• Dan and Brandy,

    You guys are amazing! I can't tell you how much this site, your products, and the Regimen have changed my life. I had tried everything over the counter and many prescribed treatments, and nothing ever worked for me until I began using this regimen. My acne struggles began when I was 13. I am now 25 and, for the first time since childhood, I have clear skin. The thing that's so amazing about this site is that you not only tell people what products to use--you give specific instructions about how to use them. You tell people basic dos and don't for keeping your skin clear--for example, the tips on how to shave properly when you struggle with acne. I never had any dermitologist tell me how to shave in a way that keeps my skin from flaring up. Another example is your advice not to use any type of harsh scrubs (or the like) because they do nothing more than just flare up any existing acne that you have. Nobody ever told me that until I came to this site. I'm now convinced that part of my problem for so many years was using products that were way too harsh and just aggrivated the acne that I had. It is so helpful to hear from others on this site who have had the same problems and stuggles that you've had. I could go on and on about how you guys have given me more helpful practical advice for keeping my skin clear than any dermitologist ever has, but I'd be writing for a while to list all the examples. I am pretty sure that most any acne sufferer could come on this site, follow the regimen steps precisely, and come away with clear skin. I can tell you that I struggled with acne about as much as anybody that I know, and it worked for me when nothing else ever would. I am so greatful to y'all that I felt compelled to write this message just letting you know what great work you do and how much you have directly impacted my life and many others as well, I'm sure. I cannot thank you enough!

    John Jackson, MS

  • If you have acne, today is your lucky day. Your struggle is over. Since I turned 30 (I'm 38 now), every morning before I opened my eyes, I would run my fingers over my face searching for acne 'nodules.' Typically, I'd have one or two, sometimes more and on a few glorious mornings none (although they often formed during the day). Based on their size, I would decide whether or not to get them shot with cortisone. Luckily, I knew of a dermatologist's office where the nurses would shoot them at 8:30 or 11:30 a.m. for $10. The cortisone shots got rid of the nodules, but they also caused 'divots' or holes in my face. Once I had enough divots to justify the expenditure, I'd have them filled with collagen for $500. I saw dozens of dermatologists, went on and off antibiotics and spent hundreds of dollars on topical treatments, but none of it stopped the nodules from forming. So that was my miserable life. I recently got engaged and considered not having a wedding for fear of what my face might look like on my wedding day. On a desperate Internet search, I found acne.org. The testimonials (like this one) sounded promising and the solution was cheap, so I tried it. I have not had a single nodule in two months! My face was red for the first two weeks, but then it regained its normal color. It is now as clear and smooth as it was before all this acne business started. No more cortisone shots, collagen injections or worries about my wedding. Thank God for Dan. If you are a prisoner of acne, you are about to be freed! Go to the drug store and buy one of the recommended soaps, one of the recommended moisturizers and every Neutrogena On-the-Spot they have. Follow Dan's directions exactly, and you will be acne free. Good luck!

    Shelley Houston

  • I would like to say thank you for the info. I got results within 3 months. Went from mild acne to clear and smooth without effort. My beard on the throat would get ingrown hairs much to my annoyance and that too is gone. A real thank you to you.

    I do feel sorry for all who get this persistent thing, and as natural as it is, one cannot feel confident walking around with spots and discomfort all over.

    Regards

    Bernie

    Bernie Pofader


  • Dear Dan,
    I am 25. I've used many acne-fighting products over the years, both prescription (nothing super serious) and over-the-counter. I also used Proactiv for almost 9 years with moderate success. It lessened, but did not end, my acne woes. I still felt so uncomfortable in my own skin and wanted healthy, clear skin once and for all. I was depressed and frustrated. Thinking I had nothing to lose, I stopped Proactiv and began another acne treatment I'd seen on T.V., but I saw no improvement. I felt hopeless. When I found your website, reading all these people's stories made me think I might as well try the regimen. I really didn't think it'd work. Nothing else ever had. I read and reread your advice to stick it out for 4 months before giving up on the regimen...which was difficult because my face got MUCH worse before it got better. But by the end of 4 months, my face was better than ever! I wouldn't say my acne is cured, but I do believe it's headed in that direction...I truly can't believe the change. Many people have noticed the change, commenting on how nice my complexion looks, etc. I'll admit I harbored some pretty negative feelings towards all the people whose success stories claimed their skin had cleared up completely in a week or a month. If anyone out there is reading this and considering the regimen...know that it really can take the several months before you see the change...but it's totally worth it.
    Many many thanks,

    Katie Baltimore, MD

  • My story is not unlike others... I have battled acne for many years. It started to get bad when I turned 14. I am 20 now, and I spent my entire teenage years hating my face, trying to cover it with ugly thick makeup. I tried EVERYTHING. My parents spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on dermatologists, cleansers, 'miricle drugs', you name it, if they have an info-mercial, Ive tried it. I have used Retin-A for 6 years now. I was just about ready to get on Acutane, because this was the only choice I had left, OR SO I THOUGHT!! My mother came accross your website and I reluctantly cut all my meds and other cleansers and just tried this simple solution. Within days, no kidding, my face started clearing. Its been about a month and a half now and my face continues to clear, It is amazing. I never thought I'd be able to go outside without makeup on. Its taken time to heal my face from all the harsh meds I used and finally my skin feels soft and it is clear as day! Thank you so much...You dont know how this has changed my life.

    Krystin Albuquerque, New Mexicio

  • I just wanted to let you know that this regimen has worked wonders for me! I am actually very surprised. I also have tried everything short of accutane - and nothing did the job. I have even tried perscription Benzoyl Peroxide products in the past, but I never paired them with a moisturizer. I was just sick of paying hundreds of dollars for products that only seemed to make my skin worse. I have been using Dan's regimen for 2 weeks and my skin is almost %100 clear. I didn't expect it to work that quickly. I recommend buying his product online - in the end you will save money because you get so much more. I stumbled upon this website by accident when I was researching different medications and their side effects. What I found is that ALL perscription acne medications (including birth control) appear to have an abundance of nasty side effects. The only side effect I have had on Dan's regimen is little patches of dry skin - but let me tell you - this sure beats the oily skin I experienced on Retin-A and Differin.

    Thanks Dan!!!!

    Kindra Oregon


  • Just wanted to say a tremendous thank you for sharing your regimen. Like many people I had my doubts that something so simple and inexpensive would be effective, but after just a few weeks my acne is gone and my skin is smoother than it has been since I was 12, ten years ago. It's unbelievable. The moisturizer is great too. I feel silly for trying so many other things -- antibiotics, topicals, diets, birth control pills -- before I stumbled upon such an easy solution. Now my skin problems have vanished and I hardly know what to do with myself! I wish everyone with acne would give this a try. Thank you SO MUCH!

    Anna Wichita, Kansas

  • Dear Dan & Co.,

    I've been on the regimen for over a year now, and it really works. I wish I had known about it sooner. I had acne for 14 years before I found your website. Now I'm clear. If I stop the regimen, I get acne again. I know this is part of my life now if I want to stay clear.

    I love everything about your organization - the video blogs, the human beans, the honesty and dedication. I really appreciate your interest in the environment and sustainability too.

    I have tried to spread the word to a few of my friends who also suffer with acne, but I've been disappointed because nobody else seems to understand that you have to follow the regimen exactly and not cut corners or take breaks. And people seem to get discouraged because it takes time to see results. A lot of people just want a quick fix. But there really isn't one. You can't change your genetics! Even accutaine only kept me clear for 1 year... but that's another story.

    By the way, I am going into healthcare (I just have one more year to go before I'm a licenced dentist), and I want you to know that I'm going to tell my patients about your website if I think it would benefit them. I just hope they see it through and don't give up.

    I think the best way to spread the success though is for parents to get their children started on the regimen when they develop acne and supervise them to make sure it's being done properly. If the regimen was taught to kids who suffer from acne the same way they're taught to clean their teeth and their hair, etc., then that would just become a standard part of their life, and they would pass it on to their kids too. Acne runs in my family, so I'll definitely be getting my kids on the regimen as soon as they need it. I don't want my sons or daughters to be miserable teenagers because of their skin!

    So thank you Dan and everyone involved in acne.org! I've become a happier person because of you.

    Take care,
    Julia

    Julia New York, NY

  • Hi Dan, THANK YOU. I tried your regimen once before and it worked, but as time wore on I predictably became less gentle and patient in the handling of my skin - trying to get rid of the dead skin - and I began breaking out again and turning red. At the time I didn't see the reason, so I attempted other makeshift regimens, including even soaking my face in dandruff shampoo with 3% salicylic acid twice a day (no harsh detergents or sulfates, but still not my finest idea). After months of similar idiocy, I noticed that my biggest issue was gentleness, and then second to that, bacteria. So, here I am again, with a whole new understanding of the actual application of the Regimen, versus just the products. I use my fingers a little differently to get the BP (and moisturizer) absorbed, but still very gently, and I layer on the full amount of BP in smaller amounts to keep it from drying too quickly. In any case, it's all based on the principles of your regimen, so thank you again!

    Willow Houston, TX