I wasn't getting a few little red pimples. I would guesstimate that my entire face had a red dot/ blocked pore / white head. Some of them were larger whiteheads that looked disgusting. I looked like a teenager in high school suffering from severe acne but with no big cystic acne. I'm still reeling with blackheads. I have so so so many from attempting the water only method. I never had a problem with blackheads on my cheeks prior to starting this. Now it seems I have permanently enlarged my pores.
I guess the issue here is that I never really had an acne problem but I gave myself one. If I could go back in time, I would gladly welcome the few cysts i would get from time to time on my cheeks that I could cover up with my beloved makeup. Now I have a constant cycle of whiteheads and blackheads everywhere that will not go away. My face is oilier now too.
I'm just a sucker for natural methods. I like them better and am very skeptical of the topical products. I don't think I did enough research about this method before trying it. I had no idea that it would destroy my once beautiful skin and now I fear I am facing a lifetime of blackheads and oily skin. I had read about people who did not have success with this method but wrongly assumed they just weren't doing something right.
Again, it probably would've worked for me if I had a year to dedicate to it.