I fought acne as a teenager and thought I'd grown out of it, thankfully! But as an adult, and as I entered a pretty stressful time in my life, I broke out again. It was terrible and my self-esteem really suffered. It was the awful, painful systic acne I'd had as a teenager. I had no idea what to do. I guess I thought it was a phase and it would clear up, but after several months, I knew I was dealing with something more serious. I tried Proactiv because it had worked for me when I was younger, but this time, as an adult, it did nothing. One afternoon, in one last depserate attempt, I did a search on acne. The very first site that came up was Acne.org. So I read about the Regimen and tried it out with some stuff I already had at the house. I saw some minor improvement so I ordered Dan's products. It's now been about four months and my skin is completely healed. I unfortunately have some scarring from some of my more severe breakouts, but overall, my skin has drastically improved. Just the other day my husband looked at me and told me how beautiful I was! I just wanted to tell you that I'm hooked. I'll continue using the products and I just added the AHA to my daily ritual. I love it, especially for acne I get along my upper bag and upper arms from time to time. Thanks again for coming up with this program. It's been a life saver for me! God Bless!
Jenny Mt. Carmel, Illinois
When I originally tried the regimen a year or so ago, I found that I was allergic to something in the old cleanser and old moisturizer (I believe it was the glycerin), so I only used the Treatment along with my old products. The Treatment helped improve my acne somewhat, and I still had extremely oily skin.
Recently I noticed a new version of your moisturizer with licochalcone and without glycerin, so I ordered it.
The results have been amazing! My skin has calmed down, is less oily, has smaller lesions and the texture is improving.
Thank you so much!
Dear Dan, thank you so much for sharing this. It didn't work properly for me until about week 8 - but now I'm totally clear. I just hope it lasts!!
My skin is a bit flaky, but I've just ordered some J oil - so hopefully that will sort that out, even if it doesn't, minimal flakiness is sooooo much better than being covered in spots.
I implore anyone who has acne problems to please, please try this for at least 2 months before you dismiss it, I know everyone has different skin, but if you stick to it, this really does seem to work for almost everyone.
Good luck for everyone else, and I hope you have the same success as me!
Thank you dan!
Roger London, UK
I only wish all those dermatologists out there knew what you do: Benzoyl Peroxide works! I've had acne since I was 11 years old (Almost 15 now) and I've been seeing a dermatologist for about the last two years. It feels like I've tried EVERYTHING!
Of prescriptions I've tried Retin-A, T-Stat(Erythromycin), Clindamycin, Tetracycline and Doxycycline. Of over the counter medications I've tried Clearasil, ProActiv, Biore, Murad, ProAcne, AcneFree and KlearAction. I was so discouraged, I was reallly losing it! I was actually diagnosed with depression, and they advised me to see a psychiatrist. A little while after that my mom found your website. I had resigned myself to going back to the Retin-A and T-Stat because the dermatologist was sure that would work, so I didn't even want to look at another Magical treatment for acne. But my skin is so sensitive I absolutely could not use those products, so I tried yours. I'm so happy! It's working! I'm actually starting to get myself off the depression medication, and I'm also off the Doxycycline (I was on that when I started your Regimen). It feels so good!!! I never took piano lessons all those years 'cause of my acne, but now I am and its great! Thank you SO much!
Veronica Seymour, Wisconsin
I had to write and say THANK YOU for everything you do on here. I never had a problem with acne until I was in my 20's. I felt ashamed and embarrassed because I was an adult and shouldn't be breaking out like a teenager. I tried everything to make the acne stop and nothing worked. I would just end up frustrated on the verge of tears with a face full of acne and an empty valet.
My best friend came upon your website (Acne.org) and tried your regimen. Two days later she sent me an email saying I had to try it because she was already seeing positive results with her skin. I was skeptical at first because I felt as though I had tried everything already and the only thing I should be concentrating on was accepting a life with acne.
Thankfully, I decided to give it a shot. First I tried the store products you recommended. Within 3 days my face looked fantastic! It looked so good that I decided to try your product line and it was even better! Here it is 2 months later and my skin has never looked so good. I've even received compliments on how nice my skin is! That hasn't happened in I don't know how long.
Thank you so much for giving me my confidence back and for taking the time to make this website. I've told everyone I know about it. You truly are a life saver and I can't thank you enough!
Alison Boston, Massachusetts
Thank you, Dan.
To those reading this right now and are a bit skeptical (as you should be, because if you are like me who has struggled with acne since teen years and 25 now, you've probably tried everything there is to offer), you might be thinking that you'd waste your time/money and most importantly, actually think this might work for a change. But IT DOES!! I couldn't take it anymore. I didn't want to go out in public or even hang out with friends/girls because I knew once I got to a face to face conversation, they would eventually have to look at my acne and sometimes you'll catch them looking. I needed to take control of my life and be able to do things when I wanted to do them, without having to worry about acne, like how all of my acne-free friends do. I hate acne. If I could rid the world of it, I would and it would make this world a better place. Because let's face it, when you see someone with acne, what comes to mind? You think they're dirty, they don't wash their face, they eat junk and grease, etc.
I started the regime Jan. New Year, New Life. And have seen improvements ever since. Feb. Less breakouts but still there, and now Mar. Hardly any breakouts and even those large cystic ones are going down. Still some red marks, but I know they will go away, it just takes a little time. Watch the videos, they are so helpful. And try not to pick them! Now that my skin is clearer, I notice some of my scars from picking my acne and wish I had more self-control. But believe me I know, it is so embarrassing having a white head plain in sight for everyone to see. If you must, wait until it's ready and just take care of those on the surface, try not to squeeze so hard and those deep ones because they will scar for sure. But your best bet is to leave it alone. Your discipline will reward you in the future. It won't happen overnight so be patient, things will turn out your way. Be GENTLE with your face when you wash too! Running out of space
THANK YOU DAN!!
I had gone to all sorts of doctors, eastern and western attempting to deal with my acne for several years with no success, and it was terrible acne. It got better over my senior year of highschool as I was using your gel but still not a complete success. I spent a month in Japan this summer and everything changed. Perhaps it was the lack of stress and the complete enjoyment in the country, but I have a feeling that the Japanese diet, as well as a mixture of the Biore Facial Wash that I was using there (ran out of my own so I was using the japanese one), the benzoyl cream knocked the acne right out. It was kind of freaky, it happened within a week. The ridiculous amount of fish in my diet, the omega-3's really helped out in my body and my face became clearer and clearer. I'll keep it up and tell you how things go!
Do not have the camera or video recorder that is able to capture the detail needed. I will say though that the regimen works great. Within the first week of using store products I completely cleared up my forehead. Which by the way had acne on it for almost 2 years. I have been on the regimen with acne.org products for 2 almost 3 weeks now and my acne very controlled. All of the products are great, despite excessive dryness especially on my neck. Which by the way is nothing when it comes to having clear skin. I feel actually normal for the first time in years. It is such a relief to be comfortable with your face no matter what lighting you are in. I would recommend to anyone to at least TRY the regiment STEP by STEP. I wish I had a high-def camera/recorder to show you the difference but I don't. My iPhone simply just doesn't cut it. So you will have to take my word. My acne is cleared, even my scars are looking better everyday. Thank You Jesus! And thank you Dan and your team at acne.org.
Joshua Myers United States
Growing up I always had terrible skin - pink, irritated, very bad acne. I'm 23 now, and over the course of these acne-prone years I've been on every dermatologist-recommended prescription, from Differin and Retin-A to antibiotics, and eventually microdermabrasion and mild chemical peels. My older sister had bad skin as well and went on Accutane while in high school; shortly after ending the cycle she was hospitalized for diabetes, and the doctors suggested the Accutane may have been a trigger. Because she felt the drug was so dangerous, she never wanted me to take it. As I graduated from college, I started to look for other solutions outside of the dermatologist's office, since my insurance didn't cover dermatology visits. I continued to use a glycolic acid product and a moisturizer from a popular makeup brand - oil free, etc. However, I still had breakouts and my face was consistently red. I didn't even mind the breakouts as much as the redness - it was impossible to cover with natural-looking makeup, and any makeup would have faded midday. Finally I found your regimine - and it's working! I'm hardly breaking out anymore, and my skin tone has become almost normal. Makeup is no longer a necessity. The dryness is a bit bothersome, but I'll start using the Eucerin moisturizer soon and that should help. Acne is such a sensitive topic; I'm glad you approached it in this way. It's easy to understand and easy to follow. Thanks!
Karen Sacramento, CA