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I've finally had enough with acne... I'm starting The Hegimen, here we go!

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The Regimen: Days 1 & 2

LET ME JUST START OFF BY SAYING: I was looking through the blogs on this website, trying to find out about the Regimen and how people react to it, and I read so many blog entries which were filled with "life stories" and "daily activities" of people trying out the Regimen. In my opinion, anybody reading your blog on a website called ACNE.ORG is more interested in your skincare experiences, not your after-school band practice. Therefore, I want to let anybody know that this blog will be solely about my experience with Dan's Regimen, and nothing else. If you are looking for personal opinions and experience with the Acne.org products, then this is the blog you're looking for. Thanks. So surprisingly my order arrived on Wednesday. Three days is pretty impressive to ship from Oakland to New Jersey, way to go USPS. Therefore, Wednesday night was my first crack at the Regimen. So far I've done the process four times, and here's how it has been so far: - The first day, using a "pea-sized" amount of BP, was hard to apply and didn't really cover my whole face. I've increased the amount daily, but it's supposed to take "2-4 weeks" to reach the full amount. - I also used the moisturizer with 4-5 drops of Jojoba Oil that night. I'm glad it was later on in the evening because my face was very greasy-looking, no matter how long I spent letting it absorb. - The moisturizer is too greasy, in my opinion. Last night, it absorbed well, but the other times I have used it, it left a very oily residue and a shiny look. This is even without the added jojoba. - Today I woke up with many small whiteheads, but other than that, my skin has not made any vast changes, not that I expected there to be any. - The only major complaint, besides the greasiness of Dan's moisturizer, is that this evening, about 7 hours after doing the Regimen, my face started to sting and itch unbearably. I didn't want to touch my skin, but since it was so oily, I used a tissue to gently dab my face, which also calmed the itchiness. Luckily, these symptoms are supposed to be expected while undergoing the Regimen. The only thing that I am hopeful of is that as I continue to increase the amount of BP used in the upcoming weeks, the moisturizer will be more readily absorbed into my skin instead of producing and oily residue. P.S. I have not tried the AHA+ yet, because it is recommend to not use AHA+ until your skin is adjusted to the Regimen (after approx. 6 weeks). I will use it once I feel ready, and I hope I can use it as a replacement moisturizer if the current one continues to result in such a greasy mess. QUESTION: Does gently dabbing oily skin with a tissue/toilet paper have a negative effect on skin?




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The Regimen, Day 0: The Purchase

Let me give you a little run down of what this is all about. My name is Mike (say "MY-KUH") and I'm a 17-year-old male (hopefully). I've been dealing with mild to moderate acne since I was in freshmen year of high school. I've tried a bunch of the standard acne stuff: Clearasil, AcneFree, skinID, Stridex pads. I've even tried several different types of prescription acne treatments. But nothing has ever given me what I wanted. Inner peace? No. There has never been a treatment that has fulfilled my ultimate dream of beautiful, clear, PERFECT skin. I look at pictures of myself in middle school, back to those good ol' prepubescent days, and I envy myself for how baby-soft, evenly-toned my skin is. Those were the days before I knew what acne and pubic hair were. So today I took a big step. Several years after since I first visited Acne.org, I finally made the leap into Dan's Regimen. And I mean leap. I went all out, purchasing the Starter Kit, Jojoba Oil, and the AHA+. $64.88 later, and I am official the owner of an Acne.org collection. HOLY CRAP. So here we go I guess. In 7-10 business days (if I last that long), I'll be an official user of Dan's Regimen. I'm just praying it works.