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Everything posted by shooshoo

  1. make sure you're differentiating between scars and hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation, in my opinion, takes a LONG time to heal completely and disappear. We're talking MONTHS. Best "cure" is to prevent hyperpigmentation (and scars). and the way you do that is by sticking to the regimen. If you're going to stop the regimen, just be prepared to get even MORE scars...
  2. It seems to me that if Dan's regimen has worked for you, then you've probably stopped seeing your derm. If you've tried Dan's Regimen and you're still seeing a dermatologist, then the regimen probably hasn't worked for you (in all likelihood), and you probably wouldn't be raving about it to your dermatologist.
  3. Have you tried Dan's regimen with his products? Works like a charm. I used to use benzaclin (and it cleared me right up) until it started getting too expensive for a cash-strapped college kid. Now that I have a job and can afford to go to the dermatologist and buy all the lotions and potions they prescribe, I still use Dan's products and his regimen and it works great.
  4. At this point, your main concern should be about making sure your skin is "smooth" so that the make-up goes on top easily. And don't get hung up on hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Bridal make-up can easily cover hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, but it's harder to cover up if you have a lot of bumps or cysts. It's easy to get discouraged by discoloration in your skin and you start to think that whatever it is you are doing, it's not working. Whatever you decide to do, don't jud
  5. Sure...can't hurt to try. Also, if you don't normally break out around the corners of your mouth, try not to put the BP there. No reason to if you don't break out in those areas
  6. Also, you could use varying degrees of BP depending on your problem areas. For example, I will sometimes use a thin layer of BP all over my face, then apply a second, thicker layer around my problem areas like around my mouth, chin, and jaw line. That little extra BP on your acne prone areas really does the trick, especially to prevent breakouts caused by hormones
  7. I would sometimes use AHA or Salicylic acid after (or before) BP as a night time moisturizer and have had no problems (been on the regimen for about 6 months). would not recommend this to newbies but ok for someone who's fully adapted to BP
  8. This happens to me too...i think it has something to do with ingredients separating. Make sure you gently shake your bottle before you use it and your BP should be the right consistency.
  9. Hi Guys! Was on the regimen for 5 months, now I've cut back a bit and am still clear Since it's summer, I'm trying to find a good WATERPROOF spf for the beach and pool. Any suggestions? I tried an spf in hawaii with avobenzene and I really think that clogged my pores. thanks all
  10. yes, I only used it once a day on my back (I only shower once a day). It gives you a sort of "squeeky clean" feeling, which I really like. It also helps to prevent ingrown hairs on my legs when shaving. I love papaya soap! Next time I go to the philippines, I am stocking up!
  11. yeah, actually they might have some there if it's a big enough kind of asian market and they sell beauty supplies. good call I will check some of the asian markets here too to see. Thanks
  12. A few years ago (when I was a teenager), my aunt from the philippines recommended papaya soap for acne. It was a bit drying for my face, but since I bought a bulk of it, I used the rest of it on my body so as not to waste it. Evenutally my back acne completely cleared up (I was about 20 years old, and I thought I was simply growing out of my bacne and never thought it may have been the papaya soap that cleared me up). About six months after I ran out of papaya soap, my bacne started to come u
  13. Are you sure they're icepick scars? Maybe you just have large pores.
  14. Dan didn't say it "had" to be used after BP, but he does put AHA after BP in his videos. Thanks all for your replies.
  15. I've been on the regimen for almost four months now. I know they recommend using AHA (or SA) after applying the BP...and that's how I've been doing it since I started experimenting with these products. Anyone wonder if applying the AHA or SA before applying BP would work just as well? Is there a specific reason why Dan uses these products AFTER bp? Anyone had any success the other way around? It seems to me that (at least for a night time routine since we don't have to worry about SPF) that
  16. Wear sunscreen... but just don't "sun-bathe" (ie. don't just go out in the sun for the sake of going out in the sun) I think it's ok if you're the "out-doorsy" type, and you shouldn't let the regimen stop you from doing the things you like to do outdoors. But don't just lie out in the sun and do nothing...
  17. I'm the same way! I've been on the regimen since January 1 (New Year's resolution), so almost 4 months now...the regimen has helped me SO much! but i STILL do get the occassional pimple...that YES LEAVES A DARK SPOT ugh! So yes, it can get very frustrating with all the hyperpigmentation and the occassional pimple(s). But I think you should stick with it as long as you think your skin now is better than when you started. Because even if my skin isn't perfect (yet), it's still a LOT better tha
  18. I like pond's cold cream. Basically takes off everything and isn't drying. If you do a search on the site, there are a few threads on this.
  19. Just wanted to share this little anecdote for any of you who might think that the regimen isn't working as well as in the beginning: I was talking to my fiance the other day, like I do on any other normal day, and out of the blue he says "wow your skin is really clear." Now you guys have to understand that my fiance NEVER notices ANYTHING! He did notice the initial big improvement I had in January and in the beginning of February (ie. the first one and a half months of the regimen). Then after
  20. I haven't tried the Olay tinted moisturizer, but I've tried other Olay SPF Moisturizers, and some of them have made me oily. The Olay SPF for sensitive skin does not make my skin oily. Also, I make my own tinted moisturizer by mixing Olay SPF for sensitive skin and Everyday minerals. LOVE this tinted moisturizer Also, Everyday Minerals gives you free samples of their foundations. It took me about 3 times to find my perfect shade. So I had all these samples. Instead of throwing them o
  21. I used to have oily skin before the regimen. Maybe the BP helped with the oiliness, but I think "heavy" moisturizing also helped it out. My skin is so "balanced" right now on the regimen, and I think it has something to do with all the moisturizers I use. (I also use a homemade tinted moisturizer made up of Olay SPF and Everyday Minerals on top of my regular moisturizer made up of Olay SPF and Lac-hydrin). My skin feels so supple Molly (acne_battle) - have you tried Olay SPF for sensitive s
  22. Lac-Hydrin Five! FANTASTIC! It's a bit pricey for the amout you get, but to make it last longer, mix it with whatever lotion you're using Although, it's hard to find it stores. I buy it bulk from drugstore.com I use it on my legs after I shave (and also the day before) and it helps prevent ingrown hairs...or at least make them easier to get.
  23. I love jojoba. I sometimes do Cool As Kim Deal's "jojoba exfoliation." search for it on this site. I also use jojoba to protect my eyes, lips, and hands before handling BP. I also put a couple of drops in my hair to get an extra shine (not near the roots, but more towards the tips) Helps with the flyaways, frizz, and static. It also makes a GREAT MASSAGE OIL. I've heard it makes a great make-up remover, although I perfer cold cream. Sometimes, I use jojoba on my hands because they get pr