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Help With The Regimen: Benzoyl Peroxide Amount?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:56 AM

I am considering using The Regimen for my acne problem, however the problem isn't severe. I noticed on the directions for The Regimen, it is suggested to use half a pump of benzoyl peroxide in the beginning and slowly work up to two pumps. I noticed that above the dosage chart, it explicitly states that this amount is needed for "Treating entire face" My question is: Can i put half a pump of benzoyl peroxide on only my problem areas (mainly above eyebrows and chin area but that's it, i don't have acne anywhere else) or do i have to put it on my entire face for it to work?

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:18 AM

The Regimen instructions say to apply to the whole of your face but there are many people who only apply the BP to their problem areas and have successfully cleared.  Others have reported that they started to break out in otherwise clear areas if they only applied to the problem areas of their skin. 


I would recommend you try only treating your problem areas and see how you go.  If you start breaking out in other areas then start applying to your whole face.


As for the amount of BP, its really really important that you start slowly and allow your skin to adjust to BP (its very powerful!).  So if you are only applying to a couple of areas then only use a pea size amount in the first few days and slowly slowly build up.  I would say half to 3/4 of a pump would be the full amount of BP you should use as your full dosage in a few weeks time.


Good luck! :)

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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