I have put this off long enough and I had to write to tell you what a HUGE difference your regimen has made for me. My story is similar to so many, I am a 41 year old female and I have had acne since 12. Most of my adult life my acne has been mild but always there. I have tried countless products; over the counter and anything else that seemed reasonable, cleansing diets and such. Although I do believe what a person eats is important for their overall health, I could not cure my acne through diet alone. Although most of my adult life it wasn't terribly bad, about 6 months before starting your regimen I started getting one or two really ugly BIG zits every few weeks or so. Considering it takes a few weeks for them to go away, well...
Finally I said enough is enough! I vowed that I would start using different products, trying them one by one until I found one that worked for me. I tried Proactiv and got decent results but was so turned off by their force the product down your throat marketing as well as running out of one product and still having lots of another in the "package". I found my way to your website and decided to try it. I am very independent and like doing things "my way" but decided after about 28 years of acne that I could try it "your way" for at least a couple of months. I am overjoyed to report that it works! I have being doing the regimen for over 8 months and have had tremendous results. My skin stays very clear with a rare small pimple every couple of months. I use your BP and the Purpose liquid cleanser and the Neutrogena alpha hydroxy moisturizer. I am anxiously awaiting your moisturizer and planning to try your cleanser next time I order. I usually order the BP tubes 6 or so at a time. Your regimen is economical but most of all works incredibly well.
May your good karma bring blessings your way!
Mari, Pleasanton, CA
I came across your website yesterday night just before going to sleep and started the regimen right away. Now I just woke up and can see the amazing difference! Whiteheads that had been lingering under my skin for like a month on my forehead have just disappeared overnight!!
I sill have some on the cheeks but overall, my face is clearer and the surface is not as bumpy as yesterday night. I can't wait to see the result tomorrow!!
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
I am a medical student at yale and have studied acne for years, not for scholarly reasons but beacuase I have it. I had found some mild success with proaktiv, but it was expensive and i still had breakouts. Using your regimen my face is the best it has ever been, and I thank you for providing a forum for people to exchange ideas and stories, and giving me one less stress in my busy life. I am very gratefull.
Naseem, New Haven, CT
Thank you so much!! I am 38 years old and have suffered from cystic acne for as long as i can remember. It was never severe, but I always had a few huge zits on my chin. They took at least a month to heal, and as soon as one went away, another was there to take its place. I tried everything to get rid of my problem from prescription medicines like retin-a to laser and microdermabrasion. These treatments helped temporarily, but nothing cured the problem. I tried your program because it made sense and i had nothing to lose, especially since your products are so reasonably priced. Believe it or not, I have not had one of those nasty zits in over 6 months. I am astounded. I want to thank you for making your information and products available at such reasonable cost. You really saved my skin!!!
Just wanted to tell you how happy I am to have found this site. I read the entire "get clear" section and have been following your advice for 2 weeks. I have acne under my chin and on my neck, which has been for the last 2 years after giving birth. Prior to that I had teenage acne. No matter what I seem to have used for the recent acne has not worked. I had tried 10% BP, BIG mistake. It was very irritating and caused itching, etc. Salacytic acid(sp?) did nothing.
I am happy to report that after 2 weeks I have seen tremendous results. I only wish I had found your site sooner. It is easy to understand info and very supportive of the emotional side of acne as well.
I also want you to know that I am posting your website on the Beauty Banter community online at QVC.com. It is where mostly women post their finds on beauty and skincare. There has been quite a bit of posts on acne recently, so I will share your site on there.
Dear Dan, I am a twenty-two year old male, and I cannot tell you how grateful I am for having run across your regimen. Like you, I too had used accutane before (and only as the final straw in my ten-plus year fight with acne). And, like you, it completely took care of my acne--for less than a year, when it all came back, and worse, leaving more scars than I ever had gotten pre-accutane. (As an aside, has anyone ever heard of scarring that became worse post-accutane?) In any case, I was feeling fairly frustrated and hopeless when I came across your benzoyl peroxide regimen. After having used it for four months, my skin is basically completely clear, and the scarring has stopped. Now I have to figure out how to rid myself of these horrible scars, but if it hadn't been for you and your advice, I might have even more of these awful things to deal with. My sincerest thanks for you help; I am sure your selflessness in promoting your ideas free online has touched many people as it has touched me. Sincerely,
Matthew, Rosamond, CA
I had relatively clear skin up until my mid 20s, a pimple here and there but nothing too problematic. Then all of a sudden around 26 I began developing problem skin. I was dealing with 4-10 pimples on a regular basis and constantly oily. My chin became a problem area, I had an embarrassing cluster of pimples that was seemingly permanent. I also had terrible hyperpigemantation scaring. I would sit out of events or find myself self conscious in my interaction with others, concerned that they were staring at my imperfect skin.
At first I convinced myself I had inherited terrible skin from my mother. After a conversation with my boyfriend, where he said "But you always have pimples" I decided to do something. Then I focused on my diet and other things that did not work. The Acne.org regimen was my final plea after reading that Proactiv sucks. I was impatient and didn't want to wait for Dan's regimen to arrive, so I purchased the store brought products he recommended. It wasn't immediate, BUT gradual and within about 3 weeks I began to see improvement. It wasn't totally clear, but at that time I switched from the Purpose cleanser to Cetaphil. My skin is nearly perfect now. I'm almost crying as I type this because having clear skin is something I never thought I would have.
I currently use the Cetaphil cleanser, Neutrogena On the spot, and the Oil of Olay sensitive moisturizer. In all actuality though I have gone from using on the spot daily, to maybe once a month if that, because my skin is that clear now.
Thank you DAN!!!!
Tonya, Brooklyn, NY
Around. . . what, 16-17 weeks ago. . . while I was sick of taking minomycin with little or no effect, I turned to the Internet. I found Dan's regimen, and reacted with what - skepticism? - as to how my skin would miraculously heal.
However, my routine of Cetaphil soap + Benzoyl Peroxide 5% + Cetaphil moisturiser (plus, I've been extremely physically active this year. . . but that's another story), over the course of around a month and a half managed to significantly quell my acne problem. My cheeks were getting bumpy and purple, I was constantly getting blind pimples and sore, squeezable pimples. Now, the only spots on my cheeks are fading purple marks from my pimples. I'm 17 and having suffered from acne since I was around 13 - with it being the worst this year and the last (and my acne is hereditary) - this regimen has finally brought my acne under control. I've only had small breakouts since beginning the regimen and recently people have commented - to my delight - as to how much my skin has cleared up recently. I've only had a few pimples on my forehead in months.
Acne is no longer a persistant worry. I still have the marks, I still have SOME pimples - but I'm so happy as to the results. Thanks.
Daniel, Sydney, Australia
I still can't believe how a simple product can work this well. In terms of effectiveness, this is as good as anything else including accutane. But when you factor in side-effects and cost, this beats everything else including accutane. I wish it was around when I was 16 before I developed my scars :(
After 8 weeks on the regimen, my skin is almost perfectly clear! I still have a little light scarring but I've only had one or two pimples in the past month. I started seeing results after 3 weeks and significant improvement after 5 or 6. If you don't see results soon, keep trying - it seems like some people's skin takes longer to adjust.
I use cetaphil cleanser and lotion and dan's bp lotion, but when my cetaphil runs out I plan on ordering the whole regimen. I also use dan's aha lotion which seems to be helping. My skin still gets pretty dry and flaky but its getting better.
I used proactiv for about a year - it worked pretty well - but it started irritating my skin and causing breakouts. I also use bare minerals powder, which is really a miracle product - it evens out skin and covers red spots.
I definitely recommend dan's regimen! it seems to work well for almost all skin types and as long as you follow the steps consistently and are very gentle with your skin, its great!!