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birdboy

Member Since 10 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 14 2015 07:33 PM

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In Topic: Regimen Works For Middle-Aged Acne Sufferer

26 December 2013 - 07:39 PM

Yes - I find that Dan's regimen keeps my blackheads to a minimum and also helps with sebaceous filaments (which many people think are blackheads) on the nose. Maybe the drying power of the BP helps with overall congestion?  Just to reiterate, I'm totally OCD about moisturizing and sunscreen...I even carry a little travel bottle of Dan's moisturizer with me during the day in case I'm feeling dried out, which tends to happen in my smile creases and around my eyes.  Other than a little dryness, I notice no extra wrinkling - even during the winter in New England.  And believe me, I'm on the lookout for wrinkles! If I find anything else to add to the routine that is beneficial for aging (cough cough) skin, I'll update.  Keep the faith! :-)

In Topic: Flaking When I Wake Up

22 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

I have flaking in the morning, too.  Don't worry, you're doing great! Are you using a humidifier at night? Where I live the winter is very dry and the humidifier helps.  I also added 1 drop of vegetable glycerin to 6 drops of jojoba oil and one pump of moisturizer.  I found out about it at whole foods.  It's a non-comedogenic humectant which means it attracts moisture.  I found it helped me from drying out quite so much.  Good luck and hang in there!

In Topic: Flaking And Help Please

22 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

Hi Adam - it took me at least a month and a half to get consistently clear so hang in there! I have a few stubborn red spots but I'm going to try using some AHA to see if they'll fade with time.  The drying and flaking is a b*tch; no watt around it, especially if you're new to so much BP.  I find that the only way I can stay "unflaky" is to very, very gently exfoliate in the shower. In the morning I wash my face in the shower and really let the water soak into the dead layers of skin.  Then, with my fingertips, I gently rub at the skin and the flakes start to rub off.  I don't do this in areas where I have active pimples.  After drying off, applying BP etc. I mix 6 drops of jojoba oil into Elta sunscreen (Dan's moisturizer at night) and lately 1 drop of vegetable glycerin (purchase at health food store).  I smooth it over my face and then let it soak in.  I'll still have to spot moisturize during the day (I carry Dan's travel size moisturizer) but I'm not like a Gila monster anymore.  Hope this helps!

In Topic: The right state of mind to have Dan Kern's Regimen work for you

12 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

Fantastic post and wonderful information.  Thanks!

In Topic: Your age bracket

09 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

45! Am I oldest?