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New to the Site and about to start DKR

Natalie82

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So, I'm sure there is nothing that I can possibly say that is "new" when it comes to acne. Bottom line: it sucks. I have struggled with it since I was 12...I am now 27 and I'm sure you can already guess that I have literally tried just about everything from Accutane to Proactiv to Exposed to Murad to natural remedies...the list is endless :rolleyes: .

I'm not entirely sure why I started getting acne...I would like to think it was something as simple as me wanting to wear makeup at such a young age, but I was always very good about washing my face so I don't know if I can give makeup that much credit. I also used to drink a glass of milk everyday and I know there is some connection between acne and dairy, but even that hasn't been medically proven. It really makes no sense to me. My parents had immaculate skin so I know it's not genetic...I have thought about trying the "do nothing" routine and I just can't bring myself to do it because it absolutely terrifies me to think of what could become of my face! :(

So in my endless search to find something that works for me I have ended up here at the acne.org website and I was reading through the various success stories with Dan's regimen...so I thought...why not? What can it possibly hurt? I ordered it on Friday and it arrived at my house today so I am itching to get home and start using it. Since I am so impatient, I went to the store and bought the OTC products he recommends so I have already been implementing the steps. I don't really know how I feel about it. I don't think its doing me any harm...no new pimples, but the pimples I currently have aren't going down, nor are they getting any bigger. My face is pretty dry because of the BP, but since I quit wearing foundation about a week ago it isn't very noticeable. Also, I think I will like his BP better because it seems to spread a little easier than the Nuetrogena so I am looking forward to that as well.

Anyway, I thought I would start a blog here tracking my success or failure (LOL) with it. I plan on attaching some pictures to have a little comparison, but we'll see if I can muster up the courage to show complete strangers my various stages of ugliness. :(

Words of encouragement and wisdom are always welcome!



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I'm new to this too!I noticed that you posted Oct 7th, that's actually the 1st day I started on the regimen! yay :- It's nice to know that other people are sharing their experience on what works and etc.We're in this together!

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I'm new to this too!I noticed that you posted Oct 7th, that's actually the 1st day I started on the regimen! yay :- It's nice to know that other people are sharing their experience on what works and etc.We're in this together!
That's right! Thanks for reading too! Are you also keeping a blog? I'd like to read about your experiences as well. :)

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