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#3493321 Paulaschoice 2% Bha Liquid And Regimen

Posted by Brandy on 22 August 2015 - 06:08 PM

The Acne.org Regimen usually works quite well for most cases of acne without the need to add in other stuff. Here are Dan's thoughts regarding adding salicylic acid.

#3491490 Breaking Out Badly

Posted by Brandy on 10 August 2015 - 09:05 AM

Visit the troubleshooting page to take the quiz and read through the biggest mistakes. This may help you figure out what is going on.

#3491127 Almay smart shade foundation and conceleaer

Posted by Brandy on 07 August 2015 - 08:09 AM

If you have dark skin go with the darkest shade. For more coverage stipple it with a makeup sponge. For sheer coverage use your finger tips. There is also a Smart Shade concealer that you can dot on red marks that may need more coverage to hide.
Personally, I love Smart Shade and it's just about the only makeup I've found that works well with topicals and doesn't cake up.

Hope that helps!

#3490568 Forehead Acne Seriously Reply And Help

Posted by Brandy on 03 August 2015 - 09:36 AM

Anytime someone is not having the expected results, we must look at the products you are using and the process. Please take the quiz and read through the biggest mistakes.

Bottom line, the Acne.org Regimen works best when you follow it very strictly, using only products we know will work. If you are using other things this may be part of the problem.

#3489420 Help! Bp Reaction

Posted by Brandy on 26 July 2015 - 02:45 PM

So you are able to use other brands of bp without problems? I wonder if it is one of the other inactive ingredients that your skin didn't like.

#3486833 I'm Going For It!

Posted by Brandy on 05 July 2015 - 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


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.

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.

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