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#3355200 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by AbyBar on 05 June 2013 - 01:26 PM

Hey:) just read through your log and I have to say both you and thereisalwayshope are very strong people with positive attitudes, I admire that :)
I wanted to ask you, what made the flakes stop? My skin is like really rough in texture bc of the flakes and dryness

Moisturizer and jojoba oil did the job but as of now I'm on 230 days of the regimen and my skin is dry as hell. Like flaky dry an not even moisturizer an jojoba oil works for me anymore.
However when I began the regimen the flakiness began to subside during the fourth week. The first month is tough but if you can get past the first month everything else will begin to see the bright light of day :D stick to the regimen it works for most acne sufferers . Just be patient and always moisturize . ALWAYS !

#3338270 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by AbyBar on 03 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

Glad you're one of the success stories on the boards here... Continue to post so that you inspire others to give the regimen a try... :)

Thank you Beautiful :D
It's posts like these that motivate and keep others going :)

#3331713 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by AbyBar on 07 March 2013 - 07:13 PM

I still have acne here and there but school and work really keep my mind at peace . They both coexist In harmony for me :)
Trying to focus more on what's important . For example, like living in the moment. I realized that my acne will take years to subside and my face will take some years as well to heal from the cystic acne damage, but that doesn't mean I will hibernate, seclude myself an isolate myself. I have to explore the platitudes, the sorrow and the warmth of the sun . I laugh at the face of acne because it hasn't defeated me . NEVER WILL.

#3329077 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by AbyBar on 24 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

Day 127
I still have two pimples on my chin. Two that I severely picked at haha. Every time I popped them they got filled with pus again but this time I know I got all the gunk out . Now the healing process begins . Hoping they scab and peel off soon .

 Really impressed with youre results and postive attitude. Keep going you deserve to be clear youre beautiful as you are but I know its how we feel about ourselves that counts:)

Thank you so much for your kind words . They encourage me to never give up. It's been a tough journey but looking back I'm glad I never threw in the towel. Thank you :D

#3311631 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by AbyBar on 17 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

ABY!!! Your progress is wonderful!!! I am so happy to be your friend. You are the strongest women I know, and you help me to be a better, more strainer person each day…I really appreciate it Posted Image

Awe chucks, your making me blush Posted Image . Thanks beautiful.
When life gets tough you have to keep trucking. My philosophy is that only you are responsible for your life, but putting the best right this moment will help place you for the next moment :)

DAY 60:
  I always take a while to begin my posts because i want to open up with a banging sentence lol . Alright, as for my skin and the regimen.....i currently have 2 active pimples which are located on my jawline. One on the right and the other on the left. Which is not so good but in comparison to my breakouts from before, it's much better. I've incorporated AHA ( P.M only) and i always get a stinging sensation after i apply it, so what i've managed to do is combine both AHA and Dan's moisturizer to lessen the stinging. Dan's regimen is truly a godsend for me. It has helped diminished my breakouts in 2 short months. Something that retinoids failed to accomplish, in fact, retinoids severely damaged my skin. Not to mention the irritation that accompanies those damn topicals. Feel free to pm and i'll gladly share my most genuine and sincere knowledge. All you skeptic acne sufferers skimming through the forums for a descent regimen, look no further, DKR is it. But, i must say that it is not a cure(like dan states) might not work for all skin types, however, it is still worth a shot.  # Be Blessed or Die TryingPosted ImagePosted Image    Posted Image

#3310557 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by AbyBar on 13 December 2012 - 04:48 PM


Today marks 2 months on DKR !
Quick update : R/T Cheek - 1 pimple, L/T Cheek 1 pimple, Forehead and temples crystal clear and chin has 1 pimple ( i picked at).
OVERALL PROGRESS: Far better. 75% clearness since starting the regimen. However, there are still many persistent red marks lingering on my face which can emphasize on the severeness of my skin.
  • AM & PM - 1 pump of cleanser, 1 1/2 pump of BP and 2 pumps of moisturizer with 6 drops of jojoba oil. [ i decreased the bp due to the tightness of my skin and the climate change here in Cali. I feel that 2 pumps only aggravated my acne more.]
  • Lastly, a day ago i started a weight gainer work out. It consists of a Weight Gainer(purchased at wholefoods) 1spoon mixed with 1 cup of  organic 25 vitamins juice and 1 cup of water prior to cardio workout and another after workout.[Weight gainer consist of Letchin, so praying that i dont breakout severely.]
Fall semester is over, so i have 1 month to get clearer skin !!!! ;D The first two months were a roller coaster but I am thankful for continuing. Failure is not an option. Lets keep trucking . #Be Blessed or Die Trying !

#3306202 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by AbyBar on 27 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Hey there...Glad to hear you're not breaking out anymore... I understand the eczema can be annoying... I get that in the winter... Try moisturizing more... Once you can consistently keep your breakouts under control, try cutting back on your BP use, it will help with the eczema... Keep up with the updates and positive attitude... Good luck!! Posted Image

Thanks Love and yes eczema is not the business but these past few days i have been able to keep it under control with hydrocortisone :) good riddance.
I sure hope that all is well with your skin and with your overall life as well . ;)

My Aby! I enjoy reading you post! I am glad you have people that are here for you. Also #fadedjay is awesome, he is one of my favorites on acne.org haha Posted Image

My Denizzz !! I also enjoy reading your posts because they are full of life and joy :) ;)
We both agree that #fadedjay is AWESOME & AMAZING ! Thanks for the support my peeps !

#3304921 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by AbyBar on 23 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

i enjoyed reading your posts there so full of life!

enjoy the food buddy we only live once Posted Image

Your feedback is meaningful to me. Thank you my friend ^.^

DAY 36:

Woke up this morning to no new pimples however, as the day went by i caught myself scratching a certain area on my face. Well to be precise my R/T jawline and i swear that seconds later a new discovery came to my attention. Yup ! A new darn, creepy, hateful pimple. So i can contribute my picking and touching to new breakouts. That is a habit that must be STOPPED for good.
Also my face has recently began to become a bit more itchy :( it is so intolerable. I cant help but scratch like a maniac. To top it off i also have to deal with my darn eczema that is going wacko right now because of the change in climate. Although i give my eczema less care in comparison to the excessive attention i place on my acne, it still manages to bring me to my lowest point.
But folks I am not depressed, my skin disorders just make much more unique than your average, clear, flawless ideal girl because i am a true warrior. Thats how people with acne should think of themselves. Warriors who are not afraid of confrontation. So i will end this update with a quote and thought:
" Just keep in mind, and remember when your plans fail, that temporarily defeat is not a permanent failure." Be blessed ! :) ;) :)

#3304574 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by AbyBar on 22 November 2012 - 11:28 AM


i followed thereisalwayshope in her early days and she has one of the best attitudes i have come across on the boards.

Looks like you are not far off either Posted Image your attitude and determination is half of the battle won.

i wish you all the best and i like your saying 'be bless or die trying' its pretty darn awesome Posted Image

i'll drop by from time to time to see how things are progressing

Haha thank you my friend and like thereisalwayshope mentioned she is one of my bestes friends so i guess now you can see a relation between our personalities. We are like two peas in a pod . Haha thank you so much for reading my posts.

Wow, this is my first post, and I just had to finally make a comment because what you are going through is so similar to what I'm going through.
So, I started the Regiment about 2 to 3 weeks ago. I'm not sure entirely when because I was so slack to record. I regret.... But nevertheless, I was seeing good results and then my skin broke out around the right side of my face, from half of my forehead to the temple to the side of my face, there are about 20 cysts. Slightly smaller cysts but some are painful and they are definitely not good looking. I'm starting to think its milk that's causing my acne, or is it because I changed my cleanser? I changed to cetaphil gentle cleanser becasue acne.org cleanser seem too dry for me, I was getting wrinkles around my eye and mouth and where there are no acne, its soooooo rough like a sand paper. Are you by any chance experiencing this????? I'm going to upload some pictures of what my acne looks like RIGHT NOW!! I think lots of them are scars now on the forehead but on the cheeks are very active and stubborn ones. Its awful, its gross and I've finally decided to go to school without makeup for the better of the future! Hope to hear more from you!
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Hello there and welcome to the regimen :)
as for the dairy im not sure whether it contributes to acne or not because i been dairy free for about a year or more and my acne is still cystic. Im starting to think mine is hormonal and maybe yours is too because i have similar acne to yours, minus the forehead. My cheeks seriously were infected with cysts but the regimen has seemed to clear me up.
Also my skin is extremely dry on my cheeks because thats where the problem area is but thats no reason to give up. Maybe in a couple of months the dryness wil subside. Stick to the regimen, i think you've already passed the first 2 weeks which for me was the worst part of the regimen. I felt like giving up because of the symptoms. Im glad i didnt.
Through your pics i can't really see any active cysts on your cheek but like 3 pimples and the rest looks like scarring and redness too me. I can tell you that the regimen isn't a cure but it sure has controlled my breakouts from waking up to 5 new pimples a day to like 1 or 2 a day, far better if you ask me ;)
Hang in there this bad set of cards cannot last forever and if you feel like talking you can PM me ;D


Yay ! Thanksgiving Day today. Wohooo ! Im grateful for all the support i have receive here on the .org i love you all and hoping that you all spend a great day today :)
Here is a little update on my skin; well forehead clear as glass, temples some ice pick scarring with one dead cyst on r/t temple however that sucker has been there for over a week, it seriously needs to die and go flat now, R/T Cheek has about 1 pimple with some red blemishes that are fading away( a toast to that) and L/T Cheek has about 4 pimples with some scarring and blemishes ( im guessing because i sleep on that cheek). I have to admit that my skin is looking much better than a month ago but it still needs some much more improvement for me to be 100% satisfied. Im not sure if being make up free has contributed to some of the improvements but i've been loyal and i havent applied any for a long time. Make-up free is the way to be!  Today is the day i put all my problems aside(temporarily) and hmwk assig. as well and only focusing on the delicious foods i will be devouring in a few hours and yes i will be stuffing my face with desserts, lots of it. My skin might pay the consequences for my minor deviance but eehhh who cares right Posted Image? I will savor the taste yup yup !!
Well my fellow peeps have a blast today because we all deserve it, be blessed or die trying Posted Image

#3300771 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by AbyBar on 07 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

I am so happy that my heart is jumping,pumping 100x faster, doing the moon walk Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image . Why? If my face is still infested with ACNE? Well i nailed my 7 min speech today. Claps and smiles were seen as i was scanning the audience and for the first time i felt STRONG in POWER.
I wish all of you guys who are down could feel this way. Its a beautiful feeling and to top it off I got a B+ on my Poly sci Exam. Heck YESSS !!! Made a new friend too her name is Trang she is wonderful. Today was full of blessings.
Be blessed everyone or die trying :)

#3300438 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by AbyBar on 06 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

I've been eating so unhealthy these past few days :( not good . Decided to go buy some healthy food at trader joe's today.
Have to get back on that healthy train :) :)
Overall, im feeling BLAHH about my skin. Its neither Neg. or Pos. like in between.
Be blessed people and embrace your beauty.

#3299353 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by AbyBar on 01 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

WOW ! I am shocked ! It's been a while since i've been content with myself. Despite that i still have acne lingering around i actually dont mind. I was watching a documentary this morning "Facing Death." Let me tell you its an eye opener. Its about elderly people with chronic illnesses basically prolonging their lives through machines (ventilators). The decision of life or death is placed on the family members and man oh man. Its such an emotional movie, brought me to the brink of tears. Made me appreciate life more.

I am so HAPPY today :) :) so many smiles and hugs to share.
I specifically wrote in BOLD so that my msg could stick out ha-ha :D
Cherish every moment !  

#3297781 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by AbyBar on 25 October 2012 - 05:25 PM

Ahhhhh !! Yesss !!! I aced my exam with an A baby :) :)
Studying really pays off....I cannot wait until i get my degree in Nutrition and Science, i know i will be one great, honest nutritionist Posted Image Posted Image
Heading down the right path and it feels so wonderful .
Now cut me some slack and give me presentable skin, im not asking for clear skin all i want is skin with no actives. I dont mind having scars and blemishes . haha jk. I know within time i will achieve what i've been struggling for.

Have a good day everyone. Stay Blessed !

#3296919 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by AbyBar on 22 October 2012 - 05:37 PM

Hmmmm words to describe my day today Posted Image .......
Well, school went well had an impromptu speech to give about religion...boy oh boy was i nervous. Ha-ha have to admit i had some laughs while standing behind podium just staring at my mates Posted Image .
Other than that my skin is on the road to recovery hopefully. Its still awful but heck cant revolve all my thoughts on that issue. At least not today.
Be Blessed people Posted Image Posted Image .

#3295950 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by AbyBar on 18 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

BLAHHHHH !!! Just received Dans regiment today :)
yay im excited to start it tonight !!! i will start slowly though not crazy bumping the BP on the first day. Hopefully this clears me !!!! prayers Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image