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What can I say that hasn't already been said before. My story is like to so many others on here. I am 37 (turning 38 on Saturday). I have been battling acne since... well it feels like since birth. And I was resolved to the fact that I would be battling it until the day I died. I tried everything before your regimen. EVERYTHING!
I have been on the regimen about a week and a half. In that time, I feel like my life has changed. I feel like I have a new hope that I will not wake up everyday depressed over what has grown on my face while I slept. I am not worrying about if I will be able to go out or how much make up I will need to apply or how ridiculous I will look. I don't contemplate re-doing my make up or not going at all. And I haven't cried looking at myself in the mirror in the last week... now I smile!
The texture of my skin has also changed already. My skin doesn't hurt anymore and I feel like a normal person; a person with normal skin.
You have done more than cleared my complexion, you have changed my life. You have alleviated this enormous burden of non-stop stress over pimples.
I have three words: I LOVE YOU! Thank you Dan! Thank you thank you thank you thank you. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!!
Keep up the amazing work! If there's anything I can do to help the cause please tell me. I have already started spreading the word!!
Graciously and sincerely,
p.s. my pics are not great. I realize that to many my "before" doesn't look that bad, but that's because I was cooping myself in the house for weeks before the holidays in the desperate hope that not wearing makeup and applying 10% BP around the clock would help. It helped but also made my skin worse in other ways. My after shot was a few minutes ago... not my best look, but you get the idea :-)
Jennifer, Sarasota, FL
I have struggled with acne from my teenage years on. I started going to the dermatologist when I was 14. During that time, I have been on 2 rounds of accutane and various other treatments. My dermatologist eventually told me that I might always have acne. I was so hopeless. I tried everything, literally. After college, I started paying 80 dollars a month for acne facials that did not really work. I have known about your website for a while and found it extremely helpful in rating products. I did not really research the regimen you suggest for reasons I do not know. However, this summer, I ordered several products from your regimen and I have had fantastic results! I have always been told I was a very "good-looking" person when I had make up on. You have no idea how good it feels to be told I have beautiful skin. Oh, wait, you do know how it feels! I am about to order your aha product and I can't wait to get it in the mail!! Thank you so much for letting all of us acne sufferers know about your solution. I thank God for my new skin everyday. This is to anyone who is struggling with their skin- If you are at the end of your rope, try Daniel's regimen! If it worked for me, it can work for anyone!!!
Erin Pettit, Spartanburg SC
I've been on the Regimen using acne.org products since May 11, 2012 and I cannot even begin to explain how thankful I am for giving these products a chance. It was not something that worked overnight nor was it something that came without side effects. Yes I experienced dryness, redness and itching, but at the end of the day, it cleared me. After about 3 months I was symptom free and by the 5 month mark I was clear.
I tried countless products from all different companies, but this website has made the biggest difference in my life. If you're going to try the Regimen, do NOT give up on it. I persevered, you can too. You are more than just your skin.
Thank you Dan, for everything. Please never discontinue your products! They help so many people.
Abby, Ontario, Canada
Dan your site is wonderful!!! Im so glad I was on the internet that day and found it. Ok I thought there was no hope that I wouldnt have nice skin again. I always had 1 or 2 pimples to deal with but after awhile, I really started to breakout. I dealt with it for a few years. Just yesterday I went buy a store and this person said hi to me and that he remembered that the last time he saw me, I had the chicken pox. I said no it wasnt that. It was my awful acne. He said oh ok but I was glad because it shows my skin was clearing up. and last year, I remember going to a Mc Donalds and the lady at the register mumbled to the other woman "Aww poor girl. She looks like she has a really horrible skin problem. Look at her face!" She probably thought I didnt hear her. I felt bad :( I tried covering up with a lot of makeup, but that day I didn't put any at all. I tried so many products. I realized that if I just follow these simple steps that Dan explained, I was really gonna see a change. I wash my face with a simple cleanser that's not harsh (Neutrogena Fragrance-Free face bar) I use a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide. And a moisturizer that Dan recommended as well (Oil of Olay for sensitive skin). I realized that I'm not the only one that deals with acne. There are many people that go through this. I saw many commercials and different advertisements, that just seem so fake. With this site I read about many people and there acne problems and solutions. I get to see them as they go through the process step by step. Thank u all for sharing your stories and information that has helped me too. Dan, u made me believe in myself again. Thank u so much!!! I admire and appreciate how u have helped many people out there!!!!!
Amanda Rivera, Astoria, NY
I'm pretty much acne free.
When I was a kid, my face was always as clear as a bell. When I got into my mid-twenties, and as my endometriosis worsened, everything went downhill!
I have been through several phases of terrible breakouts. I thought this last one might endure forever. It lasted for over a year. I couldn't clear up my face to save my life. Then, suddenly it took a terrible turn for the drastic worse. I was beside myself. So beside myself that I decided to Google "acne." Score!
After two months of religiously, copiously following the regimen, I was seeing only slight progress. I came back to acne.org and got the advice that led to my victory:
1. Don't quit too soon and
2. Stop wearing makeup.
Giving up the only thing that hid my disastrous acne was hard and yet freeing.
I am 100% acne free and have remained so for about five straight months.
I love you! I love you! Thank you forever!
Allison G., Los Angeles, CA
My story is simple: I was living inside my head all my life, unable to communicate my inner-most feelings toward my family, I internalized everything and the anger and frustration eventually made it's way onto my face. It was strange to me at first that nowhere else on my body had I broken out. It took me years of over cleansing and depression before I addressed my emotional distress.
I found your website when I was finally ready to simplify my regimen. I found results for the first time in ten years with a mixture of your methods and the confidence I needed to succeed. With a regimen for my skin and a new-found empathetic approach to my life, I've allowed my true self to emerge and I am excited about the world I'm able to meet with eye contact and authenticity.
Thank you for your work Daniel. You've helped me so!
Love and Admiration,
Ashley , Richmond, Va
Dan, Where Do I start?
Just like everyone on this site, I was looking for a cure for acne. I have never had acne until about 6 months ago. I started breaking out, mainly on my cheeks. I became so self-conscious and didn’t want to go out as much. I would put so much make up over it, but it still showed. My coworker told me about your Regimen and shared her story with me . I was VERY hesitant because I thought, just another waste of time for my face. I would read the success stories and think; will I ever be able to write one? I started the regimen. I stuck to it to the T and never missed a morning on night… It was quite a roller coaster though In the beginning. My face was flaky I went through a purge, and was dry. By the second month, my face started to calm down a bit. I do have a lot of scars, but I do see them lighten up. I also switched to Bare Minerals makeup that helped me A LOT. Right now, my skin is the clearest it’s ever been in the past 6 months. Yes, I have scars, but they are VERY easy to cover up…I don’t spend hours trying to cover it up…I have people telling me, wow your skin looks great, what did you do? I can’t believe I am sitting here writing my success story. I always wondered if I was going to, because I just didn’t know what would work for me. This did. I am so thankful for your regimen. I use a Natural Face wash, your BP, Cataphyll Lotion, and sometimes add your AHA. People who are reading this, DO NOT GIVE UP…STICK TO IT. I am finishing my 3rd month and that’s when the results started to show. I know you will have the urge to give up at times, but don’t! GIVE IT AT LEAST 3 months and if your ever feeling down about it, come on the site and read the message boards and communicate with people who are going through the same thing. I can’t thank Dan and everyone at acne.org that has helped me so much. I still can’t believe I am writing a success story, when I use to read them every night before I went to sleep to motivate me!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
This is my attempt to clear up my skin for the second time by strictly following the Acne.org regimen. I am not an expert, and all products were purchased with my hard earned money. I am simply sharing my quest for clear skin.