Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Beckman

Peeling like crazy after re-starting regimen?

Recommended Posts

I've been on the regimen for about a year and a half. Recently, however, I've decided to sort of re-start it, using all of Dan's products sold here, and following the regimen exactly.. previously, I didn't use a cleanser, wasn't exactly gentle, and never used a moisturizer at night.

I started this new-and-improved regimen about 2 weeks ago. After using the acne.org cleanser for 2 or 3 days, I noticed extreme dryness, so I dropped it. Haven't used it since. But the dryness persists, and it's pretty bad. I don't want to go out in public (though I do).. I feel like my face is shedding. I use a fair amount of moisturizer after letting the BP dry, with 3 drops of jojoba oil, and usually do another application 5-10 minutes after the first. And yet, my cheeks, jawbone area, and chin are extremely dry and flaky within 45 minutes, and feel really bad throughout the day.

What can I do about this? I know dryness is part of the regimen - I went through it when I first started. But it was never this bad. I purchased a bottle of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser today, which is supposed to be much more mild, and the bottle says it makes the skin retain moisture, so should i start using it now? Or what?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A lot of regimen users have had success with applying a thin layer of jojoba oil before BP.

Also doing an oil massage with jojoba oil, to dislodge flakes and moisturize.

you could give one of those a shot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ Highly recommend the Jojoba massage. After you are done with a lengthy (but gentle) massage, you can continue on with the oil cleanse method (OCM) or rinse off with a gentle water soluble cleanser. Your skin will likely feel loads better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×