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#3418700 On The 9Th Day Bp Started To Burn Like Crazy! Need Help!

Posted by underneath32 on 06 March 2014 - 06:50 AM

This is normal. In the beginning stages of the regime, you skin will be fine one day then go mental the next. You can always reduce the amount of BP used if its not tolerable to start with, then very slowly increase the amount. Your skin takes a while before it adjusts to a foreign substance and this is likely what is happening. Its completely normal that your skin may flare up after you apply moisturiser also, however the more gentle you are the less you are going to aggravate your skin. I recommend also try waiting a little longer between applying BP and moisturiser to ensure your skin has time to absorb and settle before the next application. Also if you are experiencing burning in the mornings it may be best to do the regime first thing in order to give your skin time to settle before heading out. 


Be consistent, follow the steps very carefully and your skin will respond. All the best.

#3417691 White Bumps

Posted by underneath32 on 02 March 2014 - 06:46 AM

Perhaps it may be an allergic reaction from the baking soda or just irritation. If it doesn't go away after a couple of days I suggest you see a GP to get it analysed.

#3390977 Positivity

Posted by underneath32 on 27 October 2013 - 08:08 PM

Hey Guys,


Iv been using BP for years now and I have been slowly decreasing the amount over the past 6 months. BP (and the regime) has been my saviour for so long and has helped me keep my acne at bay. However I have recently got to the point where I haven't used BP (or the regime- only cleanser) for a month now and my skin is still relatively clear (I completely understand this is not possible for some people, and its just an individual thing). However, Im not writing this entice people to stop using the regime,but since being off the regime I have noticed the past couple of months have been very positive and busy. So what I'm saying is I believe the regime is truly only half the riddle.


Being positive as possible everyday, doing things that you wouldn't normally do, getting out of your comfort zone are all ways that you can detach and veer from the everyday stuggles of acne. I think that anyone who has acne is unknowingly put into this exhausting thought mentality and are constantly preoccupied and consumed by it. Generally speaking I previously haven't really comprehended positive thinking. It isn't something you just turn on or something you can fake, it is a habit that we all teach ourselves, and its recently been somewhat an inner peace for me and my outlook.


I know some people will read this and think I'm on a 'clear skin high' or something however over the years i have learnt to be very mindful of others situations and where they are currently at. Some people will relate, others won't, however I truly believe our bodies and minds respond to positivity whether we know it or not.


All the best



#3390337 Skin Texture

Posted by underneath32 on 23 October 2013 - 11:12 PM

Whilst it is hard for me to make a judgement on your skin, I understand the regime can have this effect when the BP dries on your skin and can cause a layer. I have had this problem also in the early stages of the regime. However over time my skin returned back to normal. I recommend staying hydrated also, the texture of your skin can change dramatically. All the best

#3383974 Bamboozled Mum :(

Posted by underneath32 on 21 September 2013 - 06:23 AM

I was not sure if to clutter the forum up with another thread, so I though i would see if someone can help me on my original thread, just a little question...


Because we are in the UK and theres the shipping issues from the US I bought some 2.5bp from the ebay supplier I mentioned above, it arrived today.


The bp in the 8ox tube is whitish in colour, I thought it was a clear gel?

The  'acne.org' label is wrapped round the whole of the tube, but its quite puckered along the top edge as its in the crimping part too, is this usual for a genuine product?

There is no expiry date on it (on here it says that the BP has he expiration date printed on it)


Does this sound about right for real acne.org products?


Im really worried that Ive bought some fake stuff! I hope I have not wasted £26 sad.png


On the upside though, he's been using the cleanser and moisturiser I bought, and his face on the whole looks much calmer, there are the odd raised spots with pus in, which just seem to go when hes asleep or washing, and even they dont seem to be angry and red. Some of the open comedones almost seem to have 'raised' out of the pores a little too.

The Acne org BP 2.5% is a whitish colour (not clear- but it does dry clear with no with residue) and the source you mentioned was highly rated, so I think it should be ok :)

#3383612 Bp Out…Thyme In. New Regimen Log!

Posted by underneath32 on 19 September 2013 - 04:40 AM

I'm so happy that more people are giving thyme a try! My thyme tincture is currently steeping, can't wait to use it and see if it helps! FYI, I have moderate acne (2-3 cysts at a time, maybe 1-2 odd whitehead) - but I also have scarring and red marks. Good luck everyone!


biggrin.png yay! good luck!! let us know how it works for you!

>Okay science gurus, is there a way to use remove the alcohol content of the tincture, once the active thyme ingredients have been extracted, or is that asking too much??


Alcohol has a lower boiling point than witch hazel (ethanol = 178 F vs witch hazel = 190 F) so you could try to boil it out once the tincture is made. In fact, that would almost definitely work. However, you'd have to make a pretty good amount of it so that the rest of it doesn't boil out, too! haha.

Alcohol is also "volatile" which means it turns into a gas fairly quickly when exposed to the air. You could leave the tincture open after you have let it steep for a week or two to let the alcohol evaporate out. biggrin.png



Right! where can i buy witch hazel by the gallon, :P- thanks 

#3383379 Bamboozled Mum :(

Posted by underneath32 on 18 September 2013 - 08:07 AM

Gosh Quentzlcoatl, thank you for taking the time to write all that for my son! Its a great help.  Yes you are right, his differin is 0.1%. My hope is that by trying the regimen then he will get some control of the symptoms, but then he can look longer term and think about triggers and causes.


I had a chat with him lst night and he watched the regimen video. He wants to try that for now, maybe phasing out the differin if things seem to improve. Flannels have been demoted to floorcloths, his exoflating scrub is out of the window, and he's made a start by gently washed his face in the shower last night.


Had a massive search on the product reviews and got him a very gentle cleanser, a foaming cleanser for shaving his chin and tash, and an oil free moisturiser today. It feels like the first day of something hopeful.


Next job will be to find a moisturiser with sunscrean, but that can wait. I do think this 'irritation' theory can make it worse. Just before the holidays he went on a school geography trip and came back with sunburn on the front of his neck (having put sunscreen on his face only!!) a couple of weeks later as the burn healed he started getting spots on either side and the front of his neck. I had not connected this until seeing Dans video where he says 'any irritation' which includes sunburn.


You lot are a bunch of lovely supportive people and im glad I found this site! x x

Irritation is a huge factor in all this, over time, this regime will become easier and more intuitive for your son. One of the best things about the regime over the long term is that you become more in touch with your skin, and learning this now can help and possibly prevent future issues.

I really hope this works for your son, it will get worse before it gets better however it is well worth it. 

All the best :)

#3383101 Bamboozled Mum :(

Posted by underneath32 on 17 September 2013 - 06:37 AM

Sorry, I know Im pestering, but do you know how i can confirm if this UK ebay seller has the real stuff? (There are just so many people out there who are happy to make money out of people!)


Its a seller called sure_supplies, these are his current products. Im wondering if they are genuine products, why theres such a big issue for UK people trying to find highstreet alternatives, if the real deal is avaliable here in the UK?



I'm personally not too familiar with eBay but Sure_supplies seems to be legit as it has high customer ratings all the best

#3383091 Bamboozled Mum :(

Posted by underneath32 on 17 September 2013 - 05:12 AM

If you have a look at the acne treatments tab (ill put a link below) there is information about specific products that you can use and buy from your local pharmacy. A cleanser, BP 2.5% and a moisturiser is all that is needed, however they need to have specific ingredients that are gentle etc. There are numerous blogs on here that recommend products similar to the regime that you can buy from your local pharmacy. More importantly you need to follow the instructions on how to apply these products in a specific way with as little irritation as possible.


Good Luck



#3383090 Switching Back To Bp

Posted by underneath32 on 17 September 2013 - 05:01 AM

If you are experiencing active acne than BP is probably your best option. However in saying that it doesn't really help with your red marks. If you are thinking of going back to BP perhaps try 2.5% instead of 5%. Whether BP is better than 'salicylic acid and neautragena 2 in 1 fight and fade with glycolic acid' is for you to find out. Everyone responds differently. 

In short if you have active acne- BP, if it is just red marks you are concerned about then salicylic acid and glycolic acid is probably a more desired treatment.


Hope this helps all the best

#3383087 Bamboozled Mum :(

Posted by underneath32 on 17 September 2013 - 04:19 AM

If i had to go back in time, I would have totally gone on the regime asap as prevention is better than cure. Little things like being extremely gentle all play a huge role in how acne can respond to products. The thing is that your son must be patient and follow the steps precisely. The question is whether he is able to stay positive and endure the ups and downs of the initial stages. Shipping to UK is possible from the acne org site, or if using ebay try and use a reliable source. Have a look at the site instructions and see if it suits you.

Your a good mum and I hope this helps.

#3383039 Bamboozled Mum :(

Posted by underneath32 on 16 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

We have all been there. Given the fact that the doctor hasn't prescribed accutane, then I assume it is only moderate acne. I recommend taking a look at the Acne Org Regime. It is a detailed regime that must be followed very precisely in order to get a good outcome. It sounds like you have used a lot of different products however it may be doing more harm than good (we all do it). Don't confuse the regime as just BP 2.5; it is very precise and has provided a lot of people great success.

All the best

#3382111 How Do I Use The Aha+

Posted by underneath32 on 12 September 2013 - 08:05 AM

AHA is a pretty powerful exfoliant. Start with a small amount mixed with you moisturiser every other night and work your way up. Use your intuition, if it feels like its too much then it probably is (however there are links in the products section explaining dose amounts of AHA). You need to be mindful with sun exposure with this topical also, make sure you wear sunscreen. If you are up to the stage of increasing your dose at any stage perhaps do it on a weekend to make sure your don't have any negative reactions, however from what you have said your reactions of being 'warm' sound pretty normal. I should also mention, AHA isnt a required element of the regime, try not to go overboard with this product.


All the best

#3382106 Red Marks Remain Fresh For Months. Something Wrong?

Posted by underneath32 on 12 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

Yes this seems fairly normal. Red marks can clear up quickly or linger for others. If you are using a topical like BP most users will generally agree that red marks persist longer than normal, and it is generally the price paid for clear(er) skin. However if you are worried about your skin in the long run and want to prevent your acne then take comfort in knowing that red marks are just superficial and will eventually fade with time. More importantly however, be gentle with your skin to avoid irritation and to give it the best chance it can to repair itself. 

PS-Sunscreen will only help your red marks, just make sure it is non comedogenic.   

All the best :)

#3378733 Strategies For Getting Every Last Drop...

Posted by underneath32 on 29 August 2013 - 01:25 AM

Cut the bottle open and get it out with your fingers(or a spoon). After 17 months on the regime you should be aware of how much to use. When your finished with the bottle put foil or glad wrap over it until you have used it all up. Am i missing something here? :)