I have a feeling that this success story would only sound like all the others if I said how I had tried everything I could afford, was very skeptical about BP possibly being that elusive "acne cure", and really, really hated my complexion. But that's all true.
I've been on the Regimen for 10 weeks, but have only being doing it as required -- morning and night, every day -- for about 4 weeks. My face has only 1 or 2 pimples as I am typing this, and the red marks are fading so fast, thanks to your recommendation of 10% AHA. I can't believe what that stuff does for the complexion! :)
I have hormonal acne, and I'm 18 years old, so the thought of spending the next approximately 4 years still combating acne was completely miserable. It already took a lot away from my teen years up to just just recently, when I learned to "grin and bear it."
I decided to try your regimen and stick with it, in spite of the predicted (and fulfilled!) temporary discomfort. I did have moments after the first 3, and then 6, and then 8 weeks, thinking that it would never REALLY clear me up. But it is!
I can't thank you enough, or tell you how much your generosity is appreciated in sharing with us what most other people only use to lead you on and get as much out of it for themselves as they can. I'll use the Dan Kern regimen until the very last day that my hormones are producing acne, and it will be what I recommend to everyone I know who is suffering the same way!! Thank-you again.
Jessica, Prentiss TWP, ME
I am 36 and have struggled with moderate acne for the last 10 years or so. This summer the use of sunscreens and other products had me so broke out I decided to look for a cure and came across this website. I started the regimen about a month ago and have seen great results. My skin is the clearest it has been in years. I never thought it would be this simple or economical. Thank you!
Cari, Jackson MN
Dear Dan, My daughter, now almost 18 has had acne since she was about 13. We had been to 2 dematologists. She had used many types of prescribed medications plus antibiotics. Nothing worked and in some cases caused more problems. She even took the birth control pill which helped somewhat, but she still had major problems. You should see her now! After 2 weeks of the routine she looks great and is thrilled. For the first time she can leave the house without three layers of make-up. She looks like a different person. Her skin isn't red anymore and she has virtually no pimples. Thanks so much for spreading the great advice.
I am 28 years old and have had mild to moderate acne since I turned 20. I have used every mask, scrub, lotion, medication (prescription and OTC) on the market and have had less than desireable results over and over again. I found your website about 2 weeks ago and now I don't have a single pimple on my face! (I even grabbed the old concealer this morning to cover up as usual and I stopped because I looked at my face and there wasn't anything to cover!!!) My complexion is nearly flawless and even most of the red marks have faded away. I have really sensitive skin, so I only did the regimen once a day for the last two weeks and I am so pleased with the results! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!
Becky, Minneapolis, MN
I've been on the regimen for about slightly over a month. Although my skin isn't perfect, but I dare say that it's much better compared to before.
Just to share with you a bit of my acne history. Quite similar to you, I tried many treatment methods and when all failed, I had to see a dermatologist who prescribed me a bunch of medicine that didn't work. Then I tried Accutane and my skin cleared. But once I stopped, my skin went back to being oily and uneven, but the breakouts were less frequent.
Frustrated, I stumbled on your website and saw your suggested treatment. To be honest, I didn't quite believe that acne could be resolved with just BT and moisturizer, but i was open to anything so I gave it a go.
Within TWO days, I could see improvement. The bumps on my forehead were slowly clearing. And by the end of the second week, something amazing happened, all the bumps around my cheek and forehead just cleared. It was so fast, I couldn't believe it. Now I really look forward to washing my skin as it feels so much smoother.
Due to shipping issues and timing, I can't get hold of your products conveneintly so I used your recommendations on your website. Just to share my regime:
Daytime: Wash with cetephil, treat with Proactive 2.5% BT gel, moisturise with Eucerin day cream.
Nightime: Wash with cetaphil, treat with Neutogena 2.5% BT cream, moisturise with Eucerin day cream + jojoba oil. I also exfoliate the dead skin with Johnson and Johnson baby lotion applied with cotton wool. I just dap it on my face and use a dry cotton wool to remove. Although you recommended against exfoliation, but my skin feels much better when I added in this step. Plus it's a cheap and effective way to remove dead skin. :)
However, my skin is still really oily (despite all the BT! *sigh*), and I’m still exploring ways to handle it. Hopefully next time you can share ways to control oil!
Thanks so much, Dan!
I am 19 years old and I have been dealing with mild acne since I was 15. To me it seemed like EVERYONE had better looking skin than me and they had to do little to nothing to maintain it. It just wasn't fair.. Since I discovered your website last year I have been thoroughly convinced that your products are no joke. You are a very helpful, knowledgable, and sincere person. Thank you and anyone who helped you make acne.org and your products possible. Today my skin looks great and is on brink of being completely blemish and acne free! Again, I can not thank you enough for you sharing your knowledge and products with the world. I think I can speak for hundreds of people suffering from acne when I say that you have added a level of confidence to our lives that just wouldnt have been possible without your knowledge and products.
Richard S, Memphis, TN
hi dan, i first visited your site by accident two years ago. for some reason, i didn't stick to your routine so i still had my acne. a few months ago, i remembered your site again. i had finished up accutane six months prior, but i was still getting a few pimples though my face had cleared up considerably. i was looking for a way to maintain clear skin as well as warding off the few that i get every month. that's when i remembered your site and decided to give neutrogena a full go. i will add that i have dark skin and i used to have scars because high bp burns and leaves behind hyperpigmented scars that are just made worse by any product i use to lighten the skin. so something gentle like neutrogena really worked miracles. i have come to terms with my face in that i will not be cured of pimples till i am like 50. but, i can keep it at bay with your regimen. my face has cleared up, my scars have faded, and when i do get small new blemishes, they usually disappear within a few days and leave almost no scarring behind. i feel beautiful again...now i just need to lose some weight...got any advice on that? (: thank you for your simple helpful regimen. i wrote to neutrogena too about the medication and how much i loved it so that they will keep it on the market. i go through a tube every week and a half. (: but much better than spending thousands of dollars on useless products. thank you thank you,
N, New York City
You don't know how much your site and your products have helped me in the past few years. I started doing your regimen about two years ago, I was a little sceptical at first, because I live in the Czech republic and the shipping is quite expensive and I didn't want to get dissapointed at the very beginning. My acne was mild to moderate.
The first two months were very difficult for me, I didn't really believe it would ever start working. I mean my complexion was getting better in its entirety, but I was still getting a new pimple almost every morning, which was depressing (on the other hand, it was gone in two or three days without leaving a scar). After that period of time, I finally started getting clear, because I raised the amount of BP used. I was shocked, I was totally amazed how well it works!!
It's been a week now since I started using the AHA treatment, I was worried at first because I didn't want to mess up my clear face, but again, I was surprised with the results! My skin is not just clear, it's crystal clear, I use it before sleep instead of a moisturizer and my skin is glowing. I hope it will never stop working for me, and I promise I will keep ordering your products because it's worth it!
Cetaphil gentle cleanser
Cetaphil moisturizer / Dan's AHA+ treatment
So again, thank you a million, you are a genius, Dan!
Jitka, Karlovy Vary, Czech republic
Hi Dan, Thanks a thousand times. I don't know what made you go the extra mile and make this website, but I feel very lucky to have found it. Like lots of others, I never had acne. I never really even had breakouts until I turned 29. I only got it on my chin, and sometimes it was moderate (one honker and a small one), but sometimes it was so bad I wouldn't go out (3 or 4 cysts). I found you about 2 months ago, and I know that I had heard about the Purpose bar last year from a dermatologist, but I had never had anyone spell out so clearly exactly what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. It works like a miracle. I would tell anyone who is just looking at your website, and putting off going to the store and starting your regimen... to pull their sh*t together and start. You'll be suprised how your outlook and self esteem changes when your not worried about your skin. Don't waste anymore time! If your 13 or 30 your skin doesn't have to look bad because of diet or genetics...really! So on behalf of everyone...thanks for helping out and making your fabulous website!
Okay.. I wasnt going to write but I have to. As alot of you I had tried everything. Even the prescription meds... then i just gave up... nothing was working and it can definietly get expensive... My husband comes home one day (about 3 weeks ago) and says we have a signal ball to go to. All I could say was NO!!! and all I could think was.. BALL GOWN?? there is no way I can wear a gown with this STUFF all over me.. I had it bad.. on my chest, on my back, and of course all over my face. I was scared that i wouldnt be able to find a dress that would hide it.. anyways i went to google, put in acne and your site came up!! I thought well its not like it is that expensive so i will try it. My dress was very low cut and completely open in the back!!! AND the best part is i didnt even wear foundation on my face. After like two days I noticed a dramatic differene.. my co-workers even asked me what NEW type of foundation I was wearing because you couldnt see it!! guess what?? I wasnt wearing any!! :) I have not wore foundatin since I started the regimen. this is the best thing ever!! I am so glad that i found the website. OH.. i almost forgot.. I have a birthmark on my face that I think i forgot i had... you know when i would look at my face all my eyes would focus on was the horrible acne... I can see my birthmark now and I cant even begin to tell you how nice it is to have!!! **smiling**...Again thank you sooooo much... I am going to try and find some pictures of the bad times and then i will send them to you!! Thanks Dan!!
Frances, Kapolei, Hawaii