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Four years on Regimen -- Not Working Anymore, Tips?

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Here's the background info:

Started regimen a long, long time ago. About four years ago. After 5ish months on it I was baby face clear and stayed that way for about half a year. Mind you, during this time I could eat ANYTHING and not be affected. It was a good time.

Flash Forward to now, my skin isn't that great. It's typically a week long breakout (1-2 zits a day, for a week) follow by a week of healing/red spots, followed up by two-three days of clear, nice looking skin. Only to break out and start the process all over again.

I eat a really, really restrictive diet. No grains of any kind, no dairy, caffeine, eggs, nuts, sugars, potatoes, or high GI foods. I drink a ton of water and keep my carbs down, nothing to cause acne here.

I recently started dating a beautiful woman and want to be able to have consistently clear skin again. I made a derm appt and I’m open to just about everything at this point. Even a very, very low dose of Accutane.

Current Regimen:
- Ceve Hydrating face wash (Acne.org cleansor is too harsh for my skin)
- 2% BHA (No longer doing this, too much for skin to handle)
- Acne.org BP
- Ceve face lotion
- Redness reducing creme (day) Jojoba oil (night).

Type of acne:
- Hormonal, I'm an 18 year old male. Enough said.
- Lots and LOTS of clogged pores. Squeeze just about anywhere on my skin and a pile of sebum will pop out (gross, I know).

Open to all suggestions. Dans Regmien used to work wonders for me. From getting a prescription to the crazy trick that worked for you -- I need some ideas because I'm tired of acne.

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You answered your own question my friend. You stated that you had clear skin when you were on the regimen. Your current regimen is nowhere close to the traditional acne.org regimen. 

There is a 99% chance that if you practice a LOT of patience and do the following you will fight off the acne:

-Get Dan's BP, Mosturizer, and cleanser and stop using ANYTHING else on your face

-The emphasis on avoiding irritation could not be said enough. The only time you should ever tough your face is with CRAZY GENTLE fingers applying one of the three things above ^ Don't let that girl touch you face either.

-Read through the checklist Daniel posted and adhere to it 100% concerning The Acne.org Regimen

-Regimen 2x/day every day ideally 10-12 hours apart every day. EVERY. DAY. Missing an application is a guaranteed way to invite acne back.


 

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