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NOT WASHING MY FACE FOR A MONTH

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On 13 November 2015 at 10:55:43 PM, Chloe123 said:

I did this 2 months ago. I really do think this works with time. However, my acne is hormonal so it made no huge difference. This helped my skin become thicker, however i feel like it has made my skin sensitive towards certain things. eg) if its too windy or hot, i will get these random red patches on my skin thats itchy. This believe it or not had the best effect on my blackheads. It didnt help alot and im now applying differin, however it purged out 40% of my blackheads. 
Make sure, when you do this to exfoliate gently with a washcloth once every 2 weeks. If i had of exfoliated and didnt let that awful dead skin mask occur, i dont think i would have these itchy rash patches i now have.

However, in general i do think this is effective for most people. If it works for you in the first month, continue. 

I did try what i could say as a caveman routine , for me. At the start it worked wonders, not washing face for 1 week straight was tough ( including skin peeling and white heads) but worth it, however, after the first week skin started breakout, as in cystic acne of sorts and whiteheads, it was developing all over the face, trust me , it was devastating, i persist for another week and it became worst, that's when i stopped and when back to cleansers. 

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Hey, I stopped this regimen. It is actually too difficult not to touch your face when it starts scabbing and such. Instead I wash my face only once a day to allow my body to deal with acne on its own. But anything less and my face will get way too itchy, and impossible to manage.

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Hey guys I'm back!

So i tried caveman last winter and got sebhorric dermatitis. It's been a year and recently I wanted to try again however to avoid what happened last time, I'm trying a modification where I rinse with water briefly once a day. echoing Mexx's post above, This is working WAY better for my skin than no washing at all did. Its only been a week but I'm really happy. listen to your skin. if it feels tight as heck, it could be eczema so don't rinse with water so much if at all. or, put a hint of moisturizer on super dry spots to aid the skin while it figures itself out. If your skin is too oily, to avoid sebhorric term like i got just rinse everyday with slightly warm water. works like a charm. 

again, feel your skin out. "caveman" one special way may not work for everyone. 

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On 12/16/2016 at 7:03 PM, smiles23 said:

Hey guys I'm back!

So i tried caveman last winter and got sebhorric dermatitis. It's been a year and recently I wanted to try again however to avoid what happened last time, I'm trying a modification where I rinse with water briefly once a day. echoing Mexx's post above, This is working WAY better for my skin than no washing at all did. Its only been a week but I'm really happy. listen to your skin. if it feels tight as heck, it could be eczema so don't rinse with water so much if at all. or, put a hint of moisturizer on super dry spots to aid the skin while it figures itself out. If your skin is too oily, to avoid sebhorric term like i got just rinse everyday with slightly warm water. works like a charm. 

again, feel your skin out. "caveman" one special way may not work for everyone. 


My son turns 21 in 5 days...for the last few years he has only done the 'caveman'...not by intention--he just sort of fell into it.

Anyway, he doesn't use any products on his face at all. He stands under the warm shower and lets the water rinse his face for a few minutes...he says it's "relaxing". That's it. He hops out and dries off with a towel.

Through high school, his acne varied from mild to moderate, but now it's virtually non-existent and his face doesn't get oily or anything. Like anyone else, he gets the occasional zit, but overall he's happy with his skin. 

I told him not to change a thing! Once you start using products, your skin becomes dependent on them...so if it's not broken, don't fix it! 

 
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On 1/6/2017 at 0:50 PM, TheBean said:

My son turns 21 in 5 days...for the last few years he has only done the 'caveman'...not by intention--he just sort of fell into it.

Anyway, he doesn't use any products on his face at all. He stands under the warm shower and lets the water rinse his face for a few minutes...he says it's "relaxing". That's it. He hops out and dries off with a towel.

Through high school, his acne varied from mild to moderate, but now it's virtually non-existent and his face doesn't get oily or anything. Like anyone else, he gets the occasional zit, but overall he's happy with his skin. 

I told him not to change a thing! Once you start using products, your skin becomes dependent on them...so if it's not broken, don't fix it! 

 
Thanks so much for sharing that!! So encouraging on my journey... I'm only two years older than your son, hope to be in the same boat as him in a few months with this regimen. I'll hang in there! best not to do too much right? everything in moderation. So happy for him that he is clear now :)

Best! xx
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