This review is long over due. (no rhymige intended) I have been on the acne.org regimen for over 1 year now. 1 year! That is such a huge deal to me, y'all don't even understand. I started this regimen like most, with no hope left. I've had acne since I was about 11, I'm now 21. I tried all the over the counter products possible. Not so much luck. Doctor prescriptions helped temporarily, but still weren't good enough. My jaw and cheeks were covered with painful cysts and bumps. I could hardly open my mouth without it hurting! I had all the drugstore essentials Dan reccomened, so I got to work on my face. The beginning was pretty bad. It defintely got worse before it got better. But after about 4 months, my acne was pretty much under control! 1 year later, I still use my BP day and night (reduced amounts) and now I'm taking care of my actual skin and not just my acne! Thank you for all the great tips and advice Dan and everyone here on acne.org!
I will never be able to put into words how thankful I am for sharing with all of us what worked for you in clearing your acne. I grew up having such terrible skin and low self esteem that often comes along with having severe acne. Going through different products and ending up with them failing is a hard process to go through every time, especially when you want it to work so bad.
When I did give in to trying the regimen, it wasn't the easiest process to start. It was difficult and rushed and uncomfortable. But I'll be the first to say that it was the best decision for me to stick with it. I got clear and have stayed clear for a little over a year now. There really are no words, but hopefully a thank you will do.
Thank you, Dan.
Nic Cebu City, Philippines
hi.I am shehrzad,a twenty seven year old mom of two.I had acne ever since the age of 13.I tried everything from detox to antibiotics.After 7 years of struggle I was seriously thinking about retinoids but luckily I came across acne.org.I had been prescribed Benzoyl peroxide in the past too but hated the redness.However,watching the tutorial and the guide I decided to give it a go.Thank God I did it.My face cleared up in 6 months and I tried it on my back which cleared up in 4 months since I used 10 % on it.
I wish I could show you some before photos.My acne was so bad that I used to avoid face shots and never had any photos without makeup.However,the after photos of my cheeks and forhead area are enough to show what havoc acne once wreaked there.
Now thank God I have been acne free for the past 7 years.Occasional blackheads and bumps yes but nothing major.Whenever i see my face in the mirror i thank God and send a prayer Dan's way because he is the one who did a very kind thing by sharing his regimen with people like me.
If you are also a victim of acne which is scarring your self esteem I would say do give this a go.A try wont hurt anything.However,persistence,patience and following the regimen to the last dot is the key.
I have been on the regimen since just before Christmas. I have always had terrible acne, and EXTREMELY sensitive skin. Both my mother and father also had severe acne. I was lucky when I was younger to have Acutane, however now I am in my early 20's and it began to come back full force. It came back slowly until it just exploded last November. I had just begun a relationship, and stress from working too many hours and school was overwhelming. That mixed with the acne, made me become a complete recluse. I made up lies so I didn't have to meet people on the really bad flare up days. I began to get huge PAINFUL and itchy/irritated bumps around my lips, so that I felt my acne with every facial twitch.
Finally I stumbled onto this site. The regimen has almost cleared my skin, except for a few small stubborn bumps that come back. I am so greatful! I found myself becoming more obsessed with other "defective" parts of my appearance, which made me stop and think that for once I was confident enough to leave the house without always obsessing over my face. I still wear too much makeup (hopefully I can force myself to stop).
What I use:
- walgreens brand 2.5 benzoil
- neutrogena sensitive skin moisturizer
- neutrogena Extra Gentle cleanser
- plus my clindamycin gel
For other women: I had an IUD for over a year, it caused me to gain weight and grow coarser hair around my mouth (which I think caused the mouth area erruptions). I had it removed, and am now on daily birth control. My skin and weight has improved.
My Journey With Acne.Org
Acne.org 2 months/Face update
Kat De Love
Dear Dan and Acne.org,
I struggled with cystic acne on my face (mainly my chin, but also my chest and back - yuck!) from my early teens until last year when I found acne.org during yet another frantic search for a "cure" after another breakout. I spent over a decade searching for a "cure", slathering on concealer, and hiding from photographers at weddings. I've been following the regimen for a year, and couldn't be more pleased with the results - I rarely have a zit nowadays, and if I do it's usually because I forget to bring my benzyl peroxide with me on a trip. I use the Acne.org benzyl peroxide (you can't find a better, more reasonably priced BP on the internet or in the store), but everything else I use is "drugstore" - Trader Joe's nourish facewash and moisturizer, and Neutrogena Healthy Skin Night AHA+.
My "before" picture is from 2009 - my chin was covered with with cysts and I had some on my cheeks and near my hairline. I even had makeup on in that picture (yep, I even wore concealer to work out because I was that self-conscious). My "after" picture was taken at a family gathering last month. I'm not even wearing makeup in that picture (I rarely wear much concealer/foundation now - usually a light foundation like Almay smartshade). I still have some scarring on my face and chest, but it is fading slowly. Not having new outbreaks to contend with has accelerated the healing process.
I knew it was working when my boyfriend told me "Your makeup looks great today. Really natural." and I wasn't wearing any! Please, if you're on the fence, do yourself a favor and give the regimen a try for a few months (you will flake for the first week. Don't worry, it stops.). I wish I had found acne.org ten years ago!!!
I started the regimen in November of 2013. I had acne since I was in 5th grade and it has been out of control since then. I have purchased so many different and products guaranteeing that it will clear up my acne. They didn't work and by the time I was in 7th grade had cystic acne.
The regimen is the only product that helped at all. In the first few months it helped my acne get to a mild stage and since March my skin has been clearing up so well. I have barely any breakouts and if there is, it is not as bad as the breakouts I used to get.
The before photo was in October, the after is May
Thank you acne.org so much!
Belle New Jersey
Two words: Life Saver! I started the Regimen before I went off Yaz (for the 2nd time). The first time I stopped Yaz, I broke out horribly. Scarring, cystic acne mostly on my cheeks and chin. I have officially been off of Yaz for 147 days and no acne at all! I started the Regimen a week before going off the pill (December 2013) and it has made my skin so beautiful. I have been off the pill for 5 months. I hope I can see these results for the rest of my life, or however long I have to deal with acne. Thank you so much for letting us in on your secret!