Hi everyone. I feel as though i should share my experiance with this method as it worked for me and chances are, it may work for you too. To better share my experiance, I will start from the beginning. When i was a kid, i started to get acne (mild). my mother brought many various acne products to help clear my face up. some had harsh chemical clensers, others were more mild. In any case, they all worked to remove OIL and dirt from the skin.
As time progressed, my acne went from mild to moderate. soon enough i was getting it all over the body. Now, some of this acne MAY be contributed to a poor diet and raging hormones from puberty.
--> what i also use to do when i was a kid, was swallow my toothpaste. no big deal right? well... I continued in the pursuit for the perfect product to fix my acne problem. I changed my diet, became a Personal trainer, firefighter (Im a guy and a big advocate of a fittness) and tried more mild cleansers. Nothing seemed to work.
Finally, at the age of 23, I decided to take a year or so off to work at an american kid's survival summer camp. being at the survival summer camp meant all the clean and body washing would be done at the camp's fresh water (and i mean FRESH water) lake and river. I was a little daunted by the prospect as i knew i wouldnt be aloud to use my washing products. but camp went on and i went with it. Now.. to my SUPRISE, after 2 months of washing with natrual, cold spring water (no warm showers) I was completely free! of acne. I also forgot my toothpaste and had been brushing with charcoled wood, which works really well in making the teeth white!! I was estatic!! i had finally found my cure to my acne, water!! my skin looked freakn awesome. not a spot anywhere.
As it happens.. Time continued and i moved on from the camp to backpack america and the rest of the world. Throughout my travels, my skin was good but not perfect like it was at camp. At first, i only showered with cold water but found warm water was ok too (thankfully). Ocassionaly I used a bit of flower mixed with water as a exfoliant (but mostly stopped doing that after a while, it was not nessersary). I struggled to think why i my skin was not as good as it was back at that camp. I was'nt doing anything differently.. and then i remembered the toothpaste. I stopped using fluride based toothpaste and it all cleared up that last bit more..
To be honest, my skin is not as good as it was back at that camp, but its petty close. Apparently, me using all those products for so long on the skin had toxified the skin. It arritated it and caused it to break out. Me swallowing all that harmful fluride (it says on the toothpaste's warning label not to) had made me sensitized to fluride. and although i cant eliminate fluride completely (its added to our drinking and shower water), eliminating and reducing those two factors has rid me of nearly all my acne and i believe it could well work for others who may still be searching for a solution to their skin problem too. best of luck :-)