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  1. Hi readers I guess this is my 1 year and 2 months on differin. My situation right now is 70% better. The rest is uncontrol acne that would keep coming. I start to think that this is the most I could get from differin and benzac. I still have pastule, papule and cyst 2 - 3 in each week. Eventhough, I apply benzac all over my face at noght and spot benzac on the cyst itself, it does no effect or little effect to the cyst. My dermatologist recommend me to change to retin-a. Has anyone ever switch
  2. 2 months on my regimen! My skin felt smoother and improved 50 %! My mom even commented on my progress. Though to be honest i still feel insecure, mainly due to hyperpigmentation. Most prominent after face washing, but 1 hour later my face looks dewy and almost close to being clear (i dunno if optical illusion or something). And i still do get 2 or 4 small pimples a week, which resolves within 2 to 3 days with bp (spot treatment) and differin (whole face) ONLY at night. Well thats expected from w
  3. Hi everyone. Just joined this website earlier and this is my first blog/conversation. I am 21 years old and have had acne since the age of about 14. At the start of February I was prescribed Accutane and I first started taking the drug on February 6th 2016, so that will be 16 weeks on the drug tomorrow (about 4 months). Bottom line.. MY SKIN IS STILL BAD AND IM STILL BREAKING OUT, my derm is calling then 'pustuals'. Now don't get me wrong my skin is getting better in certain areas (forehead and
  4. Helo! Can't believe I have been following the regimen for 3 weeks already (booyeah)! After all the redness, flaking and itchy skin, I have finally passed that stage already. My skin is no longer red but as compared to my neck, it is still a bit darker. But yea most of the active acne, I can say, are 95% gone from my face There are still acne scars caused by previous acne in some part of my cheeks. But as for the forehead and nose area are pretty much cleared. My current skin routine: -
  5. Hi everyone! So I've been battling with acne for probably my whole high school life from Yr 7-12 and it still hasn't completely ceased. I've been looking up treatments and many people have reviewed that Benzac works well for them. I suffer from small pimples; they feel hard and bumpy on my face everytime I wash and cleanse. There is literally so many of them on my face, it's like caviar. If anyone has used Benzac products, please let me know if they reduce any pimples like mine? This is t
  6. I have now been 99% clear for three months! I had tried benzol peroxide many times before but had never stuck with it longer than a month due to severe dry skin and breakouts. This time I decided to give it a good go and it worked! Before this I had tried everything from antibiotics to Accutane a number of times, none had worked for long if at all. Please note that I have had acne for over 10 years and it has been a constant battle, I am not a young teen that has the odd breakout and finally
  7. I have been using duac (5% benzoyl peroxide and 1.2% clindamycin) for 2 months already. My acne decreased but there are still a lot of pimples and I really cannot see significant changes. I am thinking to follow dan's regimen so I plan to switch to benzac which active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide as well (but no clindamycin). Do you guys think that I will experience another purging or breakout once I switch even though they are both benzoyl peroxide. I don't want another purging.
  8. Benzac ac wash 5% http://www.benzac.com.au/products/benzac-wash or benzac ac gel http://www.benzac.com.au/products/benzac-gel , which is better and cleansers, scrubs and moisturisers to use with them!?
  9. I started the regimen more than 2 months ago. It was going well. Cleared away my spots and just left me with red scars/marks. Ive noticed im getting spots in the same spots and elsewhere too I use 2.5% should i go for 5%? Also my red scars/marks havent faded. Im starting to lose hope.
  10. Hi guys, I was just wondering, is Benzoyl Peroxide stronger when its from a new bottle? I dont use Dan's products, im using Galderma's Benzac 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide. Im on maybe just above the 2 month mark, and i just got tolerance to it a couple of weeks ago. Today i finished a bottle/tube of Benzac, and i just opened a new one except now within 15 minutes of application my face burns and is pretty red in places. Im not sure if its just me and just to not worry about it, but would
  11. Hi, I've been using Benzac 5% on my cystic acne for about two months. It's not that bad, except on my cheeks, especially the right one. I started using it only for about two hours, then I washed it off. But, as my skin got used to Benzac, I let it stay over the night. Now, my right cheek has a large brown spot, which is quite visible and is tearing my self esteem apart once again. Seriously, so many years fighting acne and then something always crushes me down. So, do you have any idea
  12. Hey readers This is my late update for week 10 to 12. So here they are... Week 10: acne still coming up. Probably 5 to 10 in 1 week. Benzac did help a lot with minimizing the pain and size. I wanna cryyyyyy. Week 11: thing get much better but still ocassionally, 2 to 5 cysts appear. Benzac is the hero for this situation as I guess so far, since I have been using benzac, acen slightly become less servere. Thx benzac Week 12: so thsi is it. 3 months of using differin and 4 weeks of using be
  13. Hello all, Long time viewer, first time poster. Keeping this as simple as I can, here is a background to my skin, my experiences on the regimen and my learning’s that I want to pass onto all of you currently fighting acne. Up until the age of 23, I had mile acne. I wasn't covered in it, however I was prone to big cystic pimples, irritation and my shoulders were in a bad way. I loosely tried various ways to fix it, but in the end I think I just grew out of it. While my skin substantially
  14. So I had really bad acne growing up and finally with the help of the pill and benzac my acne went away in year 11. I was on a pretty strong pill until recently when my doctor told me it was too strong and I should go on a weaker one (strong ones cause blood clots and stuff) but now my skin is playing up. I haven't been on benzac for ages but was thinking of going back on it? My skin is nowhere near as bad as it used to be but I dont want it to get worse. Thanks in advance.
  15. Hello everyone! I'm new here but I've read several logs posted by other people and have found them to be very motivational and kind so I decided to start my own. HISTORY I'm a 17 year old female who has been the victim of acne since about 11 or 12. My face mainly breaks out in pimples around my hairline and chin area. I also get skin coloured bumpy comedones all over my forehead, pin sized blackheads on my nose, and something that appear to be extremely tiny whiteheads all over my chin whic
  16. Hello Guys! My name is Giuseppe, I'm new to this forum. I wanted to tell you about my acne condition... So, I have a high concentration of acne on the sides of my jaws. I was way worse last year but after I've followed a cure, everything seemed to go better. This summer, things have gotten a lot worse. I must say that I go to the beach almost every day but I use a high level protection specifically for my face. I've started following the Regimen since two weeks. I use Benzac 5% for the benzo
  17. hunyeo

    Day 13

    Its been 13 days in benzac.. And amazingly my pimples stopped growing at their rate. My face is dry though. Especially at my neck. I have 4 pimples at the jawline area.. I put petroleum jelly so that it wont dry so much... I use petroleum jelly because i cant seem to find a moisturizer that is approved with the acne.org list of ingredients.. This is just my first aid for this problem because my acne.org regimen is still somewhere. When will they deliver it!! Anyway as a first aid the thi
  18. Hi everyone This is my first blog for exprrssing my suffer from long term acne. I have been suffering from acne since high school. Now I am 23 years old, still have severe acne all over my face. I have all kind of acnes: white head, blacl head... I fisrt started out to see dermatologist. It heal fast but costly.I had a perfect skin when I was using their skin's products and treatment but when I stopped, everything just came back. Things get really bad when I was 22 and 23. I would describe t
  19. Chris1234

    Week 4

    End of week 4 update. I've been on differin for 1 month! I still do get break outs, characterized as red papulopustules but they resolve within a week. Some of them grow on previous lesions while others on closed comedones. Some closed comedones do not get inflamed, but just extrude a hard white sebum, like the comedone is pushed upward from underneath the skin. I don't experience dryness or redness but my skin is super oily! I don't get much peeling except on area around my lower lip. Over
  20. Chris1234

    Week 3

    End of Week 3. My forehead and cheeks feel smoother. Hyperpigmentation and some bumps can still be seen and felt. In my honest opinion, my face is better than when i started. Even though my pictures seem otherwise. Honestly, The actual is better than the picture, my camera tends to highlight the pigmentation even further. No filter is used in this picture. Im getting tired of minding this pimple though haha! Sometimes, i stare at myself infront of the mirror for long periods of time, noting
  21. Chris1234

    Week 2

    2 weeks after using differin, i had major breakouts in my forehead and cheeks. Some of the closed comedones are gone. Now, i have 6 papulopustules on my forehead. The good thing about this is they are usually gone within 3 to 4 days with no scarring, just hyperpigmentation which eventually goes away. I experience a little stinging sensation but only when i touch my face such us washing. No redness or dryness so far. Overall, my experience with my current regimen is tolerable. The breakouts are e
  22. Hi everyone It has been a while I hadn't posted. While I was away, I still suffer from acne. Big cysts. Two to three new acne on ny face every week which will definetly leave scars as soon as they appear. I also have mild depression or is it severve? As I keep thinking about my acne 80% in a day. My head hurts sometimes. I sufferred from it because I am scared. Terrified that one day my face will become worst. I really need supports and hugs and compliments that could soothe my mind. No one
  23. Hello fellow pinoys and pinays out there. Ok so i've been suffering from acne and as a result of lots and lots of research, I've finally found "The Regimen" from acne.org and by Dan Kern. Since I (and a lot of filipinos out there i suppose) couldn't get access to Dan's products due to my location and the terrible shipping fees, I decided to look for alternative products for The Regimen that can be found in my location. For the gentle cleanser: Johnson's Head-To-Toe Baby Wash For the tr
  24. Just made an account and I'm not quite sure if I am posting in the appropriate place, but here goes. I am currently on my third week of using the regimen with store bought products though. I have been using cetaphil oily skin cleanser, followed with Benzac 2.5% and then Cetaphil Dermacontrol sunscreen for oily acne prone skin, and at night time I swap that with the basic Cetaphil moisturiser. All is doing okay, I'm experiencing a bit of redness and peeling which is normal from what I know no
  25. Ive been ln the regimen for over 2 weeks, i feel like nothings happening. I was using duac gel 5% for 15 days. I switched to Benzac 2.5% today. How long before i see results? It has flattened some of my spots but i still have the same amount of acne. My acne is mild and still hasnt seem to go yet Any help on what to do? I use Simple triple face wash. Neutrogena oil free moisturizer.