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  1. Having oily skin doesn't effect whether the regimen is right for you, at least in my opinion. I had extremely dry skin that would flake off, & I had acne at the same time, and the regimen worked wonders for me. The trick is not to overdo it with the benzoyl peroxide. 10% is way too harsh- even on the 2.5% I had to let my skin get used to it for a couple week! My advice is to start slowly with it and use a lot of moisturizer, and if you ordered it, then jojoba oil as well. Work your way up on
  2. Have you tried the regimen? I had a similar situation to yours; super healthy, vegetarian diet, drinking a ton of water, taking supplements, exercising a ton, only wearing very high quality makeup, etc, but I still had severe acne. The only thing that has worked for me so far is the regimen & after 3 months on it I am completely clear. My skin is also super sensitive & was extremely dry before (literally flaking off of my face dry). I really think you should be using moisturizer at least
  3. Let me know how your appointment goes! People can tell you to get a bunch of different treatments for your skin, but as long as you're still compulsively picking, then your skin will never get better. Address the problem at the source to figure out what's causing the picking in the first place. It can be scary to talk to people about these mental health issues but it's actually very common & you'll be so thankful that you did (I know I was)!
  4. If this is as severe as you are describing, you may have Excoriation Disorder (Skin Picking Disorder). For this I would actually recommend talking to your doctor or therapist, as this is more of a mental health problem. It's similar to Trichotillomania, & some research suggests that it is a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I have been diagnosed with OCD (not for skin picking, other things) but the way you describe these compulsions sounds exactly like I would describe my own. Ple
  5. I've been on Alesse for 7 years & it has never caused acne for me. I've gone off & on periodically & it doesn't seem to affect my skin (which is already very acne prone). It has a pretty low dose of hormones too. That being said, a LOT of people have reviewed Alesse negatively since it uses levonorgestrel, which is said to cause acne. It's actually prescribed in Canada (where I live) to treat acne though so who knows. All I know is that it works for me!
  6. I used a 5% BP gel for a long time with no results too. Once I switched to 2.5% I saw results within 1-2 months & my skin is now clear.
  7. So I just want to share my progress so far on the regimen to give people who are struggling some encouragement, and show what the regimen has done for me so far! I’ll try to keep it brief & easy to read, but there is a lot of info, so I apologize in advance for the long post. I’ve been on the regimen since August 1, 2017- so about 3.5 months now. I use the whole set, including the cleanser, BP, moisturizer, AHA, and jojoba oil. All are Dan’s products, aside from the jojoba oi
  8. I started using the AHA at the one month mark & I'm just about at two months in now. I love the AHA & feel like it has accelerated my results dramatically. When I first started using it it did burn like CRAZY so just be prepared for that. I had to wash it off the first couple of times because I just couldn't handle the burning. Start with a very small amount mixed in your moisturizer & work up from there. Now I use it 3x a week instead of my nightly moisturizer & only feel a slig
  9. Hi! I'm at the two month mark & have seen great results. I also use the AHA & jojoba oil & feel that they are definitely essential to the regimen. I rarely get pimples anymore, usually just one or two very small ones around that time of the month. I do still have pretty severe red marks from previous acne all over my cheeks but it has improved dramatically & they aren't bumpy anymore thanks to the AHA, so they're super easy to cover with makeup. I feel that with a bit more time m
  10. Hi! Don't feel sad, your acne doesn't look too bad. Unfortunately there isn't a lot that can be done about acne without investing in some good treatments, like benzoyl peroxide or glycolic acid. If you want to manage your acne then you're going to have to be okay with purchasing different products & experimenting to find out what works for you. I've spent hundreds, probably close to $1000, in the past few years trying to figure out how to manage my acne. I've finally found that benzoyl perox
  11. Normally I just rinse it right away but I'm sure letting it sit would be fine too
  12. Hi everyone! I've been on the regimen for a few months now & like most people, I've had serious issues with dry, flaking skin. I find myself having to moisturize sometimes 4-5 times A DAY in order to keep the flakes at bay; and they still reappear a few hours after. I've been using jojoba oil for a bit now & it has helped a lot with the flakes but they were definitely still severe. BUT I have found (well, I'm sure lots of people have tried this before but I felt I should share it) a tric
  13. Did it start after using a new bottle of the BP? Maybe something is wrong with the batch..