Jump to content

Photo

How Long Until You Saw Improvements?

acne regimen

8 replies to this topic

#1 elioott34

elioott34

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 3
    Likes: 1
About Me
  • Joined: 24-July 14

Posted 24 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

I've been using the acne regimen for about a month and a week now. Last week my face was looking amazing, I barely put any make up on. Now my face looks horrible, its all red and I have a ton of new pimples on my face. I just wanna know if I'm still in some purging phase or if I'm doing something wrong. I just want my acne to start clearing up.

#2 mms3192

mms3192

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 34
    Likes: 7
About Me
  • Joined: 16-June 13

Posted 25 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

I'm in the middle of week 6 and I we t through the same thing as you. It's weird.

For the first 3 weeks to almost the whole month my skin was looking great. And I was getting hardly any pimples.

Week five was my worst! I broke out with 4 or 5 new pimples and the flaking was worse than ever! I was getting really frustrated because I don't know about you, but the pimples seem to be taking longer to go away and they are leaving behind really red marks.

I started incorporating AHA at the beginning of week five and it is now just starting to show improvements on flakes and my skin. But being half way through week 6, my skin is going back to the way it was before week 5 and getting much better so stick with it!

It seems that generally it takes 8 to 12 weeks for complete clearness from most people's opinions on here. I've read that for some people it took up to 24 weeks. So I wouldn't give up, cause even though I felt like it, I could be giving up on the chance to have clear skin.

#3 TPower

TPower

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 8
    Likes: 5
About Me
  • Joined: 22-July 14

Posted 25 July 2014 - 10:23 AM

During my fist month things didn't seem very bright either. I think my first moisturizer was partially to blame (I don't use Dan's products as there are not accessible to me) because it contained salicylic acid and it took me some time to realise that it was reacting with the benzoyl peroxide. Also I switched between many razors before learning how to shave as less irritating as possible (the Sensor Excel just wasn't cutting it, quite literally).

 

Now I'm in the sixth week. I already applied AHA twice and I can honestly say that this is the first time I've been getting some really noticeable results. Have you already introduced AHA to your Regimen? This might be the time to do so.



#4 Courtz

Courtz

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 13
    Likes: 1
About Me
  • Joined: 16-December 11

Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:07 PM

After 4 months, spots had stopped appearing and I was clear. Hang on in there, my skin got quite bad a few times in the first month or so, but things do get better!



#5 elioott34

elioott34

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 3
    Likes: 1
About Me
  • Joined: 24-July 14

Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

Thank you guys! i just needed to know there were others out there going through the same thing I am and have seen results. Also, i haven't introduced AHA yet so i will probably do that then and see if i get some improvements then. 



#6 AyeAye

AyeAye

    Veteran Member

  • Moderators
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 1,783
    Gallery Images: 30
    Likes: 821
About Me
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Boxing, cycling, reading, learning to speak french (tres mal), public speaking, bush walking/hiking, chocolate - well actually food in general, and perfect skin.... gazing admiringly at people's perfect skin.
  • Joined: 08-September 11

Achievements

     

Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:21 AM

Yup, just when you think things are getting better you take a step backwards.  But this will probably be your worst breakout and once this heals you should start noticing that you are getting less and less new acne appear each week. 

 

Good luck! :)


After remaining clear for around 1.5 years following DKR (The Regimen), in March 2013 I decided to change to Epiduo.  I use a pea size amount of epiduo each night, followed by a layer of topical antibiotic (Eryacne). I also apply Eryacne every morning and moisturise twice a day. After switching to Epiduo from the regimen I found that it took a good 3 months to get back to being perfectly clear again and now I might get one small pimple appear per month.  I can live with that smile.png

I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry.  In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.


#7 Dalton1720

Dalton1720

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 4
    Likes: 0
About Me
  • Joined: 24-June 14

Posted 01 August 2014 - 02:09 AM

Im on my 6th week of the regiment and things have gradually been getting better. At first my skin was very sensitive and red due to using to much BP, but its starting to ajust rather well now, just a few dry areas that are easily wipe-away-able. I did however break out during my 5th week due to skipping the BP in the morning just one time, which took about 4 days to start clearing up with a strict regiment and lots of BP. I have high hopes for the future and you should too! It seems as though everyone goes through snags so just hang in there. xoxo<3


Edited by Dalton1720, 01 August 2014 - 02:09 AM.


#8 leelowe1

leelowe1

    Senior Member

  • Site Watch
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 2,437
    Gallery Images: 10
    Blog Entries: 9
    Likes: 569
About Me
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:NYC
  • Interests:Reading, writing, trying new things, finding my inner strength through this struggle.

    Acne has broken me down but i am hopefully that one day things will get better.
  • Joined: 18-August 11

Achievements

     

Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

I was about to give up in my 3rd month but by my 4th month, i started noticing consistent clearing.  Keep on keeping on


It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.

 

God is good to me..........more than I deserve.

 

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


#9 elioott34

elioott34

    New Member

  • Members
  • Posts & Likes
    Posts: 3
    Likes: 1
About Me
  • Joined: 24-July 14

Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:30 PM

slowly my face is now starting to look better so i hope that was the last really bad breakout that i will have






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users