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  1. Ive never made a blogpost before, but i thought i really needed to write this down. Ive used the regimen for 2+ years i think. Ive been struggling with acne for 7 years since i was 10 years old. My acne is really on the surface and not really cystic what makes me 'lucky' i guess. But i do have severe acne, it is literally everywhere. And mostly whiteheads. But the regimen worked great for me for about a year. After that my acne slowly came back. I kept using it because of course i wanted it to
  2. Acne history: I had been using Proactiv for a good 8 years(biggest mistake of my life) when I started to notice my skin getting duller, little bumps started re-appearing, and my clothes and towels were getting bleached. These are things I guess I had ignored because the product was "working". I slowly stopped using Proactiv and then starting using an all natural line - that's when all hell broke loose. My face exploded and continued to get worse. I tried a few other natural methods and just got
  3. First I want to start off saying that the Regimen has worked wonders for me. It cleared up about 97% of my acne in the 1.5 years I was on it. However, I decided that I didn't want to be on it my whole life. I also started to see my face age faster than normal. Although I moisturized very well and always used jojoba oil, I could see my face changing. That is when I decided I would try stopping the regimen. This may not work for everyone, but for those who are afraid of stopping or weaning off the
  4. I just quit Vitamin B5 around two weeks ago. For some reason ever since I quit Vitamin B5 my skin has gotten even better. I hear acne comes back after quitting Vitamin B5. I am just wondering if there are people that just got cured from Vitamin B5? I am guessing all the people that got cured by Vitamin B5 just went on with their lives and never visited this site again but still I am just wondering if there are any still on this site. Will my acne come back with a vengeance?
  5. I’m a 37 year old with hormonal cystic acne. I used the regimen for 6 years and it worked wonders. But I decided it was time to quit. Plus I read you shouldn’t use Benzoyl Peroxide if your pregnant and I’m planning on trying to get pregnant soon. Since I’m aware you can’t just stop using it, I started a long journey of reducing the amount of product I use. First of all I must say I only used it on my chin, which is the only part of my face that’s affected. I got used to using two di
  6. So I've been on the regimen for two and a half months now, and it really has worked. My face is like 95% clear, and it's a major improvement from my mild/sometimes cystic acne I used to have. I really want to keep using this, but I just don't know if it's worth it anymore. My skin has never been this dry, it is flaking off in huge chunks, and every day it gets worse. I have tried 10+ moisturizers, including Dan's, and nothing helps. When I use the AHA it gets rid of my flakes for a few hours and
  7. It's been 21 days of accutane, today was supposed to be my 23rd, but unfortunately unexpected events occurred that have made me stop taking my 20mg dosage. Now I noticed a lot of troubling things in the very beginning of Accutane, things that I didn't look at too closely but perhaps should have, that rolled into one big problem this week. I am a very stress free person. I believe in being the best I can be and not worrying too much about life in general. Do I hate my acne? Yes of course. Do
  8. Hello! I have been using Dan's regimen for about a year and 7 months. I started using it due to (I'm assuming) severe acne from high stress, and it completely cleared my skin (albeit terribly drying it out the first few weeks). When I had originally used it, I did it morning on night on my forehead (major trouble area, rest of the skin was dry and clear), and eventually I ran out of the cleanser and moisturizer and just started repurchasing the treatment w/ a sensitive skin cleanser to be econom
  9. Let this be the beginning of my birth control free life. Been takin' a yaz generic for four years. Basically completely cleared my skin up. I only get small break outs around my period or if I have a lot of sugar. Before birth control I had mostly moderate but at times severe acne since I started puberty. I was 20 when I started it and now I'm 24. I'm trying to be more health conscious overall so I'd like to stop taking it and solve my acne naturally. I've heard acne gets a lot worse afte
  10. Okay so a while ago I posted about having flaky skin and it has NOT went away. It only improved a little bit. The actual reason for this post is that I am thinking of restarting the regimen! I am STILL breaking out and it is my 4.5 month using it! I did start with a lot but it was because a pea size just wasn't enough to cover my whole face. I have tried switching moisturizers so the flakyness could stop, but it has not. So, I have a goal of no flakes and almost clear skin before July! I want to
  11. Hi there, I was on BP for about 3 years, Differin for about 9 months during that period. I quit BP and am clear as of about a month and a half ago. I quit largely because the photosensitivity was out of control and it was ruining my life. I just use Dan's moisturiser and his gentle cleanser. After quitting, photosensitivity has subsided but I'm still paranoid because I feel like my skin feels tender in the sun even for brief periods. I thought maybe sunblock might have been t
  12. Back story first: Developed acne at age 16. Started Dan's regimen minus the moisturizer and face wash at around age 20-21. I'm 23 now. The regimen completely withheld breakouts for me. I suffered from occasional cystic pimples and took FOREVER to heal. I began eating healthy at age 21. Exercise at the same time. I was technically acne free for quite some time. I was happy. Except.. I felt trapped by the regimen. So during the last year of me being on the regimen I began chipping away at the am
  13. Hey, guys. It's been quite a long while since I last posted here, so I figured I should update you all with my progress. After a year of being on the Regimen, I quit. The side effects were just too much and I wasn't enjoying looking older than I really was (and appearing constantly sunburnt). I quit the Regimen in January 2012 and here I am now. 11 months later. It's been very hard indeed. I broke out severely a few months after quitting. The breakout I suffered did not respond to any treatm
  14. I have been using the regimen benzoyl peroxide for over 10 years. I am now 42 and after trying to quit using it twice, the third time was a charm. I have learned a lot about myself and acne during this process. After using this product for such a long time, DO NOT just quit. Reduce the amount you use, for example, if you use it twice daily in a certain amount, reduce either down the amount you use one of the times, etc. I used it twice a day in a quarter size regularly. I reduced down to tw