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ladyanya2

sorry its been a few days since i wrote on here, but things have been pretty hectic at my house lately. ok, so as u may or may not know, i was lucky enough to have ordered Dan's regime, and have been using it for almost 2 weeks now. so u know about the driness that occours right? I think that is the beggest problem, rather the only problem i have with this program. I have to say i am so happy with my results so far, usually i have to deal with at least 5-6 huge cysts, numerous pustules, and of course the white heads and black heads that never seem to go away. well, i am happy to report that since i started this program i have only had 2 cysts, and they never got big enough or painful enough to really worry about. All of my pustules have pretty much disappeared now, all im working on now is the little whiteheads and such that the bigger ones have seemed to turn into. I have never had results like this in my life, i mean i have tried everything......and now i cant wait to look into the mirrow every day and see my progress. other then my chest and lips being really dry, i have no complaints what-so-ever. I am however wondering about how to use the aha, now that is has been 2 weeks. anyboyd know how u r supposed to use and , do u put it on after the moisturizer or do u use the aha as a moisturizer instead? any comments would be greatly appreciated. will keep u posted on my progress as i keep up with the regime

ladyanya2

Dans triple threat

Ok, so i dont know if i told you guys on my last blog, but I had ordered Dans prouducts. I had gone to the store after reading and doing a lot of reserach on Dans website, and I bought three products that would match with what he said would do wonders for the skin. I have to admit when I went and bought the Neutragena on the spot benzoyl peroxide....i had my doubts. So, the regime says to buy benzoyl peroxide at 2.5%, a very mild cleanser and a non-comenogenic moisturizer, which I did buy and used for a couple days. I was lucky though, my order came right after that and I was able to use Dan's products. I have to say from using over the counter, and Dans stuff, I would much rather go with Dans. I am starting out using the regime once a day so far.....this being day 5......I can already see a big difference in my skin. I have always had very oily skin, were talking glistening here, but after using Dans product, my face is not as greasy looking. OHHHH, this I have tro tell you guys, cause I think it rocks.......I always get huge painful cysts and the day after I got Dans products I could feel the cyst forming on the left side of my upper nose. Now whenever I got these in the past, there was absolutely nothing that would get rid of them......usually I was stuck with them sometimes for months. But I just followed Dans regime and what was a huge painful cyst just 4 days ago, is now a tiny little bump that more than likely will disappear in a day or two. Now the only problem I have noticed so far is a slight itchiness where I use it on my chest, I know what the problem is though and will be rectifying it today. I didnt order the jojoba oil to add to my moisturizer, but will be buying that later on today. I know that over the next few weeks as i gradually add more of the benzoyl peroxide, I will be experiencing the dry, itchiness more, but like Dan says......u just stick with it, and it will all be worth it. Thanks Dan, and I hope this blog entry helps out some people out there. I am soooo excited.

ladyanya2

high school and acne

I was always a loner in high school, had only 2 people i called friends and never smiled at all. I remember just dreading when we took pictures at school, they were so not kind to my affliction u know? my foster mother would never pay for the retouching, so i would be able to actually look at my picture, but oh well. I was a very unhappy person going through school, it always felt like people were judging me because of the way i looked. I would try washing my face 4-5 times a day, ordered a few products on-line that did absolutely nothing for my skin but to break me out worse, and spent most of my free time hiding in the school library. That is where I met one of the librarians who told me that she had suffered from major acne when she was younger as well. she told me to go out and buy boraxo laundry powder and use it for my face, and that would clear me up inno time. Well, being as desperate as u can imagine, i went ahead and started using it, and oh my god it hurt so bad just to wash my face with the hard abrasive powder, but i kept at it as long as i could. sure it dried some of my acne up, but mostly my face began peeling and was even more red and inflamed than when i started. i remember just feeling so hopeless, that nothing i tried would ever work and i would be stuck like this forever. well, i am now 33 and although my face is not as bad as it was when i was a teenager, for some reason it is starting to get progressively worse again. i am at my wits end here

ladyanya2

acne and life

I am a 33 year old woman with 3 young girls, and I have been suffering with acne from the time I turned 11 years old. Let me just say that I did not have just one or two little pimples here, we are talking about major cycst, red pustules, white heads....and swelling all over the place. Being a young woman, I didnt know how to deal my problem, and being a foster child I did not have the same resources that other people might have. I remember the first time I went to the dermatalogist, and she said "Damn." before she could put her professional mask on when she saw me. Ill admit it right here and now, my face was so horrible, painful and swollen I didnt think she would be able to do anything. Of course, she put me on accutane right away and some other topical cream that burned the skin right off my face. School was a freaking nightmare for me, I was called every name in the book, from pizza face-to molten lava explosion in motion. Kids are just so damn mean when it comes to afflictions you know? I never let anyone see how much those names hurt me, but late at night at home....I would creep into the bathroom, star at my face in the mirror, and just cry....not only from the physical pain, but the pshycholgical pain as well.

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