So.. I'm a 20 year old male and I had severe acne since the age of 13, i've used probably every acne antibiotic on the market except for accutane (which i refuse to attempt) and every available topical cream/gel possible and although these have brought my acne down from severe to mildish acne (i actually think the acne is starting to die down *fingers crossed*) i have been left with extreme hyper pigmentation on both cheeks and what my dermo describes as lots of comedones on my nose, chin and cheeks. Also i still get little breakouts every so often and my face is really REALLY oily.
So while browsing the internet i came across 'The caveman regimen' experiment by a girl named Tracy on 'The Love Vitamin' website (google it) which i found interesting and after reading about her success and reading alot more about the 'caveman regimen' on various other sites and how it's cleared many peoples acne, hyper pigmentation, oily skin etc i've decided to give it a go and share my experience with you whether its success or a great failure. Maybe it will work, maybe it won't but it can't hurt to try
Your probably wondering what The 'Caveman Regimen' is. Well.. It's a regimen where you don't wash your face for atleast 4-5 weeks, YES don't wash your face with anything not even water. It may sound weird or stupid but what it does is it allows your skin to replace its acid mantle which we all destroy by using all those topical gels/creams etc and in the long run leaves you with clear skin. You can get a better view of the experiment on 'the love vitamin' website (google it) its basically my inspiration lol
Having a healthy diet is also very important for acne, read the books 'The dietary cure for acne' and 'The paleo diet cookbook' by Loren Cordain. You can find them for free online somewhere, i found them on the 'Scribd' Iphone App (shhh )
Today (actually tonight) is the start of the regimen and i haven't washed my face yet. I'll try to post everyday or every few days to update on my progress.
Wish me luck!
P.s i haven't used any topicals or creams on my face in a while, the only thing i washed my face with originally was the 'Dove beauty cream bar'.
Anyways cya soon
Edited by Tim O, 21 December 2013 - 08:20 PM.