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#1 quayshawn

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

I've been using the Acne.org Regimen for 3 days now, and I just noticed that it was instructed to use the BP only once a day for the first week. I haven't had any extreme dryness/redness so far, but should I tone it down to once a day or just continue with twice a day until the second week?



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:34 AM

I made the same mistake, and got a little over excited because my face wasn't getting dry and then on day 5 I thought I was going to die and had to stop for a few days till my chemically burnt skin recovered.  Back off from the BP straight away or you will regret it.  The first 3-6 weeks are going to be awful (for most people) and the trick is to get your skin used to BP and slowly ramp it up.  By increasing BP usage slowly, you will still find your skin irritated, red, itchy and peeling, but you shouldn't experience any chemical burns which will force you to stop.

 

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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 smile.png

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 18 February 2014 - 12:44 AM

2x a day is quite high. Tone it down to once a day and at night if you can help it.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:37 PM

I made the same mistake, and got a little over excited because my face wasn't getting dry and then on day 5 I thought I was going to die and had to stop for a few days till my chemically burnt skin recovered.  Back off from the BP straight away or you will regret it.  The first 3-6 weeks are going to be awful (for most people) and the trick is to get your skin used to BP and slowly ramp it up.  By increasing BP usage slowly, you will still find your skin irritated, red, itchy and peeling, but you shouldn't experience any chemical burns which will force you to stop.

 

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Thanks for the reply. I was wondering if I should continue using the cleanser and moisturizer while I'm off of the BP. Also, when should I start using it again? and when I'm back on it, should I only use it at night?



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:56 PM

I made the same mistake, and got a little over excited because my face wasn't getting dry and then on day 5 I thought I was going to die and had to stop for a few days till my chemically burnt skin recovered.  Back off from the BP straight away or you will regret it.  The first 3-6 weeks are going to be awful (for most people) and the trick is to get your skin used to BP and slowly ramp it up.  By increasing BP usage slowly, you will still find your skin irritated, red, itchy and peeling, but you shouldn't experience any chemical burns which will force you to stop.

 

Good luck!


Thanks for the reply. I was wondering if I should continue using the cleanser and moisturizer while I'm off of the BP. Also, when should I start using it again? and when I'm back on it, should I only use it at night?

 

Personally i would say to keep using both of those. For sure keep using the cleanser at least, definitely. Moisturizer might also be needed if your face becomes dry, but as long as you apply BP, put moisturizer over it, trust me, it might not seem bad right now, but if not treated correctly it will come with vengeance  and your face will literally be peeling. 

Just start doing BP once a day right now, i would suggest at night, because BP will cause redness and sunburns if exposed to sunlight/lamps for long times. Chances are you will be out in the sun in the day, at night, probably not.


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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