Thankyou,Thankyou,Thankyou!!! After years of not being happy using oral antibiotics I decided I wanted to stop but didn't have the confidence. Your site gave me that confidence and the routine really works. My skin has really improved so once again - THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to echo everyone else on this site who are grateful for your work here. I have had chin zits since I was about 13... one or two a week... large, sometimes painful, unwanted inhabitants. I tried the regimen about 6 months ago. I went to Walgreens, shelled out $10.00 total for the 2.5% bp and a bottle of Cetaphil. After a couple weeks following the step by stem directions, my chin began to clear. In these past six months, I can count on one hand the # of zits I have had. Not bad. Thank you for your work.
Hey! I have been using the regimen for about 2 months now. Initially I started off using BP 2 times a day, and after a few weeks of this noticed my skin was becoming really really dry and believe it or not I was actually breaking out into larger more inflamed pimples on the area that I applied BP. I was actually able to rub off layers of dry skin easily with my face towel while my skin was still wet... Despite all this I knew I shouldn't give up. I decided that it was my skin's way of telling me to calm it down a little-I had never seen it like this before. So, I changed my regimen up a bit. I started using it once a day. This is my regimen in more detail:
cleanse face gently, pat dry.
Apply moisturiser only if needed (if wearing make up afterwards), otherwise let skin "breathe"
drink water and lots of it to help hydrate and flush toxins.
Fully cleanse face gently, make sure all makeup is removed (Purpose cleanser is amazing).
Pat dry and apply a generous amount of BP 5 mins later to the acne area.
NO moisturiser after BP
This was the best thing I did. The redness went away overnight it seems. My Large red pimples weren't as inflamed and my skin was noticably less irritated. Also I noticed with all my pimples the pus was coming to the surface and it was easy for me to burst them (safely of course, with a sterile needle and Q-tip the area with some rubbing alcohol after). I started this 2 weeks ago, and haven't had a new pimple since and I honestly couldn't believe this, It makes me so happy.
For all of you reading this, just remember, you know your skin better than anyone else. If your situation is anything like mine, maybe the regimen is too harsh and you should try what I did. Good luck to all of you. Thank you SO much Dan for making this site- it helped me learn more about my skin, as well as gave me so much emotional support when I was ready to just give up. Also thanks to Brandy for all the advice :)
My husband and I are almost 41 years old and we are both acne sufferers. I had originally bought your acne kit for our 14 year old son who was just starting to get break outs. After seeing his skin clear up I started to use the kit as well. My husband then joined in. We are all extremely happy with the results.
Over spring break my 21 year old niece was mentioning that she could not find anything to clear up her skin. We recommended Acne.org and she ordered right away.
Thank you for making such wonderful products!
Becki, Hanford, CA
YOU ARE THE MAN, DAN!
I have suffered from acne for 17 yrs. I've been to numerous doctors who gave me every antibiotic that was available. The breakouts decreased for a while but never completely satisfied me. I tried Proactiv for a while. There was alot of side effects. The soap was like liquid sand paper which irritated my skin so much I could only use it once a day if I was lucky. After going through the Proactiv routine my face was always red and oily. A year ago I finally got to try Accutane which worked, during the 4 months limited time I could use it. After which my face did start breaking out again and was oily. Although it wasn't as bad as before, it kept me out of the doctor's office for about 8 months. At that time I fell in love with a girl and 2 weeks later BAM, my face got worse than it had been in years. Falling in love must change the chemistry in the body which made my acne worse, I don't know. Anyway, that got me looking on the internet for some info which lead me to your web site. I usually don't try new things, always thinking they probably won't work but the way you explained how acne forms and how your regimin works made alot of sense. I started using the Basis soap and nuetrogena BP and it actually worked. A week ago I started using your products and they are alot better. I love your products. Please don't stop making them. I need them. Your soap doesn't dry my skin out as much as the bar soap. I work in a factory and sweat alot. When using the nuetrogena BP it clunks up on my skin but your BP is clear and I don't have any problems. Using your regimin also has stopped my face from getting oily for the first time since my face started breaking out, other than when I was on Accutane. Thanks Dan. Good luck on your future endeavours! I'm looking forward to trying out your moisturizer when you get it ready.
Jason, Blacklick, Ohio
Thought I would send my thanks from the other side of 'the pond'. I am 27 and started to break out with acne about 18 months ago. It was upsetting as I had always had very clear skin even through my teens.
I had tried several products but the problem seemed to worsen. I was eventually put onto antibiotics for 2 months. This made no difference. I then found this website out of desperation. It was a little difficult to find the equivalent products on the British market but I tried to find items with similar ingredients. I now use a gentle Neurogena Clear Skin Facial Wash, followed by Neurogena Oil Free moisturiser (now used before I apply the Benzoyl Peroxide to avoid dryness). Within a matter of days my skin started to clear up. I have now been using the Regimen for nearly 6 months. It's been fantastic and people comment on how nice my skin is. I do get the very occasional spot but I can now easily cope with that! I'm off on a holiday to Italy tomorrow and will feel confident to go without my make-up and catch some rays.
Susannah, Warrington, England
Thank you so much for posting the regimen on your site. My daughter had been working through the dermatologist's recommendations for a year with concentrations of topical antibiotics and retin-A increasing to the maximum. Her skin would clear for awhile, but the acne would return with greater vengeance. By the summer she again had dozens of inflamed spots covering her chin and forehead. If she saw improvement, it was limited to one or two days each month. In addition, she had a great deal of drying, flaking, and crusting from the medications.
However, her skin was so bad that we saw no option but to begin oral tetracycline. We didn't want to do this because we are concerned about the possibility of long-term risks, particularly in light of recent research correlating antibiotic use and breast cancer.
As I was preparing to call the dermatologist to get the tetracycline prescription, I checked the web one more time and found your site. My daughter was very skeptical, but willing to try anything. WITHIN ONE MONTH HER SKIN HAD IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY. She followed your instructions exactly and her skin has continued to clear, with no drying, flaking, or crusting, and she has very sensitive skin. Breakouts are now limited to three or four spots each month and they are gone in one or two days. Ninety-five per cent of the time her skin is clear, smooth, and beautiful.
I too have read some of Chopra's books and appreciate your spiritual perspective on assisting others. You have certainly provided an important service to us, and perhaps helped save my daughter from more serious health concerns later in her life that could result from the long-term use of oral antibiotics or Accutane. The improvement has been almost miraculous and we are deeply grateful to you.
Thank you Dan, because of you and this website my skin is now clear. As in NO PIMPLES (except for a few nose blackheads, but really, what acne sufferer would care about that). Thank you thank you thank you!!!
I am a young woman who has had acne since she was twelve. I know what a toll it takes on your self esteem and confidence. My acne was mild most of my life but became moderate in my early twenties, mainly concentrated in the chin area. I felt unattractive all the time, and I thought about my skin constantly--it genuinely took over my life. Now I hardly think about my skin at all. I don't have to worry about my roommates seeing my face in the morning or about when I can exercise without makeup on without anyone seeing my skin. I don't have to worry about resting my chin in my hand or changing pillowcases every night because now that I'm on the regimen those things don't matter.
I've always wished to be able to feel confident & attractive without makeup on. Now I NEVER WEAR MAKEUP (except on my eyes--no foundation or concealer whatsoever). That saves me time and money, but beyond all these things I really feel so much more free. Some people think acne is just a skin condition, but it isn't--if you have bad acne it takes over your whole life. If affects so many things that you do and think.
I really encourage anyone having doubts right now to go on the regimen. If you're worried about the harshness of BP--that does suck at first. My skin was red and flaky for several weeks. But please don't be put off by that. My only regret in this whole thing is that it took me so long to try the regimen. My skin could have been clear so much sooner.
Jess, Victoria, BC, Canada
I just wanted to say a big thank you, it has taken me a long time to clear up my acne, and once I started using the regime I noticed my face cleared up instantly. Even though my skin wasn't that bad to begin with, it really smoothed my skin. My family has clearly noticed the difference. Just wanted to say a huge thank you! This has been the only product that has actually worked.
Laura, Sydney, Australia
I do not know how you did this-such a simple thing that no dermatologist with all of their schooling has EVER come to close to. I am 43 -yes 43- and had suffered from acne most of my life. It was mild in the teen years and exploded when I hit my late 20's and 30's. I went to dermatologists for years and spent $1000.00's. I begged and pleaded to be put on accutane and finally one derm agreed to do so. Miracle drug at the time. My face went through the initial awful breakout then cleared and I had the most beautiful skin. Some of the oil returned and a few breakouts happened, but for 10 years it was mostly problem free. Then 3 weeks ago-it started all over. All of the old feelings returned. Depression and anxiety set in. I thought for sure I had out grown it, but I was wrong. It was back. Desperate as we all are I turned to the net to find out what was new in the last 10 years AND ALSO made a dermatology appointment. GOD must have directed me to your site as we all know there are a ton of acne sites. I printed off your info and took it with me to my appointment. He slowly moved your info across the table back to me and said his wife had gone to school with one of the makers of Proactive at Stanford and that there were a lot of people out there trying to cash in on BP. Well, he didn't know you Dan. It was obvious to me you were not out for the $$ from the first time I read your site. I am 4 days in and while I feel like I may jinx myself for writing this, I want you to know my skin tone changed right away and I am clearing. I hope you do make a ton of money as we are all more savvy consumers and know the solution does not always come in pill form. I will be telling everyone about this.