Been On Regimen 11 Years - Frustrated, Depressed And Seeking Advice/help in The Acne.org Regimen Posted February 24, 2013 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 those to your diet. you may also consider taking fish oil or flaxseed oil. that will help as well. I feel you on being frustrated with the regimen though. i couldnt take it for more than a year.