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nycqueen

Member Since 22 Jan 2012
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#3356657 Issues W/ The Regimen

Posted by nycqueen on 10 June 2013 - 09:12 AM

Dan's moisturizer will definitely make you oily but as RealMaverick and brf7 said, just blot with tissue.. Honestly, I have an oily t-zone and NOTHING has worked to keep the oil production down while also sufficiently moisturizing while on the regimen... But hey, I'll take oily t-zone over a face full of acne anyday... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress.. :)




#3355432 I Have A Question About Aha+?

Posted by nycqueen on 06 June 2013 - 07:40 AM

Yes, the AHA is supposed to be a bit watery in consistency with a yellow hue. Your package is completely normal. Yes, there are expiration dates on the sides of each product, they usually have a life span of about 2 years.




#3355205 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by nycqueen on 05 June 2013 - 01:58 PM

Hello ladies.. Have you tried incorporating AHA into your regimen? AHA is really the one component that helped with the flaking and dryness. It acts as a mild exfoliator that helps to sloth off the dry skin that's causing the flaking. Dan's AHA is, by far, the best I've tried, but Alpha Hydroxy makes a good one as well... Perhaps you should give it a try. Bonus... It will help boost the results of the regimen... :)




#3353691 Finally Starting The Regimen!

Posted by nycqueen on 31 May 2013 - 08:42 AM

Ahhh... I remember those kinds of breakouts... lol They will stop eventually, just keep on pressing.. :) Good luck and continue to keep us up to date on your progress... :)




#3341763 The Truth Is The World Is A Sad Place

Posted by nycqueen on 19 April 2013 - 08:21 AM

Too young to be this cynical... Remember, you are the change you seek... You want the world to be a better place, start with yourself... One act of kindness will always cause a ripple effect... If that weren't the case, then you wouldn't receive the kind support of the members here at acne.org... Chin up luv and let go of the negative... #negativitybegetsnegativity.. :D




#3341324 Exercising With Acne

Posted by nycqueen on 17 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

Hello... This is a common concern for many active regimen users. I am also an active person that works out 4 to 5 times a week. If you are concerned with sweating and irritation, you may want to schedule your regimen time around your workouts. For example, if you work out in the morning, follow with your morning regimen and vice versa for your evening regimen. If you tend to workout during the middle of the day, like me, just gently dab your face to remove excessive sweat. Some users do a "light wash", like splashing tepid water on your face and follow with moisturizer, then perform your evening regimen as per usual. Hope this helps and good luck with the regimen. Keep us up to date on your progress! :)




#3341113 Regimen Has Failed, What Now?

Posted by nycqueen on 16 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

Ok... I did notice a few things that may be getting in the way of you achieving the results you'd like with regard to the regimen. Here are my suggestions, hopefully they will work... smile.png

 

1. Usually, you only need one pump of cleanser to thoroughly cleanse your skin. I find that anymore cleanser dries me out, thus causing irritation

2. Don't use towels to dry your hands between application steps, please use paper towels, as they are more sanitary.

3. You may want to switch cleansers. Believe it or not, Dan's cleanser made my skin worse, not better. Once I switched to Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, my skin was vibrant and wasn't as dry. You may want to consider Cetaphil's Normal Cleanser for Normal to Oily skin since you tend to have oily skin. I use that one in the summer when my skin is oily.

4. Try air drying your face after cleansing. If you do use anything to dry your skin, I suggest using a paper towel. I feel towels tend to irritate your skin from bacteria and detergents.

5. Wait only 5 minutes between cleansing and BP application. Waiting 15 minutes between steps 1 and 2 can cause your skin to overdry, thus causing irritation.

6. Moisture, moisture, moisture. I know it sounds counterintuitive with oily skin, but trust me, it's an essential part of the regimen. Many of us acne sufferers may believe we have oily skin, when in fact, your skin is just overcompensating for lack of moisture by producing more oil than is necessary; hence oily skin. If Dan's moisturizer irritates your skin, try Cetaphil. It's the only moisturizer that compares to Dan's in quality and consistency.

7. When you shave, be sure to follow Dan's instructions to the T. I'm not a man but Dan has been doing this for over 20 years, he's an expert and I'm sure he wouldn't steer you wrong regarding the optimal means of shaving facial hair.

 

PS. Please consider switching back to 2.5% BP. I know you've used BP for over 8 years but 10% strength is no better than 2.5% and it also minimizes irritation. You may not realize it but you could be causing unnecessary irritation by using BP higher than 2.5%, waiting too long between application steps, over washing, and using towels that contain bacteria. I know it may sound strange but it's best to err on the side of caution, to be sure you're doing your best to follow each step of the regimen.

 

Try these suggestions out for a month and see if your acne does improve. If you begin to notice that you are breaking out less and the severity of the breakouts has subsided, than you are headed in the right direction. If not, you know that the regimen is a wash and you'll have to find other avenues to help with your acne. At this point you have nothing to lose and beautiful skin to gain. Take care and keep us up to date on your progress... smile.png




#3338692 Anyone On The Regimen Suffering With White Bumps?

Posted by nycqueen on 05 April 2013 - 08:52 AM

I totally understand how you feel... Actually, I had to switch out Dan's cleanser because it was too harsh for my skin. I experienced some severe dryness from it but I also have aging skin, so it is more sensitive. You may want to consider switching to Cetaphil or CeraVe's gentle cleansers. I personally feel they work better while on the regimen and minimize the dry skin effect... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress... :)




#3338476 10 Weeks On The Regimen

Posted by nycqueen on 04 April 2013 - 11:07 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!! So glad to see that you are clear and have your acne under control... Keep on posting to inspire others that may be struggling through the regimen... :)




#3337993 Yay 1St Day On Dkr Regimen! To Cure My Cystic Acne !

Posted by nycqueen on 02 April 2013 - 08:04 AM

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... :)




#3337986 How To Stop The Itchiness!

Posted by nycqueen on 02 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Hey burtsbee... Actually it's pretty normal to still be itchy a month and half into the regimen... I still experience itchy skin when I'm dry from 1)being dehydrated, 2) dry air, 3) not being vigilant about applying the regimen twice a day, every day... Eventually it will go away but you have to be patient. Jojoba oil will help tremendously to keep you moisturized while you are still adjusting to BP. Believe it or not, it can take up to six months for the dryness and itching to subside and your skin fully adjusts to BP. At least from my own experience and other veteran regimen users. If you are going to exfoliate, try adding AHA to the regimen now that you are past 5 weeks on the regimen. It will definitely help to exfoliate and retain your skin moisture, thus combating the itchy/dry skn combo. Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress... :)




#3327039 My Story With Regimine (Also Addressing Dryness, Wrinkle Issues), Aha And Joj...

Posted by nycqueen on 15 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Congrats on your regimen success and keep up the good work!! :)




#3326982 Acne Late 30's

Posted by nycqueen on 15 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

Hey and welcome to the acne.org community! As an acne sufferer for over 20 years and being a single woman in her 30's, I can understand the depression and anxiety acne can cause, however you aren't alone! smile.png We at the community really encourage you to look at healing your acne as a step by step approach that address the physical symptoms and emotional scars left behind... First, have you considered trying the regimen? Speaking from personal experience, it's the only skin care regimen that has worked on my stubborn, moderate to severe cystic acne. No amount of prescriptions and over the counter products has worked the wonders the regimen has. Take a look at how the regimen works and what products you'll need... Never feel like you have to suffer alone... Reach out to the community as we're all together to help support one another... Try to keep your head up and have faith things will get better and in the mean time, take a look at the site and perhaps you'll find a lot of useful information... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress... smile.png




#3325109 Going On Holiday With Acne?

Posted by nycqueen on 07 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

Try using Neutrogena Liquid Sunscreen SPF70... It blends well under makeup and doesn't dry with a white film like other sunblocks... Though I know you like to wear makeup and feel subconscious without it, you may want to consider foregoing using makeup while on holiday... Give you skin an opportunity to breath and embrace your imperfections... Remember that you are a more harsh critic of yourself then anyone else, so STOP JUDGING YOURSELF!! You're beautiful no matter what others say... :)




#3323319 What Is This On My Cheeks ?

Posted by nycqueen on 31 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

What ever you do don't rub them, pick at them, or scrub them, it will make them worse.

It's not bad acne don't worry, best thing to do now is don't irritate them.

Make sure your using a gentle cleanser and nothing too harsh smile.png

omg ! i been using st Ives scrub ! so you think i should stop ? huh.png  i only used it once tho its a scrub that exfolates my skin thanks : )



>Hello and welcome to the acne.org community! To answer your question, those are clogged pores or non comedonal acne. Please look at the non inflamed acne message boards for suggestions on how to treat it. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/forum/44-blackheads-non-inflamed-acne/ 

 

Remember to be gentle with your skin and don't pick! Good luck!

 

so will st ives scrub will be to harsh for it ? i also have neutrogena salycic acid cleanser should i used that ?

 

 

 

I wouldn't use either... My advise is to use a gentle cleanser, like Cetaphil, and try not to pick at it... Eventually they will go away, and if they do not, please see a dermatologist. The absolutely worse thing you can do is use an irritating scrub like St. Ives or an acne cleanser that is way too harsh for your skin, because it isn't designed for your skin type. So, as Kyle_ reiterated earlier, the gentler the better... NO PICKING or TOUCHING YOUR FACE!! Just leave it alone, cleanse and moisturize twice a day and leave your skin alone... Good luck! :)