I tried this myself when I read about some people who have been successful with using just AHA alone to keep them clear, but for me it was a disaster.
I think I started breaking out again within 3 weeks, but I persisted thinking "got to keep going and give the change a chance to work". I gave it 8 weeks by which stage my face was full of blocked pores and underskin bumps again, and I was breaking out with about 5 new pimples a week.
I went back to using BP, but pretty much had to start all over again, building up my BP usage while my skin readjusted. I felt like I was worse the second time round, and it took me a good 14 weeks to become clear again. (first time round it was around the 9 week mark).
So in summary, it didn't work at all for me, but it definitely has for others. Again, its a personal trial and see situation.
Wow thanks for your quick reply!
Ehh. That's disappointing! That's a shame for you. Do you by any chance have the link to some of the success stories you saw? Just to get another opinion.
Hey... cosign with AyeAye... AHA is the best at fading hyperpigmentation while on the regimen... I find that using the same amount of moisturizer then adding a few drops of AHA during the initial stages of usage is the best way to incorporate AHA into the regimen. As with BP, you can gradually increase the amount of AHA you use over time, but be sure to take it slow and don't rush into it... As with the regimen, fading red marks takes time and patience... Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress!
Thanks so much! Yeah it said on the site to either do 1/2 1/2 with moisturiser or use it full a few times a week.
I'm using Cetaphil moisturiser. Anyone know if that's stuffing up the regimen?
No, using Cetaphil shouldn't effect the regimen, however it can cause some clogged pores in some users. Have you tried ordering Dan's moisturizer? I usually use Cetaphil when I'm extra dry (winter months) because Dan's may not moisturize well enough on those dry dry dry days but I much prefer Dan's because the consistency is perfect and Cetaphil can clog my pores when I use it too much. Nothing crazy, just.. annoying... However, from personal experience, don't use 1/2 and 1/2 formulation of AHA and moisturizer just yet. Work your way to that amount slowly, then eventually full AHA. You don't want to regress because of applying too much AHA. Good luck!
Thanks!! What does everyone mean when they say clog pores? What does that mean and how do you know?
I was going to buy acne.org moisturiser, but it's too expensive compared to cetaphil. It would be about triple the cost. And I thought cetaphil would be fine.
So are you saying to use like more moisturiser and a bit of aha? Every night?
What about putting full aha on a couple of nights?