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  1. HKW is on the money -- it's likely caused by how you're sleeping. It's very hard to stop yourself from sleeping in the position your body naturally wants to be in, so if you can't manage to get yourself to sleep on your back, try changing or washing your pillowcase every day for a week or two and see if you notice improvement. It's a hassle, but if you discover your skin is clearing, you can just buy a couple cheap pillowcases and rotate them every day to reduce the number of times you have to d
  2. Based on the location you're describing, it's very possible that your pimple is not a pimple at all, but herpes. You might want to check with your doctor to be sure, and if it is, he can prescribe you something to keep it under control. If it is just a pimple, you're likely not clearing out the infection entirely when you pop it. When you first pop, the pimple would appear to go down as some of the rubbish inside is squeezed out, but the deep down infection would just percolate a few days befo
  3. If you're getting pimples in the same area one after another, you're likely either picking there or there's something touching the area that causes you to break out. Try not to pop any of your pimples in that area until they've all healed -- unless you're extremely vigilant about sterilization when you pop, you're more than likely just going to spread the bacteria around the area and cause more pimples. If you're not picking at them and you're still getting more, think about what might be to
  4. Some people have found that just applying once a day is enough, but for most people, even those with mild cases, you'll need to do it twice a day, every day, to prevent pimples. If you want to see if once a day is enough for you, I would first start at twice a day until you are clear, and then stop the BP application in the morning. If you break out again, then you know once a day isn't enough.
  5. Everyone has flakiness their first month, but what you're describing sounds more severe than normal. I think it's more than likely that you ramped up to the full amount of BP too quickly and your skin simply can't tolerate so much, so fast. There is jojoba oil in Dan's moisturizer, but I would recommend that you actually go out and buy some separately. You can get Dan's Jojoba if you like, or just go to a health food store and pick up a smaller bottle. You'll be using the stuff twice a day, bu
  6. There's no way for a mirror to accurately reflect how others will see your acne, considering that you will (naturally) be looking specifically at it while other people will not. If you'd like to see a good representation of your progress, a camera will be better than a mirror, anyway. Just take a good, well-lit photo of your face every week and compare them as you continue with the regimen.
  7. I was having serious redness issues myself, but only the moisturizing step -- basically, my skin would look fine after the BP, but would form a rapidly developed 'sunburn' as soon as I applied the moisturizer. I've found that the only way to stop this from happening is to wait at least 30 minutes after rubbing in the BP before moisturizing. And not "30 minutes, give or take 20 minutes because it's all the same"... more like religiously checking the clock to see that the correct time has passed
  8. I didn't notice any drying during the first week or so on BP and assumed I was lucky and it wasn't going to happen -- the second week made me see the error of my ways. If you're using the correct amount of BP, your skin is going to dry out. I would definitely advise that you prepare yourself for it and apply the moisturizer twice a day. You'll probably still get dry, but your skin will be much better off for the extra hydration.
  9. Does your face turn red immediately after applying the BP, or after you apply your moisturizer? I've found that I had redness and stinging when I applied my moisturizer 5-10 minutes after the BP. However, if I put the BP on and wait at least a full 30 minutes before applying the moisturizer, neither the redness nor the sting occur. It's a bit annoying to have to wait so long between those two steps, but I've gotten quite used to just going to do something else until the time has passed now. It'
  10. I have been on the regimen for around three weeks and it's been brilliant so far. I've had acne for about five years now and although it's a very mild case (1-2 pimples consistently), it has always hacked me off so I've attempted pretty much everything to get shut of them without any success. The regimen, however, has cleared them right up and I'm extremely pleased with my results. Honestly, I wasn't expecting it to work at all since nothing I've tried ever has, but it did and I have no desire t
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