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About lychee35

  • Birthday 03/05/1984

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  1. I only use the regimen at night... it keeps me about 95% clear. but there are times when i get a breakout, then i will spot treat with BP in the morning and also do the regimen at night. i've also iced inflamed pimples... after washing and before BP. i havent had any negative side effects from it.
  2. hey katie! i've been reading your log since you first started dkr... and it was really inspirational. =) i just wanted to tell you that you're not alone with the birth control thing... i was on birth control also, for about 3 years. i decided to go off it because i didn't want to keep taking medication for my heavy period and acne. my period is no longer heavy (thank goodness), but my acne came back with a vengeance. i went off bc in may 2006. months later i started breaking out like crazy..
  3. While we're on the topic of red skin..... I was wondering, what do you guys do if you have red blotchy skin (not from bp usage)?
  4. I have oily skin too... but the first 2 months of the regimen, i became really dry! so dry that my skin was flaking. when you're using the full dosage of bp twice a day, you're bound to get dry. now that i only use bp once a day, my skin is back to normal and i get oily a few hours after moisturizing. your skin will adjust to the bp.
  5. All of us here are tired of acne too! Some of us have been dealing with it for years. I've had acne since age 15... and I'm 23 now and still fighting it. What you said about the pool and the beach... a lot of people have said the same thing.. that it seems to help with their acne. But I'm not sure what the reason behind it is. Anyway, if you haven't tried Dan's regimen yet you might wanna give it a shot. At the top of this webpage there's a link to the Regimen. You should definitely check it ou
  6. to zonealarm, i know you might feel hopeless, but don't give up. i've had acne since i was 15 years old. i'm 23 now and still dealing with it. luckily the regimen helped a lot. you said the regimen isn't working for you and you gave it a three month trial. but during that trial period, did you make sure that you were doing everything exactly as instructed? wash with non medicated cleanser, then use 2.5% bp, and then moisturize. you have to do it twice a day, everyday, and as gently as possible.
  7. It'll help us if you could tell us exactly how you are doing the regimen. And also, for many people, it takes at least 3 months of diligent use to stop getting pimples.
  8. nobody wants to scar... but popping your pimples is one of the worst things you can do that can lead to scarring! when a red bump eventually becomes white, it's true that it's more tempting and easier to pop. if you're goin to do this, make sure you're using clean tissue around your fingers to pop that sucker. DO NOT use your nails. I've heard that you're only supposed to squeeze until all the white stuff is gone... go until the stuff coming out becomes clear, then stop, cleanse that area, and a
  9. Just wondering if you're moisturizing once or twice a day. Because it's the winter season, you might consider moisturizing both morning and night if you're not already doing so. A lot of people also like to add 2-3 drops of jojoba oil to their moisturizer for extra moisturizing. But be careful with the jojoba, because some people have had breakouts due to using it. You should be able to get jojoba oil at any health food store. I use it myself... but only once a week. I add 3 drops of jojoba oil
  10. Make sure you're using baking SODA, and not the POWDER. I actually use this method once a week. I just get about a teaspoon of baking soda, mix it with Cetaphil cleanser and a little water, and gently massage into the skin for about 20 seconds or so. It is true that baking soda will not leave your skin pH balanced. Because of this, I mix jojoba oil with my moisturizer because jojoba tones and balances (according to what it says on the label). I don't recommend using baking soda too often though.
  11. Hmm... I've had the same experience as well. I noticed it a lot when I used moisturizers with SPF. The best thing I can recommend is blotting your face with non-bleached tissue/paper towel (like the brown ones at starbucks). Or you can buy facial blotting papers at the drugstore, Clean and Clear makes some. And when I get a little too shiny, if I'm at home, I'll jus wash my face with water for a few seconds.
  12. the poster above is right.... only your doctor can tell you the answer to that. but i have some experience with this antibiotic as well. i went on minocycline late last year for 2 months. i started using dan's regimen AFTER i finished mino, and while i still experienced a breakout here and there (nothing too horrific), it was a lot easier to deal with because they were smaller and wouldn't last as long.
  13. Sweating is actually good for your skin because it helps your body eliminate toxins. if you're working out in the morning, then you could do your regimen after your work out. or... if you're workin out in the afternoon, gently wash your face with just water after working out and that should be good enough until you do the regimen again at night. you don't want to let dried sweat stay on your face all day.
  14. if your skin doesn't feel too dry in the mornings after applying BP then i would go ahead and skip it. if you can only do it at night, then so be it. but... many people actually moisturize in the morning and evening because BP is just too drying... especially if you're using the full dosage of BP morning and evening. if you notice that moisturizing at night is not cutting it anymore.... then i suggest just waking up a little bit earlier so that you have that time to moisturize your face in the m