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BCT skin update!

I'm three weeks into BCT and they let us use our phones today! As for my skin,, once I incorporated the green tea moisturizer and vaseline into my regimen, it began to get dramatically clearer. On june 7 when I left I had five pimples and a bunch of red marks. By the time I started bct the following week (reception week isn't really bct) my skin tone was a lovely olive with very faint marks. Most of the pimples disappeared on their own, and I popped one that was ready to be popped. But then abou

misspiggie

misspiggie

07/04/11

 

Proactiv's Cons

Before I talk about Proactive's cons, I'd like to discuss the other free product I received with my shipment, which was the Refining Mask. I opted to get this one because I remembered seeing it in the commercials. Directions suggest applying it twice a week to your face after cleansing, letting it sit for ten minutes, and then washing it off and continue with steps two and three (toner and BP). The active ingredient in the mask is sulfur, but it doesn't smell that offensive. It definitely isn't

misspiggie

misspiggie

06/05/11

 

My ProActiv Review!

My Proactive arrived last Thursday, May 26, and I began using it immediately. I chose the Green Tea Moisturizer as one of my free gifts because I'm running out of my Juice moisturizer and I'd like to try one that is potentially cheaper. The BP cleanser, step one, has tiny beads in it, so it's really more of scrub than a cleanser. The directions state to rub it around for a minute or two, so I always count to sixty while gently rubbing it around my face. Dan didn't give the beads a favorable revi

misspiggie

misspiggie

06/01/11

 

Pizza Face.

I'm horrified. Absolutely horrified. I guess it's been just about exactly a month since I've been able to use all three MC products, and my skin is paying dearly. Tiny whiteheads EVERYWHERE. My forehead, my hairline, my jawline, even on the tip of my nose. Last Thursday I went to the MC website to see if I could order a new kit and a box popped up saying they're reformulating their bottles or product or something so shipments are delayed. I guess I'm not the only one to notice the problems with

misspiggie

misspiggie

05/24/11

 

Giving Up

On Max Clarity that is. Since before April 25 I haven't used the MC benzoyl peroxide, and about two weeks ago I bought Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser to use instead of the MC BP foaming body wash. I called MC again today to find out where the FUCK my order is and they said they aren't shipping out new orders and will issue me a refund of my $26! Which I have yet to receive. Tonight, I'm going to just phase it out completely. I'll try using witch hazel again. The thing is, my skin i

misspiggie

misspiggie

05/17/11

 

Damn Max Clarity

I called on April 25 to order a new batch of Max Clarity. Nearly TWO weeks later it still isn't here. So yesterday I called to ask when my order was coming through, and I was told that due to high demand all orders weren't being shipped for two weeks! My products have apparently been sitting in a warehouse somewhere, not being shipped to me, because of high demand. INFURIATING. I have little tiny pimples and my boyfriend keeps telling me I should get Proactiv. Luckily the vaseline is doing its j

misspiggie

misspiggie

05/07/11

 

Attack of the Red Marks

Last week (two weeks ago?) my MC BP stopped working. Without BP, I started putting ACV (apple cider vinegar) on my face. That was the ONLY change I made to my routine. I broke out! ( I called MC and had them ship me a new kit, so that should arrive this week. In the meantime, I got a facial last Wednesday and the lady popped all my zits and put a bunch of creams and stuff on my skin. Now, if I touch it, it's nice and smooth. But the red marks are horrendous! I've been putting vaseline on which

misspiggie

misspiggie

05/01/11

 

Smooth Sailin'

The marks become fainter and lighter every day. I haven't been writing so much recently because there isn't much to say! If I skip a day of MC, I might get a teeny-tiny zit, which goes away once MC is resumed, and that's how I know MC is working. Last week I got my new Insanity: The Asylum workout, and I've been doing that plus following the meal plan, which emphasizes a lot of vegetables and lean protein. I've been eating so many vegetables this past week! My skin looks bright and even, especia

misspiggie

misspiggie

04/23/11

 

Vaseline + MC = Winning

My face is so smooth every day when I wake up due to increased amounts of vaseline on my skin at night. It's almost paradoxical that a substance so greasy could be so beneficial to oily, acne-prone skin, but it's true. I'm still taking periodical photobooth pictures of my face so I can see the good vaseline has done. Just a little over eight weeks until I ship out!!

misspiggie

misspiggie

04/08/11

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05/01/12

 

I love Max Clarity

What can I say? They make a good product. My skin looks so much better than on Dan's regimen. Even better, ALL my bacne is gone! I was on birth control for one month, and while it didn't really affect my face my back is pimple-free. There are some red marks but I anticipate them to go away in time.

misspiggie

misspiggie

03/22/11

 

Ordered Max Clarity.

Today, I went to the mail room at my school and told them to send back the package containing $70 worth of Dan Kern products. Then I ordered another kit of Max Clarity. Everyone keeps telling me how good my skin has been looking--my roommates, my friends, my boyfriend. I never should have believed that stupid Max Clarity thread and all the negative things people said about it. I know my skin, and I know I need the combination of salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide to truly heal it. Max Clarity

misspiggie

misspiggie

03/15/11

 

Looking better!

My face is already looking better on day two of Max Clarity. I can tell the stubborn pimple on my right cheek is healing, and the smaller one on my right cheek is almost completely flattened. My boyfriend also noticed my improving skin. MC is so quick and non-messy; I don't care how much more expensive it is if it WORKS. Also I finally purchased legit Vaseline in a little tub today to try on the red marks. I got that bad pimple several days ago, and twice a day I religiously applied that stupi

misspiggie

misspiggie

03/06/11

 

Bullshit.

Fuck this shit. FUCK THIS SHIT. I want to rip my hair out. I have THREE pimples and they are not going away they're only getting worse! I keep going through cycles, I get a zit, it heals, another one pops up to replace it! AHHH! I still have MaxClarity products, I was clear on MC so I'm going back to that and if I can go two weeks without a zit I'm STICKING with it and returning Dan's shit!

misspiggie

misspiggie

03/04/11

 

Improving

The zits are all gone, and maybe it's just me but I think the red marks are looking better. So now I know, I need to stick with Dan's regimen, as much of a pain in the ass it is....I can't deny the effectiveness of his BP and face wash, Dan has really created some quality products. As for the moisturizer, I don't hate it so much anymore. I wish it didn't take forever to sink in but I could say the same thing about the BP. A few days ago I received an email saying it was almost time for my auto-s

misspiggie

misspiggie

02/27/11

 

Frustrated

What the hell is going on?? I developed three tiny whiteheads, so on Sunday night and Monday I used Witch hazel with moisturizer. Woke up this morning to a larger whitehead near my hairline and oily skin I haven't seen in years! I'm back on Dan's regimen. This is awful.

misspiggie

misspiggie

02/23/11

 

Pimples are back

Aaahhhh. So I began using diluted apple cider vinegar and my Juice and Pore Perfecting Moisturizers, and by last night I had three pimples. One in the spot I popped a week ago, and two more on my right cheek. Granted, the ones on my right cheek are very, very tiny, but they're still there. So last night I did Dan's regimen again. I guess I have to stick with it? I need to get rid of these scars! I don't think the Aquaphor was breaking me out because I put it on all the scars all over my face and

misspiggie

misspiggie

02/15/11

 

Week Three

Starting on Sunday night, due to extraneous conditions, I have not been able to do the Regimen in full. At most I've used the face wash. Otherwise, I've stuck to witch hazel twice a day, Juice moisturizer at night, and Pore Perfecting moisturizer during the day. And I like it! I like it better than the regimen. It's faster, less messy, my face feels better. I'm only going to use Dan's BP on my back. My skin is pimple-free. And whatever happened to those two pimples I popped according to the met

misspiggie

misspiggie

02/09/11

 

I Take Back Anything Nice I Said About This Moisturizer

Now I know why everyone hates the new DK moisturizer so much. At the beginning of this week I started using two full finger lengths of BP. Very Quickly I had to up my moisturizer amount to two full pumps. Yesterday morning I woke up and the skin around my mouth was a flaky mess! AND, this may be related to my using the cleanser to remove eye makeup, but my eye skin is dry and wrinkly even though I'M ONLY TWENTY-ONE and have been carefully using the moisturizer as an under-eye cream while ensurin

misspiggie

misspiggie

02/05/11

 

End of Week One

Yesterday marked one full week of me using DK products. To commemorate this occasion my skin looked blotchy and began to break out slightly--one small pimple above my lip, another in the cesspool on the left side of my face, and the one remaining pimple near my right hairline. So last night I applied a finger and a half's worth of BP, and one and a half pumps of moisturizer, skipping the ACV. This morning my skin appeared much clearer and smoother, although all pimples were still present; howeve

misspiggie

misspiggie

02/01/11

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02/02/11

 

The burning!

I didn't notice it as much the first few days, but I've slowly been increasing the BP amount used and my eyes have been BURNING every time! It's the strangest thing, and I don't recall reading anywhere on this site that burning eyes is a potential side effect. Last night I took extra special care to ensure that I wasn't getting any BP in or near my eyes, but still they burn and water! The moisturizer burns slightly when I apply it, but I don't mind that at all. A couple of days ago I exercised a

misspiggie

misspiggie

01/28/11

 

Day Two on Dan's Regimen

On Sunday night I picked up my package of DK products from my mom's house and brought it to college with me. Today will be my second full day of using them. I cannot be effusive enough in my praise for this stuff! The wash is unlike any other face wash I've ever tried. It foams easily and, once dry, my skin looks and feels so soft and bright. The BP gel glides on smoothly and doesn't make my skin red or itchy. I'm attributing my lack of negative side effects to the fact that my skin is already a

misspiggie

misspiggie

01/25/11

 

Unbelievable

So all my acne is gone. I have no more facial zits and I haven't even started using Dan's products yet! I went on a school trip to Texas this past week, just got back to college yesterday. While I was there I ran out of Max Clarity so I used soap to wash my face and then applied AcneFree Terminator 10 twice daily because in the past it's worked on red marks. In the mornings I used Clean & Clear Pore Perfecting Moisturizer along with Maybelline 24-hour concealer and Bare Minerals Matte makeup

misspiggie

misspiggie

01/23/11

 

On my back, and other thoughts

While the skin on my face only became acne-ridden shortly before my seventeenth birthday, I've suffered from bacne since I was fourteen at least. I can remember being fourteen at camp and getting ready for a toga party. We were only supposed to wear sheets as "togas", and my bacne was so bad I tried to cover it with concealer! When I was fifteen and had very long hair, I'd only wear a tank top if my hair was down to cover my back. As I got older I met more girls with bacne who weren't ashamed of

misspiggie

misspiggie

01/09/11

 

Clearing up?

My acne.org stuff hasn't arrived but my skin seems to be clearing up from Max Clarity! I'm shocked, I was only using this stuff because I'm home from college and ran out of my normal 10% BP and didn't want to buy more since I have more tubes at college. I bought MaxClarity in late November after reading through some of the pages of the MC thread on this website. Day one, it seemed to be clearing up my skin, but by day four I was breaking out worse than ever so I decided it wasn't strong enough

misspiggie

misspiggie

01/07/11

 

The Beginning

Ever since September '10 my skin has slowly been getting worse. For almost two years, since December '08, my skin had been clear due to my twice daily routine of Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser followed by AcneFree Terminator Ten (10% BP). If I had bad pimples, I'd incorporate 2% salicylic acid. I never used a moisturizer because I was afraid of breaking out. All of a sudden, my regular mode of acne attack became too harsh for my skin. I bought an expensive moisturizer, tried MaxC

misspiggie

misspiggie

01/06/11

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