is not working for me? How do people with horrible acne see results in days but I am not seeing any after seven weeks!!

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:55 AM

Ok do i read every post You wrote here and what i think personally is that You started With too much BP too soon :(
I Know dan wrote You should be using full amount of BP by week 4 but for me i am at my week 4 now and i still haven't started to use the full amount because i feel Like i have had severe cystic acne before BP which Makes my skin irritated by definition and adding a full amount of BP would only make it worse! I trully hope You haven't given up by now!! I also did not see much improvement myself but i did start seeing in the last few days that my acne has dried up a little and started to transform from inflamed zits to mitesers which i like, and i can also see a lot of red marks Just Like You said! I also think You've said too manny times that your face is red and stingesvand stuff which means it's irritated and i would say that's the reason You are breaking out!! So masne You should Alpe Down With your BP and add more of it only when your face has completely adopted to what You're using! And i would leave Aha out for now because it's adding new products that also irritates your skin :( sorry for the criticism but i Know how hard it is and i really think You should wait a little more, stress a little less and Just be gentle nut Just With your fingers but also With the products You use and the amount! And Just listen to your skin!!

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

I don't think I went too fast with the bp.. I went even slower then the directions say too but maybe that was too fast for MY skin which is quite sensitive and already dry.. But the dryness and redness and tightness is not so much my problem I would be able to deal with the dryness IF my acne was showing any signs of improment which it has not.. Today is officially week eight or two months in and I am still getting one new zit/pimple/ acne a day... So at a given time I have probably four or five active zits on my face that are healing along with 50+ red marks 90% of them just from this regimen for me the active acne and red marks are a bigger deal then the dryness. The dryness had gone down considerably a few weeks ago but then all of the sudden got worse again a few days ago.. Not sure why possibly just because it's Starting to get colder?? Anyways I'm confident that the dryness will go down to a more manageable level eventually I have read that some people said it took like four months for this to happen, I don't see this regimen ever making me completly clear.. Yes I'm sort of just a bitter person when it comes to my skin as NOTHING has made me completly clear not even three rounds of accutane!! Anyways I definitely will stick it out a few months longer mostly because honestly I don't know what my next move would be with dealing with my acne I really have no more options

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:28 PM

I'm proud of you for sticking with it even though results have been slow for you!

 

You're only 2 months in and it's suggested to try it for at least 3 to 4 months. In my opinion, the more stubborn your acne is to begin with, the longer it will take to improve / clear on the regimen.

It's annoying how slow things go and that the red marks appear more often on the regimen. (Personally, I always had red marks from any breakout before the regimen, so using BP didn't change that for me) But AHA and using sun protection / SPF will help with them. All of this takes time and patience. 

 

Hang in there! :)



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Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:43 PM

Eight weeks and four days in: Broke out worse today then I have in a while about five new zits this morning.., awesome why isn't this helping

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 12:09 PM

OK I read what you wrote and I can see that you are very pesimistic about continuing with BP and I just wanted to say the same thing that Lily said and that is that I am also proud of you for sticking with it especially because it hadn't showed any results by now, but maybe you should try to stick with it until month 3. If it doesn't help by month 3 than it's obviously not working for you and your skin obviously needs something else...and I am also not very satisfied with my skin right now, nor am I satisfied with the regimen right now and I have to say that I did expect it to do something for me by now, but it didn't quite yet...But I am going to stick with it by month 3 for the same reason you did it by now - because I don't know where else to go from here!!



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 07:25 PM

Yeah I'm gunna stick with it a while longer. I really hope to have good results so far not that much. I also really wanna get over the dryness cause that's a big concern right now! I just really wanna be able to wear make up that will go on smoothly cause I haven't wore makeup in icer two months!!

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

I did not get decent results till after 3 months and now that i am nearing 6 months, my acne is more or lessed controlled.  I encourage all of you to give it 3 months minimum and 4 months maximum to see progress.  I was about to give up at 3 months and i am so glad i didn't.

 

Keep your head up!



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

I will! Thanks!




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