So, Does Not Using Any Acne Products Help It?
Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:50 AM
However, like I said I'm no scientist. Do your research and if you wish to test if it'd help you, trial run the "Caveman regime" for 30 days and then progress from there.
Edited by Lee1234, 13 May 2012 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:15 AM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:29 AM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:15 PM
Oh right, Tony, do you think I should start from tonight then ?
I guess you can give it a try and see how it works on your skin, I just splash my face with lukewarm water then use a wet towel and gently dab it dry.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:22 PM
Has anyone had success with the caveman method? About how long before results?
Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:48 PM
But it does mean you stop aggravating your skin, not to mention stopping the long term harm from BP, and thus your skin might get quite a lot better.
My skin cleared when I changed my diet. I'd stopped using acne topicals long before as they never helped. And I later stopped using all soap except for hand washing a couple of years ago. It's not necessary, a waste of money, and does more harm than good to your skin and the environment.
Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:45 PM
Edited by bobbi364, 15 May 2012 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:23 AM
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:33 AM
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:17 AM
For other people there really is a problem with how their skin functions. They may be hyper-sensitive to androgens or have pores that don't shed properly or plug up easily, or over produce sebum, etc. This has nothing to do with how old they are and they often suffer with acne all their lives. My derm says he has patients in their 80's with acne. For us using some form of acne product is necessary to maintain clear skin. Diet helps. Using the least harsh products helps with overall inflammation. But we still have to use something.
I wish there was one easy answer for everyone. But there isn't. It takes a lot of trial and error. It never hurts to try avoiding all acne products or to try diets, etc. Just don't feel like you have failed if these don't work and you continue breaking out. For me it took years before I finally admitted to myself that I had to use some mainstream methods if I wanted to be clear. Now I have clear skin. I realize that it is like anything in life. If I had diabetes I would take my medication. I don't think it is any different with acne. If you need medication then use it. Don't fret. Feel good for the folks whose acne cleared up by using nothing or just with diet...yeah for them! Always remember that we all are blessed in different ways. All of us get breaks in life...they are just different.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:38 AM
whatever I put on my skin just fudges it up completely.....
got clear through cavemen regimen, and made the mistake of applying hydrating cream...
wanted it to be perfect, without debris and dead skin cells.....
result... 14 pustules the next day. That was last week.
I am still having 5 pustules with whiteheads on my cheek, which I am hoping will go soon. But they seem to want to stay.
Less is best indeed.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 04:43 PM
I think of it like this...doing nothing assumes that you have the base state to be acne-free to begin with. I don't think I ever did. The same way I was born with bad teeth. I went through years of orthodontia to straighten them out. I also brush and floss three times a day. Now they look better than many people who didn't need braces...but had I left them to their own devices I'd be sitting here with little nubs worn down from my "natural" cross bite.
I've had acne since age 12. I don't believe I ever had the right hormonal state to have clear skin naturally.
Edited by Green Gables, 27 June 2012 - 04:48 PM.
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