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