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  1. Hey all! I started on the Regimen using Dan's older version of BP, which came in a blue tube. The directions on this site said to use one finger-full of the stuff, AM and PM. So that's what I've been doing, even now that I have the newer BP in the pump bottle. I measured it out, and one full pump is enough to COMPLETELY cover my middle finger, and I've been told my many people that I have freakishly long fingers. So I've been using one pump, since that is the equivalent of a generous finger
  2. Hey all! I don't post all that much, but I love reading through everybody's experiences and suggestions regarding the DKR, and now I have a question of my own that I'd love some help with. I have been on the Regimen for five weeks now. Before starting, I had moderate acne, mostly pustules and blackheads, with an occasional cyst or nodule (maybe one of these every couple of weeks). The Regimen was clearing up my acne beautifully for the first three weeks or so. I encountered zero problems.
  3. Hey! Have you changed anything at all recently? I know it seems like an obvious question, but even changes in your diet could be causing these recent breakouts. Have you significantly upped your caloric intake? Been eating anything you don't normally eat, or maybe even something you never ate before until just recently? Been drinking a lot lately? Have you made any product changes? Switched to a new kind of moisturizer or anything like that? Are you still using the full amount of BP? I'
  4. Hey y'all! I'm reading your stories and getting hope. I have now been on a high fat/low carb diet for 10 days. This is a complete 180 degree change from what I used to eat. (VERY minimal meat and eggs, low fat soy products, lots of fruit, and worst of all, LOADS of whole grain breads, cereal, pasta, sugary granola bars and trail mix). A typical breakfast could include oatmeal berries and honey, pancakes with maple syrup, banana, and soy milk. My acne started when I was 18, and it got worse
  5. I also took accutane about 3 years ago. It worked for the time I was on it but then wore off around 8-10 months just like you. I've been searching for my diet cure since last November and I think I have finally found it. I haven't had a new breakout in about 2 weeks, and my oil production has practically stopped. I can go to bed at night, not wash off my makeup and in the morning my skin is oil free and no new breakouts. Never in my life have I been able to do that except while I was on accutane
  6. thanks for your encouragement, jane 23. I'm definitely not ready to give up yet. It's only been a week! and the fact that i saw improvement for a couple of days makes me hopeful. Have you experienced success on a diet? Paleo or otherwise? If so, how long did it take for you to stop breaking out? I know everybody is different, but I love to hear a diet success story. Accutane has been the only thing that worked for me, but it never got me 100% clear, and it completely wore off after about
  7. Hey alreadyover! I'm having a similar experience right now. I started on a meat-veggie diet 8 days ago. I was seeing some improvement around day 6. But then, yesterday, a big new spot. And today, when I woke up, two more biggies. I haven't cheated on my diet either. I don't drink any alcohol at all, no smoking, i exercise every night just before my shower...so I don't know what could possibly be causing this nasty break-out. You and I are in the same boat. I noticed that you said cookin
  8. Thanks again, Dean. I have a saint of a boyfriend who patiently waits out the mood swings and crying jags that acne causes for me, and if it wasn't for him, I'm sure I would have considered suicide at some point. Even with his support and consolation, I still have days where I do whatever I can to keep from leaving our apartment. I hate looking people in the eyes. I'm always worried they're looking at my latest cysts. Was it diet changes that stopped your cystic acne? Or was it the Accutan
  9. Wow, thanks for all this detailed info, Dean! This is definitely helpful and encouraging to me. I started out on the paleo diet about two weeks ago, but I've been eating TONS of fruit, sweet potatoes, and starchy carrots, and I haven't been seeing any improvement whatsoever. I'll see if this meat-vegetable diet does any better for me. Did you suffer from cystic acne before? When you say that you were 70-80% clear when you started the meat/veggie diet, does that mean that you were 70-80% bet
  10. Hey! I'm just starting a nearly carb free diet today. I've heard that people who give up all carbs (grains, baked goods, fruit) magically clear up, and having been a carbohydrate junkie my entire life, I thought maybe this is what has caused my six year struggle with cystic acne. Anti-biotics, countless topicals, and two rounds of Accutane have done nothing to clear me permanently. Here are my questions for you. How bad was your acne before you discovered this meat/vegetable diet, and how l
  11. You might try one by one avoiding common allergens. Or get your allergies tested.
  12. It could still depend on what you ate. A lot of people's ideas of healthy, aren't and are especially not good for acne. And you could still be eating something that you, personally, have an intolerance for. And there's no reason to quit eating good, quality, low sugar chocolate. Chocolate is not bad and cocoa is great. It's the sugary crap most people make with them that's bad.
  13. I've been on the Regimen for almost 6 weeks now. I started on it because two courses of Accutane didn't permanently fix my skin, Proactiv made no difference in my complexion, and Murad turned my face into an absolute battlefield. I was desperate to fix the damage that Murad had caused in just three short weeks. So I started following the Regimen religiously. For the first two weeks, I saw definite improvement, despite extreme dryness and flaking. But then, things took a turn for the worst.