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Why Does Everyone Insist On Washing Your Face As Part Of The Treatment For Acne?


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#1 BSDetector

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Why?

Even dermatologists recommend this, which demonstrates how unfathomably stupid they really are.

Are people really this dense?

Repeat after me: Pores do not clog from the top down. It's the dead cells/oil IN THE FOLLICLE that clog pores.

IN. The follicle.

The stuff on the surface is utterly irrelevant. Those are the cells and oil you know will NOT clog the pores. They're on the surface, where they will harmlessly remain until they dry up and fall off, or are scratched off, or are washed off.

And what's all this mention of "dirt?" Acne has nothing to do with fucking DIRT. How many times does that myth have to be debunked before people stop talking about fucking "dirt?"

No, you don't need to fucking wash twice a day with a miiiiiillllld soap. You don't need to wash once a day. You don't need to wash with "just water." You don't need to wash. Ever.

I mean, you can if you think it's better for cosmetic reasons to "remove oil" (but I've never thought my skin looked better after washing), but washing will not help your acne one iota. Period, the end.

Edited by BSDetector, 02 December 2012 - 09:34 PM.

Foods to avoid: Meat, dairy, fruits, vegetables, grains, fats/sweets....
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Crediblity-ending words: "Leaky Gut," "Tea Tree Oil," "toxins," "milk is meant for baby cows," "over-washing causes your skin to produce more oil," "mild soap," "green tea," "jojoba oil," "comedogenic," "veggies," "amazing," "creepy," "yummy," "regime," "stress"

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:16 AM

wellllll.. when i dont wash my face, my skin looks really grimy and greasy and just plain gross. i dont think everyone washes for the sole purpose of eradicating acne. it has a lot to do with hygiene. and you do know that acne can contain BACTERIA?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

wellllll.. when i dont wash my face, my skin looks really grimy and greasy and just plain gross. i dont think everyone washes for the sole purpose of eradicating acne. it has a lot to do with hygiene. and you do know that acne can contain BACTERIA?


Acne does contain bacteria. So does everything else on your body. Bacteria are everywhere. It's one thing if you're oozing pus or something and want to wash that area. It's another to wash your face every day as if that's going to do a lick fo good for your acne.
Foods to avoid: Meat, dairy, fruits, vegetables, grains, fats/sweets....
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Crediblity-ending words: "Leaky Gut," "Tea Tree Oil," "toxins," "milk is meant for baby cows," "over-washing causes your skin to produce more oil," "mild soap," "green tea," "jojoba oil," "comedogenic," "veggies," "amazing," "creepy," "yummy," "regime," "stress"

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:33 AM

Because that's what conventional medicine does. Focus on the wrong issues and then the wrong solutions. Which is also true of most everything our government does.

For too long our society seems do do every thing it can to fight against nature rather than work with it. It's a losing battle. Lose-lose in fact. Bad for us. Bad for the planet and everything in it.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:46 AM

Couldn't agree more with the OP. Well said.




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