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#1 nicmic62

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:13 AM

I just realized this while washing my face this morning....

 

It has been a whole year since I started doing the regimen. Yay me!!! Time has flown by pretty fast and I couldn't be happier about how my skin looks. I got clear in about 10 weeks and continually worked at diminishing red marks and acne scarring after that. It has been quite a journey and I plan to still keep going. 

 

Sharing a pic of me (bare faced + ratty tshirt and + messy hair) with some of my favorite Acne.org products. Have a great day everybody.

 

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:33 AM

Congrats! Your skin looks great!

 

I've always wondered, how long were you on Diane before you started the Regimen? Did that not help with your acne at all? If I remember correctly, your acne was moderately severe I would say, and I was just very surprised that the DKR alone is what cleared you. 



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:16 PM

Holy sh*t, your skin is like flawless, it would be a miracle if i could get my skin completely clear like that. Im on day 13 of The Regimen and ive seen some improvement, but still breaking out sometimes. Its so discouraging, like one day i might actually be getting my active acne dried out or clearing, then the next day i might get a couple new white pimples... UGH... its like right when i see improvement, my face takes a couple steps back cry.gif 

 

Anyways, i really wanted to know why in the morning you use CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and in the evening you use Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. What difference is there between them? I would really like to know so i can tweak my regimen if necessary. Thanks! And Good luck with keeping your skin clear!



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:47 PM

You're skin is so pretty , yaay!

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:58 PM

Your skin looks great! I hope my skin ends up looking half as good as yours. My hormonal acne is absolutely uncontrollable. Then again, I'm only on day 2 of the regimen.. so let's see :)



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:22 PM

Holy sh*t, your skin is like flawless, it would be a miracle if i could get my skin completely clear like that. Im on day 13 of The Regimen and ive seen some improvement, but still breaking out sometimes. Its so discouraging, like one day i might actually be getting my active acne dried out or clearing, then the next day i might get a couple new white pimples... UGH... its like right when i see improvement, my face takes a couple steps back cry.gif 

 

Anyways, i really wanted to know why in the morning you use CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and in the evening you use Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. What difference is there between them? I would really like to know so i can tweak my regimen if necessary. Thanks! And Good luck with keeping your skin clear!

 I know, i have the same exact problem. Good luck with full healing of your face. :) :)



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

Congrats! Your skin looks great!

 

I've always wondered, how long were you on Diane before you started the Regimen? Did that not help with your acne at all? If I remember correctly, your acne was moderately severe I would say, and I was just very surprised that the DKR alone is what cleared you. 

 

I was on Diane for about 2-3 years before starting the regimen. Although it did sort of clear up some of my acne, it didn't take everything away. It only cleared up a few spots on my forehead and the area near my nose. It was definitely the DKR that really did get me clear. 



Holy sh*t, your skin is like flawless, it would be a miracle if i could get my skin completely clear like that. Im on day 13 of The Regimen and ive seen some improvement, but still breaking out sometimes. Its so discouraging, like one day i might actually be getting my active acne dried out or clearing, then the next day i might get a couple new white pimples... UGH... its like right when i see improvement, my face takes a couple steps back cry.gif 

 

Anyways, i really wanted to know why in the morning you use CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and in the evening you use Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. What difference is there between them? I would really like to know so i can tweak my regimen if necessary. Thanks! And Good luck with keeping your skin clear!

 

13 days on the regimen is still pretty early. My initial thoughts on the regimen was that it was pretty terrible because it cleared up some spots, but then so many more came to the surface...I found out that this was normal and sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. My initial thoughts couldn't have been more incorrect. I love the regimen!!

 

I use two different moisturizer because I live in the Philippines and most of the time we have humid and warm weather. Although I love cetaphil and it moisturizer my face like nothing else, it can be too thick to wear during the daytime. Cerave is great because it absorbs pretty fast and doesn't give me that heavy thick feeling throughout my day. But....I don't want to give up my cetaphil so I use that at night when I don't mind having my face look greasy. It gives me that really good moisturized faced feeling the next morning.



Your skin looks great! I hope my skin ends up looking half as good as yours. My hormonal acne is absolutely uncontrollable. Then again, I'm only on day 2 of the regimen.. so let's see smile.png

 

Hang in there! It is definitely a process and most of the time, your skin gets worse before it gets better. Good luck! :)



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

U look great! My year mark was Jan something LOL. I cant even remember.  Congrats!



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 01:06 PM

 I got clear in about 10 weeks and continually worked at diminishing red marks and acne scarring after that. 

 

Congratulations, your skin looks amazing!

 

Does the regimen help to reduce red marks, or is there extra steps to add to reduce the red marks? I still have moderate comedonal acne, but the thing that is the worst for me is that every new whitehead leaves a red marks for a long time. 



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:39 PM

 I got clear in about 10 weeks and continually worked at diminishing red marks and acne scarring after that. 

 
Congratulations, your skin looks amazing!
 
Does the regimen help to reduce red marks, or is there extra steps to add to reduce the red marks? I still have moderate comedonal acne, but the thing that is the worst for me is that every new whitehead leaves a red marks for a long time. 

What really helped me what incorporating AHA into the regimen. Slowly but surely it helps fade the red marks.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 10:06 PM

 I got clear in about 10 weeks and continually worked at diminishing red marks and acne scarring after that. 

 

Congratulations, your skin looks amazing!

 

Does the regimen help to reduce red marks, or is there extra steps to add to reduce the red marks? I still have moderate comedonal acne, but the thing that is the worst for me is that every new whitehead leaves a red marks for a long time. 

If youre on the regimen now and have been following it strictly for a month, you should start using AHA+, one tube should last about 4 months. Make sure to follow directions for the aha!!



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:31 PM

NicMic, you were of the first people to encourage me when i started my Regimen journey.  I am so incredibly happy for you.  cheer.gifcheer.gifcheer.gifcheer.gifcheer.gif



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:13 PM

First of all.... big congrats on your journey to clearing your acne. I am soo happy for you. Its always better to see one more person being successful. It has been 4 months and half since Ive been on the regimen. I am seeing results but at the same time im experiencing breakouts as usual. I am just wondering how long did it take you to see very major results like in other words when did you thought you were surprised at how much your skin was clear for good.???! Do you think its worth it to wait 6 months on DKR?!!

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

Congrats! Your skin looks amazing. I've seen your before and after pictures and I have some questions for you. I'm only on week 5, but I'm struggling with some stubborn cystic acne. Was your acne cystic? And if it was, how long would you say it took your cysts to finally flatten down and go away? Fingers crossed that I end up with results like yours! Please respond :)



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

How long did it take for you to get rid of red marks, hyperpigmentation and scars? How much do you use 10% AHA? I have used 5% AHA for 2,5 years now, and it still seems to irritate my skin quite a bit (although I burned my face abusing 10% AHA when I discovered it.. for 1 year I looked like I had been beaten up badly, so I was pretty happy with my acne for a while after that biggrin.png ). 


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 06:44 AM

Congrats! Your skin looks amazing. I've seen your before and after pictures and I have some questions for you. I'm only on week 5, but I'm struggling with some stubborn cystic acne. Was your acne cystic? And if it was, how long would you say it took your cysts to finally flatten down and go away? Fingers crossed that I end up with results like yours! Please respond smile.png

 

My acne was cystic and took about 10 weeks to completely flatten them all out. I was still left with red marks from them, that took a bit more time to get rid of.



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

Congrats! Your skin looks amazing. I've seen your before and after pictures and I have some questions for you. I'm only on week 5, but I'm struggling with some stubborn cystic acne. Was your acne cystic? And if it was, how long would you say it took your cysts to finally flatten down and go away? Fingers crossed that I end up with results like yours! Please respond 

 

My acne was cystic and took about 10 weeks to completely flatten them all out. I was still left with red marks from them, that took a bit more time to get rid of.

How did you get rid of the red marks/PIH? Im dealing with that now. They just wont go away.



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 09:35 PM

 

Congrats! Your skin looks amazing. I've seen your before and after pictures and I have some questions for you. I'm only on week 5, but I'm struggling with some stubborn cystic acne. Was your acne cystic? And if it was, how long would you say it took your cysts to finally flatten down and go away? Fingers crossed that I end up with results like yours! Please respond 

 

My acne was cystic and took about 10 weeks to completely flatten them all out. I was still left with red marks from them, that took a bit more time to get rid of.

How did you get rid of the red marks/PIH? Im dealing with that now. They just wont go away.

 

I incorporated the AHA into my regimen. When I was completely clear I would spot treat the red marks with the AHA before I put on my benzoyl peroxide. That seemed to work for me to speed up the process a bit. But it really took a couple of months for them to completely disappear. I also made sure to wear sunscreen because my skin is very sensitive when I use the AHA.



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 11:21 PM

 

 

Congrats! Your skin looks amazing. I've seen your before and after pictures and I have some questions for you. I'm only on week 5, but I'm struggling with some stubborn cystic acne. Was your acne cystic? And if it was, how long would you say it took your cysts to finally flatten down and go away? Fingers crossed that I end up with results like yours! Please respond 

 

My acne was cystic and took about 10 weeks to completely flatten them all out. I was still left with red marks from them, that took a bit more time to get rid of.

How did you get rid of the red marks/PIH? Im dealing with that now. They just wont go away.

 

I incorporated the AHA into my regimen. When I was completely clear I would spot treat the red marks with the AHA before I put on my benzoyl peroxide. That seemed to work for me to speed up the process a bit. But it really took a couple of months for them to completely disappear. I also made sure to wear sunscreen because my skin is very sensitive when I use the AHA.

Did you do that day and night? Did you ever mix the AHA and moisturizer together? Im mixing half and half at night, but if anything, it just makes my face red, sting, and actually makes my red acne scars even more red and defined..



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 01:14 AM

 

 

 

Congrats! Your skin looks amazing. I've seen your before and after pictures and I have some questions for you. I'm only on week 5, but I'm struggling with some stubborn cystic acne. Was your acne cystic? And if it was, how long would you say it took your cysts to finally flatten down and go away? Fingers crossed that I end up with results like yours! Please respond 

 

My acne was cystic and took about 10 weeks to completely flatten them all out. I was still left with red marks from them, that took a bit more time to get rid of.

How did you get rid of the red marks/PIH? Im dealing with that now. They just wont go away.

 

I incorporated the AHA into my regimen. When I was completely clear I would spot treat the red marks with the AHA before I put on my benzoyl peroxide. That seemed to work for me to speed up the process a bit. But it really took a couple of months for them to completely disappear. I also made sure to wear sunscreen because my skin is very sensitive when I use the AHA.

Did you do that day and night? Did you ever mix the AHA and moisturizer together? Im mixing half and half at night, but if anything, it just makes my face red, sting, and actually makes my red acne scars even more red and defined..

 

I did the spot treatment every day and night. But during my night time regimen I also did the half moisturizer and half AHA. Then every third night instead of doing half and half, I would use only AHA. If you feel your face is irritated, you might want to lessen the AHA. Are you using Dan's AHA for this?






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