Caveman Skin Regimin (Pictures)caveman
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:09 PM
If you don't know what the caveman is... Its basically you dont wash your face with water or anything for at least a month. Its supposed to rebuild the acid mantle that protects your skin and allows your skin to heal on its own. Once the 30 days is up you can wash your face with plain water.
I was using proactiv before this so I'm expecting a really bad breakout from stopping proactiv. I'm hoping that i dont get one though because as you can see from the pictures my skin is already bad. I'm having a hard time not touching, picking, or popping too. I actually popped a zit after I took these and I know I will regret it.
I'm going to try to eat a little healthier too and take supplements because like any other teenage I pretty much just eat junk. I only drink water though but not very much so I'm going to try drinking a gallon a day of filtered water. I'm going to start using an organic shampoo because right now mine has sls which is supposed to cause acne. I'm also going to get an organic toothpaste because of sls and flouride.
I am really hoping this works because I've tried everything even the urine thing.
Wow I can't believe I put these pictures up on the internet... I look so bad in them
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:56 PM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:02 PM
I feel gross not wahing my face but if it works then its worth it.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:07 PM
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:07 AM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:08 AM
Okay thanks. Ive read about it pretty much but thanks for explaining the whithead part. I probably would have popped them all and made everything worse. I still shower but I dont get my face wet... is that still okay? I'm only doing it to my face becasue the rest of my skin is fine.
This will cause dead skin and whiteheads (whitehead only the first weeks and it is supposed to cure the blemishes or red marks). I would recommend to be at least for 1 week without bathing (to recover acid mantle ). After that the dead skin mask will come, Dont be abrassive to skin, dont do hot showers or things that can dry up the skin.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:29 PM
Okay on to the pictures. I'm already starting to see the dead skin mask. You can't really see it in the pictures though. I'm starting to get whiteheads too. I guess thats good. My blackheads are starting to go away or turn into whiteheads. My skin isn't oily at all after 2 days of not washing. I think my skins doing pretty good on it. Oh yeah I will be out of town tomorrow so I wont be able to post pictures but I'll try to take them and put them up on saturday.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:33 PM
GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!! (AND TO BOTH OF US!! )
Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:38 AM
Before this I was using proactiv! Its probably one of the worst things to just stop completly but I did it and I didn't have any huge breakout. Sorry for the lack of pictures... I've been really busy. I think I'll just post pictures like when I'm halfway throught the 30 days and at the end of the 30 days then update it every so often. Right now my face is healing really good! Those 2 really red zits are fading and everything is just less inflamed. The clogged pores are starting to go away. The dead skin mask is for sure there. Its not as embarrising as I though. It looks like I'm using a drying acne treatment or my skins just dry from winter. My face never really got greasy or anything. I did get 1 cyst but its already going away. I'm not really embarrased anymore to go out without makeup. My skin is getting closer to being clear. I hope by the end of the 30 days it will be clear.
I'm on day 3 of the "modified" caveman regimen. I'm washing my face twice a day with honey and water. Honey has a slightly acidic PH (also very soothing and antibacterial)- and tap water has a slightly BASIC PH- so when you mix the two, you get a perfect skin PH balancing formula! I'm doing this to ween my skin off of all products. If I can clear my skin a little bit by doing this, I will eventually stop washing my face at all. A week ago, I was using a cleanser, a toner, and a moisturizer two times a day. What were you doing to your skin before deciding to go this route?
GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!! (AND TO BOTH OF US!! )
As for diet.... yeah thats not going to well. I figured that if I couldn't give up my junk food I should at least add supplements. I've been taking 2,000 mcg of biotin for my hair and nails, a b complex, and a vitamin c supplement. Well I take them sometimes
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