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Brandy

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#3427010 New To The Regimen, Please Help!

Posted by Brandy on 18 April 2014 - 07:59 AM

For week one we suggest starting out slowly with the bp, so you will wash and use the moisturizer in the morning but in the evening you will use all three products (and just a small amount of the bp). This way you are easing into it and your skin will have an easier time adjusting.

 

We have lots of makeup advice I can link you to.

http://www.acne.org/faq.html#cosmetics

and

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

and

http://www.acne.org/makeup.html




#3426674 My Regimen Progress Diary

Posted by Brandy on 16 April 2014 - 05:11 PM

My best piece of advice is to follow The Regimen strictly. It really does work best when it is followed exactly as Dan suggests. Take a moment to also read through the biggest mistakes so you will be sure and not make any of them. http://www.acne.org/...stmistakes.html

 

Good luck!




#3425119 Skin Discolouration

Posted by Brandy on 08 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

Skin darkening in the beginning is almost always due to the skin getting overly dried out. Be sure you are moisturizing generously and add some extra drops of jojoba oil to your moisturizer when you apply it. This usually helps. Please also see the blue box on this page. http://www.acne.org/faq.html#burn




#3422851 Can't Wash My Face Twice With Cleanser, Help?

Posted by Brandy on 27 March 2014 - 08:32 AM

Try a different cleanser. Cetaphil Oily Skin cleanser irritated my skin a lot, and I have pretty tough skin!

Ideally you want to apply the bp and moisturizer to skin that has been cleansed, so that there is no residue.




#3422288 Foundations For Oily Skin/acne

Posted by Brandy on 24 March 2014 - 08:05 AM

Almay Smart Shade has been my favorite for many years now.

Here's more makeup advice.

http://www.acne.org/faq.html#cosmetics

and

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




#3422284 Switching To Dan's Regimen

Posted by Brandy on 24 March 2014 - 07:36 AM

I'm pretty sure there is not 6% SA in that makeup. It's probably 0.6%. 6% would really burn your skin! Having said that, it's best not to use SA with The Regimen just to avoid any extra irritation. We do like Almay but Almay Smart Shade is the specific foundation we suggest.

 

As for switching to the Acne.org products, you will probably be very pleased with the quality and efficacy. These products were formulated for acne prone skin and specifically for use with The Regimen.




#3420710 Adding A Toner To The Regimen, And Fading Scars

Posted by Brandy on 16 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

http://www.acne.org/faq.html#toner

and

http://www.acne.org/...l#salicylicacid

and

http://www.acne.org/scars.php

and

http://www.acne.org/faq.html#redmarks

and

http://www.acne.org/...perpigmentation




#3418081 Amazon Requiring Us To Make Links Active

Posted by Brandy on 03 March 2014 - 04:59 PM

I guess you will need to remove the little disclaimer then? ;)




#3416527 Bp Once A Day?

Posted by Brandy on 25 February 2014 - 09:00 AM

For most people The Regimen works best when used twice daily, but if you are happy with the results you are getting by only using it once per day, then do what works for you!

 

Alternatively, you could use it twice daily until you are clear then you can reduce it back down to once per day and see if you stay clear that way.

 

To mange dry flaky skin, use the moisturizer very generously and add some extra drops of jojoba oil to the moisturizer in your hand before you apply it. This usually helps a lot with dryness as well as redness, imo.




#3414083 Starting Regimen.. Should I Just Stop The Steiva A?

Posted by Brandy on 14 February 2014 - 09:02 AM

How long has he been using Stevia A? Have you seen any progress or encouraging signs? You can either stick with that and see if it will work, or you can talk with his doctor about discontinuing it.

 

The Regimen works best when followed very strictly, so if you decide to give it a go just keep that in mind.

 

Good luck!




#3408754 Has Anyone Been In The Sun

Posted by Brandy on 18 January 2014 - 03:16 PM

Dan's spf info page: http://www.acne.org/spf.html




#3399895 Going Off Benzoyl Peroxide

Posted by Brandy on 09 December 2013 - 06:21 PM

Whatever you decide, do it gradually. I certainly wouldn't cold-turkey it.

 

I will never understand people who find something that works well, and they can't wait to get off of it. smile.png

I think we often forget the daily frustration of waking up to new breakouts every day.

 

There is no cure for acne, so even though you feel you have a complicated skin care routine, it's nowhere near as complicated as trying tons of different things in hopes of finding something simpler that may work. Good luck with your search though. I know none of us like to feel as if we are a slave to our acne medication but it's a heckuva lot better than being a slave to daily breakouts, imo.




#3389722 View On Clarisonic Brushes?

Posted by Brandy on 20 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

Dan's opinion: http://www.acne.org/...rox-irritation/




#3387014 Accutane And Fish Oil?

Posted by Brandy on 07 October 2013 - 03:08 PM

Cod liver oil is high in vitamin A, but most "fish oils" or "omega 3 oils" aren't cod liver oil. There is a difference. Check the labels first, when in doubt check with your dermatologist. From what I remember when I took Accutane, Vitamin A is to be avoided but oils in general not necessarily so.




#3386639 Improvements To Reviews

Posted by Brandy on 05 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

When you do a search for something and it isn't in our database yet, it will give you the option of adding it. Just click to add it and input the information. Or you can let us know which product it is and we will add it ourselves.