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Swj48

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  1. i quit the regimen after being on it for awhile for pretty much the same reasons as you. it worked great, but the time, the dry skin, all the cons just began to outweigh that and take just as much of a toll on me as acne itself did. anyway, i switched to using Oxy face wash and it is working well. I also started taking some vitamins and minerals which have really helped me. i take the following once a day: zinc, vitamin a, vitamin b complex, vitamin e, and vitamin c. i would recommend adding tho
  2. Oxy makes a sensitive skin face wash that is only 5% bp and it is fragrance free, but it is very difficult to find. i randomly saw it in the bathroom of someone's house during a house party and when i went to try and find it i couldnt. i checked several stores.. maybe try online? i just gave up looking after awhile. i am using the regular oxy face wash that is 10% right now and it is working pretty well. might try finding this one again though now that i am thinking about it lol
  3. Yes, only apply the bp in the morning, but still do the cleanser and moisturizer at night. My recommendation would be to do the bp at night though. It will allow you to care less about what you look like since you won't be going to school or anything after, and it will save you time in the morning getting ready before school if you do the bp at night only for this first week. Obviously after this week you will be doing it both though. As for applying it all over or not, I wouldn't apply it all o
  4. Well I've pretty much done everything there is as far as topical treatment goes. The regimen worked for me but the dryness, time commitment, and other downsides eventually became too much for me to put up with any longer. Now I am still getting some acne, but not bad. The only thing I haven't tried is nutrition and health. Changing my diet is tough. I like food too much and I honestly am just not willing to give up the things that are potentially linked to acne. I work out 3-4 times per week so
  5. Your acne can change as you get older and your body changes. From puberty through about age 25 our bodies a in major development stage and hormones are fluctuating periodically. This can lead to changes in acne symptoms. I use to get acne the worst on my nose when I started getting it around age 15, then at age 17 it moved to my cheeks and jaw/neck and I got nothing on my nose. I kept breaking out on my cheeks for years (and still do a little but not much) and my jawline cleared up after a coupl
  6. You absolutely should be. That is part of the regimen. Cleanser, benzoyle peroxide, moisturizer. Make sure you use a non-comedogenic moisturizer though. Recommend dans, cetaphil, or cerave.
  7. i always wash my hands with regular hand soap before i wash my face, but before applying moisturizer or bp or anything else after that i just give them a quick 5 second rinse with warm water, not soap again. better to get any extra oils off your fingers before touching your face, especially if you are doing anything at all between regimen steps. you can get oil build up, germs, bacteria, etc. from touching anything. why risk adding that to your face?
  8. if you get a tattoo, you are supposed to be washing it with soap on a regular basis. you then need to apply lotion to it, my tattoo artist always recommends lubriderm non-scented for me after i get a new tat. DO NOT do the regimen on your new tattoo until it has FULLY healed, which takes about 30 days. honestly i would recommend not getting a tattoo in a place where you are acne prone. idk the long lasting effects of using bp over a tattoo because i only have them on my arms and shoulders where
  9. Swj48

    Easy to use Works fast - saw results within a few days Smells good Nice consistency - not thick and creamy Lathers well Rinses off easy Dries out skin - will need a moisturizer after each use Definitely works. A friend of mine has been using it for awhile and I've noticed his skin getting clearer and he is pretty much completely clear now. I gave it a shot and after only using it for a week I already see results. It is drying (which is why I gave 4 stars and not 5), but
  10. starting the regimen for the third time. ive done it two separate times already and ended up quitting each time. first time i did it for over 6 months, got completely clear, slowly weened off the bp, then got down to cleansing and moisturizing with spot treatment at night before bed if needed. i did that for about 3 months and was happy with my skin still and glad to be off the regimen because the amount of time it saved me was awesome, then decided i wanted to grow a beard for the first time an
  11. i had a flaking problem for awhile. through process of elimination and just studying things i discovered that the flaking was being caused by my cleanser. what fixed it for me was trying different cleansers until i found the right one. i still get dry and need to moisturize, but no more flakes. i settled on Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash. give it a try maybe. if it doesnt work for you, look at what dan recommends and also check the reviews on the site and try some that have good ratings by acne.o
  12. 1. yes. within the first week of starting the regimen i had significantly less active acne appearing each day. by the middle of my 2nd month on the regimen i was 98% clear. 2. you need to know that it works, but it is tough to stick with it. the side effects definitely take their toll for the first 6 months or so. dry, tight, flaky skin. redness and irritation is very possible, but wont last forever. it takes a long time. be ready to commit at least 30 min each morning and 30 min each night to
  13. well first of all, if you only have acne on your forehead, only use the treatment on your forehead! and you should not be using AHA if you have only been on the regimen for 10 days. you are supposed to wait at least 1 month before adding AHA to the mix. i would recommend only apply the treatment to your forehead if that is the only problem area, and simply cleansing and moisturizing the rest of your face. no need to treat skin that does not get acne. stop using the AHA for at least a month if yo
  14. i have recently found salicylic acid to be the best treatment for my skin. and i have VERY sensitive skin like you. i recommend trying it out and getting off anything else that may be affecting your skin. if i were you, i would go get a very gentle skin cleanser (i recommend Dan's or Purpose gentle cleanser) and buy a box of stridex salicylic acid pads, and a good face moisturizer (i recommend Dan's or Cetaphil) and use those 3 every morning and every night, similar to doing the regimen but inst
  15. if it is acne, there is a very good chance the regimen will work if you are religious about doing it EXACTLY as Dan prescribes, twice a day, every day. it works for most people if done correctly. be prepared for the side effects though. the first few months can be very rough. good luck.
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