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In Topic: Please Help Beta Test New Personalized Advice Page

25 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

Thanks Manticore. I have one of our programmers looking into IE compatibility.


The quiz is up if you haven't noticed the huge green button at the top of the forum :) If you want that button to go away just click the X. You can always go to the quiz by going to http://www.acne.org/...ized-advice.php

In Topic: If My Diet Is So Great, Why Isn't My Skin Great?

15 July 2014 - 11:09 AM

does it also work on existing clogged pores/blackheads? how long before they go away? is it ok to just use bp not whole regimen for this?


Yes. It should absolutely help hasten the removal of clogged pores and existing blackheads. For some people it is literally overnight that they see a change. For others it can take a few days. For super stubborn cases, it may take longer. I always suggest people follow The Regimen exactly as outlined until they are completely clear and happy with their skin. At that point you can try other stuff like only using the bp and not the whole regimen.


Also, once your skin is accustomed to bp, try adding in 10% glycolic acid in the form of either Acne.org AHA+ (highly recommended) or Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion (will also do the trick but not quite as well). These 2 glycolic acid treatments will help quicken turnover of your skin and prevent future clogs. The combo of The Regimen plus glycolic acid will have your skin looking insanely good. Try it out.

In Topic: If My Diet Is So Great, Why Isn't My Skin Great?

14 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

The Regimen absolutely works on preventing blackheads and clogged pores. It's frustrating for me to see people on the boards struggling when really all you need to do is The Regimen. It's really that simple. 


Hopefully at some point in the future we will find a natural, holistic way of completely clearing people up in some sort of standardized way, and when that day comes I'll be the first to champion it, but in the meantime, The Regimen should fix you up.

In Topic: If My Diet Is So Great, Why Isn't My Skin Great?

13 July 2014 - 09:48 AM

My diet has been great for a long time now. I eat a ton of fruits and veggies. I avoid wheat, sugar, and animal products. I don't eat vegetable oils or any oils for that matter. I eat good fats (cashews and avocado) and some gluten free whole grains like oatmeal. My skin is still sooo clogged up and lately it has been very oily. It was like this before I eliminated meat too. I exercise, get enough sleep, my vitamin D is not low. My stress levels could be lower, but I have an anxiety disorder so it's never going to be perfect. Why is what I'm doing not good enough to have clear skin?


I saw your tweet about this so I thought I'd respond, but then I realized WishClean already took the words out of my mouth:



Acne is multifaceted. Your main cause may not be diet...it could be hormonal, allergic (e.g. cosmetics, environmental triggers), gut-related... so many factors to take into consideration, although they are all interrelated in the end. 

I would add that it could be irritation of some kind, but regardless of what's causing your acne, most of the time active treatment is required. Have you tried The Regimen? You said you tried BP, but I don't know if you've tried strictly following The Regimen. Over my many years coaching people, I can get almost anyone completely clear with The Regimen if they stick to it. Sometimes it can take 3-4 months, but it should work for you. 

In Topic: International Customers: What Can We Do To Improve Shipping? Prize For Best A...

05 June 2014 - 02:25 PM

Thanks for your input you guys. I'm still reading every one of these.


P.S. I'm glad they're getting to you guys fast.