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mms3192

Member Since 16 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 29 2014 12:36 PM

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In Topic: Need Help! I'm Losing Hope

28 July 2014 - 03:03 PM

Week 5 and 6 were the worst for me! Tomorrow is beginning of week 7 and my skin seems to be improving but I guess I never know...

But stick in there with me cause I'm in the same boat. I've read to give it 12 weeks at least!

In Topic: How Long Until You Saw Improvements?

25 July 2014 - 09:10 AM

I'm in the middle of week 6 and I we t through the same thing as you. It's weird.

For the first 3 weeks to almost the whole month my skin was looking great. And I was getting hardly any pimples.

Week five was my worst! I broke out with 4 or 5 new pimples and the flaking was worse than ever! I was getting really frustrated because I don't know about you, but the pimples seem to be taking longer to go away and they are leaving behind really red marks.

I started incorporating AHA at the beginning of week five and it is now just starting to show improvements on flakes and my skin. But being half way through week 6, my skin is going back to the way it was before week 5 and getting much better so stick with it!

It seems that generally it takes 8 to 12 weeks for complete clearness from most people's opinions on here. I've read that for some people it took up to 24 weeks. So I wouldn't give up, cause even though I felt like it, I could be giving up on the chance to have clear skin.

In Topic: Okayyyy Help.

14 July 2014 - 12:26 PM

Everyone's skin is different so it takes longer for some people, but I just finished my first month of the regimen and my skin is clear except for some red marks!

It burned for me during the second and third week but stopped after that. And the dryness is being reduced now so don't give up! It worked for me and it is my miracle!

In Topic: It's Only Getting Worse (14 Progress Pictures)

07 July 2014 - 02:21 PM

I don't think it's generally getting worse...

 

I can't tell but to me a lot of the red spots just look like red spots instead of acne. Are all of those active acne or would you say most of them are hyper-pigmentation or scarring?

 

If you are wanting to change your diet then definitely avoid dairy and back down on the sugar would be my best advice.

 

Also..are you following the instructions that came along with the regimen precisely? Did you try watching Dan's videos just to make sure you are following every step exactly right? Following the directions perfectly and being very very gentle, I've found is one of the most important parts to clearing skin.

 

I would try taking a probiotic as well. It may not help, but it definitely will not hurt.


In Topic: Does Bp Age Or Waste Your Skin In Any Way? Also Redmarks

06 July 2014 - 08:00 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

I get what you are saying about how you need to see if something works. But we aren't saying to use it for months but generally it takes up to 2 months for new acne treatments to start working. I've been on accutane and it took 6 months to see results but it worked. You have to be patient with whatever you try or you will never get results. It's like working out at the gym. The first week you start going you aren't going to see results. But if you had the mind set that, "Oh why should I be working out if I'm not seeing anything? So I'm just going to stop." is ridiculous. It's actually been proven that these different acne treatments take time to work. We aren't hoping for a miracle. We are waiting to see if the certain product we are using is going to work or not. Like I said, I'm almost on week 4 and I am now starting to see results from the regimen. My skin has looked better than ever. The first two weeks it stayed the same. But now it's getting better and better. It's just the way things work.

 

And I have been prescribed both duac and epiduo as well. They are very popular topicals, and they too take time to work. Tazorac is another example. You may not have heard of them because you haven't ever been to the dermatologist. You can't buy them at the store. Your doctor has to prescribe them to you. And they actually work for some people. Everyones skin is different, and just because you haven't heard of something doesn't mean it doesn't work for someone else. When someone says topicals, duac, epiduo, tazorac, and bp are the four that come to my mind.

 

My suggestion is that you give the  the regimen a shot. I have been using topicals since I was 13 to clear my skin. I am now 22 and I get asked all the time if I am 17. I do not have any wrinkles and if wrinkles were to come from anything, it is going to be from a bad diet and lifestyle. You stressing and worrying about wrinkles is going to give you more wrinkles than bp ever could.