Hi everyone! I started the regimen i believe around September 2012 and I remember the exact day I caved and asked my mom to order the Regimen's (Dan's) BP. It was the day my dad bought me my first laptop, a Mac, and I turned on the webcam and saw my face and honestly, was horrified. I always had issues with my skin, and had been researching about acne products for months and knew i wanted to try the Regimen since it seemed to have a pretty good success rate, but never realized how bad it was until this moment. I immediately ran to my mom's room to ask her to order the BP and the rest is history! My routine varied a bit from the that September until now, April of 2014, but prettttyy much stayed the same. The only thing that really changed were my cleansers haha, but to be honest I really didn't notice a change in my skin when switching cleansers. I used the cleansers, in this order: Murad Clarifying, Trader Joe's Nourish All in One Cleanser (3x), Cetaphil Sensitive Skin Cleanser, Clean and Clear Advantage 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser (2x & is the one I'm currently using). I bought two tubes of Dan's BP and 1 tube of Dan's AHA+, both of which were extremely effective but I must say what really cleared me up for good was my family doctor's prescribed tub of 1% Clindamycin Phosphate and 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Gel. And to finish my routine up I have been using the Cetaphil regular moisturizer for the past 2.5 years.
I really should've posted these pictures up when I took them so I could catalogue my journey and know when I started using which products, but I honestly don't remember And when you look at these pictures, you might think i put them out of order, but I assure you they're not. There was a time period in the summer around June-August-ish in 2013 when I had stopped using the BP, simply because I was too lazy to ask my mom to buy me more (that is honestly how lazy I am) and i dearly payed for it with a massive return of breakouts.
Just an ending note, I was really self-conscious about my skin and I remember going to bed every night hating myself and my face and wishing I could just claw my acne off (graphic, I know) Posting my acne journey for everyone to see is really scary, but I really hope that these pictures of me can inspire other people to either start the Regimen or to stick with it, because it is the only thing that has worked for me. It has been approximately 2.5 years since i started it and I do not regret a single second of it. Thank you Dan for making my life better.