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Brandy

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#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.




#3468506 Motivation To Continue Is Waning

Posted by Brandy on 18 January 2015 - 06:52 PM

The first few months can feel like a roller coaster ride, and it may take up to three months of strict use before you see really good results.

 

BUT, the pain you are describing is not normal. A bit of itchiness and a burning sensation is common in the beginning but it should never be as painful as you described. Please discontinue and see your doctor for advice.




#3468505 Regimen-Friendly Moisturizers With Spf And Sunscreens--Any Recommendations?

Posted by Brandy on 18 January 2015 - 06:50 PM

Here you go: http://www.acne.org/spf.html




#3466819 How To Get Off The Bp When Your Skin Is Clear?

Posted by Brandy on 06 January 2015 - 08:24 AM

Keep in mind that benzoyl peroxide is not a cure. The Acne.org Regimen is a way to manage acne prone skin on a daily basis and it only works while you continue to use it. If you stop once you are clear, there is a chance that your acne could return. Please read here: http://www.acne.org/faq.html#keepusing

 

If you are still determined to stop using it, I would suggest a gradual approach to discontinuing. Just as we suggest a gradual approach to starting it, I would also ease off gradually when discontinuing it rather than cold turkey.




#3466749 Question About The Regimen!

Posted by Brandy on 05 January 2015 - 06:19 PM

It really just depends. It depends on the condition of your skin to start with and whether or not you tend to have sensitive skin. You can minimize the initial side effects by introducing it very slowly and taking it easy with it for the first few weeks. If you have sensitive skin please read here: http://www.acne.org/faq.html#sensitive

 

If used as directed here is the typical "what to expect" http://www.acne.org/...ed-improvements




#3466206 Why Is Acne.org-Brand Bp So Expensive?

Posted by Brandy on 01 January 2015 - 12:28 PM

The Acne.org brand products are not expensive. They are HUGE compared to any other bp products you find in stores.

For instance, Neutrogena on-the-spot 2.5% benzoyl peroxide is around $7 for 0.75 ounce. Not even a full ounce!

 

You get an 8oz of our bp for $19.29 or 16oz for $37.38.

When you figure ounce for ounce you get more bang for your buck.

 

You would have to buy around 11 little tubes of Neutrogena on the spot to equal our 8oz. That would be $77!




#3463501 Is It Okay To Use Jojoba Oil And Acne.org Aha+ With The Regimen?

Posted by Brandy on 11 December 2014 - 09:17 AM

That article refers to other products, not the Acne.org product line. You may add in the jojoba oil from the start, although Dan does suggest waiting about a month before adding in the AHA lotion.