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#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.

#3463364 Dry Flaky Skin After 4 Months On The Regimen!?!?!

Posted by Brandy on 10 December 2014 - 09:06 AM

Are you using two full pumps of moisturizer twice daily with 5-6 drops of jojoba oil each time? Have you tried adding the AHA lotion to help exfoliate the flakes? http://www.acne.org/faq.html#dry


If the weather is cold and dry where you are, you could also consider running a little humidifier in your bedroom at night. This adds moisturizer to the air and in my experience can make a big difference during the winter time in the skin.

#3460430 Off The Regimen For A While Then Re-Started It

Posted by Brandy on 18 November 2014 - 09:04 AM

When you stop using it, your skin is no longer accustomed to it. You will need to start all over as a newcomer and go through the "hardening phase" all over again.


Don't ever jump right back in at the full amount (I know, you learned the hard way).


Start over just like you did in the very beginning. Just a pea sized blob once per day for the first week. Same amount but twice daily on week two. Gradually take about 4-5 weeks to work your way back up.


Good luck!

#3459582 Aha+

Posted by Brandy on 12 November 2014 - 08:53 AM

If you have sensitive skin, go easy with it. Maybe introduce just a pea sized blob one night and see how your skin reacts. The AHA lotion is very versatile so you can use as much or as little as you need or can tolerate.

#3459453 21 Year Old Male Acne On Chin

Posted by Brandy on 11 November 2014 - 08:35 AM

It really varies from person to person and can be hard to predict. So let's focus on helping you get clear for now. Do you shave? Shaving may be a factor in chin acne for men. Let me give you Dan's shaving advice. http://www.acne.org/faq.html#shave and http://www.acne.org/...to-shaving.html

If that is the only place you get acne, you can just treat that particular area. The Acne.org Regimen works really well when used as directed. Here are all of the details. http://www.acne.org/regimen.html

Hope that helps!

#3457386 Regimen Progress--13 Yr Old Boy

Posted by Brandy on 24 October 2014 - 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.

#3454387 Using The Regimen When Outside A Lot (Theme Park Vacation Soon)

Posted by Brandy on 03 October 2014 - 11:11 AM

Take a wide brimmed hat and use spf each day. Reapply the spf as directed on the package. http://www.acne.org/spf.html

#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.