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In Topic: No Dryness?

20 August 2014 - 06:53 PM

Proactive would most definitely have caused your skin to be less sensitive to BP, however you will be using a lot more BP following the regimen than you would have using proactive.  The dryness will catch up, so take it slow and steady and follow the instructions.

In Topic: Acne Problem!

20 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

Because you have only mild acne and as you're so young, I would suggest you don't try the regimen just yet.  Try more gentle treatments before using BP.  Perhaps ask your parents to take you to a doctor for other options?

In Topic: What's The Regimen's Results Like For You?

19 August 2014 - 08:35 PM

Oh wow, this thread is a blast from the past.  I forgot I had even recorded a time frame....how handy!  I never ever want to go through that second week again.....it was awful!


vernice, I agree that slowly is the way to go.  I know I was too heavy handed with the BP (got a bit excited with the first week's results) and I think a much slower and steady increase is the best method.


Good luck! :)

In Topic: Epiduo Questions

17 August 2014 - 10:46 PM

No I'm not experiencing the same thing as you while on Epiduo.  My skin looks and feels really good, smooth, no dryness and soft to touch.  I did follow the regimen first though and the first 2-3 months of following that was pure hell with burning, dryness and redness but once my skin adjusted to the BP, my acne cleared, my skin looked good and I've not looked back.


When switching from the regimen to epiduo I did find that my skin dried out a little (which was weird because I was using a lot less product by using epiduo) and I broke out a little too, but that all cleared up within a couple of months.  Now I probably get 1-2 small pimples per month which is what I consider to be 'normal', eg what the average person gets.  But I know for certain that the moment I stop using epiduo my skin will break out and my good friend acne and I will be reunited. :)

In Topic: Should I Continue ?

17 August 2014 - 10:28 PM

Yikes!  Glad you took yourself off to emergency!


I use SPF most days in winter and every day in summer but I live in Australia so a hot/sunny climate (even in winter).  SPF is really dependent on climate and also your movements.  If you're out in the day then wear it, if you're inside mostly then its probably not necessary.


As for needing it when using BP, its recommended as it sensitises your skin, but as for you, I would wear it over the next few weeks if you're going to be outside in the sun but otherwise you can leave it to your own discretion. 


I hope your allergic reaction is quick to heal...i can't imagine how scary that must have been saywhat.gif