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  1. I'm about to do 2+ years in the Peace Corps in Africa, and I've got to decide what products to take with me. On one hand, I feel like saying "Screw it! I'll have more important things to worry about!" but on the other hand, the vain person inside says I should be prepared - after all, I'm not going to be able cover anything with makeup. I need a really good sunscreen for my face, and a lotion that is very light and not going to break me out. Most of all, what the heck will keep my face clear
  2. I use an eye cream and that works for me. I don't understand why the eyes get so dry on the regimen because even my lids get dry, and BP definitely doesn't go on my eyelids. Oh well.
  3. I've been using the regimen for months now and it is working so well! I am currently using Eucerin Renewal, but with the weather getting colder, I've noticed my skin getting flakey. Can anyone recommend a good moisturizer (maybe a bit "heavier")?
  4. You knew this was coming but - Antibiotics are not the answer. I mean, at this point I know you would put anything in your body to clear up your face, but I can tell you that for me Doxy didn't even work and in the mean time, it killed all the good bacteria from my system. This is coming from someone who is now on a 6-9 month antibiotic regimen for TB exposure - I have less energy now, my stamina when I run is gone, and I hate being on them. Years ago when my derm prescribed Doxy, I was ecsta
  5. Haha, I'm totally with the person who said go on vacation! Now if that isn't an option, here's what I recommend: a natural, vegetable glycerin-based soap with as few ingredients as possible. I gave up on Retin-A a while ago because I was seeing probably something similar to what you are seeing - red, flaky, unhealthy-looking skin. Just stopping all those medications and cleansers and switching to natural soap made a huge difference. As for the acne, give your skin some time to relax, and the
  6. What an ass! I think you need to look at your question again and see that I am addressing it. If you're going to be like that, don't bother coming here for advice. I'm definitely not interested in helping you.
  7. You're going to think this is lame, but check out the South Beach Diet book by Dr. Agatston. You can probably find it in the library by now, so don't even buy it. This "diet" is about reducing simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are good for you and should make up a large portion of your diet. But they are hard to locate in this high-fructose-corn-syrup-saturated food market. Stick with so-called "good" carbs like old-fashioned oatmeal which has lots of fiber, or whole GRAIN bread t
  8. Be careful with the tea tree oil. Like BP, higher concentrations can be very irritating, and it doesn't make sense to use them when 10% should be effective. You can find many products (especially in health food stores) with tea tree oil in them. Dan's regimen doesn't take a long time for me. It probably takes me 60 seconds to rub in the BP. I've kind of figured out a way to space it apart like applying it, then making coffee, then applying lotion, eating breakfast, then putting on makeup.
  9. Work on getting rid of hyperpigmentation and scars! Yup, it never ends. I recommend alpha hydroxy acids, in a cleanser or in a lotion. In other words - exfoliate!
  10. Posted this on the regimen message board but wanted to get other opinions . . . I just moved back to school, and though my skin looked amazing before I came, it has now broken out in several places. Because of the regimen, nothing has a head, they're just little faint red bumps. They first appeared on my forehead, but now I have them on my cheeks. So I realize it's difficult to tell what makes you break out, but here's all I can think of: 1. The change in tap water (what's the solution?) 2. My
  11. I just moved back to school, and though my skin looked amazing before I came, it has now broken out in several places. Because of the regimen, nothing has a head, they're just little faint red bumps. They first appeared on my forehead, but now I have them on my cheeks. So I realize it's difficult to tell what makes you break out, but here's all I can think of: 1. The change in tap water (what's the solution?) 2. My pillowcase and towel was in storage and somehow got moldy or something (It se
  12. I recommend Earth Science's "Almond-Aloe Moisturizer" - you can also get it at Whole Foods. Their products are excellent and don't break me out. I find that Burt's Bees products have too many ingredients. I broke out alot after using BB, but the Earth Science moisturizer is soothing, very lightweight, and it has spf 15. I used to use Purpose, which is also pretty good.
  13. I'll try the papaya soap this week, but I'm worried that it can worsen acne (since I still have some active acne - though much less!). Also, do you think I should apply BP after exfoliating, or wait until the next day?
  14. Just wondering - on the day you exfoliate (say you did it in the evening) do you still apply BP? Doesn't that overdry your face?
  15. I'm using Dan's regimen, but I would like to start exfoliating. I have some papaya soap, but I'm not sure if that will aggravate my skin or not. I was thinking of trying a glycolic acid cleanser. Can anyone recommend one that wouldn't be too harsh? Also, how often do you think I should exfoliate? PS - SA does not work for me.
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