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Everything posted by SweDan

  1. I also just started, today is the third day. The redness isn't as bad as I feared, but I'm not using BP on my whole face (trying to use only where I have acne) and it looks pretty weird right now. It might just be my imagination, but this 5% BP feels less harsh than I recall Panoxyl's 2.5% being. Something I haven't missed is the itchiness. It'll probably be hard to sleep for the next few nights.Trying my best not to scratch, though. And yeah, if I could buy Dan's in the UK, it would mean th
  2. All I can say is that I wish I hadn't stopped. Yeah, the routine annoyed me but in hindsight I should have kept going. If you want to stop, then don't stop cold turkey, but gradually reduce it, like tricky says. If you notice yourself breaking out, you'll always have the option of going back.
  3. Ive also had to move up to 5% and my skin has started to get used to it now, technically you can dilute it with water (1:1) and have 2.5% BP but I couldnt tell you if it would still be effective, tecnically it should be because most BP creams already contain water. There's no avoiding the redness but think to yourself that you want to get it over with for the summer time so if you start now your skin should be better by june giving yourself realistic deadlines help a lot when treating acne. I
  4. Sounds a lot like what happened to me, too. Panoxyl discontinued meant that I could no longer get any (reasonably priced) 2.5.% BP. I stopped and tried some other stuff, but it only got worse. It's calmed down a bit now, 4 months later, but I'm not comfortable and I miss what my face looked like when I used BP. I want to go back, but my best option today is sadly a 5% BP, and I'm worried that it'll be too strong. The initial redness also freaks me out for some reason. I know that it'll pass but
  5. I went from applying BP twice/day to nights only, and I had no problem to stay clear (I counted the odd spot as clear - good enough!). I still cleansed and obviously moisturized in the mornings, but at least I didn't have to do the BP part. Might be worth it for you to try once/day only, as I've also seen others who have done it successfully.
  6. I can't remember exactly but I don't think it took me longer than a month. I was clear in a picture I took after having used it for nearly two months. I only have mild though, so that's probably a factor. I hope it'll work as fast and well when I start using it again next week, but I have my doubts due to having to use a 5% BP.
  7. I've heard both yay and nay regarding TTO, but I have been curious about it. Perhaps I will try it before BP. Whether I'll do nothing, go for BP, or try TTO, I will let you know how it goes. Meanwhile, keep encouraging others because the Regimen really works.
  8. Apparently it's a gamble to import BP from the US to Sweden, so I'd rather not risk it (imagine running out and have the next order taken by customs). And yeah, I thought SPF15 would be enough, but it wasn't. I will be more careful in the future, lesson learned. Face isn't looking as bad as I feared, so at the moment I'm considering trying nothing. But I bet something will show up that will change my mind soon, heh. I'll have to work with what's available, simple as that. Gonna see if I can pic
  9. I get pretty much the same recently, but I haven't shaved in a month around there. I'm thinking that it could be due to toothpaste since it's more around my mouth than anywhere else.
  10. Welcome! There was a topic on products available in Sweden somewhere, written in Swedish. I think in the International Supplies section. Anyway, what you can also do is to order cleanser and moisturiser from the UK. Not sure how the price compares to Swedish products, but the Cetaphil range is inexpensive. The shipping costs a bit though, so I'd order plenty each time. I used to do this while Panoxyl was still available, now I'm not sure what the best way is.
  11. Apologies for the late reply as I'm on a trip. It's pretty evident that tea did very little now, as it's been weeks without. Yes, if I was still a teen I wouldn't despair. But I'm clearly not outgrowing it (age 29) so I'll have to work on finding a working treatment. I'll go back to BP for now because I don't need a lot of it to stay clear. As for the questions... I have eliminated sugar and dairy as I'm sure that it gives me acne. But I'm struggling to find the other causes. To be fair, thoug
  12. Foolhardy. I'm out in the open with acne that would have crippled me if I wasn't on a trip. It's like I have nothing to lose. Shame that it's so hard to apply the same attitude at home where things are more permanent.
  13. I don't know how quoting works on the phone (on a long trip), but I quit for two reasons, I guess. First, Panoxyl was discontinued. Since I can't import Dan's BP, my only 2.5 BP was removed. Second, I couldn't get my skin used to BP after restarting it in the summer. I burned my face in the sun and after that the problems began. Thus I kooked into green tea again. While it helps a little, it's not enough. Acne seems to appear mainly in the area between the mouth and chin. I get some large spots
  14. Seeing your results makes me wish I had never stopped BP. I was perfectly clear but foolish me still wasn't happy! Strongly considering starting again, because as you say, it had huge impact on my confidence.
  15. It's been a month since I switched from BP (after slowing down for weeks) to green rooibos, and unfortunately I haven't seen any improvement. Constantly getting new spots and some large, painful ones as well. I don't know what to do - I really wanted this to work, but maybe I'm one of those for whom it doesn't work. I can either keep using it a little longer, since I thought I didn't give it enough time my last attempt, or move on. I'm aware that diet can be the culprit, but so far (1½ months),
  16. I'm oddly okay despite starting to break out from dropping BP. I thought I'd be crying and cursing my life by now, but quite the opposite. Maybe I'm ready to live with this. Seeing how my forehead seems to remain clear is a relief, as well.
  17. Don't even think about not going. I'm soon leaving for a very long trip and I won't let acne stop me. I'm starting to break out again, but acne or not - I will enjoy the trip. It'd be madness to hide and miss all the fun.
  18. Great post. I can totally relate to most of it. I'm fighting this obsession and it's very difficult to break free from. I'm slowly making progress and this post was very motivating. Recently I've started to tell myself that I can do anything I want. Anything. There's nothing stopping me, except the idea that I can't due to my imperfections. I'm also with you on stopping the chemicals. Although the thought of stopping scares me, I don't want to live with the harsh side effects for the rest of
  19. BP is pretty strong stuff. So it may indeed take time for your face to adjust. You might try making the toner with Green Rooibos Tea instead this time. If you're curious about it, i edited the original post a while back with some info I noticed that it had some new info, yeah. I'll see if I can find it where I live.
  20. Tempted to give this another go... BP is starting to make me upset. I don't think I gave it enough time last try, plus I freaked out when I broke out from quitting BP (I'd suppose).
  21. I'm going on a 30 hour flight (although with some stops which may open opportunities) next year, and I've been thinking about this. I think I will just cleanse and moisturize and skip the BP, two or three days without shouldn't be disastrous. I'm sure you'll be fine.
  22. I just wanted to mention that I really like your attitude towards this. Most would probably have given up by now, so it's great that you're sticking to it. Good luck!
  23. Not good... I suppose I will have to work with 4-5% since importing Dan's to Sweden is too risky. Luckily I'm not completely out of 2.5%, and it should last me almost until the end of the year.
  24. I'm breaking out too. Noticed it today, and it keeps getting worse. I'm losing hope. I don't know if I should give this more time, or just go back to BP. Can't be happy either way, it seems. Bleh.
  25. Face is recovering from the dryness caused by BP, it's not quite there yet, but I can definitely go without moisturising now. With BP it felt like my face would crack at the smallest movement, but now it's just a little tight in certain spots. I really like this, because it gives me freedom (as I don't have to rush home due to my face getting dry). This will also make travelling much easier. I almost haven't experienced any new acne, except when I eat stupidly, as I've mentioned before. I'm att