Thanks for your help so far!
I might end up going back to the BP because I am positive that I am allergic to jojoba oil. The little red bumps/comedomes are very itchy at random times and I don't think that would be best to continue. Are there any other alternatives I could use to jojoba oil? I would like one that has the same properties and benefits like soft skin, fixing discoloratin, etc. I'll make sure to do a patch test this time!
I would definitely go back to BP, and you may or may not be allergic to jojoba oil. What I would do is completely RESTART your thinking with acne products. Go back to using nothing for a week, and rethink your strategy.
You need to develop a solid game plan that works, and you need to stick with it.
My recommendation is to start using Dan's Regimen as it is written, and stick to it until it works for you! I promise you, when used correctly, Dan's Regimen will work. Once you start seeing results with Dan's Regimen, you can consider using jojoba oil once again.
Regarding using Dan's Regimen as a spot treatment, I wouldn't recommend it. Your goal here is to treat your acne before it forms. Dan's program can do this, but you really have to stick with it! I have a guide on how to use Dan's regimen, and you are more than welcome to check it out.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is trying product after product, not knowing whether or not what you're doing will work. Dan's Regimen does work. I want you to know that! I want you to visualize yourself with clear skin. Seriously. Stop what you're doing, close your eyes, and see yourself with clear skin! You CAN do this! You have clear, beautiful skin. Let's just focus on 1 way. A way that is proven. Dan's Regimen works!
Hi, I've been checking out your youtube channels and your website, and you look like you have some pretty good advice. The one I'm taking right now is only washing your face twice a day, which means you have to wash your face in the shower instead of after. I noticed that your skin looks so good, even though you are using BP. What can I do about the side effects of BP? I have extreme dryness and flaking whenever I try to work up to the full dosage, and I've been using the regimen for 8 weeks now. What keeps you from flaking and getting irritated skin while using BP?
Hey! I am glad you're willing to take the steps necessary to ensure your success!
You're right on! You should only wash your face 2 times a day, that is, your face should only touch water 2 times in 1 day. So you will definitely want to wash your face in the shower!
To eliminate all BP side effects, you really have to find out the amount that works for your skin.
I take my pointer finger, and I use a thin line of benzoyl peroxide from the tip of the finger, down to about 3/4th's down the finger. I'll have to make a video.
Aside from using the right amount of benzoyl peroxide, you're definitely going to want to use a good moisturizer, such as Dan Kern's, and use a drop or two of jojoba oil within that moisturizer.
I'll post more in a bit
BRB in class.
This is how I also avoid BP side effects.
#1 Mistake: Wrong Percent of Benzoyl Peroxide.
There are usually 3 common percentages of benzoyl peroxide concentration you will see in products: 2.5%, 5%, and 10%. Many people make the mistake of going straight to 10%, assuming that the more concentrated the peroxide, the better.
Unfortunately, using anything but 2.5% benzoyl peroxide will either not work (too low of concentration) or cause skin irritation and side effects (too high of concentration).
Simple Solution: Use 2.5% B.P. % is effective for all cases (even severe) cases of acne. That’s why I recommend Acne.org in the Foundation of my program.
#2 Mistake: Not Moisturizing.
When you are using benzoyl peroxide, IF you do not properly moisturize, it’s a guarantee that your skin is going to develop negative side effects. I made this mistake with Proactiv, because I was under the impression that the Repairing Lotion was the moisturizer. Anything containing benzoyl peroxide is not a moisturizer. B.P., in all cases, is a drying agent.
Simple Solution: The easiest way to prevent benzoyl peroxide side effects. There are a couple of moisturizers that do the job. Everything I recommend works great, but feel free to go with the acne.org moisturizer, as it’s what I recommend in the Foundation.
#3 Mistake: Not Following the Foundation.
This is where the biggest problems come in. I’m more than happy to help everyone, but 99% of the time people don’t see results with my program, it’s because they’re not following the Foundation of my system properly.
Simple Solution: Be sure you’re following everything as it is written in the Foundation. If you’re 100% consistent, and still having trouble, please post on my facebook wall.
Basically, the whole idea here is to
1. Choose the right product. (Dan's)
3. Follow the program properly.
This means that in order to avoid all BP side effects, you have to be certain you're
* Only washing your face twice a day.
* Using the right amount of bp. (about 3/4th's of a pointer finger, thin line)
* Moisturizing with Dan's Moisturizer or Simple Moisturizer with a drop or 2 of Jojoba Oil
* Following everything else properly
*** Not scrubbing your face
*** Being as gentle as possible
*** Staying hydrated - avoided caffeine, alcohol, energy drinks, etc,
*** Staying consistent
*** Figuring out the amount of BP / routine that works best for you.
Not only will following the above points help you avoid BP side effects, but it will also allow you to get clear skin.
Edited by ttomp13, 18 March 2014 - 10:25 AM.