NOT WASHING MY FACE FOR A MONTH

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Well.. I registered here because I thought caveman's regime can actually work for me..
I'm 17 years old and I started getting acne when I was 14-15 years old..

That might sound weird but I was that kid that was lazy to wash his face.. Yep, I rarely washed my face until I was 15 years old, for the past year I started using those exfoliators, cleansers, benzoyl peroxide, moisturizers etc.. and literally my acne got worse.. After reading that thread I thought to myself that my acne got actually worse after becoming more "hygienic" and I didn't even think about it or noticed it..

Gonna start caveman's regime in 3 days because I am trying out sudocrem + benzoyl peroxide right now.. I guess benzoyl peroxide and sudocrem gonna make my acne worse, we will see but I can't wait to try out caveman's regime !

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anyone still doing this "caveman" routine, likely to share some of you experiences or tips? and how do you wash your hair without getting the shampoo/conditioner/water on your face, ruining the whole intention of not washing.

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. 

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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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44 minutes ago, jackjack888 said:

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. 

 

I do believe it gets worse before it gets better, especially if you're someone that has cleansed for a long time. I think the skin is trying to heal itself, however its difficult when you strip your skin away with chemicals and dont let it do its job. Thats why i think breakouts usually occur during the first stage of the routine. I agree though, and personally i could not go through that. However, i 100% believe that this method would work for alot of people on this website. It just takes commitment. I mean if people can cure their cancer through eating healthy and letting their body heal, then im sure our body can fight a few pimples. 

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