I am a 24 year old female fighting against the common enemy- acne. I could go on a long schpeel about how long I’ve had acne for, and the plethora of regimens (natural, store-bought and dermatologist recommended) that have failed to prevail, but I wont. Instead, I want to set aside prior battles with acne and begin a new journey with Dan’s Regimen. I am hopeful that like those who have experienced success before me, I too, will attain clear skin.
On a typical day I have mild-moderate acne, except when I put on moisturizer (any moisturizer…seriously all of them) and my face literally explodes roughly 2 days later. I tend to get whiteheads and the occasional cystic pimple, however when I use moisturizer my acne is almost exclusively cystic in nature. Currently I have only 2-3 small pimples, but lots of pigmentation (discolouration) where old pimples used to be. I used Tactuo (Canadian equivalence of Epiduo which contains 2.5% BP) as recently as yesterday, so I’m hoping my face is already somewhat acclimated to the BP treatment to come. Anyway, here’s how Day 1 went:
-Acne.org BP treatment (little more than a pea sized amount)
-Acne.org moisturizer (2 pumps)
-BP was slightly itchy in the crevice where my nose meets my cheek. Itchy enough to be annoying.
-Ouch!! The moisturizer stung like crazy around my nose crevice but completely subsided upon complete absorption (~4 min post application). I think the whole burning incident is because my skin was fairly dry from previous Tactuo usage.
-Given my history of moisturizer usage, I’m super scared about the quantity of moisturizer in the Regimen and the subsequent purge that's expected
-Anticipating the weeks to come!