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What I'm doing now...

redheadalchemist

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After many trials and tribulations and little success I've decided to try Dan's method. Well, I've altered it a bit at least until I find better products.

So, my regimen looks something like this:

Morning-

Gently rinse off the previous night's BP (neutrogena 2.5%)

Use Dickinson's Witch Hazel on face, neck and chest

Afternoon-

Wash face with St. Ives Green Tea cleanser (contains 2% salicylic acid)

Spot treat with BP

Moisturize with Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer (contains 0.5% salicylic acid)

I generally use a little make up in the afternoon. Mostly just concealer and pressed powder.

Evening-

Wash face with St. Ives Green Tea cleanser (contains 2% salicylic acid)

Use Dickinson's Witch Hazel on face, neck and chest

Slather on the BP

Not exactly what Dan recommends. I've found that my face gets really sticky and oily if I use a moisturizer on top of generous helpings of Benzoyl Peroxide. I intend to mess around with other brands/types of moisturizers and BP. If I am not successful I'll likely order Acne.Org's products.

So far I've seen improvements. What I've found in the past is that BP always works...for a little while. I'm going to keep better track of this regimen to see if it's the BP that is letting me down or if I become less diligent as my skin improves, which, I'm sure, is likely.

I take a number of supplements specifically for my skin. Omega 3-6-9 has helped my skin's moisture levels. I had dry skin previous to taking this and acne products always made it worse. Painfully so. But this has done wonders. My skin is supple and not at all oily. Even the copious helpings of BP haven't dried my skin. :|

I also take 50 mg of zinc everyday. I find I don't feel nauseated as long as I take it with a meal. Has it helped? Well, since I've started taking zinc I have only had one, that's right, just one cyst. While it doesn't seem to have helped with the rest of my acne it's worth it to take since it helps with the painful cysts. And as an added bonus I got over a cold in 36 hours. Woot!

Nothing else I'm taking seems to have made much of a difference. I continue to take them because of their other benefits.



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