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Dan's Regimen: Month 1



Hey readers!

So I began Dan's Regimen on February 8th, 2013 and I have been keeping track of my progress on my phone. The Regimen includes being extremely gentle, and using large amounts of cleanser, moisturizer, and benzoyl peroxide. By the time I started this, cysts were already coming back since the time I finished Accutane. Also, I was having weekly breakouts of cysts mainly on my jaw line. For more information, please go check out http://www.acne.org/regimen.html

Month 1

Week 1: Many whiteheads, itchy, breakout on jawline

Week 2: Itchy, less pimples, redness, right cheek breakout

- I want to say that the first two weeks were very hard. It was very itchy and I was so red. I would recommend doing the regimen a hour before you sleep. So your skin is calmed down by the time you sleep. As I could not sleep one night because of the itchiness.

Week 3: Major breakout whole week, no more itchiness/redness

- I think this week was when my initial breakout peaked. I was so depressed and actually felt emotionally insecure like I did before I went on Accutane. However, the jojoba oil (I will talk about this in another post) I ordered came in and the redness disappeared; at least one good thing.

Week 4: This week will end on March 8th. I can't believe the change, my cheeks are totally clear and I has like only one active pimple the whole week. I got a cyst on like the 4th day but that is only one and I can live with it.

I want to say that I was VERY skeptical of this when I began as I used benzoyl peroxide for spot treatments in the past. However, even that had caused irritation and dryness. I will tell you not to worry, because my skin is not peeling or itchy as long as I take it of it. I mean your skin will definitely need time to adjust to the BP so I recommend starting with a very small amount of BP.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more updates. I will make posts relating to the Regimen before month 2. Hopefully I will be fully clear by month 3!

- Austin


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