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#3441492 If My Diet Is So Great, Why Isn't My Skin Great?

Posted by Dan on 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.




#3441291 If My Diet Is So Great, Why Isn't My Skin Great?

Posted by Dan on 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.




#3441121 If My Diet Is So Great, Why Isn't My Skin Great?

Posted by Dan on 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. 



#3431417 New Labeling

Posted by Dan on 13 May 2014 - 10:06 AM

Wow, you must have ordered many years ago. Much more than 2. The labels are actually changing again soon, so don't get too used to the one you just got :)  Also, we are well aware of the labels not looking great. We got a big shipment of labels that the manufacturer made the wrong size and I asked you guys if it's cool with you if we use them even though they won't look good. It was either that or throw away a ton of labeled tubes which felt really wrong environmentally.




#3429214 Why The Bias?

Posted by Dan on 29 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

Hey you guys. I thought about this and think it was worth discussion and a minor change. Thanks for bringing it up. I have changed Home Remedies from "largely ineffective" to "largely unproven" and also moved it above heat therapy.

 

 

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#3427930 Why The Bias?

Posted by Dan on 22 April 2014 - 04:14 PM

My question is still this: WHY DOES THE HOLISTIC FORUM EXIST if it's not supported even by Dan himself? That is just a contradiction and undermines the potential all those intelligent contributions could make in informing people that acne is multifaceted and can be "cured" or kept under control through a variety of methods.

 

I am confused as to why you are stating that I do not support the holistic forum. Where and when did I say I do not support that forum? Far from not supporting it, I hope to some day find a way to cure acne using only organic, natural methods and I'm glad debate continues in this area. As I stated above, I am open to this. 

 

As far as why I responded, Brandy let me know about this thread and asked me to take a look.




#3427894 Why The Bias?

Posted by Dan on 22 April 2014 - 12:47 PM

Everyone is biased in some way. That's why it's important to state your bias, which I do in multiple areas of the site. As a Critical Sociology major we were trained to do just this.

 

However, to state that I am biased because of money is inaccurate. I heavily favored The Regimen for 8 years before I even decided to make products because it flat out works better than anything else out there aside from Accutane. Speaking of Accutane, I talk a lot about Accutane, and even call it the most powerful tool we have even though anyone who ends up going on Accutane is unlikely to buy any Acne.org products.

 

Regarding diet and holistic home remedies in particular, I do think they are "largely ineffective." This means to me that the vast majority of them are ineffective. I chose the term "largely ineffective" because I didn't want to just say "ineffective" since there may be some isolated incidences where some holistic remedies work for some people. I remain open to something holistic and organic that can clear acne and will be the first to champion anything that empircally shows real world results and accessibility. However, I have yet to see that. There are case reports of home remedies or diets working at least somewhat for some people, but there are no diets or home remedies that completely clear the skin across the population that I am aware of. Case reports are simply not enough to say these things are "effective." 

 

As I state on the http://www.acne.org/what-i-use.html page: 

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#3427087 All New Acne.org Site Design Is Live!

Posted by Dan on 18 April 2014 - 04:29 PM

What do you guys think?

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#3422927 International Customers: What Can We Do To Improve Shipping? Prize For Best A...

Posted by Dan on 27 March 2014 - 04:28 PM

Thanks you guys. I keep passing these along to the shipping team and they're enjoying hearing from you. Please keep letting us know how we can better serve you guys.




#3421537 International Customers: What Can We Do To Improve Shipping? Prize For Best A...

Posted by Dan on 20 March 2014 - 03:57 PM

Thank goodness for google translate :)

 

Keep the suggestions coming you guys!




#3420917 International Customers: What Can We Do To Improve Shipping? Prize For Best A...

Posted by Dan on 17 March 2014 - 04:22 PM

Hey you guys. My shipping team wanted me to reach out to our International customers to see what we can do to improve your experience with shipping Acne.org products to you.

 

Please let me know:

 

  1. Your country
  2. Your suggestion(s)

 

We really want some feedback to serve you guys better, and they have told me that they put aside a Big Kit Plus for the best answer :)

 

Cheers.

 

Dan




#3419713 Amazon Requiring Us To Make Links Active

Posted by Dan on 11 March 2014 - 10:30 AM

That's creepy. No, rest assured that we don't do stuff like that.




#3386304 Does Dan Actually Suffer From Acne?

Posted by Dan on 03 October 2013 - 03:22 PM

Brandy let me know people were asking about me in this thread, so I figured I'd weigh in.

 

Yes, unfortunately, I still break out if I slack off on The Regimen. My family genetics make for recalcitrant acne way into adulthood, which include comedones, whiteheads, and regular old pustules. Blackheads are not a big concern. Dealing with acne as an adult for me is a curse yet a blessing because it allows me to continually test products and be a guinea pig for stuff.

 

I do not have Pseudofolliculitis barbae. My neck is perfectly smooth and has no issues most of the time. 

 

I do not tend to break out on my forehead much, but then again, I haven't since middle school when I used to scrub my forehead feverishly and cause it to react with tons of bumps. As soon as I relented on how vigorously I scrubbed, my forehead treated me pretty well. Even when my acne was at its most severe, it tended to be on my nose, chin, temples, neck, and body. My cheeks and forehead were spared from the worst of it.




#3378599 38$ Product, 70$ Shipping

Posted by Dan on 28 August 2013 - 02:12 PM

Hey you guys. Our shopping cart provider is undergoing maintenance on the USPS shipping option which is why the International costs appear so expensive at the moment. As always, we are charging to the penny what we pay for the available shipping options. We are working feverishly to get our new shopping cart up and when it goes live, that will alleviate this issue. Thanks for your patience with this.




#3378598 Shipping - Use Amazon

Posted by Dan on 28 August 2013 - 02:12 PM

Hey you guys. Our shopping cart provider is undergoing maintenance on the USPS shipping option which is why the International costs appear so expensive at the moment. As always, we are charging to the penny what we pay for the available shipping options. We are working feverishly to get our new shopping cart up and when it goes live, that will alleviate this issue. Thanks for your patience with this.