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  1. Welcome, All I can say is that the regimen will work, no doubt about it. I just get lazy and can't be consistent with it so I get breakouts but I recently just started full time with it 4 days ago. The only problem I have are Irritation after shaving/washing and dryness so you can expect that its normal. Your skin will get used to the routine If you stick to it strictly like Dan say's. Good luck, this is the only thing that works for me and when I do it right I don't get a blemish for months.
  2. I do wash my face off at the end of the shower, I get a nice lather worked up and turn up the temp to really, really hot so it steams up the shower. I lather up my face and let the steam and hot air circulate a bit for a minute or two ( I stand back from the water cause it will burn me) then I get out (turn the water to luke warm) and shave in front of a mirror, get back in, rinse off my face with cool/lukewarm shower water pat dry and then wait ten minutes. I ever since I have been using the
  3. I decided to go back to the regimen after being on and off and very inconsistent with my routine. My acne is nowhere near as bad as it used to be a few years ago but I am sick of breaking out still. I shave, with cetaphil gentle cleansing bar lather in a hot shower once a day. Wait 10 mins and appy ALOT of Dan's BP cream slowly but lightly rubbing it in. Then Moisturize a bit later. My problems are: -Can't get enough lather from bar of soap to fully cover my face in thick, soapy lather. -Afte
  4. I use the Cetaphil gentle cleansing bar, and works okay I guess... but I have problems getting a nice, thick lather to shave with. I usually have to shave alot of areas of my face with little, or no lather on it which is kinda irritating especially after 2-3 days of stubble. Any ideas on how to make the lather, more thick? like shaving cream, to help my shave become more smooth? thx.
  5. I saw, as much as most of you probably have seen on tv the new gillette Mach 3 electromagnetic razor which lifts facial hair before cutting it with a pulse and leaving a really close shave. I was going to buy one, do you think it will make the regimen more effective if you get a closer shave? Looks like a great shaving razor.
  6. I dont use clindoxyl anymore, just On the Spot, and I am mostly clear except for red marks, but my breakouts have stopped significantly even though I quit antibiotics a month ago.
  7. A.M. Spray some warm water onto my face Lather the Cetaphil Bar and apply the lather all over my face lightly rinse, with warm water and then pat dry. Wait 15 mins, Wash hands Apply Clindoxyl Gel (one fingers worth on each side of my face) wait 10 mins, and apply one fingers worth of Neutrogena Oil free Moisture. P.M. Get in the shower with warmer water, splash face couple times Lather Cetaphil bar up, apply the lather to my face Shave with Sensor excel razor
  8. Last time I use the regimen I never moisturized all that often, this was a mistake, but this time around I will do it all the time. I just want to know if moisturizing twice a day is needed? I know once a day is needed at least but at night (which is when I shave and shower) my skin is kinda tight and dried a bit after the night BP application. So would moisturizing night, and day be beneficial? if I feel that my skin is a bit overdry and too tight?
  9. Ok, I'll use the clindoxyl until I get the new gel Dan is making. I used Solugel for a long time when I was on the regimen a year ago or so. I use ALOT of it so it took a long time to rub in, and it is very watery. It stinks which is why I disliked it but it wasnt very drying which was good.
  10. Its the alcohol, and Mino, I have recently been getting bad effects from mixing them, so I am stopping drinking untill I ween off the antibiotics. They stop working anyway, and I am going to have to go off them eventually so might as well make it now, right?
  11. I can't find the On The Spot anywhere in Canada, and Solugel is ver, very messy, and stinks. I have one bottle of the Neutrogena On The Spot from last time I tried the regimen, and now I want to come off antibiotics so I need to use the regimen to help with the breakouts. I hope this gel Dans making will be available soon, then I'll use that but in the meantime I don't know what BP to use, I live in Canada. I was wondering is using Clindoxyl Gel will be ok? (BP 10%, Clindamyacin 5%) its
  12. I don't want to take Mino anymore, even though it works to keep inflammation and infection down I don't think it is very healthy to be on antibiotics for too long, I have been on it for almost a year and when I drink it makes me dizzy, and black out so I am stopping this drug. I am going to use the regimen now and I should have been for a while because it did work pretty good for me when I did, now my acne is less aggressive ( I hope ) and the regimen will be enough to stop breakouts. I ju
  13. I get mild acne, now that I am on Minocycline, but I cannot get my face 100% clear, I always have some red marks that really frustrate me. like in the pics: I barely breakout here, but this is a recent breakout a week ago with a HUGE zit, but the Minocin killed it in 2 days. I always have trouble in this area, always at least one spots exists here and I can never completely clear this up. Same cheek, don't know how to make this the same as the left cheek. My regimen:
  14. I was on Mino before this recent course I am on now, for about 8 months. I just quit one day cold turkey and I had some hives appear on my face and it was pretty bad, when switching, or coming off you need to go of it gradually.
  15. The dizziness, and lightheadedness only happened a few times and its because I drank alcohol in excess amounts and my liver was most likely overworked. If I control the alcohol I can still stay on Mino without damaging myself. It doesn't happen anymore, Taking the Antibiotic for 30-90 days is useless, most of the time they don't even work in that period of time on acne. I have known people who stay 100% clear on mino for 3 years and longer (although I wouldnt go over 2 years) I never spewed o
  16. Whats a long time for use of antibitoics? I am almost a year of taking this stuff, alot of pills... I don't feel right taking them, I know I cannot take them for too long, Usually courses of antibiotics go for one year, that its, so what am I gonna do? to keep this terrible cystic acne at bay? nothing besides continue using Mino until it stops working which I noticed it has become less and less effective in killing my acne. I just don't know what to do anymore, Mino is the only thing that kee
  17. Really? I use it everyday... but in the mornings, no burning or nothing. and again later in the day, like they say on the website. to work the scar. My skin can take alot of harsh stuff though, so sensitive skin types may be harmed by these products. Most of their stuff is harsh, but its because the skin is not used to this exfoliation the super cop burned me too, but I just layed off and used Emu Oil with it and I can tolerate it now.
  18. Thanks bro that helped alot, When I went down to 1 pil a day I still maintained the same results basically with a few more problems but nothing severe. I go back to my derm in one month at 2 pills a day and see if I should go down. When I miss a dose I really pay for it, last weekend I missed 3 days almost and now its Friday again and the breakout is just starting to die out, I can tell that the Mino is working still cause the pimples I get are short lived, and the inflammation, and infect
  19. I have been on Mino since last March so almost a year, I usually take 2 100mg pills a day but in the middle I was taking 1 for about 6 months, not its back to 2. I initially cleared up well, but never completely... I get breakouts almost weekly but its pretty much borderline under control. I have some questions/concerns : 1. If I miss dosages like say for 2 straight days can I expect a backlash in acne? cause I have missed doses and noticed I breakout shortly after. 2. How long can I
  20. I ordered the whole thing from Platinum Skin care, the acne/scar kit. My skin... few breakouts (thanks to Minocycline) but the ones I get are annoying, and mostly in places that I do not treat with this regimen. at any time I have at least 1 or 2 cystic spots that are infected. and maybe a couple whiteheads. I have been using the peel for 1.5 months, and everything else for a couple weeks. This is what it consists of and I know many of you are using similar products but this is what I d
  21. I use a 30% Glycolic peel weekly, and 15% Glycolic acid cream in the morning and day. I wash with a Glycolic acid cleanser, and use Super COP Serum at night with EMU Oil. This alone has markedly diminished my red marks, and they are fading at an accelerated rate. I am exfoliating alot with fach brush and face loofah's and a couple times I did get irritation, but then I just hold off and use only EMU Oil and start again, now there is no irritation. This regimen which I got from Plati
  22. Your face resembles mine quite a bit, except I have scarring on one side only and one side is fine. I am 22 male and my skin looks like yours, its not bad at all, but its there. I am in the same boat, its not bad, but its there. I have been using mederma for 3 months and I can see improvements but it says it takes up to six months. I also ordered 30% glycolic acid peel and I am tryying to peel layers off my face to reveal fresher skin under the scarred skin. I think peeling will hel
  23. ok, I figure I have all sorts of scars and Mederma after I apply it makes my skin tight and the scars are not noticeable but after time they come back so I think I need more time. I actually got Glycolic acid instead of Lactic, so I'll see how my skin responds to it before I use the scrub. I know that the sloughing off of all these dead skin cells will help my shallow scarring, and even some deeper pits I have. So I am looking forward and very positive about the results.