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nycqueen

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#3475154 What Make Up To Use While On Regimen?

Posted by nycqueen on 18 March 2015 - 02:15 PM

Bare Minerals girl here! It's the only makeup that doesn't break me out whether or not I'm on the regimen... I'd do some research on mineral makeup brands and ask for samples to see what works best for your skin.. There are many great natural and organic makeup lines as well that are also viable options. Just try to stay clear of brands that lists ingredients that are a no no for clear skin... Good luck!! :)




#3475146 Week 3 - No Changes

Posted by nycqueen on 18 March 2015 - 01:55 PM

Hey there... It does take time and patience before you see the regimen take full effect. Since you've only been on it for 3 weeks, you are still in the initial stages and may not see much going on as far as your face clearing is concerned. However, you shouldn't be discouraged from the lack of progress. Personally, it took close to five months for my skin to clear completely and I had many ups and downs during that time. My skin did not stop the "purging stage" until I was well into my 16th week of the regimen. Then one day, I stopped breaking out and my hyper-pigmentation began to fade slowly. Just remain vigilant, stay patient, be as gentle as possible, and have faith that the regimen will work for you... Good luck! :)




#3474987 Do I Leave Aha On Overnight?

Posted by nycqueen on 17 March 2015 - 12:32 PM

Leave it on, just be sure to take it really slowly in the beginning.. Many people are quite sensitive to AHA...




#3474520 Does Regimen Help With Hormonal Acne?

Posted by nycqueen on 12 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

From my own experience, the regimen is the only thing that has worked on my hormonal acne. It's the only skin care regimen that has worked on my face... So, IMO, the regimen will work wonders on it but you have to be patient and do not deviate from the instructions. When I first began the regimen in 2012, it took close to 5 months for my skin to finally be clear. It progressed and regressed many times before it finally stopped breaking out. I stepped down on it and eventually attempted to ween my skin off of it and I regret it 1000%... Now I've begun doing it once again as a newbie because I was beginning to experience cystic acne. Once a regimen girl, always a regimen girl... :-D




#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.




#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... :)




#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!! :)




#3327009 Trying To Get The Regimen Product In Malaysia

Posted by nycqueen on 15 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

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#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... :)