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#1 MusicalRapture


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:02 PM

Hey, so I've been using the Regiment for a few months now, and like it.  It works.  But I have gotten some pretty serious bleaching on my cheeks and after searching I haven't found much on this topic, or how to remedy it.


If anyone has some pointers on how to fix bleached skin, preferably something I can do at home, please say so.


I'm 15, a ginger with very light skin.  Some parts of my cheeks are very white compared to the rest of my face, it does not entirely fade even also, there are some discernible sections where you can see the damage.  I assume this is from BP, but I don't know.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:35 PM

Its seems strange that you have white patches as normally BP turns your skin red in the early months before it adjusts.  Is it possible that most of your face is red, making the areas unaffected look white?


If you don't think that is the case then maybe BP isnt the right treatment for your skin type.

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

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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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

Hi, your post got my attention as over christmas i started using duac for a minor acne problem that was always reacurring, i only used it for 2-3 weeks and then stopped as there was no longer a reason to use it, in the days after my skin did show signs of bleaching where the duac had come into contact with it, 2 months later im struggling to say there's been a notable improvement, i posted a question here some weeks ago but its drawn a blank, as the previous reply mentioned maybe the product is not suitable for your skin type, as far as ive found out discoloration (bleaching effect) is a remote side effect, so much the companies who market and produce these products dont allow it to influence their production of it, in short the benifits greatly outway the negatives, i dont know if you can contact me via this website but if you do come on a remedy id appreciate if you could let me know of it.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:21 AM

BP does not bleach the skin. It works by releasing oxygen into the pore where the acne bacteria live, thus killing them. It also flakes the skin a bit which helps expel comedones, but it does not bleach skin. If you are experiencing something out of the ordinary you may need to discontinue and see your doctor or dermatologist for advice.

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