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#21 jenjen182

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:30 PM

Day 15 Update

Can't believe I'm officially on the three week mark! And to celebrate, my face decided to give me another zit, this time on my chin :( but it is a small whitehead, so not too big of a deal. I knew the perfect clear streak couldn't last forever. I upped my dosage slightly today, just a tiny bit past my second finger line length. Also, does anyone know when the dryness starts to fade away? It's still pretty strong and annoying on me.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:00 PM

Day 16 Update

Things were pretty good today! The one zit on my chin is gone, thank goodness. My forehead has 1 whitehead on it now, but it should be gone overnight. Overall, things are looking quite good. I avoided makeup today, which really made a difference in my complexion, yay! I'm trying to avoid it as much as possible because it really covers the face and does cause some acne flare ups. I really want to incorporate Mederma into my skin care routine, maybe by this weekend? I just can't wait to get those scars gone. As far as my face being clear, the Regimen has definitely taken care of it. It is one, if not the, most effective anti acne routine that I've tried for clearing my skin. I still can't believe it's only been a little over 3 weeks!

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

Day 17 Update

Not much to report. The zit on my forehead lives on, but is fading. Unfortunately, the one that was on my chin left quite a large red mark. I put out a forum question asking about people's opinion on Mederma, and they told me it was for raised scars, which made sense but confused me because my dermatologist told me otherwise. I think I'm going to try some sort of dark spot corrector, and hopefully I will see quick results. Now that my skin is nearly clear, I'd like to have it all the same color! Anyway, not much else to report.

Good night/good morning,

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:23 AM

Day 18 Morning Update

Woke up feeling very proud of my skin! It looks so good. Just one or two zits left on my forehead. My chin has never been this clear which is amazing. It makes me so happy. The major side effect for me though is the dryness/peeling. It makes things so difficult. At this point, I could probably go makeup less all the time, but the dryness makes my face look.. Well, I'm not going to describe it, but those of you on the Regimen understand. I really hope it starts to fade away soon, I'm actually missing the oilyness of my skin, ha ha.

Anyway, it feels like these forum posts are getting better and better, which is a great thing!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:00 AM

Day 20 Update

Things are going very very good! I'm thinking I'm going to make these logs every couple of days or every week, because I don't have as much to talk about. But my skin is very clear and looking very good!

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:23 PM

Hey Jen, I'm almost 3 weeks into the regimen, and the peeling is really bad for me! Does it go away, and any tips on how to remove the dead patches? I just have the acne.org moisturizer. I've tried take it off with a damp towel, but it barely does anything. 



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 10:48 PM

Day 26 Update

Wow, my skin is looking very good. Had a slight increase in breakouts, but I believe it was just due to hormones, yuck. At least they are fading fast.

My skin tone is looking so even! I feel proud every time I look in mirror! It honestly is making me so happy. I used to cover up my skin with full coverage foundations but now I can wear a lightweight foundation and it makes my skin appear just as flawless as before! I feel so much more confident!

Have a great night/morning everyone!

Hey Jen, I'm almost 3 weeks into the regimen, and the peeling is really bad for me! Does it go away, and any tips on how to remove the dead patches? I just have the acne.org moisturizer. I've tried take it off with a damp towel, but it barely does anything. 

Hi again!
Yes, the peeling is just horrible. What I found that really helps is the jojoba oil, if you don't have any already. You can buy it at any health food grocery store, or health food store, etc. It seriously moisturizes like crazy and the patches just disappear after it is applied. And I think it helps even the skin tone out as well. Another remedy that you most likely already have is Vaseline! I just pat this onto either my worst dry places or all over my face and it works wonders and stays there for a long time.
Finally, for exfoliating, I'd really love to try a scrub but I'm a little scared about going for something that could bring acne back. So far all I've done is damp a small cloth and rub it over my cheeks and chin then rinsed with water. Also, exfoliating like this after the shower can help...
And as for it going away, it hasn't left me yet, but it has decreased a huge amount since when I first started experiencing it. From what I understand, most people say it goes away in 1-3 months after starting the Regimen.

Good luck, and I will share any more info about the peeling problems if I come across any solutions!

-Jen

Edited by jenjen182, 01 August 2014 - 10:52 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 01:41 AM

Im 14 & i have moderate acne. It is so annoying cause i cant even look any one in the face. Im very insecure. Ive heard about the lemon juice remedy, & im currently trying it. I hope this works, so far i have no good results. 

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:53 PM

Im 14 & i have moderate acne. It is so annoying cause i cant even look any one in the face. Im very insecure. Ive heard about the lemon juice remedy, & im currently trying it. I hope this works, so far i have no good results. 


Hi there!

Doesn't acne suck? Just when people need to feel confident the most, acne just drags everyone down. It is nice to hear that other people understand though- it's great to know I'm not in this alone!

Lemon juice remedy... I'm assuming just putting lemon juice on the face? I have heard of that and tried it, but to no success. Hopefully it will work on your skin! Let me know how it goes!

-Jen

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:11 PM

Day 28 Update

 

Just reached 4 weeks, wow! Things have gotten so much better. My skin is so much clearer, and I can't even begin to thank this website enough!

 

My routine hasn't changed, still the same, and it seems to be working very well. I do not do benzoyl peroxide twice a day- only at night because it is too strong otherwise. I can't believe that in about a month I'll be heading back to school with clear skin!

 

The dryness has lessened a lot, probably since my skin has gotten used to the benzoyl peroxide. I do get patchy flaking, but I know how to control it and have found the right products to moisturize and make the skin look healthy and luminous versus oily and covered in acne.

 

Hope everyone else's routine on the Regimen is going as well as mine is!

 

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:26 PM

Day 32 Update

 

Hi!

 

So things have not been going as well on my skin. I now have 3 visible whiteheads on my forehead, and above my lip. But other than that my skin is clear, yay! Continuing the same routine and hoping these leave the face fast!

 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 10:10 PM

Day 38 Update

So my skin is back to clear again, guess I just went through an odd stage. I can now put on the full dosage of BP and only experience a light tingle! It's a great thing to see my skin so clear and happy. The dryness is almost gone actually. I rarely get dry patches anymore and can put on makeup with no problem, although I am somewhat used to applying moisturizing products now. I found that the BP also knocked out the oilyness of my skin a lot, so I don't have to worry about getting shiny anymore! Yay! So I'd say my skin is just dry now.

Other than that I'm really happy and things are going very well. Can't wait to go back to school in 3 weeks with this clear skin!

-Jen

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 11:57 PM

Day 43 Update

Wow, I can't believe my skin and I have come this far. I'm not swiftly approaching the 2 month mark on the Regimen and I couldn't be happier. Sure, I get the occasional break out now and then, but that's ONE on an otherwise CLEAR face. I am so happy with the results I received. I will probably post one or two more times, but then this thread will be complete! I'm thrilled to say that I posted my success story onto acne.org, so feel free to check it out.

Have a great night/day,

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 10:07 AM

Thanks for all the updates, Jen! Congratulations on getting clear :) I'm in my 3rd week on the regimen and your results are really encouraging.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:10 PM

Thanks for all the updates, Jen! Congratulations on getting clear :) I'm in my 3rd week on the regimen and your results are really encouraging.


Thank you for reading! Being clear has made such a difference in the way I live my life... I can't thank Dan enough.

Hopefully you are seeing really good results as well! :)




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