So I have to update you all on my progress on The Regimen!
I switched from Cetaphil cleanser/moisturizer and a 10% BP(from Clinique) to Dan's products. Towards the end of the first week my skin was going crazy and I had tons of new acne
Product Review: I think the foaming cleanser dried out my skin and I wasn't impressed
BP:Great stuff! Was very spreadable and is a keeper!
Moisturizer: Super thick and made my skin SUPER shiny
So I have switched back to cetaphil Cleanser/moisturizer and use Dan's BP. My face is recovering but is clearing up nicely. Cetaphil is nice and thick (I use two pumps of cleanser and half of one for moistuizer) so there is a great barrier when I cleanse it and the moisturizer is nice and airy so it glides over my skin and is really good!
Mistakes: My skin wasn't red at all from the BP after the first week because I was VERY strict about working my way up slowly but I got a little impatient at the end of the week and used a little too much BP because I wanted to amp up the clearing process. DO NOT DO THAT! I woke up looking like I was a burn victim. It was horrible!! Thankfully with lots of moisturizer I was able to recover fast from that but it was a great learning experience.
I cannot wait to have clear skin! By next week hopefully I will see better results
I am so thankful I found this site! I have tried everything to combat my acne, which has taken up my whole face and is red, inflamed, and is very painful!
I read the entire site before deciding to order the products. But while waiting for them to arrive, I used some of the many products I already have to get a head start on clear skin.
Boy am I glad I did! Cetaphil facewash, clinique BP product (10%), and cetaphil moisturizer were the products I used. I used them for the last two weeks (mail must have been slow!) and my skin DRAMATICALLY improved in the first two days. When I say my face was mad, I don't say it in the lightest terms. But during the last two weeks I have not gotten one new pimple...WHY DIDNT I TRY THIS SOONER! I tried everything under the sun besides accutane(which wasn't an option I wanted to even consider) and this whole time I could have lessened my acne by A LOT!
Turns out, it wasn't the products I was using but the way I was washing my face! I'll admit it, I was a firm believer in the harder you scrubbed and rubbed the cleaner your skin would be! Ahhhhhh I was doing it all wrong!! I picked, I scratched, I rubbed, and touched my skin way more than I should have!
The last two weeks, the ONLY time I touched my face was when I washed my face, which I did SUPER gently, and I let my face AIR DRY after I washed it, and did NOT use a towel to pat "gently". I think that really helped!
My face looks REALLY good! okay, so its not quite ready for a Neutrogena commerical, but guess what I am okay with that as long as everyone isnt staring at my face for the wrong reasons. I might never have "clear" skin but I just want skin that I can live with, and I am on my way and I LOVE it No new blemishes, no active acne, yes LOTS of old blemished but its all good, I look like me again I got my products today in the mail, tried them, and cannot wait to see even better results
Question: Is two full pumps of the moisturizer necessary because it seems like a lot?