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Quit The Regimen. Now Having Trouble Getting Back Onto It. Advice?

03 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

So i used to do the regimen once a day for about 3 years or so and then stopped in summer to see if i had outgrown it. Biggest mistake ever.

So 3 months later my face is the worst it has been and now looks like a pizza and i am trying to get back on the regimen but am having problems.

I start the regimen only using BP at night and the minimal amount and get good results but then about a week or two in i get the reddest rash which appears to be similar to a chemical burn, it stings to apply BP and then i breakout in BIG red underskin spots.

I then take a week off and then try again but seem to be going back in circles.

Any ideas or advice people?

I dont recall having any problems first time round. Only difference is i am using Dans BP instead of Panoxyl as it is now discontinued :( :( :(

Does Using Too Much Bp Cause Breakouts?

28 December 2012 - 04:40 AM

Hello, I'm new here and just need a quick question answered.

I used to have clear skin and used panoxyl bit this was discontinued, I then started the regimen and it didn't work for me. Caused severe red flaking/weeping skin which looked like a minor chemical burn and big big cystic breakouts.

Now I thought this might be me being allergic to the new bp having been off panoxyl for 6 months(and struggling)

But thinking about it, could it be how much bp I was using? Dan says 2 pumps which is apparently roughly 4ml twice a day 8ml. But when I used panoxyl a 40ml tube lasted a month which is just over a ml an application( I only applied at night)

Could this be why my skin got so bad? And broke out In cysts.

I ask because I have since stopped and my skin has healed, bar the acne ( tea tree oil doesn't do much ) and am debating trying the regimen again.

I have sensitive skin.

Appreciate the help team!


Initial Breakout Questions. Help Help Help.

22 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

New member here. 21, male, uk

I used to use the DKR for a number of years with great success. I stopped at the start of the year for fear of over-ageing my skin. I had clear skin for a few months but then acne came back. After trying every normal minor acne treatment my acne got worse and worse so i decided to go back on the DKR after 6 months of being off it.

Week 1 was fine, seeing improvements.
Week 2 was horrendous, red flaky skin with a big breakout.
Week 3 was improving
Week 4 Just had another big big breakout of cysts all over my forehead.

My question is should i expect a number of breakouts? and how long will it last until they stop?

Before going back on the DKR my acne was bad but only irritating, more medium sized pus filled spots in areas of my face. Now its big sore red spots which are under the top skin and all over my forehead. I dont want to leave the house and dread work. It's like the BP has turned all of my acne Cystic.

I expected an initial "purge" but not for months and months

Should i press on with the regimen? or go back to neat Tea Tree Oil?

Please help me i could really use the advice.

I'm Fed Up Of All This. I Need Some Advice And Help Please. (Pictures)

13 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

So here's the whole story. I used to have quite bad acne on my jawline as a teenager growing up but by following the regimen it was controlled and went away to only 1 or 2 spots at a time. Which i could live with quite happily and did for a few years.

Im now 21 and have and keep getting continual breakouts just on my forehead and i don't know what is causing it.

In May '12 Panoxyl (BP in the UK) was discontinued so i decided to attempt to see how i was without it and went on a course of Doxycycline. I was fine for a number of months and then spots began to come back, with a vengeance.

I am back on the regimen and have been for a few weeks, but for some reason using dan's BP has completely ruined my skin. It's red raw flaky and i keep breaking out in huge spots which are hard and painful. But you say to press on so i am with no avail.

I don't know what happened to my acne to make it so resistant to anything. Its doing my head in. My job is about as public as it gets and i need confidence to do well. Its really getting to me recently and i have very low self esteem. Missing out on social activities and dreading going to work. Just wanting to hide in my flat.

Its not diet - I go to the gym and look after myself and eat really really clean.
Im very hygenic and cleanse properly
I tried cutting out milk - no improvement.
I cut out protein shakes - no improvement
Lymecycline - Nothing
Doxycycline - Still on it just doesnt seem to do much
Erythromycin - Nothing
Tetracycline - Nothing
Tea tree oil - nothing
Quinoderm - nothing
Dan's BP - Should in theory work but i keep breaking out.

I even started drinking green tea to no avail

I don't know what to do. Im fed up of it all. So i have a few questions for you all.

1) How severe is my acne? Pimples/papules/cysts?
2) If i get to a derm in the UK would i be laughed at for asking for accutane?
3) Should i be pressing on with the regimen despite my red lizard skin face?
4) Is the regimen for me?

Really appreciate the help. I need it. I'm losing the plot Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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