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#3457386 Regimen Progress--13 Yr Old Boy

Posted by Brandy on Yesterday, 06:24 PM

Very good! :)

#3456885 Bp And Moisturizer Takes So Long To Absorb

Posted by Brandy on 21 October 2014 - 08:17 AM

In my experience if I try to apply it in a humid environment like the bathroom right after a shower, it takes forever to absorb and dry. Make sure your skin is thoroughly dry before trying to apply and do so in a dry room. You can also try using a small fan to blow on you while you are applying it.

#3456251 Morning Dryness?

Posted by Brandy on 16 October 2014 - 08:35 AM

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

Personally I would suggest adding several drops of jojoba oil to the moisturizer at night when you apply it to your face. Go heavy with it if you are waking up with flakes.

#3455323 Acne Getting Worse 3 Weeks Into The Regimen

Posted by Brandy on 09 October 2014 - 06:00 PM

The first few months can definitely feel like a roller coaster ride with breakouts and clearing. Let's make sure you are following the steps strictly. Please take the quiz and read through the biggest mistakes on this page. http://www.acne.org/regimen-help.html


For tips on managing dryness read here: http://www.acne.org/faq.html#dry

Perhaps you advanced the bp too soon. If this is the case you can slow down and decrease the bp for now while you try to get the dryness under control. My best advice is to add some jojoba oil to your moisturizer each time you apply it and be very generous with the moisturizer.

#3452276 No Expiry Date On My Bp?

Posted by Brandy on 16 September 2014 - 08:31 AM

Your expiration is 01/16.  It's the last 4 numbers listed on the crimp. So that would be January of 2016.

#3448410 How Long To Use Aha+?

Posted by Brandy on 22 August 2014 - 07:42 AM

The benefits of AHA's only last while you use the product, so if you like your results you may want to continue for maintenance. Otherwise, it's up to you when you want to discontinue.

#3433231 Will The Regimen Work For Adults?

Posted by Brandy on 25 May 2014 - 02:52 PM

We have many adult members here and hundreds if not thousands of adult customers who use the products. In fact, I think most of the success stories are adults (perhaps they are more likely to send a story than younger people though.)

#3429508 Sunscreen

Posted by Brandy on 01 May 2014 - 08:04 AM

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


I don't know about anything specific for darker skin tones but those recommendations seem to work for most people.

#3429507 Can You Use The Regime If Youre Under 18?

Posted by Brandy on 01 May 2014 - 08:02 AM

There are people who are as young as 12 who use the products successfully. If you have any concerns though, talk it over with your parents or doctor first.

#3427841 5Th Week, Things Getting Worse!

Posted by Brandy on 22 April 2014 - 07:44 AM

The first few months can feel like a roller coaster ride with breakouts and clearing but usually by the third month most people are clearing up nicely if used as precisely. Here's the typical "what to expect" http://www.acne.org/...ed-improvements


Hope that helps!

#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.






#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

#3423500 Dry Skin

Posted by Brandy on 31 March 2014 - 10:25 AM

Use lots of moisturizer and add 5-6 extra drops of jojoba oil to it at each application. That should help. If not, try Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. It is formulated for dry sensitive skin.

#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.