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Regimen Work On Severe Acne?

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#1 Annamax


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

So I've been using the regimen for a week now and I have severe, cystic acne with hyperpigmentation. I'm 15 years old and have only had it this bad for about a year...will this stuff work? I'm not expecting over-night results but in 2-3 months? I'm starting a new school in September and I'm really nervous about how people will think of my skin. I wear makeup but it just looks bumpy and you can still see my acne. Has anyone else had this bad of acne and it worked? Also, any advice for the dryness? Any home remedies/products that work?

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 11:54 PM

Yes, the regimen can work with severe acne and your expectations for seeing results in a few months is realistic.  The first couple months isnt about clearing your skin but more about getting it adjusted to BP.  My biggest advice to you is to start slowly and don't be too eager to ramp up the BP too quickly.


As for keeping your skin hydrated, there is no denying that the next couple of months are going to be tough.  Dont put anything additional onto your skin outside of the regimen.  Jjojoba oil mixed into your moisturiser can help (but its very greasy so maybe just at night) and after 4-5 weeks (if your skin has adjusted well to BP ie. no burning or intense red patches) you can start to incorporate AHA+ which will also help with dryness.


Good luck and let us know about your progress.


ps. I have progress reports in my picture gallery that may help you with what to expect when doing the regimen in the next few months.

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

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.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 01:21 AM

I had severe acne and the only thing that really worked for me is this regimen. Make sure to start slow and increase the amount of bp over time. Patience is very important when it comes to clearing acne but as long as u follow Dan's steps and stay consistent this regimen can really work some magic. I personally only use the treatment and aha from acne.org. My face cleansers and moisturizers are purchased at my local walgreens or walmart (anything made for sensative skin). I have tried Dan's cleanser and moisturizer for a long time and they're great products incase u were thinking of purchasing the whole kit. Hope this helps. Good luck

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