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Hi, I've been on the regimen for over 3 months now, and I'm still struggling with flaking. They're always there when I get up in the morning, and it takes a lot of spot picking to make sure none surface throughout the day. I know what you're going to say: use aha! I use Aha every night as my nightly moisturizer, and still there is no difference. I lather jojoba oil over my face after I cleanse in the morning, and before applying Bp. Is there some mistake I'm making that permits these flakes to exist? Do I have to sleep on my back all night so they don't rub off onto my pillow? I need guidance.

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let me tell you a story.

when i first started the dans regime, after 5 months i was still flaking a lot. I had a beard of flakes then would fall off all over my desk and everywhere I went. it was horrible and embarrassing. everyday flakes and more flakes. i ended up quitting the regime because of it. my acne returned. over 1 year later after failing to rid my acne on other methods i went back on dans regime. this time... NO FLAKES. zero. nada. nothing. not at the first month nor the fifth. I am 2 years in and not a single flakey experience this time, my acne is gone btw.

so why did i get sever flakeage my first time and not the second?

what i did differently:

first experience. i used dans cleaner, dans bp and dans moisturiser (new and old versions). i used the bp twice a day.

second experience. i used only dans bp (ONCE A DAY). i used my own cleanser (i used pine tar soap by christina may) and I actually didn't use any moisturiser at all. because of pure laziness. (i am actually here on these forums today to research a moisturiser to use because i feel it would be better for my skin in the long term but i actually dont really need one)

So perhaps for me, my flake nightmare was avoided by the use of a different cleanser or by the use of bp only once per day. I can't say for certain. but i can say that I am very much so clear.

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When you have bad acne, you can't afford to only apply BP once because it would not be enough to keep the bacteria at bay. It may work for some people that have light/moderate acne, but for the serious sufferers, you need two BP applications a day. So what I suggest is go to a health food store and buy some unrefined/unscented shea butter. Heat a little up in your palm by using a hair dryer. Once the butter is melted, apply it on the affected areas and follow with a paper towel by dabbing off the excess butter. It has worked wonders for me. No more flaking EVER! Shea butter non-comedogenic which means it will never clog your pores so it's perfectly safe to use. It also has tons of beneficial vitamins and uses for your skin. I'm a major advocate of shea butter. Some people call it magic butter because of its skin healing effects.

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Shea butter should be the last thing you apply to your face after your moisturizer is completely dry. It's important that the shea butter is 100% pure with no additives, unrefined and unscented as well.

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CETAPHIL SKIN CREAM. Been using it now for like 3 of the 6 years I've been on the regimen. I use to be flaky a lot too, but with this stuff, seriously ONE application after washing face and applying BP and I don't have to think about it the rest of the day.

It's may seem a little pricey at around 15 bucks for a 16 oz jar, but it takes so little with each application that I've made a jar last almost a year.

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