Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:18 PM
Hi there! I've been on the Regimen for about 5 months and, yes, I'm still on it, though I no longer do BP twice a day. My skin is super sensitive to begin with and I had to cut back drastically. I do a full finger's pump at night and this seems to keep everything clear for the most part. My skin in very soft and not as oily as it used to be, no flakes and very minimal dryness. I do have dark spots and pit marks from past cystic acne. AHA seems to be helping with these. BTW...I tried to quote your post, but it's not letting me...I guess this reply thingy hasn't been fixed since I last logged on (?)
AlexZero2014: The AHA is awesome! I would absolutely recommend!
How did you use it? did you do the AHA+ 2-3 times a week or dispense 1/2 AHA+ and 1/2 Moisturizer into your palm, mix, and apply every evening?
Sorry it took me so long to get back to you! Things have been rather crazy! I use my AHA everyday in the morning. I use a little less than a dime size amount, let it sink in, and then apply my moisturiser. This may be a bit much for some...but I have really sensitive skin, and this skin routine hasn't raised any issues for me. Good luck!
I just need to chime in and say that its shouldnt be taken as advice to apply AHA in the morning. Reason being, AHA accelerates the cell turnover process very much and is an exfoliant. It will sting at first. But the worst part is that it will make your face red or at least redder, and you cannot go into the sun with it on at all. You will get a bad sunburn with it on and only damage your skin way more than help it. If you go out into the sun for more than 5 minutes or are in contact with UV releasing lights, like fluorescent lighting, dont have AHA on. Best thing to do with AHA is to apply it at night when you are not in sunlight or UV light and your skin repairs and heals most during sleep. I suggest mixing half and half of moisturizer and AHA+ in your palm and apply it before bed, let it dry and absorb, and go to sleep with it on. If half/half is too much or too harsh, try 1/4 AHA and 3/4 moisturizer or 1/3 and 2/3 or whatever works best for you. Just dont want anyone to make a mistake and damage their skin, because i know how much of a toll one mistake can take on your skin and mentality. Good luck!
You're right to a certain extent....but I also want to say that I live in Louisiana where the sun shines quite frequently...and I have never had any issues. On top of that, I have VERY sensitive skin and if there were any issues, trust me....my face would let me know . I use a foundation that has SPF and that seems to overcome any issues as far as skin sensitivity. If you don't use makeup, then I highly recommend finding an SPF that works for you. The thing is, not all skin issues are alike...we are all individuals with different skin issues. What doesn't work for some, may work for others. You raise a great point, and it should be taken to heart. But there are alternatives that can help with using AHA during the day. You just have to find what works for you.
Yeah, i totally agree that everyone has different skin and has different scenarios? and they need to change their regimens to fit their needs and lifestyles. Anyways, yeah, to anyone concerned, if your face can handle AHA (mix with moisturizer for less harsh effect) like not get red or sting, then go for it, but you must apply SPF after to prevent a guaranteed sunburn. Personally, i dont see a need for myself to use AHA in the AM and im honestly more scared of trying it anyways lol.
By the way, do you know of any good SPF moisturizers? Good as in not drying, but for oily skin, i have very naturally oily skin in my T Zone, and every moisturizer makes me shine and look all oily. So, worth a shot to ask you i guess. Thanks
Week 19 on The Regimen. Seeing great results! Nearly clear from all active acne!! (updated 6/16/14)
Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky.
1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin
2. Spot & patch treat with Dans BP and if necessary, Dans AHA+
3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
At Night ▼▼
1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin
2. Dans BP - 1 index finger length.
3. 1/2 CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion & 1/2 Dans AHA+
~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~
- 1000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - one 1000 Iu capsule a day
- Target brand (up & up) Zinc 100mg - two 50mg cpasules a day
- CVS Chewable Vitamin C with Rose Hips 2000mg -two 1000mg tablets a day -Was previously taking Trader Joe's Synergistic C Vitamin C Complex
- Nature Made 16,000 IU Vitamin A -two 8000 IU capsules a day
- Trader Joe's Natural Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes -1 tablet a day -not really for skin, more for digestion
- One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day -more as a general multi-vitamin
- Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day -more for digestion
--Planning to add in some Vitamin B5, and possibly add Omega-3
Still trying to perfect my regimen. 'We all have different skin' ~YOUR MILEAGE WILL VARY!~ Customize your regimen/routine for your unique self.