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Posts posted by fthea118

  1. If you're getting brown marks, I would look into 4% hydroquinone. There are a lot of risks associated with it and you CANNOT use it with Dan's Regimen. I'm using Obagi's 4% Hydroqinone for the past 2 weeks and my marks have faded dramatically. Hydroquinone basically inhibits melanin production. So while your skin stops producing "color" at that spot, you exfoliate your skin and new skin will appear WITHOUT the brown color at that spot.

  2. Sweat comes out your pores and thats where pimples come from and thats where you want BP to be. So if you're sweating, BP is gonna come out. I would suggest adjusting your regimen so you re-apply your BP right after your exercise and then again 12 hours later (this may be hard because its in the middle of the night, but maybe you can just do it first thing in the morning before school).

  3. I do not think there is such thing as a "purge." I've been on the regimen for almost a year now and it does take a while for your skin to get used to it. Even after 6 months of the regimen, my skin was flaky and felt like crap if I didn't moisturize it. If I do not moisturize now, my skin still feels smooth and no flakes, but of course I still moisturize.

  4. Flourescent lighting is the worst! Especially if you're working in an office because it brings everything out PLUS its directly on top of you which means that it will create shadows and make any scars look really deep.

    Yellow lighting that is coming from the sides (not directly on top) makes your skin look the best, or complete darkness too :(

  5. I've had mild acne, really mild like how you described. CSR did not help. I believe it works best for moderate acne. (although people like to call their moderate acne "mild", to feel better I suppose). So don't be confused by that. You won't know unless you tried it, but for me I got acne in places I never had it after using the CSR, which I contribute directly to treating my whole face with BP. So be careful in that area.

    Umm.. why would it help with moderate acne, but not mild acne when mild is less severe than moderate??

  6. dark marks fade.. it took about a year for mine to and then i had the best time of my life, people were complimenting me on my skin and i just looked better.. and then my face went to crap again for about 7 months (beginning in january). i used csr and between months 4 and 7 i began seeing improvement.. now its 9 months almost 10 month later and my skin hasn't been this healthy EVER.. my complexion on the other hand requires a lot of patience and work..

    i am using kojic acid and gycolic acid to treat my skin. gycolic acid is supposed to be effective with red marks and kojic acid is supposed to effective with PIH (dark marks).. so i figure i'd cover all the bases since i am asian and sometimes i think i have red marks and some times brown marks.

  7. make sure you have good sun protection too!! thats very important.. i think thats kinda what screwed me over, i've had pretty bad acne before and recovered from it and got rid of all my dark marks.. but then it just came back and my face has it pretty bad so i know it will eventually go away, just a lot faster if you use sun protection (sun makes them darker).

  8. I'm at the 6 month mark (can't believe its actually been that long).. it worked great for me; however, some people will confuse "working great" with "immediate/miraculous results." My face is in the best shape that its been in ever since.. well.. before puberty. My complexion still needs ALOT of work (I have a lot of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), but its healthy, smooth, soft, and acne free. I haven't had more than 2 pimples (minor ones also) on my face at one time in the past month or month and a half. It doesn't get rid of acne completely or keep all of it at bay completely, but I am more than happy with the results. Stick with it 100% for at least 2.5 months (you should see rapid improvement after this point).

  9. I'm going to try to help you out.. it seems as if that cleanser that you're using has salicylic acid as an active ingredient? doesn't it? if it does, get rid of it and use either cetaphil's facial cleanser or purpose gentle cleanser. now the BP that you are using is fine, but you need to repeat your regimen twice a day (morning and night).. not just at night.

  10. Just check all the CSR recommended moisturizers. None of them contain oil, you must be confused and think that the "greasy" look is oil, but it really isn't. What are you using right now?