I joined this community in 2005, when I was dealing with (what I thought at the time was) terrible acne. Looking back, things don't seem so bad. I achieved relatively clear skin with the regimen, though it was not perfect. I wasn't as committed as I should have been (wasn't gentle enough, skipped treatments here and there), but my skin was pretty darn clear. Fast forward to 2016: I'm over 30 and thought I might have "outgrown" of my acne. I started to be concerned about putting BP on my skin every day (long-term effects??) and decided I would try stopping it. I began a new VERY EXPENSIVE face regimen that was supposedly natural, safe and healthy. I started the new skin care line in October and initially was impressed by the results. Then slowly I started noticing clogged pores and tiny whiteheads all over my chin. By November, my skin was getting worse and in December, it really flared up. I have always had hormonal acne, but all of a sudden I was breaking out all the time. New Years eve came around and I looked awful: big, cystic acne on my chin (which has historically been my problem area) and now even on my right cheek - a new location. I was so embarrassed by my appearance on New Years that I quit the fancy skin care line cold turkey and went crawling back to the regimen...only...it's not working for me this time around. At least not quickly. I wish I could remember my first experience with Dan's regimen but it's a little fuzzy. I'm over two months in, and I continue to develop new pimples. It seems like I develop 1-2 large pimples EVERY DAY. And the old red marks and dry, peeling skin are awful. One month ago I began supplementing with zinc. Last week I added in jojoba during the day (because the flaking was so bad) and AHA at night. I still can't eat dinner without my face peeling off. And the pimples just keep coming. Three more today. Tiny spots in the morning that came to a head as the day progressed. Several large cystic spots have been on my chin for weeks and remain hard. I am more depressed than I have ever been in my life and feel so alone. None of my friends, coworkers, or family seem to be going through this - I feel like I'm on an island. Looking in the mirror is torture. And I have some upcoming trips planned where I will be staying with friends - I don't know how I can face them seeing me. I wish I could wake up from this nightmare.