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#1 lizardanne

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

Hey! (:

So I'm very proud of my progress on the Regimen thus far. My skin is looking a lot better! My red spots are fading and I'm mostly clear (still having minor breakouts every now and then).

The only problem is that my skin is still extremely dry. I feel like nothing is helping! I've tried exfoliating with jojoba, I'm using AHA, I have no idea what to do. I've even ended up just scraping at my skin a few times, which is horrible! I don't know how to solve this problem without causing irritation. Is this amount of dryness even normal this far into the Regimen?

Any advice is appreciated (:

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 02:30 AM

Hey can u say me ur entire procedure from starting to clear ur acne pleaseeee

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 11:28 AM

My skin felt like actual skin again on the 4th month into the regimen. I didn't have the flakes or the itchy feeling or sensitivity, but the dryness did last long. I used a pretty thick moisturizer to battle that. I use cetaphil as my night time moisturizer because it really did feel like it was doing something for my skin when I woke up in the morning.

 

What moisturizer do you use?


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 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 Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- 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. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

I use cerave moisturizer 1 pump and my whole face feels awesome.What moisturizer do you use??



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 06:46 AM

Hey can u say me ur entire procedure from starting to clear ur acne pleaseeee

 

I'm on the Regimen, so I cleanse, treat with a finger's length of BP, and moisturize (with AHA every other night).  In the past, I've tried Acanya, Adapalene, Doxycycline, microdermabrasion, Tretinoin, and natural treatments.

 

My skin felt like actual skin again on the 4th month into the regimen. I didn't have the flakes or the itchy feeling or sensitivity, but the dryness did last long. I used a pretty thick moisturizer to battle that. I use cetaphil as my night time moisturizer because it really did feel like it was doing something for my skin when I woke up in the morning.

 

What moisturizer do you use?

 

Wow, I guess I should wait an extra month before judging my skin's condition?  I've been using Dan's moisturizer with jojoba because I've been afraid of other ones making me break out.  I could try Cetaphil, especially since I'll be running out of my moisturizer soon.

 

Also, did your skin ever change color from the BP?  I looked at my face/neck in the mirror today and realized they were completely different shades...  O_O

 

I use cerave moisturizer 1 pump and my whole face feels awesome.What moisturizer do you use??

 

Cerave I've also heard works well, but again, aren't there comedogenic ingredients in it?  I feel like my skin is so sensitive to them.  About a month ago, I bought a moisturizer from Eucerin while waiting for Dan's moisturizer to arrive, and it clogged my pores/irritated my skin pretty badly.



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 07:21 AM

I have never used Dan's moisturizer but I have read that a few people on the boards don't find it moisturizing enough. I use Cetaphil as my night time moisturizer and I really love it because when I wake up in the morning my face feels so soft. I don't recommend it as an AM moisturizer though because it can look pretty greasy.

 

I haven't really noticed a change in my skin color. I'm naturally pretty red/pink in on my face even before I started the regimen. Are you using sunscreen? I mix in some spf with my moisturizer because BP and AHA really do make your skin more sensitive to the sun.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 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 Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- 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. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:53 PM


 

My skin felt like actual skin again on the 4th month into the regimen. I didn't have the flakes or the itchy feeling or sensitivity, but the dryness did last long. I used a pretty thick moisturizer to battle that. I use cetaphil as my night time moisturizer because it really did feel like it was doing something for my skin when I woke up in the morning.

 

What moisturizer do you use?

 

Wow, I guess I should wait an extra month before judging my skin's condition?  I've been using Dan's moisturizer with jojoba because I've been afraid of other ones making me break out.  I could try Cetaphil, especially since I'll be running out of my moisturizer soon.

 

Also, did your skin ever change color from the BP?  I looked at my face/neck in the mirror today and realized they were completely different shades...  saywhat.gif

 

I've been using dan's moisturizer also and my face has a completely different shade from from neck and rest of my body which everyone notices! i'm gona buy cetaphil lotion and try it! also a smaller bottle of cereve to try out .. ( for AM)


Before the regimen - http://www.acne.org/...re-the-regimen/


AM
- CLEANSER: Acne.org
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 1/2 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Acne.org moisturizer + Olay complete with SPF 15 + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

PM
- CLEANSER: Acne.org
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 1/2 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Acne.org moisturizer + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:53 PM

I have never used Dan's moisturizer but I have read that a few people on the boards don't find it moisturizing enough. I use Cetaphil as my night time moisturizer and I really love it because when I wake up in the morning my face feels so soft. I don't recommend it as an AM moisturizer though because it can look pretty greasy.

 

I haven't really noticed a change in my skin color. I'm naturally pretty red/pink in on my face even before I started the regimen. Are you using sunscreen? I mix in some spf with my moisturizer because BP and AHA really do make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

 

Hmm...I might have to give it a try.  I actually stopped using sunscreen because it was irritating my skin.  My makeup has SPF in it, but I suppose it's not working?  It's only SPF 15.  I'm really not outside that often though...not sure.  Some days my skin looks lighter than others.  I know it's a side effect of the BP, but my skin looks like it just got a laser treatment or something haha.  So weird.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

From my experience (10 years on the regimen, living in a cold climate) the only thing that works to mask the flakes is cetaphil dry to very dry moisturizing cream. I know you're not supposed to use a cream but no lotions work for me. I've tried everything you can think of, Dan's moisturizer, Cerave, AHA+, jojoba, neutrogena, etc etc etc and they don't do much to mask the flakes.