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#241 DarkDubzs

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

Hey Alyssa and everyone....I know it's been awhile...life has kinda got in the way, lol.  Anyhoo...glad to see so many on here seeing great improvements!  I just want to encourage everyone to stick with the Regimen...I am 100% clear and have been that way for a while now!  Yes, I had the burning, itching, purging, flaking...the whole package.  If you can get through the first initial stages ( I would say the first 3 months are the absolute hardest) you will more than likely get very good results.  Don't give up guys!!

How long have you been on the regimen? I assume you are still on it. How often do you get pimples now too? Im finally almost totally clear, but i still have these stubborn couple of pimples that just keep coming back and wont go totally away no matter what.... grrrrrangry.png  Ive been on the regimen for like 6 weeks now, still kinda flaky and kinda dry skin. AHA+ helping. How is your skin now? Still dry, flaky, etc.? Any dark spots still from past acne? Sorry for all the questions, just want to know what to expect and how long for so.


Week 19 on The Regimen. Seeing great results! Nearly clear from all active acne!! (updated 6/16/14)

~My Regimen~

         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.


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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:51 PM

lol same here xD I was about to ask if you still get the flakes? I been thinking of purchasing Aha+ or Jojoba Oil, but I don't know which one is good for the flakes

btw I'm happy you are 100% clear, If I had to guess on my skin, I think I'm 60% around there.The regimen did wonders for my acne and reduce some of the scars apperance making it smooth looking.

 



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 07:04 AM

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!


Current skin care routine:

 

AM

 

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

 

 

PM 

 

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

 

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 04:43 AM

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?



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:24 AM

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!


Current skin care routine:

 

AM

 

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

 

 

PM 

 

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

 

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:11 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!


Week 19 on The Regimen. Seeing great results! Nearly clear from all active acne!! (updated 6/16/14)

~My Regimen~

         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.


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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:

 

AM

 

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

 

 

PM 

 

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

 

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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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)

~My Regimen~

         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.


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:32 PM

OMG GUYS. I'm so sorry for being MIA!

 

College is KILLING ME. My life consists of studying for math...which I suck at. 

 

saywhat.gif I HAVE SO MUCH TO TELL YOU!!!

 

I will start off with saying, no I am not completely clear. Yes, I am still using the Regimen. I was almost completely clear and then got depressed (over my leg) and binge ate for a while. This caused my acne to FLARE UP OMG. 

 

Well, Now this is my second week back and it's almost gone now. I do suffer with the red marks though, so the AHA is something I will have to incorporate more. 

 

As for my leg, if you read my earlier posts, it wasn't my IT band that kept me from running. Apparently, I have a HUGE knot in my hamstring consisting of scar tissue from an old hamstring injury that never got to heal properly. Well, the PT said it would take a year for me to run again. SOOOO You can say I was pretty depressed...also considering my first 1/2 marathon would have been tomorrow. :(



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:49 AM


Welcome Back Alyssa! I was wondering if you had forgotten about this site, but glad to know you're still alive : p

Man that really stinks that you're leg had to get injured like that : ( I hope you are able to heal it up again very soon since I would hate to see you miss out on all those Marathons you would of enjoy to have run.

Don't lose hope!! 






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