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1 Year Update

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So I haven't posted on here in forever, but I recently passed my one year anniversary with the Regimen and I don't know what happened, but it's almost as if my skin randomly became immune to this whole thing.

If I was talking to you on this past New Year's Eve, I'd have nothing but glorious reviews for the Regimen. Months and months of clear silky skin, with nothing left but a few tiny unnoticeable scars. Well on New Years DAY, just hours after going to bed with the same clear skin I'd been looking at for months, I woke up with two fresh new pimples. Noticeable ones, one on each cheek. I thought it was weird, but maybe I hadn't gotten enough sleep, maybe it was hormones or I was getting my period. Well it's almost 20 days later, my period has come and gone and I now have 5 noticeable pimples, including the two original ones which have gone down but the redness is still there. 

I'm just so baffled by this whole thing, I have NO idea what's going on. The weirdest part is that it started on almost the exact day of my one year anniversary (January 2nd), not the way I wanted to start my new year. I haven't changed anything. I've never eaten too healthy or exercised or anything, but with the new year I actually started trying to be healthier- so if anything, the healthy foods should be improving my skin, not making it worse. The regimen itself hasn't changed at all- I use BP, AHA+ and my Cetaphil lotion with the oil every day, morning and night- same as I've been doing for almost a year. I've never skipped a single day- granted, I've probably applied the Regimen less than 6 hours apart on some days, and sometimes I am a little quick with it and I don't use two FULL pumps of the BP, but I still use enough for me and my skin, and it's what's been working for me for so long.

Now it seems these past few weeks I keep waking up with a new pimple- it's been forever since I even had ONE pimple! Yes, I've gotten maybe one small red spot a week before my period or something, but it always goes away within a day or two. I haven't had these stingy asshole pimples since I first started the Regimen and so I really just don't understand this and it's so frustrating. 

Now since I'm so scared and I can't afford to have breakouts again, I'm using extra of everything, and I'm applying it extra softly and at least 8 hours apart. This doesn't seem to be doing anything. I'm even changing my pillowcase tonight in case that's the reason.

But yeah, just a warning for all you who think it's going great- you might get to your year anniversary and take 3 steps back, for no apparent reason. If these pimples don't go away soon I don't know what I'm going to do. I don't know if my skin's become immune to it or what, because it doesn't even really burn or anything anymore. I just hope these will go away because up until now the Regimen has been amazing to me. If anyone's had this problem I'd really appreciate any feedback or tips.



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Im waiting for my regmen to get mailed to me but what you said in your post is what im nervous about. I dont want my acne to suddenly come back when i stop using it or if my skin gets immune to it. Did you get any kinda response from anyone about it? 

I really hope it settles down again for you. Please let me know if you got any explanation for it. Thanks. 

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On January 28, 2016 at 3:58 PM, rubyh said:

Im waiting for my regmen to get mailed to me but what you said in your post is what im nervous about. I dont want my acne to suddenly come back when i stop using it or if my skin gets immune to it. Did you get any kinda response from anyone about it? 

I really hope it settles down again for you. Please let me know if you got any explanation for it. Thanks. 


Yeah, I haven't gotten any responses about it but I would still say that the Regimen is worth a shot. Either way my skin looks better than when I started, and for a while it was pretty much completely clear. It has now been over 2 1/2 months and the pimples that I got on New Year's Day are still visible- they're not a bump at all, just small spots where they used to be and they've been kind of impossible to get rid of. But in the beginning I started with lots of pimples and marks and almost my entire face was cleared, so I'm guessing with time the marks for those pimples will go away too. I still get an odd pimple or two but most of the time they go away fast. The only explanation I can think of for getting them is by doing the Regimen wrong, for example, not putting enough of something, not doing it gentle enough, or skipping a morning or night all together. I don't usually use 2 full pumps of anything and a lot of the time I rush through it, so maybe that's why.

Good luck to you, I hope everything works out! Edited by hotspace

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