I am currently on day 5 of the regimen.
Prior to doing the regimen I was using a prescription Obagi set with BP so my skin is very used to BP. My first week I am using about the amount of BP I think most people would start using at week 4. More than half a finger length.
I am also using AHA at night. AHA seems to help my pimples to fade.
I am experiencing lots of flakes but overall the results from this first week are really encouraging. Some pimples that were very stubborn and have been healing for weeks went away completely in these first five days. Also a lot of pimples came to a head and disappeared in as little as three days which is really amazing for me. It seems like recently they just stick around forever.
I would love to have clearer skin before I travel home for Christmas. I know that is only two and a half weeks away but maybe just maybe since BP is nothing new to my skin this ramping up method will work quickly.
Also, I only have two pimples on my back!!!!!! that is amazing!!!!!!!
I am still taking herbs from my acupuncturist for my gallbladder that are supposed to aid in the healing process of my acne as well. I am still undecided as to if acupuncture is really helping my acne or not. I am following the diet she told me to follow to avoid inflammatory foods that cause acne. But I do not regret going to an acupuncturist because it is a wonderful stress relief and is probably leading me into an overall healthier lifestyle.
I am curious about the dreaded week 2 breakout. Does anyone know why this happens??