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Swj48

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  1. Unless you are completely clear, I wouldn't cut bp out completely. I am a college student though, and money and time are an issue for me with the regimen. What I've done is slowly reduce how much bp I use. Currently I am only using half a pump in the mornings, and 3/4 pump at night. And I'm still clear. This will save you money because the bp will last WAY longer.. I am using about 1/4 as much as Dan recommends so theoretically it should last 4 times as long. That's my suggestion. Slowly reduce
  2. I would continue to use aveeno therapeutic shave cream. That is what I use because it is non comedogenic and moisturizing, and it's awesome while on the regimen. I shave everyday or every other day using this, and I cleanse after shaving. Shaving using the cleanser is very unnecessary in my opinion as long as you are using a good shaving cream like aveeno, and yes, using the cleanser to shave with will make more tug and pull on your hair. I hated that when I tried it and found it more irritating
  3. I would continue to use aveeno therapeutic shave cream. That is what I use because it is non comedogenic and moisturizing, and it's awesome while on the regimen. I shave everyday or every other day using this, and I cleanse after shaving. Shaving using the cleanser is very unnecessary in my opinion as long as you are using a good shaving cream like aveeno, and yes, using the cleanser to shave with will make more tug and pull on your hair. I hated that when I tried it and found it more irritating
  4. Aveeno therapeutic shave gel. It is the best shaving cream ever for sensitive or acne-prone skin. Cheap and available at most department/grocery stores that have cosmetics face wash etc. I highly recommend it.
  5. I don't use aveeno moisturizer, but I use aveeno therapeutic shave gel for shaving and it is amazing. It is also one of the only non-comedogenic shaving creams, and the only one widely available. It really helps to moisturize my skin so I try and shave every day, but I am a college student so lots of times I don't have the time, but I love that shaving cream. Very moisturizing. I'd imagine their other products for sensitive skin are great as well.
  6. Takes time, but you should be clear, as you described, eventually. My poors are no longer visible like they use to be, I get an occasional zit but that is to be expected until you grow out of acne, whenever that may be for you. Complexion is a different story. I feel that I am "totally clear" even with one or two zits a month. I never get blackheads, never get cysts anymore, nothing big and super red and inflamed ever, but I have red marks and scarring from old acne that has not faded yet. But w
  7. You will get dry and flaky initially, but over time the flakiness should subside if you use the right products and perform the regimen precisely as Dan describes it, and perform it religiously, twice a day, every day. The dryness will never really go away, you will always need to use moisturizer as the third step, but for most the flakiness does go away after a couple months or so. It should work for any type of acne, so don't worry about whether it will work for hormonal acne or not. Howeve
  8. This weekend I am going snowboarding for the first time since I've been on the regimen. Haven't gotten to get up much this year, so I am kind of nervous about what the harsh cold and snow and wind will do to my face since usually it would dry me out, but I'm already dry because of their regimen. Considering not doing the regimen and just moisturizing a lot the night before going and the morning of but I don't know if that is the best option. The crazy over drying and exposure to harsh climate co
  9. There is no evidence to suggest that it will make you worse when you quit. Most people grow out of acne in their 20s, but some later and some never. Just depends. All the regimen will do is suppress acne symptoms, but it isn't a cure. If you quit in a year and your body has not stopped having acne yet then yes you will break out. Just gotta test it out in a year and see what happens. If you break out go back on it for a few more monts then try quitting again.
  10. I use purpose gentle cleanser. I've tried many cleansers and this is the least drying for me, other ones left me insanely dry and flaky. Only problem with yogurt mask idea is that one of my biggest reasons for wanting to get off the regimen is that it already takes me so long to do in the mornings. So adding another step would be a pain cuz I'm really busy during weekdays and barely have time to do the regimen alone. Maybe I'll look into trying some new cleansers again, but purpose is the only o
  11. So I've been slowly reducing how much bp I use for the past couple weeks. But I feel that my dry/tight skin is mostly related to the cleansing step. No matter what cleanser I use. I'm considering only using a cleanser at night before bed, and simply cleansing with water only when I shower in the morning in hopes of reducing dryness. Would like to hear some opinions thoughts on that! Do you think it would work if i am currently clear? Or is a cleanser absolutely necessary twice a day? Ive been on
  12. Many people feel this same way. Is it worth it to be clear but have to battle dry, flaky, uncomfortable, weird feeling skin constantly? Really, it is up to the individual. All I can suggest is using lots of jojoba oil at night. I mean LOTS. Doesn't matter how greasy or oily you look while you sleep, and you will likely notice more moisturized skin during your morning regimen. That being said, flakiness and dryness is different for everyone. I'm not flaky anymore unless I irritate my skin someho
  13. Typically it will stop. But for some they battle it their entire time on the regimen. I've been on it for several months and my skin is still dry, but not flaky. Flakiness for me stopped around week 6 I think. Definitely sometime in the 2nd month. But I'm still reliant on moisturizer because of dryness.
  14. Still go to the beach! You don't need to change your life for the regimen. If you are doing something like a day at the beach sunscreen is a good idea, but every single day I think it is unnecessary.
  15. I know everyone, including Dan, says that you HAVE to wear sunscreen on your face if you are using bp, but I never have and probably never will except if I'm on vacation somewhere very sunny like Hawaii which my family does every couple years. I have never noticed increased sensitivity or easier burning. I think it is way over-hyped and people shouldn't worry about it so much. I get sun burnt, yes, but my whole body does, not just my face, and that is only from my first extended sun exposure (2+
  16. thanks for the reply! I know you were talking about quitting the regimen a couple weeks ago, but I thought you were doing it cold turkey. I have been reducing the amount for a while now, but I definitely don't only use a pea size. that would never cover my whole face haha. i do about a pea size on each cheek, then a lot on my chin and forehead. but it seems like even the littlest amount, I'm just as dry as using a ton. Maybe not as flaky, but I definitely can barely move my face. I know what you
  17. Watch dans video on how to get product out of the bottle. You could always use a small funnel into another bottle.
  18. Smells like beer + dirt lol
  19. I'm in the process of doing this. Been reducing how much bp I use in the mornings over the past 2 weeks and I've stayed clear using just a pea size amount in the mornings the past couple days, but full amount at night. Tomorrow I'm going with no bp in the morning but again full amount at night. Gonna try that for a week or so, and if I'm still clear I'm going to start reducing how much I use at night too. End goal for me is to get off the regimen. I'm just tired of how long it takes. As a colleg
  20. Happenes to me. Get oilier from moisturizing, but before I use moisturizer I'm very dry. If I touch my skin during the day it is oily but also has a dry texture. It's super weird and lame. But hey at least I'm clear.
  21. Use hydrating eye gel or cucumber instead of using Cetaphil lotion because lotion/ moisturizer because it is too heavy on delicate eye area. You can get milia from it like what happened to me before. When you clean your facial, make sure you clean you face and neck accept around your eyes. I make sure to avoid my eye area, but all cleansers dry out my skin, and my eyes consequently get dry as well, even if he cleanser doesn't get on them. I have weird combo skin that is very sensitive.
  22. 2nd week I was using about half a fingers length. I was up to full finger by week 4-5.
  23. he has never mentioned replacing bp with aha as far as i know. he only talks about replacing moisturizer with aha at night.
  24. usually after 3 months you are about as clear as you are gonna get on DKR. but for some it takes as long as 6 months. personally, i was 95% clear after just one month, and have stayed that way ever since. i still get occasional zits. never big ones like i use to get, but i will usually have one small one somewhere on my face at all times, which honestly is fine with me because just one tiny zit is not even noticeable, especially compared to how i use to be anyway, i have recently been in the
  25. most everyone gets dry and flaky. 3 days is not enough time. usually the first week you dont notice it much then in week 2 it hits you and will last up to week 6 or 7 before the flakiness subsides. the dryness usually never subsides though which is why moisturizer is important. so the answer is yes. most likely. even with oily skin you will get dry.
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