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  1. Peace456

    Aha question

    If I am only using the benzoyl peroxide on certain areas of my face, do I do the same with aha? For instance I am not putting the BP on my forehead at all , will I be putting the aha on my forehead once I start using it?
  2. dcathy1

    The Regimen

    Does anyone know if the regimen help with acne scars at all?
  3. DurableFibre

    Question !!!!

    I’ve been using the acene.org regimen for more then 5 months now, I’ve recently purchased the AHA+. How is this used? I’d like to use it as an all over the face treatment, do I wash it off after? Is it a leave in treatment? How is it used???
  4. FlawedSkin

    Question About Dairy

    Hi, I'm an 18 year old male, and up until a year ago, I had flawless skin. Acne was an issue, that I never imagined I'd have to deal with. I have a simple question about Dairy. My diet, has never really been healthy, but it's never really been unhealthy either, and milk, up until a year ago, did nothing but make me happy. I've read many internet threads about how avoiding milk can significantly clear your skin and that understanding the inner issue and the personal problems inside your body that are causing acne, is better than plastering your face in products. Is it unlikely that dairy is my problem, if it never caused any issues for 17 years of my life? Has anybody else led a similar life to me. I've been eliminating cures by looking back at my life before I started getting acne, for example: I rather regularly consumed dairy every day, in tea, breakfast and other food products for 17 years of my life, and I never suffered acne problems, but now, I'm plagued with it. Could dairy be the answer now? In fact, I used to be terribly uneducated and I used awfully comedogenic moisturisers most of my life, and products and food never caused my acne for years. So what could be the issue now? I only get it around my cheeks, chin and nose.
  5. I have combination skin, (oily in t-zone and dry on cheeks) I exfoliate twice a day, is that to much? my skin is so oily and even after applying an oil-free moisturiser after exfoliating ( I heard oily skin is due to over-excessively dry skin ) hence the moisturiser. I'm going to cut back to exfoliating once a day in the evening but what do I use in the morning?!?! I dont know wether I should buy a cleanser but I have no idea if that helps and what even is it? I would really appreciate some advice I post a lot on the forum and rarely ever get replays and I'm in desperate need for help. Thank you. I'm currently on epiduo but only apply to my forehead as when I applied it to other areas the breakout was too much for me. I just need a skincare strategy and i'm stuck. Thank you.
  6. Skintuition

    Organic Acne Treatment?

    So lately I've been really interested in organic skincare. I don't know why. My whole motto about skincare is, "If it's working, why change it?" or "If it's not broken, don't fix it".... But is it really working? I was looking through my pile of what I call "skincare" products, which are basically a bunch of chemicals, and honestly, I thought I knew what ingredients to avoid but I don't think I know the half of it. I can't tell you ANYTHING about 98% of the ingredients in my products. None. Now, the products I use I do not use in a harmful way. I use them properly, how they should be used. I'm a Cerave-Cetaphil kinda person. I don't just go into my local drugstore and pull random products off the shelves saying, "Heck I wonder if this will work!" I like to do research. By research, I mean reading the reviews. Anyway, if you've bothered to read my recent posts you'd know that I was on the Acne.org regimen last year, and loving it. I used all their products, and then sort of trailed off onto my own regimen. Though I could switch out cleansers and moisturizers, two things always stayed the same. I always kept my Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide and Jojoba Oil. Those things remain my must-haves. However, despite my love for the products I have, I've been searching for more natural skincare products. The thing that sells me about it is actually knowing where and what the product comes from. "Avocado Oil," gee I wonder where that comes from! My question of the day to this forum is, what do you think about having a mostly natural skincare regimen with the exception of Benzoyl Peroxide? Since BP is already a chemical, why should I be putting MORE unneeded chemicals onto my skin? Here are the products that I've been researching lately: DRUGSTORE: St. Ives Green Tea Scrub Burt's Bees Intense Hydrating Cleansing Cream HEALTH FOOD STORES/NATURAL PRODUCTS: Unrefined, Extra Virgin, Cold-Pressed, Organic Coconut OilUnrefined, Organic Shea Butter Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser (organic) Juice Beauty Milk Cleanser (also organic) If any of you have any input on these products mentioned (I'm very curious about them) or just organic products in general please start a discussion in the comments. Tell me what you think, if you have any tips for me, please share them. I would love to read your responses, so don't be shy! If you are in the same boat as me, please let me know so we can experiment together! Yay!
  7. i already have a problem with picking at my skin unintentionally, and yesterday i tried taking a bobby pin and using it to pop my black heads, my skin was clear besides a few pimples and black heads on my nose. so i took the bobby pin and all i know was that i started popping them at 4am and ended at 3pm (a long time), and my skin was really red and my pores were huge, which i'm guessing is from me scraping at my skin to get the blackheads out. i took a shower after and my face looked really bad and had gotten worse. My dad thought it was an allergic reaction to something cause my pores were so red and irritated(i'm not allergic to anything so i know it's not that). all i used on my face was dr bronners soap when i got in the shower and i've been putting which hazel on it, and i just put on a product i have that closes your pores. it's now around 11:30pm and my pores look like this, it's a lot less than earlier but it still looks really bad(before i tried to pop my blackheads there was no redness at all besides a few small pimples on my chin). what should i do to stop the skin from being so red and swollen? will it stay like this? and if not how long will it take for the redness to go down?
  8. Hi. So I haven't posted anything on this forum in quite awhile because I haven't really needed to. HISTORY: I began getting mild acne around 3 years ago, mostly just whiteheads. Over the course of 2 years my acne got irritated and discolored. I wasn't happy. So let's start with around 2 years ago. I first started using Benzoyl Peroxide 0.1% for my acne in the fall of 2011. Though my acne started to subside, nothing drastically changed. In March of 2012 I decided to try the Acne.org Regimen. It worked wonders! My skin was amazingly clear - with one problem... The BP was causing my skin to be extremely dry. My next mission was finding products that didn't dry or irritate my skin. I decided to ditch the acne.org cleanser and moisturizer, but continue using the BP and jojoba oil. I also decided to throw in an exfoliant for my dead skin cells. I also decided to stop using BP in the morning because I figured it was too much of a hassle and too drying. I mean, ain't nobody got time fo dat. THIS IS THE SKINCARE ROUTINE I AM USING NOW: AM: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (2 pumps), CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion (2 pumps), Acne.org Jojoba Oil (7 drops) and every 3 days, St. Ives Apricot Scrub PM: CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser (2 pumps), Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (2 1/2 pumps), Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream (a small scoop) and Acne.org Jojoba Oil (7 drops) ...I've learned one thing about my skin through all of this: I can't stick with the same thing for too long or my skin gets used to it. That's why I like to switch up my skincare a lot, just keeping one vital part the same: The BP. Recently, I've noticed this new kind of acne. Blemishes. I'll maybe have one or two at a time, they appear anywhere I don't know why. My skin is still manageable and better than it was, I'm just worried. It's annoying waking up to a new blemish, and it's also annoying to be super extra careful of my face. Here's what I was thinking might attribute to these weird kinds of infected pores/blemishes: The fact that I forgot to exfoliate for 8 days or so Hormones? Washing my face in the shower The weather (I struggle around the fall time, I wondered if that might be the same for Spring) My shampoo (I don't get it on my face, I was just curious) Possibly one of my products clogging my pores Overdose of BP (maybe my skin is getting too dry and it's producing more sebum than it needs to?) Oils from my hair Possibly my diet I realize my predicament. Benzoyl Peroxide is not a cure, it's a treatment. I can't keep it up forever. I am obviously looking for new things to try all the time, and I'm always open to options. I will continue to scower this site until I find something that catches my eye. If any of you have any suggestions or advice for me please let me know, I'm kind of desperate. Acne is so frustrating, depressing and aggrivating. It makes me feel like all my hard work amounts to nothing. Though my skin is mostly clear, these blemishes are really an eye sore. PLEASE COMMENT YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND ADVICE! I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT!
  9. Hi There, I started Accutane back in September. I didn't go on birth control for health concern's which my doctor know's of. my period's been irregular all my life, sometime's 2-3 month's late. I took accutane September-December (4 month's) and didn't get my period at all. I have been sexually active but I've used protection and taken regular pregnancy test's, no sign's of symptom's of pregnancy. I've been done accutane for about a month, and still no period. I've had usual period symptom's but hasn't come, I've been having red/brown-ish discharge like every second week, usually come's when I'm done my peroid but I haven't gotten it. I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else, and if it's normal? I thought maybe it's like a very light peroid because I get it when I have peroid symptom's. TIA!
  10. I assume so but just wanted to make sure that that's who to go to. (I used to have a dermatologist but he's not practicing anymore so I'll have to find a new one). I have a lot of ice pick scars that I'd love to get rid of and my last dermatologist told me they were very mild so don't worry about it until my skin is totally clear. My skin is pretty clear now other than a few breakouts here and there but I'm still left with these scars.
  11. christine025


    Hi everyone! I was wondering if epiduo can replace straight benzoyl peroxide...epiduo has 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and .1% adapalene.
  12. Hi All, I've read through some of the forums but this is my first post and I have a few questions I'm hoping somebody will be able to answer. I'm currently a few days over 2 months into the regimen. I started with mild/moderate acne and wIthin the first week, my skin was clearer than it had been in 3 years, almost completely clear. That didn't last long and I've been breaking out ever since. I'm currently no better than when I started, if not worse. Loosing hope unfortunately. Becasue of time/appearance, I have only been able to do Dan's regimen once per day. Heres what I do: Night: -Wash with DKR's cleanser -Apply DKR's BP -Apply DKR's Moisturizer (1 full pump, maybe a little more) with 5-6 drops of Jojoba oil OR some nights moisturizer mixed with DKR's AHA+ or sometimes the AHA+ by itself. Morning: -Wash with DKR's cleanser -Apply DKR's Moisturizer (just enough to cover my face) (no jojoba oil because of the shine) -spot treat with neutrogena concealer (trying to hide some of the redness as a guy) After two months, I still have flaking so I don't always use a full fingers length of BP. Should I be? And should I use AHA+ by itself or mixed with the moisturizer (and how often)? I guess what I'm asking in general is: doing the Regimen once per day, should I expect resutls or give up? With only mild acne when I started, I hoped to be farther along at this 2 month mark. Any thoughts greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  13. Idontcareaboutthisaccount

    Body Regimen Frequency

    I just started on the Body Acne Regimen, and I'm wondering how often to do it. I assume once a day, but I haven't found anything concrete on the site. How often are you supposed to use it for best results? Does it make a noticeable difference using it more/less frequently? Thanks, K
  14. Justaregularteen

    Mild Acne On The Face

    Okay so this is my first time asking people for advice on my acne a answer would be highly appreciated. Okay so about a month ago i seriously noticed some acne on the cheeks but its just redness under not really pimples popping out. I used to instantly pop a pimple once i noticed one but then learned that, that is one of the worst things to do. So i stopped, i changed my diet insanely too, i used to go through a whole bag of dorito chips and still be ready for more. But now i only ever eat whole grains, never normal grains, stopped eating lots of sugar, milk, etc and now eat lots of rice and vegatables fruits and WHOLE grains (What i normally eat through the day, No added sugar "Aspen" cereal with 0% yogurt and some flax on top, some light snacks throughout the day, granola bar with omega-3 and nuts, some sort of baby cookies kinda like animal crackers, baked chips, 1 apple and 1 banana a day then for dinner i like to have rice and vegetables with chicken, mostly everyday) and also drink plenty of water. I use a facial cleanser called "Cetaphil" cause other acne products make my face VERY dry so i never use sacilic acid (however its spelt) and use a "Glaxal" moisturizer after the Cetaphil. I do this once in the shower when i wake up and once at night about an hour or two before i go to bed. But listen to this, i never touch my forhead with the cleansers AT ALL. My forehead is COMPLETELY clear and i can see oil on it, but my cheeks and chin do not have oil on them and is the problem, is it good to see oil on my face? Anyways my cheeks and chin have redness and my chin has little red dots, not big pimples tho. So should i go to using Cetaphil once a day at night on my face or continue using it twice a day or maybe not at all? But i already have a problem with my cheeks and chin so stopping might be a bad thing, maybe just once a day? Any suggestions would help, should i also see oil on my cheeks and stuff or should that be dry (Example: i can see my forehead shine in the sun but my cheeks and chin dont shine what so ever. Feel free to leave your suggestions, it would be HIGHLY appreciated. If something in this doesnt make sense or is unclear feel free to ask
  15. Hello! I’ve been considering asking my doctor for Accutane. I’ve been using Epiduo/Tactuo for about 2 years now with mild to no success. My acne is still present and very painful. I have very oily skin. 7 months ago my doctor recommended I take birth control pills to see if it will make a difference and I haven’t noticed anything. I know there are a lot of risks involved with Accutane. I like going to the beach in the summer and getting my eyebrows waxed so I’ll probably have to change my lifestyle routine around. For people who went through it, was it worth it?
  16. Hi ! I'm using the regimen since 6 weeks! I'm using extra AHA+ since 1 week and my skin peels off a looot... Is it normal ? I've got some breakouts (arround the mouth mainly..) and i'm used to use tea tree oil, Is this oil compatible with the moisturizer ? I hope soo!
  17. I've only been using the regimen for a week now but I've noticed that my skin pigmentation has gotten much darker where my neck is a much lighter skin tone than my face. I think it might be the moisturizer due to its tint but I'm not sure. Is anyone else having this problem? Even the skin around my mouth where i don't usually point the moisturizer to make sure it doesn't get on my lips or in my mouth is visibly a lighter colour than the rest of my face. I don't know if this is supposed to happen or maybe my skin is just irritated. What should I do?
  18. Hi! To start, today is Tuesday Sept. 1, and my first day of Epuris (Isotretinoin) will be Thursday Sept. 4. I am starting school tomorrow in a new city, which means I have no friends right now! I know I can't wear makeup on Epuris because of the sensitivity of my skin. Honestly, if I didn't have acne I wouldn't wear makeup. I won't once my skin has cleared. But for know, I need help with having the confidence to go bare faced to school tomorrow while trying to make friends! Thank you in advance for your time.
  19. TriedmanyThings

    question about dermaroller/Needling!!

    Is it true or "normal" that after first time you dermaroll your scars can look worse(maybe deeper) or maybe new small scars can apears? because the dermaroller removes upper layers of the skin each time?? and then some scars can/could hide under the surface you never seen before, but they have always been there just not that eye-catching?? (for others than you of course) Is that the dermaroller's "thing" to nice and easy remove the upper layers of the skin and with the time, make the scars equal to the normal skin ?? and therefore give you better skin ? sorry for all the questions.. -Simon,DK
  20. User548361

    I FEEL LIKE GIVING UP Day 24 - August 14, 2016

    Here are pictures- IT KEEPS GETTING WORSE!!! UGH I don't know what to do. I am 3 weeks into Tazorac so is this the worst of it? Ever since I started trying to make my skin better it only has been getting worse. Something I did notice that idk if I wrote about yet- The side of my face that I sleep on is the side with more acne. I have always slept on this side- why is is only starting to cause problems right now? Also- at what time do I re-evaluate what I am doing? At what point can I give up or try something new? Tazorac (mine is 0.05%) seems to work for a lot of people, and I don't know if it will work for me or not. School is starting soon and I was hoping that at least by now I would have clear skin :(((((((
  21. Anonymous111


    If you drink while on accutane would it show up in the blood tests? Also what are the long term effects of drinking on accutane. Thanks
  22. User548361

    Day 16- August 7, 2016

    I have spent a lot of time in the ocean this past week. I have been assuming that the salt water is why my face has stung so much, but I came across some articles and stuff which make me think otherwise. I learned that Tazorac has an initial breakout period. I think that is why my skin has gotten so bad and so painful. Judging from reviews, it should get better around weeks 5 or 6... and then it takes a few months to get full better. If you use Tazorac, I have a question for you: If you stop using it, does your skin get worse? Would I have to be on it forever? I am back home (FINALLY!) so I will take photos of my skin in the morning! Ill be going away again for the rest of the week- not prime skin care locations!
  23. I'm writing this post so that I can keep track of my progress and begin my attempt on the caveman regimen. I've never had acne my entire life. I'm 19 and I never struggled with acne ever, I would get compliments constantly on my effortless, flawless skin constantly. In February of this year I had my first ever break out and freaked the hell out, I didn't understand what was going on... When I look back now I actually only got my first ever pimple, it was so tiny and completely unnoticeable but it still greatly affected me. What's to come next was just silly on my part, I got one pimple which led me to acne.org and I was brainwashed into buying a ton of chemical exfoliants, cleansing products and different acne-fighting products. I look back at my skin now and realise I have caused such detriment to my skin. My skin was never oily and hardly ever had any blemishes EVER. Sure to a certain extent you can blame hormones because my first breakout was after I had a panic attack that was extremely severe on a train travelling back home. Straight after that breakout I was washing my face twice a day, trying cleansers, switching toners, sticking to products for 12-weeks, my skin became my life and I was completely obsessed by it. Today I sat down and got very emotional, I looked in the mirror and my skin is an absolute MESS. whiteheads, blackheads, dripping in oil. But what I forgot was, before my tiny breakout, my skin was virtually flawless. I never washed my face and picked a product up if it was near the shower while I was using it. I never thought twice about my skin and just let it do its own thing. What I've realised is I've been using so many products and obsessing so highly over my skin in the past few months that i've been causing the issues. I've been removing the protective layers and acid mantles of my skin, I went to a dermatologist and they actually SUGGESTED the caveman regimen. It's my family dermatologist and he just said, can you not remember before you started messing with your face that you never had issues with acne? It clicked. I am ruining my own skin, it's such an oily mess because the pH is so unbalanced and me stripping away my natural barriers are causing an over-production in the sebum which is resulting in my acne. Later today I'm going to do a follow up with pictures, I'm going to do the caveman regimen, live the way I use to without any stupid harsh products. I've seen the success storys, I was living it with-out even realising. I'm going to post pictures later today and give an update everyday until my skin has returned to its normal self. I created this topic so that I can finally see with my own eyes the problems I have caused my skin and that if I leave it alone, it will do everything it needs to do, NATURALLY. I'd like to hear other opinions on this topic, sorry if I seem very narcissistic, I'm just staying positive and staying hopeful that the only problem with my skin is me. Thanks for reading if you made it this far! Edit: For those who are unknown to the caveman regimen, it is ZERO washing. No products, for some not even water. Not even moisturizing, nothing, leaving your skin completly alone and letting it do it's own thing.
  24. Aliciajones750

    Acne Query

    I have a minor question, after I have cleared my acne will I need to be on BP gel and Oxytetraclycline forever? If I stop my mess will the acne return or will it be cleared for good?
  25. Hello all! It's day 12 on accutane, and it has been going far better than I imagined. I was fearing the iB, but it hasn't appeared. Actually my skin has been improving since day 1. I'm 90% cleared alraedy, only on 40mg. Although, it makes me a bit dry. Not on my lips, but inside my nose I guess, that'll explain my nosebleeding. I've had 2 nosebleeds already. And my throat was hurting before I went on accutane, and it has gotten worse. I think it's because of the dryness it develops in the throat. My question is; should I decrease my dosage to 20mg? That would be 1 pill per day. It hurts like hell everytime I'm sinking. And I can't live with nosebleeds every single day in 5 months If so, what time of the day would be best for me to take it? Breakfast, lunch, dinner or ?? Please anwser my questions asap, if it's in your reach. Ty all