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#21 milly857

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 12:00 PM

It's been a frustrating last couple weeks. geek.gif My skin has made HUGE improvements from where I started almost 11 weeks ago. However I'm developing acne still, and when I get them they are deep, round, painful ones.

 

Does your skin ever become used to the BP treatment where as it doesn't really work anymore? I'm using almost 2 full fingers of BP 2x/day. Is this a safe amount to use regularly? Am I going to damage my skin or body?

 

I believe the AHA and moisturizer combination is helping my dark spots slowly, but they are indeed still there. I just want everything to be gone. mmkay.gif

 

I guess I'm just feeling pretty bad about my skin today. I was doing so well but now I have 3 huge round bumps under my skin, 1 on each cheek and 1 on my forehead.... and they are painful. ohno.gif


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 09:52 PM

Skin is looking great !

Just started my second week hope get same results !



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 06:21 AM

Thanks @newjge! Good luck, stick with it, I'm excited to see your results! After your 4th week I would recommend incorporating AHA. Make sure you go slowly with the amount of BP you use.


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:13 AM

I don't think the acne bacteria adapt and become resistant to the treatment but I do know its important to be using the full dosage eventually. Are you up to a full fat finger now?? When you posted the comment almost a month ago you said you were almost there. If your skin is used to BP, Dan says when in doubt use more. I know it's frustrating when acne comes back, happens to everyone from time to time.

 

How are things looking today?

 

BTW, thanks for checking out our regimen log for my son! The IT guy moved our personal log here to the Regimen logs forum...didn't realize there was a separate forum for this! It must be new because it wasn't here when I was on the Org 6 years ago lol.

 

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 07:55 PM

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It has been quite a while since I updated my log. My skin has improved drastically but I will admit that I have deviated from the Regimen. My Derm was fine with the Regimen but she felt I needed more. She gave me a skin lightener, retinae, and prescribed Spironolactone. Honestly, The Regimen was very good to me but my skin stopped reacting to the BP so I dropped it from my regimen. Using the moisturizer every day made my skin feel greasy so I dropped that too. I still do use the moisturizer occassionally but I need to listen to my skin and only use moisturizer when need be. I started using Neutrogena Astringent which has 2% Salicylic Acid. The SA completely changed how my skin feels, the SA makes it feels so clean and fresh, it feels like I'm actually lifting dirt out of my pores when I use it. It's awesome. I was one of the people who followed Dan's Regimen to the T but after about 3 months of religiously sticking to the Regimen, my face felt too greasy and I needed to make some changes. Oh -- I can't say enough good things STILL about Dan's AHA -- I absolutely love it. Basically the combination of the cleanser, AHA, and 2% SA is what seems to work for my skin. It was a battle trying to figure out my acne but I think I finally did it!

 

Morning

Dan's Cleanser

Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent

Dan's AHA

(Possibly a small amount of Dan's moisturizer if it's winter or my skin feels extra dry, in the summer I do not need this)

25 mg Spironolactone

 

Mid-Day

Lots of hand washing & no touching face

25 mg Spironolactone

 

Night-time

Dan's Cleanser

Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent

Dan's AHA

Skin lightener

Retinae

 

Good luck everyone!


Edited by milly857, 28 January 2015 - 07:58 PM.

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