Posted 28 March 2014 - 02:17 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.
Edited by kamiller1972, 28 March 2014 - 02:18 PM.
Current skin care routine:
Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin
Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense
Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil
Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)
Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)
Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)
1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP
Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil
Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)
When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!
I've recently added a mask to my routine. It's all natural and very cheap. Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!
I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.
Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder
Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation
Studio Gear Primer