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Paperback The Acne Cure: The Nonprescription Plan That Shows Dramatic Results in as Little as 24 Hours Book

ISBN: 0446692417

ISBN13: 9780446692410

The Acne Cure: The Nonprescription Plan That Shows Dramatic Results in as Little as 24 Hours

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A Groundbreaking, Four-Step Program that Immediately Helps to Improve Your Skin. Everyone gets a blemish now and then. But for some, acne is a way of life. Now there's a solution Dr. Terry J. Dubrow, a renowned expert in the field of skin care and director of the Acne Clinic of Newport Beach, CA, offers a comprehensive, safe, and fast-acting, four-step cure for this condition without risky prescription drugs, unpleasant side effects, or major changes...

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This book doesn't promote any gimmicks or brands; it doesn't try to sell you anything or put forth any radical approaches -- and that is what make it so refreshing. The specific instructions he gives on skin care really do work and if followed specifically will help get rid of your acne relatively quickly. One thing I would recommend is Paula Begoun's "Don't go to the cosmetic counter without me" book, because she explains which products have enough ingredient (i.e. salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, etc.) combined with a low enough PH level (essential) to be effective.

After acne for 17 years, I am now 97% acne free

Just like many of the reviewers here, I have tried EVERYTHING over the years, prescription medication (oral and topical), vitamins, Proactive, diet, 2 courses of acutane. Nothing worked, and my skin is very sensitive, and naturally very oily, and scars very easily. I bought this book over 1 year ago and finally understood the reasons behind how acne developed, and the need to use different products to control different phases of the acne cycle. After putting the scientific information in this book together with other books, my routine is this: Morning: Wash 1x with 2% Salicylic Wash - Oil Free Acne Wash, Neutrogena ($5), then wash again with Proactive's 2.5% BP cleanser. Use Proactive's toner and 2.5% BP treatment cream, then spf 30 sunscreen. Evening: Wash 1x with Noxema Triple Clean Cleanser--has Triclosan ($5), then wash again with Glycolic Acid - 7% Glycolic Exfoliating Wash, DDF. ($27, Sephora). Then sometimes use a 2% hydroquinone product to slowly remove scars, but usually nothing else at night. Washing my face twice morning and night with these products has eliminated the severe acne I had for 17 years. All of these products are good in themselves (Proactive is good with BP, because their delivery system gets the BP deep within the pores. The triclosan cleanser is good because it eliminates surface bacteria from the skin, glycolin acid is good because it lifts dead skin cells and rejuvenates skin.) But when I finally understood that they all had to work together to eliminate acne, and stuck to the program, is when I had amazing results. It has been about a year of 97% acne free. I am using more products now to make it all work than I used to, but I am spending SOOOO much less $ than I used to on acne products it is amazing. I have never written a review before. . . But this book has changed my life so much that I wanted to let you know what I do so hopefully it can help someone else.

Seven months later...

I wrote a positive review several months back about this book. I'm surprised to read several reviewers' negative comments. I started Dr. Dubrow's programme, as outlined in the book, just before Christmas. I was amazed that for the first time in my life something that made a claim about helping acne actually WORKED.Now, seven months later, I have no acne. None. I don't mean less, I mean NONE. I wish I'd had this book twenty years ago when this problem first showed up in my life. Imagine what it's like to wake up every morning and know that when you look in the mirror there will be nothing wrong with your face. That's what I experience now because of what I learned in this book. What's more, while the initial six-week programme is quite involved, in the "maintenance" phase of the programme, where I am now, I have to do nothing more than wash my face in the morning and night.You're entitled to scepticism -- we all are. Sales of bogus or harmful acne cures are a gold mine, and we're the slaves working it. I don't want to cast aspersions on these other reviewers -- they've had whatever experiences they've had. But I wish I could give every acne sufferer the results I've been so fortunate to have since finding Dr Dubrow's book. If you're hesitating, I'd say to take the risk. It's made a world of difference for me.

Hope For Acne Sufferers At Last!

I have a fourteen year old son, deep in the throes of acne. I suffered myself as a teen and still have flare-ups, so I know how devastating this condition can be. The last program he tried was ProActive, which seemed to work for a few weeks and then...didn't. He stuck with the program though for six months, to give it time to do its best. Well, my son's face just got worse. I made an appointment with a dermatologist. One day while browsing in a bookstore, I saw The Acne Cure. I was very skeptical and flipped through the book. What I saw did not look promising...I mean, who hasn't used benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid? As I looked further into the daily routine, I saw information which was presented in a different way than ever before. The doctor was suggesting using these products in a specific order along with glycolic acid and cold! I was intrigued and bought the book. I must say, we saw improvement after about 5 days. My son's face after two weeks is remarkably better than before he started the program and after the six weeks, I expect him to have clear skin! My son wasn't even following the program to the letter, but he was definitely seeing results. He is now more interested in following the doctor's specific instructions. I think any acne sufferer will be very pleased with the results achieved from following this program. The best part is you may already have the products in the specific concentrations recommended by Dr. Dubrow at home...we did. This makes it very economical. We have cancelled the appointment with the dermatologist. Do yourself or your loved one a huge favor and give this a try!

This program works, but use it in moderation.

I struggled with acne for 17 yrs, and the program outlined in this book gave positive results in less than one week. It has even made those dreaded "cystic" ones a thing of the past. However, I do agree that it is a fairly harsh regimen. I would consider my skin to be VERY durable and not irritated easily at all; yet at about the two week mark, my skin started to peel and get really dried out. My suggestion to anyone wanting to give this a shot is to use the full protocol sparingly when first trying it out (perhaps every other evening) or try what another reviewer suggested and slowly add each component to your cleansing ritual. I personally use a 2% salicylic wash by Neutrogena every AM and on every other PM (like I said, I have tough skin). On the evenings I don't use the salycylic wash, I use an extremely mild soap and will alternate between using the glycolic acid and the benzoyl peroxide. Sounds confusing? Well, it takes a bit of commitment to keep it straight, but the results are very much worth it. Up until about 4 months ago when I started this, I had no idea what it was like to wake up in the morning and not dread looking at what had sprouted up overnight. Another reviewer commented that it was difficult to find the acids - I had to go to a skin care specialist to get mine. However, I have noticed that sells glycolic acid by several different makers; sephora is on the pricey side, so you might want to look around some more.
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