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Week 5 - The Regimen - Full Face

WEEK FIVE

I had a huge comedone on my nose that I popped, what's left is a huge scar. However, NO NEW BREAKOUTS! Recently, what looks like huge cystic acne bumps seem to form on my chin, however, they shrink and completely disappear the next day.

I can notice that hyper pigmentation from old acne scars is slowing fading away! All breakouts are completely dried out - no new whiteheads. You can still see on my neck where the Benzol-Peroxide has darkened my fair skin, however I feel that over time, it'll return to normal.

Skin is still very very dry and I have flaky patches on my cheeks and around my mouth. However, when my Regimen+ kit arrives this week, I plan to use to jojoba oil to balance out that dryness.

Overall, I am SO PLEASED with the results from The Regimen this week.


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    You've made great progress! Which bc pill were you on, if you don't mind me asking? You have fantastic eyebrows, by the way!

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    Your skin looks great! Very happy for you. One question... Were you using the Proactiv BP as part of the Regimen and then switched to Dans BP? Did you notice any difference between the two?

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    You've made great progress! Which bc pill were you on, if you don't mind me asking? You have fantastic eyebrows, by the way!

    Hi! Thank you, thank you! I was using a generic form of Sprintec, I have no idea what it's name was though.

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    Your skin looks great! Very happy for you. One question... Were you using the Proactiv BP as part of the Regimen and then switched to Dans BP? Did you notice any difference between the two?

    Hello! Great questions, and yes I absolutely did notice a difference between the 2! Proactiv is a cream based BP, and it absorbed really well, however, there was absolutely no moisturizing properties to it. That means that 5 minutes after it absorbed, my skin was dry, tight and very irritating. Also, it burned quite a bit more that The Regimens' did (however, that could be because my skin is use to BP by now). The Regimen's BP is gel based, and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight, it simply feels dry. However, they are both 2.5% BPs.

    And to clarify, I was using Proactiv's entire system (cleanser, toner, and BP) for those first 4 weeks. A few days before I switched to Dan's Regimen completely, I alternated between Proactiv and the Regimen, to help my skin adjust. But I used each BP exclusively with their own system.

    For me, Proactiv was very harsh and "stripping" for my skin. I have normal/dry skin and Proactiv stripped my skin of all the oil completely, it left my lips chapped and cheeks very flaky. My skin was tight, dry and itchy. It also made the more sensitive skin, on my neck and chin, "harden" and "darken" and I really didn't like that. Plus, the cleanser has an exfoliant in it, and personally, I don't like cleansers with exfoliants (they feel uncomfortable, and force you to "scrub" your face when you cleanse).

    If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! I hope this was helpful, and if you are on the road to clearer skin, best wishes!

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    Thanks. My sons are on the regimen about 4 months now, they have been using the Proactiv BP on the regimen, but that's the only Proactiv item they use. I ordered Dans BP and when they finish the Proactiv they'll switch over. They have fair skin just like you, and even though the Proactiv works well, it always makes their skin red right after applying it. It sounds like Dans BP will be better. I just hope they don't start breaking out when they switch!!

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    Thanks. My sons are on the regimen about 4 months now, they have been using the Proactiv BP on the regimen, but that's the only Proactiv item they use. I ordered Dans BP and when they finish the Proactiv they'll switch over. They have fair skin just like you, and even though the Proactiv works well, it always makes their skin red right after applying it. It sounds like Dans BP will be better. I just hope they don't start breaking out when they switch!!

    Yeah, I definitely prefer Dan's BP over Proactiv. It is so much gentler, and it doesn't leave my skin tight or red/pink. Proactiv gave me that line on neck, where my skin looks darker.

    What I have noticed by switching the 2 BPs is that Dan's BP actually cleared up my remaining breakouts quicker than the Proactiv was doing. Within 3 days of using Dan's BP, my whiteheads were gone and remaining deep "cysts" were being dried out by the next day. It did not break my skin out.

    However, I have noticed that my skin is flakier. Much much more flakier. It's not "peeling" or coming off in larger flakes like Proactiv's BP was making me, instead, it's more like a fine powder of "flakiness" all over my face, in places it wasn't peeling before. But, using my jojoba oil with my moisturizer in the morning, leaves my skin feeling proper hydrated throughout the day, and it's not dry and uncomfortable like Proactiv's BP was leaving me feeling... But this is all just my personal journey! Your sons may have completely different experiences with it! I hope it works out for them! :)

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