My name is Phil I am 22, male and from the UK. I have struggled with acne around the age of 18 before that I was clear and had no issues with my face at all. My acne didn't bother whatsoever until around the age of about 20. After a nice summer of working in the sun I had built up a very very nice tan and acne didn't even have a spot on my mind as it was almost non-existent. It is worth noting that up to this point I have never been on any sort of treatment for acne and was only washing my face when I shower with water. So the winter came and my tan would fade as it would fade red spots would show as would some acne scars. On top of this my skin would go dry. I was discouraged by this and completely uneducated with acne. I would go to the GP and just say I have acne help me. Having no idea what I wanted or needed and just make the assumption that the doctor would give something that would work, it didn't. I believe the treatment was Dalacin T for those interested.
I remained uneducated with my acne but sought skin care products just hoping it would gradually get better (it didn't) until I came across a thing called the Caveman Regimen. I am sure some of you have heard of it and maybe even tried it, I did not try it once but twice. I tried the full blown nothing touching my face , didn't work. I tried the water only, didn't work. I tried washing my face once or twice a week, you get the idea. I strongly recommend you avoid the Caveman Regimen by the way.This happened for about a year and left my skin in awful shape and then decided to do some thorough researching and I did and finally got educated on acne . At first I thought Duac could be the answer to my problems. It is very highly rated with a high success rate. So just over six weeks ago I finally got some ( Would of been earlier had to wait for my appointment though) and started using alongside some products made for sensitive skin. I was very happy with the way things were going but done more research and found dan's regimen(to think I have used this site but never knew about Daniel and his regimen). So I went all out a couple of weeks ago and got Cetaphil cleanser and moisturiser. Ordered Dan's treatment and AHA. Got some jojoba oil. Aknemycin Plus Solution ( Only tretinoin available in the UK, been using it 2 weeks I love it) and I bought a whole load of supplements.
So I was excited today when my BP and AHA showed up although I was happy with the progress made by the Duac I feel like it truly begins now.
My skin at the moment is fine, It has calmed down dramatically over the past six weeks but predominately in the last two since I have introduced the Aknemycin, Cetaphil and the supplements. I have a small amount of actives and my tone is slowly getting even. The one thing I am more focused at the moment is the pink scars ( This is where the tretinoin and AHA come in).
My plan is to alternate the BP and Tretinoin each day ( I am an once a day man it works for me although weekends maybe twice a day) and as Tretinoin and AHA don't work together my AHA will only be applied when using BP.
My Regimen will look like this: Day 1 Day 2 Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Dan's BP Aknemycin Plus Solution
1/2 Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion 1/2 AHA w/ jojoba oil Cetapjhil Moisturising Lotion w/ jojoba oil
So I am happy how it is going at the moment, I tried the BP and AHA as soon as I got them and I absolutely love them both, they go on so well. I had no stinging or burning of the slightest, I put this down to the Duac when I up'd the dosage I went for it and my skin was red flaking and possibly swollen. My tolerance must be high after that which was why I am using the AHA alongside a generous amount of BP.
I will try to update when possible maybe every couple of days I will also get pics to you guys as I know they are helpful. I would like to thank Dan himself as well as all the people that make up this community. You are the best.