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Hi all,

I'm a regular forum reader...I just don't do much posting, but I need to today. (I have what I consider mild moderate acne) So I have been on the regimen for about 4 weeks now. Last week I really noticed an improvement in the number of pimple I was getting per day. I was down to like one to two small ones that would disappear quickly. Well face has really taken a turn for the worse in the past two days...I have about 10 active pimples on my face, to go along with all the red marks and redness from previous pimples and the bp. Its not good, my self confidence was really getting good pertaining to my face until this, and now today I didn't even want to leave the house.

Of course I am going to stick with the regimen, and hopefully this is my one last major outbreak on the road to clearness. Have any of you had a similar experience?

I also have a couple questions pertaining to the products I am using. My current morning/night routine consists of exactly following Dan's regimen using these products: Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser, CSR bp gel, and Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer. I would like to try getting a moisturizer with AHA in it, because I feel that half the acne I am getting is being caused by the INCREASING number of clogged pores on my face getting inflamed. What should I do for these? Any suggestions on mousturizers with AHA in them?



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i had a harsh breakout at about 4 weeks. it was my understanding that this was the final purge of the dead acne bacteria cells. sadly they come in the form of a bunch of pimples. but since then i haven't had a major breakout, just little pimples that go away and don't even leave red marks.

i would say stick to it and if you break out the same or more, go to a dermatoligist.

if anyone else has ideas, i'm sure he would like to hear them.

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Your products sound good. If you can get your hands on some Eucerin Skin Renewal, definitely do it. You'll like it much better. Otherwise, stick with the regimen for 3 full months.

As far as your current breakout, they are to be expected at any point in those first couple of months, especially for moderate cases of acne. So, do yourself a fave and get precisely on the regimen. Take some time to review it, re-watch the videos and get really precisely on it.

Then, if you are in the mood to obsess ;) think about how you may have irritated your skin within the past 2 weeks. "Sudden" breakouts like that can be the result of something you did or didn't do 2 weeks ago--like forgetting the regimen for a day or somehow irritating your skin.

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