I am sixteen and recently started getting back acne or "bacne" (ew). I now use the cleanser on my back and AHA after, and i don't even do it every day, maybe three times a week. My back has completely cleared up, on such a low maintenance routine! Thank you so much Dan, you're a life saver! As well, my skin has started clearing up a lot with the Regimen. It's a little dry, but I've switched onto Cetaphil moisturizer and it's really good! Oh, and The Regimen > Proactiv. :D
LOVE YOU DAN! <3 <3 <3
Madeena , Hamilton, ON
This regimen actually worked. Completely. I don't get almost any pimples anymore. I've had acne since I was 13 and it's gotten worse over the years. I went on two rounds of 4-month accutane use. It cleared me up while I was on it but pimples came back bad as ever after it was done. They were bad. All over my face peppered with cysts. Then I came across this site and decided to give it a shot since it seemed to work so well for people. And it worked for me too. My skin is so smooth now. It's nice to be glad to see your own face in the morning. All I have left is marks, which is a world better than what it was.
The first month was the worst. It cleared up pimples but my face was red and dry and I had to stop for a day. But after my skin adjusted it was smooth sailing. I got to 2 full pumps which was very time-consuming and left my skin flaky but I was pimple-free! Then I started cutting it back and 3/4 of a pump and is actually enough now for me. Thank you Dan.
Today I woke up, for the first time since I was 14 years old (I am 21 now), without a single pimple on my face. My acne has been a major source of self-consiousness and general poor self-esteem in my life for many years now. Your regimen was the first treatment method I have tried which has yielded results this dramatic. I just wanted to commend you for spending your own time and money on a non-commercial website which has undoubtedly helped thousands of acne sufferers around the world. Thank you.
I just wanted to say thank you for making your regimine available to the world. I have been using your regimine since about 2002 and I can't imagine what my life would be like if I hadn't found it. I have had severe acne since I was 13 and I am 33 now. Before the regimine I was too embarassed to face the world and there were days where I really didn't leave the house because of my acne. The regimine freed me! After I started the regimine I felt confident enough to go back to school to pursue a master's degree and I now have a career where I work with people face-to-face everyday without fear or embarassment.
I first developed moderate back and shoulder acne a couple years ago. I tried several different techniques with mild results, but never made genuine progress. Then, three weeks ago, I found this site and read Dan's suggestions. I put them to use and now have smooth skin once again. Thanks for the directions and product recommendations. They worked perfectly - and quickly.
Damion, Gainesville, FL
All I can say is God bless you! I actually started using your regimen in 2002 out of desperation for one last try before reluctantly returning to the dermatologist. I figured you had to be legitimate because your regimen was simple and you weren't trying to push a particular product. Well, all I can say is it WORKED! The first 2 weeks, I was peeling and red. After that, I found that I actually did have beautiful skin afterall. But I did have to stick to the regimen or my acne would come back. I had a relatively clear face for the next 4 years.
Well, at one time, I decided to try some natural alternatives -- I had heard of tea tree oil having the same corresponding percentage strength to benzoyl peroxide. I found a tea tree oil lotion that seemed to work okay... for a while. Then I added a big stressor into my personal life, and my stress levels skyrocketed. Consequently, my acne flared up again, and the tea tree oil product was not keeping my face clear. I had acne again. It wasn't as bad as it used to be in the first go round, but it was bad enough to be noticable and very annoying.
After almost a year, I got myself out of that stressful situation and into a situation that was more carefree. I also started your regimen again. I honestly know my testerone levels were elevated due to that previous stressful situation (I had blood tests done in the midst of it all), and just based on how my face responded to the regimen, it took a while for my testerone levels to get under control again. But sure enough, within a few months or less, my face was back to being ACNE FREE! Thank God! I'm 28 years old and still have adult acne. I am so thankful that you shared your regimen and that you finally offer your own product, as it is totally SUPERIOR and CHEAPER than anything else out there. All I can say again is, God bless you, Dan. PS - No touch ups were done on this pic, no make-up either! - just the REGIMEN!
Inga, Nashville, TN
I can't thank you enough for making your acne treatment plan freely available to anyone who needs it. Because it is such a common (and distressing) problem, many people/companies see it solely as an opportunity to cash in; your approach is obviously different and I deeply respect and appreciate your more altruistic motivations. Anyway, I want to let you know that this regimen has worked unbelievably well on my moderate (and persistent) acne: I had truly severe nodular and disfiguring acne starting at the age of 16, which subsided to its moderate cousin after two courses of accutane (the most effective pharmaceutical intervention I tried by far). After that though, all the remedies my dermatologists prescribed made only slight or temporary improvements: I still got a few huge pimples every couple of weeks, and plenty of smaller ones on a daily basis. So the next 4 years (age 18-22) were pretty rough, skin-wise; fortunately I came across this site and forced myself to try the plan (using moisturizer and low-strength topicals sounded odd at first, to say the least, but the abundance of positive feedback and lack of any perceptible ulterior motives convinced me to give it a shot). For the past 10 months I've been following your instructions for skin care and since then I have had no large/painful pimples AT ALL, and so few little ones (2-3 per month tops) that exist so briefly (1-3 days at most) that I consider the problem to be nonexistent. I had never imagined that such a simple set of guidelines could yield lasting relief (all with minimal expense), and hope that more acne sufferers find their way here. Thanks again, you've made a huge difference in my stress and social comfort levels.
Chris, St. Louis, MO
It began with the blossom of terrible skin as I entered puberty at age 12. For years I have suffered with bad skin. In high school I started going to the dermatologist. Several medications and different doctors later I felt I was running out of options. I was so hopeful and relieved when my dermatologist talked to me about Accutane. Finally, the miracle cure I had been waiting for! That was when I was 17. My early 20s found me beginning to have bad skin once again. After the side effects of Accutane (severely dry skin & diminished night vision), I was hoping to not resort to such a drastic measure again. When I was around 24 I started to use ProActiv. At first I thought it was working. It probably reduced my acne by about 10%. I was just glad to see a reduction. Well, after using it for over a year I felt like my skin was not benefiting from it really at all. At 26 I went to the dermatologist yet again (after a 9 year absence). He was the same one I went to in high school. After an awkward encounter I left disappointed that he offered the same "solutions" that hadn't worked in high school. Hadn't this field progressed at all? I started using Retin-A and my moderate acne became severe! I thought it might get worse before it got better, but after 3 weeks my face was enflamed and in pain. It was the worst acne I had had in 13 years! Next I began using birth control. After a couple of months I was again disappointed that no positive change was occurring. My last resort (last I don't know why now) was to use the benzoyl peroxide. After only a week I could feel it working. It just felt like my skin was healing. That was about a year ago. My skin is not perfect today. But it is about 85% clearer than it was than before I began this regimen. I usually use it about twice a day. I have to use moisturizer after each time since I realized it just irritated and dried out my skin too much. Though my skin isn't totally clear, this regimen gave me hope as no other treatment had.
I am a 37 year old female with mild acne. For the longest, I have had a regimen of my own: facial scrub, toner, benzoyl peroxide, moisturizer. However, my acne kept coming back. It seemed like I had run into a brick wall, since I was doing everything to exfoliate and take care of my skin. Then I came across your website. I found out the fault with my plan. I was simply not using as much BP as you suggested. Moreover, I was not applying it properly. I just dabbed it all over my face and then randomly rubbed it in. I have been on your regimen for 3 days now and my face has cleared up and is baby smooth. Thanks.
Your product for back acne is AMAZING! it really works and you have no idea how grateful I am to have stumbled upon your website. I also wanted to let you know why I decided to try it: your blogs/videos. You really know your stuff! No promises just logical information. I always had light to moderate back acne (more moderate than light, really). I used the AHA+ and cleanser everyday in the shower and just followed your videos. Now,my back looks 100% better except for the nasty pigmentation, it is wonderful to have one thing less I have to worry about! Seriously..I usually hate success stories like the one i'm writing but it really is awesome so..Thank you.
Anna, Los Angeles, CA