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#1 ray512

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:52 AM

Hi guys i started on the regimen like two momths ago and i was still flaking i was using all of dans products moisturizer would always leave a yellow tint on my face i really didnt like it.. A few weeks ago i switched up things and sfarted to just use cerave hydrating cleanser and there moisturizer because the flakes were so bad... But now im braking out like crazy.. I want to get back on dans regimen but use an alternative moisturizer like neutrogena.. Should i restart the regimen.. And continue using a full fingers length benzoyl peroxide or start slowly again?

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:54 PM

If you do plan on restarting, then start slowly. Rushing back into it will not do your skin any favors.

 

I've never tried Dan's moisturizer but I am really really happy with the moistuizers I use now. I use Cerave in the morning with jojoba oil and then Cetaphil cream in the evening with jojoba oil. Both moisturizers work really well for me and haven't broken me out.


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/

 

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:32 AM

I've tried the CeraVe moisturiser and it broke me out too. I use the Cetaphil moisturising lotion at night and the dermacontrol oil-shine in the morning. I don't add jojoba oil to any of it because it breaks me out, which is why I think Dan's moisturiser didn't really sit well with my face. Also, I've heard it's the jojoba oil in Dan's moisturiser that makes your face really "yellow", so I never use products with jojoba oil. It's too bad though because it really does help with any flakes


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AMCetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash, Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion, Cetaphil DermaControl Oil-Absorbing Lotion (SPF30)
PMCetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash, Clindamycin Phosphate 1%, Dan's 10% AHA
ExtrasDiane 35 (since July 2 2013), Borghese Fango Delicato Mud Mask (2x/week), 40% Lactic Acid Peels (2x/week), 
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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:20 AM

Are you saying that you stopped using BP altogether and just used Cerave cleanser and moisturiser?  If so, then start the regimen again, but building up slowly with the use of BP.

 

If you kept using BP but just changed your cleanser & moisturiser to Cerave, then don't reduce the amount of BP, just keep using it but switch your moisturiser.  Many people have had great results using Cerave, but unfortunately, like you, I wasn't one of them.

 

Good luck! :)


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 smile.png

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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