So, I haven't posted in almost 5 months because the last time I logged in I was in my way to recovery, so nothing very interesting was happening. After I finally got the hang of it, for the first time in my life I started seeing real results. The Regimen works, at least it did for me. In March I was still using a finger's lenght of Dan's BP twice a day, and even with the moisturizer and the jojoba oil, I was still experiencing dryness and peeling. So I brought it down a notch and currently
So, I didn't write anythine since I started over. Today I am in Day one of Week 5, and I think things are finally starting to work out. I am now using a full finger's length of BP twice a day, and moisturizing with Olay plus jojoba oil. The dryness isn't nearly as bad as it was last month, and although my skin is peeling a little, it isn't as unsightly as it used to be and I don't feel tight or burning sensation. Although I still have the marks on my forehead from the previous massive brea
So, after a break of almost 4 days, my skin recovered elasticity and felt comfortable again, and although I still had a few flakes of dead skin here and there, I decided to start over with The Regime. I started getting new zits on my temples and upper lip, ew. Ok, so I started three days ago, this is now Day 3 of Week 1 and I am using only a little over a pea-sized amount of 2.5% BP, once a day. Then, I use Revlon ColorStay 24h foundation, applied with a new sponge, to cover up scars and
I made a mistake. I got greedy and upped my BP dosage too much and this week my skin has been cracking and peeling constantly. It feels like I am wearing a stiff mask. I checked again the dosage and it seems I was using twice the recommended amount of BP. No wonder! According to Dan's recommendation, I should stop The Regimen completely and give my skin a few days to recover. After that I should be able to start over with a much smaller amount of BP. I'm so disappointed.
I've been sticking to The Regime as close as I can, I think I am not as gentle as I'm supposed to be when applying the products, so that's probably why it's taking me a little longer than usual to see results. I have the bad habit of touching my face, which doubtlessly contributed to worsen my acne over the years. I have tried, and somewhat succeeded, to touch my face less, but I still have a ways to go. Today I'm starting Week 4, so I increased the amount of 2.5% BP. My skin continues to
OK, it's been two more frustrating days, but I applied a honey mask to see if it helped things. It felt nice because it relieved the skin dryness a little. Today, the zits on my forehead look a bit better, they are not swollen anymore but they're still red. My jawline and cheek areas are looking pretty good, except for the skin peeling, which I think will eventually go away. My eyelids have also been dry since I started The Regimen, nowadays I have to apply an extra layer of jojoba oil, in addit
Week 3, Day 2. I haven't had any new breakouts on my jawline and cheeks for a few days, but my forehead is breaking out something awful. This sucks. Washed pillowcases and towels, and will be changing them more often. Hope this helps. :-/
I am writing this mainly to have all my notes about my experience with the Regimen in the same place. At this point in my life I am 34 years old and I've been struggling with acne for several years. I would say acne was not a very big problem in my teenage years, but from my 20's on I noticed a significant worsening, possibly due to more and more years on the hormone rollercoaster that is the menstrual period. Typically, I experience breakouts about a week before my period, and then they m