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    Updated Review: I love, love, love, love, love, love, love this stuff!!! Seriously a holy grail for my oily, acne prone and aging skin!! The gentle exfoliating action has done wonders for my forehead and smile lines while giving my skin a gentle boost of moisture; an absolute MUST for my aging 37 year old skin. I use it at night after cleansing with my Clarisonic Mia in the shower, then apply in an upward motion. I do not use BP 2.5% with the AHA because I found it too irritating on my skin. Ins
  2. Sounds like the other products may be causing irritation, which will exacerbate acne. Try going with the recommended regimen products only and see how it goes. Good luck!
  3. Do you have any pics that you can show us, so that we can determine what type of marks these are? More than likely it's PIH, but you can never be too sure.
  4. The regimen sort of creates a "tanning" effect. The moisturizer does not cause a yellow/orange hue per say, rather, it's your skin adjusting the BP. The odd skin tone should fade over time.
  5. Seems like your BP is migrating to your eye area. It does happen. Try not to get BP or moisturizer near the eye area (lid and under eye area) and that should correct the problem. Look at Dan's tutorials for reference. Good luck!
  6. Try eliminating AHA all together for a bit and see how your skin reacts. At times AHA can make your skin very irritated, especially during the early stages of the regimen. Stick to the first 3 steps religiously and see how your skin reacts. Personally, I still experience redness and I've been doing the regimen for over 3 years.
  7. What is your current regimen? Usually when you step down your BP dosage, you can experience huge breakouts. Also, I know for myself, hormone fluctuations (huge cystic breakouts) or too much alcohol can severely affect how my skin looks (dryness/redness). Try documenting everything you've done since you've been experiencing the breakouts and usually you can find out what the culprit is. It's good to reevaluate your daily activities to see if there is a possible link between it and your breakouts.
  8. Hello... I'm a long time regimen user, 3 years and counting, and I have had the same type of reaction. What type of products are you using? It may be a reaction to one of the products you're using or part of the purging process. Please be sure to check out the regimen approved products and try not to deviate from the exact regimen steps. With time and consistency, you eventually will have clear skin. Let us know how it's going.
  9. Hi there.... It's not uncommon to have your breakouts return if you don't continuously use the regimen. Unfortunately, some people, like myself, never cease having acne and when the regimen gets us clear, we tend to slack and stop using it. I, like yourself, learned the hard way that the regimen is the only thing that keeps us clear and we'll probably need to continue using it for many years to come. Anyway, have you taken the clear skin assessment? Perhaps you are neglecting a step in the regim
  10. Try not to skip days and find replacements with the regimen products as soon as possible. Even one week off the regimen can put you back at the beginning and you'll need to start the process all over again.
  11. Unfortunately, I've never found a mattifying product that worked well as a moisturizer. The only thing that helped to balance my skin and not produce a lot of oil was quitting drinking alcohol and drinking tons of water... I just keep tissues with me for the occasional blotting and go about my business...
  12. Bare Minerals girl here! It's the only makeup that doesn't break me out whether or not I'm on the regimen... I'd do some research on mineral makeup brands and ask for samples to see what works best for your skin.. There are many great natural and organic makeup lines as well that are also viable options. Just try to stay clear of brands that lists ingredients that are a no no for clear skin... Good luck!!
  13. The regimen should work fine with the type of acne you have. Continue to use it regularly, as instructed, and you should be well on your way to clear skin... Good luck!
  14. BP is a stable composite without being refrigerated, so there is no need to place it in the fridge..
  15. The good thing about restarting is that the adjustment period is shorter and you clear much faster than when you initially began using the regimen. I know from experience. So I'd definitely suggest incorporating AHA a month into restarting the regimen and you should be good from there.. Good luck!
  16. Hey there... It does take time and patience before you see the regimen take full effect. Since you've only been on it for 3 weeks, you are still in the initial stages and may not see much going on as far as your face clearing is concerned. However, you shouldn't be discouraged from the lack of progress. Personally, it took close to five months for my skin to clear completely and I had many ups and downs during that time. My skin did not stop the "purging stage" until I was well into my 16th week
  17. nycqueen


    Just remember to be very gentle to your skin. I also suffer/suffered from cystic acne and the regimen cleared me up nicely. I weened myself off of it for a period of time but unfortunately it came right back. Now I'm back on the regimen and my skin is clearing once again... Just some food for thought... Good luck on whatever path you choose to treat your skin...
  18. This is a temporary effect and will vanish over time. Stick the regimen as is outlined on the site and your skin will adjust accordingly. Good luck!
  19. nycqueen

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    Congrats on the regimen working for you... The flakiness will die down with time and patience.. Just keep at it and before you know it, you'll have gorgeous clear skin you'll want to touch all day!
  20. Hey... Good luck with your progress on the regimen. I can attest to the success of using it to clear your skin... As a veteran member, I feel it's appropriate to offer a kind suggestion regarding how to best utilize the regimen. First, when they say ease into using BP, they really mean it. From first hand experience, I can tell you that if you go gun hoe into using BP at full strength, your skin will pay for it. Try to follow the dosage guideline thoroughly and stick to the application schedule
  21. Leave it on, just be sure to take it really slowly in the beginning.. Many people are quite sensitive to AHA...
  22. From my own experience, the regimen is the only thing that has worked on my hormonal acne. It's the only skin care regimen that has worked on my face... So, IMO, the regimen will work wonders on it but you have to be patient and do not deviate from the instructions. When I first began the regimen in 2012, it took close to 5 months for my skin to finally be clear. It progressed and regressed many times before it finally stopped breaking out. I stepped down on it and eventually attempted to ween m
  23. Example of what can go wrong when doing at home peels...
  24. It's best to just leave them alone but if you insist on extracting them, search the site for tips on how to perform extractions as carefully as possible, though I advise against it... AHA, or glycolic acid can help for spot treating pus filled breakouts when they first emerge. However, it's pretty useless (from my personal experience) once they've come to a head... BP is the only thing that worked for them (again, in my personal experience).