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Brandy

Member Since 27 Feb 2005
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#3486833 I'm Going For It!

Posted by Brandy on Yesterday, 01:41 PM

Good luck! My best advice is to get off on the right foot. Make yourself a promise to follow it very strictly right from the get-go.


#3486156 Moisturizer Greasiness

Posted by Brandy on 29 June 2015 - 07:46 AM


http://www.acne.org/...-help.html#oily


Here's a tip: Once you have applied the moisturizer and rubbed it in well, take a clean dry napkin and blot off any remaining shine.


#3484467 What Am I Doing Wrong? Pimples Under Chin!

Posted by Brandy on 14 June 2015 - 02:01 PM


Do you shave in that area? Shaving can cause problems for men. Here's Dan's shaving advice.
http://www.acne.org/...help.html#shave
and
http://www.acne.org/how-to-shave.html

Please also read about protein shakes. Some people have trouble with those. http://www.acne.org/...#liftingweights

Hope that helps.


#3483773 Is The Regimen Moisturizer Burning My Skin? Or Is It The Benzoyl Peroxide?

Posted by Brandy on 08 June 2015 - 02:21 PM


Please see these pages.
http://www.acne.org/...-help.html#burn
http://www.acne.org/...isturizer-sting

Hope that helps!


#3483772 1/2 Aha+ And 1/2 Non-Acne.org Moisturiser Every Night?

Posted by Brandy on 08 June 2015 - 02:21 PM


The thing you  need to keep in mind is that for AHA's to be effective there needs to be certain pH level. We know our moisturizer is compatible, however we can't be sure that every other moisturizer is going to be at a pH to allow the AHA to still work.


#3481572 Why Is There No Salicylic Acid In Dans Regime?

Posted by Brandy on 19 May 2015 - 03:28 PM


Salicylic acid just isn't as effective for acne as benzoyl peroxide, and The Regimen at Acne.org works best as is, without extra stuff. Follow it strictly for best results.


#3477416 Clay Mask?

Posted by Brandy on 09 April 2015 - 07:53 AM

It's best not to add in other things until you have been clear for awhile. Please read here: http://www.acne.org/...itionalproducts

 

You may also want to hold off on the AHA until you have finished your first month on The Regimen at Acne.org.




#3475628 Stop For 2 Weeks And Flakiness ?

Posted by Brandy on 23 March 2015 - 08:15 AM

See if you can find a substitute bp and facial cleanser to use in the meantime rather than stop altogether.

Otherwise if you stop the bp altogether for the next two weeks you will need to start all over again as a newcomer when your package arrives.

 

Here are some store brand suggestions. http://www.acne.org/....html#drugstore

You can use your jojoba oil with your substitute moisturizer if you are able to find one.

 

Hope that helps.




#3474143 Breakout After 2 Years Of Regimen

Posted by Brandy on 09 March 2015 - 07:45 AM

It's frustrating but yes, irritation can exacerbate acne. Here are some tips and info: http://www.acne.org/irritation.html

 

Please also take the quiz and read through the biggest mistakes on this page: http://www.acne.org/regimen-help.html




#3474142 Acne Is Getting Worst

Posted by Brandy on 09 March 2015 - 07:42 AM

The first few months can feel like a roller coaster ride with ups and downs. It isn't unusual to still see some breakouts but if you are using the products as directed, as time goes on the breakouts should become smaller and heal quicker than before. Usually by the third month most cases of acne are under control.

 

Here are some tips for managing dry flaky skin. http://www.acne.org/faq.html#dry

And here is the usual "what to expect" timeline. http://www.acne.org/...ed-improvements




#3474141 Skin Flakes

Posted by Brandy on 09 March 2015 - 07:38 AM

Consider mixing the AHA and moisturizer together and use them that way at night. You can also add jojoba oil to the mix as well. In my experience, AHA does not help with overall skin redness. It may help red marks fade a bit quicker, but overall redness-no.




#3473397 Benzoyl Peroxide Frozen

Posted by Brandy on 02 March 2015 - 01:54 PM

Our manufacturer has assured us that transient temperature extremes should not harm the products. They do often get frozen during shipping and delivery. Just let them thaw at room temperature, give a little shake and they should be good to go. You wouldn't want to store them for weeks at a time at extreme temperatures though.




#3473395 What Make Up To Use While On Regimen?

Posted by Brandy on 02 March 2015 - 01:49 PM

Our makeup tips: http://www.acne.org/faq.html#cosmetics

and

http://www.acne.org/...up-if-you-must/

and

 

Read here about makeup removal. https://store.acne.o...r/8-oz-cleanser




#3470170 Help! Face Stinging/burning With Regime

Posted by Brandy on 02 February 2015 - 08:29 AM

Please read here: http://www.acne.org/faq.html#burn

And here: http://www.acne.org/...isturizer-sting

 

In the beginning, bp may cause some irritation and sensitization and just about any moisturizer may sting a bit. You may have better luck if you use our products, but if that isn't possible, try increasing the waiting time between steps and be sure you eased into the bp by just using a tiny amount once daily for the first week. Jumping in with too much too soon can leave the skin feeling quite irritated and sensitive to just about everything.




#3469777 Growing A Beard, Causing More Acne...?

Posted by Brandy on 29 January 2015 - 08:58 AM

Dan has said for years that he feels that daily shaving tends to work best for acne prone skin and you need to be sure you are shaving with the hair and not against it. If the acne flared up when you started growing your beard, this is probably because as you said you couldn't apply bp through the beard. Now that you have been shaving again, make sure of your technique. Watch Dan's videos. http://www.acne.org/faq.html#shave and http://www.acne.org/...to-shaving.html

Since your beard area does better when you shave regularly, you may just have to continue with shaving. Get back strictly on the regimen and the breakouts there should get back under control.

 

Hope that helps.