Terrible advice. Not washing your face regularity is the worst thing you can do. Even if someone without acne stopped washing their face for a couple weeks, their pores would become clogged and they would experience breakouts
Acne is mainly caused by underlying issues with the body, not by the medications applied to the face. Not washing your face will only aggravate the issue
Wait for the How and Why section and be enlightened. Your information is one of the many misinformation I and the rest of the world believed and tried to solve but then I and the rest of the world still has acne problem. What does that tells you?
Come on, putting a comment without even checking out the threads of the brave ones I posted? Your the one who is giving a terrible advice. Live your life in acne while I and the rest who took the courage to do this live our life to the fullest.
I know that your intention is to help, but there are many causes of acne and you can't say that doing nothing will work for everyone. It seems that you haven't been using this regimen yourself for very long, so give it a month or two before you give your 100% endorsement.
Personally, I began having excess oil on my skin well before i developed acne. I also happen to know that harsh products have not caused my oily skin; I have oily hair as well and i don't apply acne products to my scalp. I also have back and chest acne and i've tried the do nothing approach there (mostly out of laziness) and it DID NOT WORK for my body acne. Granted I always showered with water.
I've also tried the gentle cleanser (not soap) and moisturizer thing on my face, and I gave it a few months..guess what, I got oilier by the day and broke out horribly. It's great if this works for some people, but I don't believe it will work for everyone or even the majority of people. This do nothing regimen has also been titled the "caveman regimen" based on the claim that cavemen probably did nothing to their faces and didn't have acne...many people have brought up the good point that there was no pollution/plastics/pesticides back in caveman days. Did you know that your skin, like your liver and kidneys, is an organ that your body uses to release toxins? Have you noticed that it is very rare to see someone with 100% clear skin these days? Perhaps that is because our toxic load has increased from 10 years ago and certainly from caveman days.
I don't mean to be negative, i really do wish you good luck. I'm just a bit skeptical.
I know that your aim is to help out too, but you are coming from the side of misinformation. Though I believe that it is not your choice to be on that side either, for it is simply because of lack of information and lots of misinformation out there in the past.
First and foremost, even if I am not yet that long in this regimen I assure you that I have a good grasp behind the concept of this regimen. With having observed my self having acne and other people with and without acne this past 6 years when I was most conscious of my skin and other people's skin, with having read through the experience and experiment of the brave ones, and with a in-depth knowledge of the biology of the skin; I am confident in saying that this is the closest thing to the truth, if not then this is the absolute truth. That is why after studying it dedicating my all into this one I realized that this is it and I immediately thought others should and must know this too. It is either now or never!
And with this post I will answer the misconception of the caveman thing. First and foremost, they are not trying to recreate the exact "caveman" scenario thing. Second, if pollution is continuously evolving then don't forget that our body too is adapting and evolving over time.
The caveman thread out there is not about living as a caveman but is about the caveman's way of solving their skin problem at that time. Obviously, they do not have topicals, anti-biotics and whatever there is out there today and so they rely on natural events to do their thing. Which is more effective than using all those chemicals that you put on your face. Given that you have the healthy skin to do it and the intelligence to determine what causes your breakouts and avoid it in the future. If your initial pimples is caused by hormonal changes that results to changes in the skin then leave it be and it will auto-correct itself once it completes it's transformation.(This is something that should have been thought to us before we enter our puberty or adolescence stage, and must be informed to those who are about to enter puberty stage to avoid repeating the same mistakes most, if not all, of us here in this forum did.) But if the acne really is caused by some disease then this regimen would certainly not work for them. There's no such thing as cure all and you should know that with your experience. And there is absolutely a difference with acne caused by disease and pimples caused by changes in the skin which is completely absolutely normal. The mistake here is that once a person sees a pimple he is conditioned by society to think that he has a disease and therefore has to put on something into it that in effect aggravates the normal pimple turning it into full blown acne. And the domino effect goes on and on as you know it.
Now, this is not the caveman regimen but the synthesis(look the meaning of this word to fully understand) of the experiences and experiments that happened in the caveman thread "plus" all the other threads that proceeded with the same concept "plus" a knowledge of skin biology "plus" a personal experience "plus" information of the effects of other regimens out there. With this regimen, the guidelines are set up to avoid the mistakes discovered by those who first tried this out. And this is absolutely different and not the same thing for this time you have a step-by-step laid out to guide you and information to explain the how and why behind the whole process. And mind you that this is all thanks to those who dared to do this not knowing what might happen and is completely in the dark. They became the light that led to this regimen. They are the ones that I posted as the "brave ones".
Have you noticed that it is very rare to see someone with 100% clear skin these days?
Now about this statement of yours. Is it really that rare for you to see someone with 100% clear skin in your place? Because here and anywhere I go what I see is about 40% people are with clear healthy skin. 30% of them have clear skin but is due to makeup, topicals, etc. 10% are those with normal pimple and acne. Now this is of course not 100% absolutely accurate, but one thing is for sure. You are exaggerating your statements because of your skeptic stance towards any information that goes against whatever that is preached out there by the mainstream media, popular culture and society. And remember that it is actually what they preach that led into this problem! I know it's hard to bet your skin's fate on this but you have already bet your skin on many dangerous chemicals out there that you don't even understand what it truly cause! It's just that they are introduced to you as harmless and safe that you believe them because of their status or profession or whatever they have. And now you are presented with something that is absolutely natural and you freak out? Why don't you freak out on those chemicals instead? Do understand and keep in mind though that I am not bashing you but I am bashing your wall of misinformation. If you still insist on reconstructing and preserving and believing that wall of misinformation of yours then so be it. Good luck to you on whatever you choose or have chosen!
To all of you reading this, keep in mind that my arguments are not only for the ones who I have quoted but is also directed to the rest of the world out there. They reveal facts and straightens the twisted ideas of doubtful minds.