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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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Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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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.


How I Stay Clear:
AM: Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash, Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion, Cetaphil DermaControl Oil-Absorbing Lotion (SPF30)
PM: Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash, Tactuo (Epiduo), MUAC 10% Mandelic Acid Serum
Extras: Diane 35 (since July 2 2013), Borghese Fango Delicato Mud Mask (2x/week), 25% Mandelic Acid Peel (2x/week)


My personal log here:


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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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Week 55 on The Regimen!! (Just broke a year!) :banana: seeing great results! Was clear from all active acne, but fell off my routine and slightly relapsed :doh:(updated 2/17/15)

~My Regimen~
Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky or oily and shiny during the day
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Spot & patch treat with Dan's BP and if necessary, Dan's AHA+
3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotionor Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin[Also testing several Paula's Choice moisturizers/SPF to pick my new one]
4. Paula's Choice Shine Stopper
At Night ▼▼
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Paula's Choice Hydralight Toner [Also testing Paula's Choice Skin Balancing, and Resist Toners]
3. Dans BP - 1.5 to 2 pump(s).
4. 1/2 Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin 1/2 Dans AHA+ & half pump of Garnier Jojoba/Macadamia Oil
~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~
- 2000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - two 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 -2 tablets a day -not really for skin, more for digestion
- One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day -mostly as a general multi-vitamin
- Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day -mostly 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 :dan:


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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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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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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! :)


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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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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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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Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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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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Week 55 on The Regimen!! (Just broke a year!) :banana: seeing great results! Was clear from all active acne, but fell off my routine and slightly relapsed :doh:(updated 2/17/15)

~My Regimen~
Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky or oily and shiny during the day
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Spot & patch treat with Dan's BP and if necessary, Dan's AHA+
3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotionor Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin[Also testing several Paula's Choice moisturizers/SPF to pick my new one]
4. Paula's Choice Shine Stopper
At Night ▼▼
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Paula's Choice Hydralight Toner [Also testing Paula's Choice Skin Balancing, and Resist Toners]
3. Dans BP - 1.5 to 2 pump(s).
4. 1/2 Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin 1/2 Dans AHA+ & half pump of Garnier Jojoba/Macadamia Oil
~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~
- 2000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - two 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 -2 tablets a day -not really for skin, more for digestion
- One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day -mostly as a general multi-vitamin
- Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day -mostly 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 :dan:


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

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It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end. Here's to finding my end.

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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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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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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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 ).

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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.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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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.


Week 55 on The Regimen!! (Just broke a year!) :banana: seeing great results! Was clear from all active acne, but fell off my routine and slightly relapsed :doh:(updated 2/17/15)

~My Regimen~
Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky or oily and shiny during the day
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Spot & patch treat with Dan's BP and if necessary, Dan's AHA+
3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotionor Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin[Also testing several Paula's Choice moisturizers/SPF to pick my new one]
4. Paula's Choice Shine Stopper
At Night ▼▼
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Paula's Choice Hydralight Toner [Also testing Paula's Choice Skin Balancing, and Resist Toners]
3. Dans BP - 1.5 to 2 pump(s).
4. 1/2 Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin 1/2 Dans AHA+ & half pump of Garnier Jojoba/Macadamia Oil
~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~
- 2000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - two 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 -2 tablets a day -not really for skin, more for digestion
- One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day -mostly as a general multi-vitamin
- Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day -mostly 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 :dan:


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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.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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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..


Week 55 on The Regimen!! (Just broke a year!) :banana: seeing great results! Was clear from all active acne, but fell off my routine and slightly relapsed :doh:(updated 2/17/15)

~My Regimen~
Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky or oily and shiny during the day
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Spot & patch treat with Dan's BP and if necessary, Dan's AHA+
3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotionor Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin[Also testing several Paula's Choice moisturizers/SPF to pick my new one]
4. Paula's Choice Shine Stopper
At Night ▼▼
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Paula's Choice Hydralight Toner [Also testing Paula's Choice Skin Balancing, and Resist Toners]
3. Dans BP - 1.5 to 2 pump(s).
4. 1/2 Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin 1/2 Dans AHA+ & half pump of Garnier Jojoba/Macadamia Oil
~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~
- 2000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - two 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 -2 tablets a day -not really for skin, more for digestion
- One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day -mostly as a general multi-vitamin
- Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day -mostly 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 :dan:


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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?


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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hi!

your improvement is so insipiring!!!

i'm just wondering though about your moisturizer, do you combine it or you apply first the first e.g. CereVe then the Neutrogena, if so, what is the time interval? :-)

thanks! and go girl! ;)

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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Hi,

I'm thinking of trying the Regimen before trying out Accutane (which I'm really afraid of). Did you ever try just using the Regimen on its own to control your acne without bc pills to see if your skin would still remain clear? I'm wondering if it would work for my cystic acne without BCP.

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Your skin looks AMAZING How did you get rid of the scarring?? Because I know that Asian people (like me) have different skin and the hyperpigmentation may or may not fade fast. What should I do??

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hi!

your improvement is so insipiring!!!

i'm just wondering though about your moisturizer, do you combine it or you apply first the first e.g. CereVe then the Neutrogena, if so, what is the time interval? )

thanks! and go girl!

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.

Yes, I do combine both products. It is quicker that way since I still put on a bit of makeup.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing Lotion + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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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?

Do you think the AHA actually moisturizes well too, or dries out your skin instead? Im starting to mix AHA and moisturizer at night again, ill just see how it goes. Did your face ever get red and sting and irritated too? Does it still, even a tiny bit? Yes, im using Dans AHA+.


Week 55 on The Regimen!! (Just broke a year!) :banana: seeing great results! Was clear from all active acne, but fell off my routine and slightly relapsed :doh:(updated 2/17/15)

~My Regimen~
Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky or oily and shiny during the day
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Spot & patch treat with Dan's BP and if necessary, Dan's AHA+
3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotionor Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin[Also testing several Paula's Choice moisturizers/SPF to pick my new one]
4. Paula's Choice Shine Stopper
At Night ▼▼
1. Dan's Gentle Cleanser
2. Paula's Choice Hydralight Toner [Also testing Paula's Choice Skin Balancing, and Resist Toners]
3. Dans BP - 1.5 to 2 pump(s).
4. 1/2 Olay Moisturizing Lotion - Sensitive Skin 1/2 Dans AHA+ & half pump of Garnier Jojoba/Macadamia Oil
~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~
- 2000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - two 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 -2 tablets a day -not really for skin, more for digestion
- One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day -mostly as a general multi-vitamin
- Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day -mostly 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 :dan:


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