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Day 24 (Water rinsing only)

smiles23

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Hi All!

 

I wanted to post another update…

 

I think I am finally seeing blue skies!! The last week and a half has been tough, I won’t lie purging period has been a bit hard on the self esteem since my skin pretty much decided to purge all my underground acne all at once. Good news though, I have not gotten any other breakouts other than one or two pimples that showed up by my temples so this is great news; my skin is pushing out whatever it needs to without breaking out in otherwise clear regions. Thankfully it was Christmas holidays, so I was able to hide away and relax for the worst of the 3rd week purge. If you know you have underground acne (aka not acne like pustules or blackheads or whiteheads that are already “surface”) I would recommend waiting until you have a week off from work or school for the purging. Its so hard to gauge though obviously, because cells cycle is about 4-5 weeks, so best guess undergrounds will surface around the 2.5-3.5 week mark on this regimen. But honestly, if you cant that’s fine, its about 1-2 weeks of courage, but after things finally start to see light :-D

hang in their your skin will thank you!!!

 

Almost all my red bumps have surfaced to whiteheads, and about all of my whiteheads are dried out now. Actually, if I run the back of my finger over my left jaw, almost everything is completely dried out. Great news, because things should fall off naturally on their own within the next week or so. Clear city is coming!! I think the “dead skin mask” ( I don’t have it, just minor flaking and a thin layer of dead skin on the forehead) acts as a barrier under which the skin regenerates and heals, as dry skin acts as a humectant. This in mind, I’ve made a huge effort NOT to exfoliate with my konjac for over a week now. I’ve only had minor flaking and I think this has been SO helpful to my skin since it’s really been able to do whatever it needs too without added agitation. I would suggest just exfoliate if the flaking is truly unbearable and/or hard to function in public with dry skin. Otherwise just let it be. I’ve also gone to bed with the complete freedom of no water splashing a couple times this week which felt SO good, and I probably noticed the best results in my skin on mornings where I didn’t do the water splashes the night before. I CANT believe how emotionally freeing this feeling is to just hop in bed when your tired without washing your face!!!! Perhaps the “true” caveman would work, but I definitely think for oily skin, water splashing helps for the first week or two.

 

Again, my skin tone on this regimen has returned to times of clarity/pre acne. It’s been such a confidence boost when looking in the mirror. The bumps on my forehead from week 1 and 2 have seriously shrunk/gone away, now looks relatively clear however certain areas feel a bit rougher… my best guess is it’s the last of the blackheads being pushed out. Cheeks remain clear, just waiting on that huge purge to clear. Man, OCM seriously screwed up my skin. If I didn’t have the undergrounds from that ordeal, just active acne to begin with, I guarantee by now I would be pretty clear. I think that’s why some people report doing this regimen and seeing results from day one with it progressively getting better. (A side note for ladies: over a month now of letting my skin be/no makeup not even eye makeup and I’ve noticed huge differences in my eye area…. Dark circles almost gone!!)

 

Sorry all, Im gonna wrap this up shortly cause this is getting long. I just really want to provide you guys with as much detail as possible… hopefully my results from here on out will be shorter J I’ve been doing 45 minutes of power walking with weights everyday to get some exercise, drinking TONS of healing herbals teas while I watch my skin renew itself (milk thistle tea, tulsi tea) and been doing inversions for a few days for about 10-15 min a day to get oxygen rich blood flowing down to my head. This has many health benefits including a mini natural face lift lol, but I found its gotten blood flowing to my skin better and thus speeding up the healing process. Much recommended!!

 

That’s about it for now. SO happy I did this, I’ve proven what I thought when I started this: the skin is smart, and knows how to regulate itself and clear itself without intervention, if you let it. Best wishes for the new year and will update again soon.

 

Take care and sending out peaceful vibes during your journey!



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Glad to hear you're nearing the end of your purge. I've been purging for two months and there does not seem any end in sight :(

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Hang in there Niklaus! Thanks for the comment. Apparently it can take 3 months to really see the total change. However, if you are still breaking out take a look at your diet. Are you eating fairly well? the less dairy, sugar, breads the better. Remember, the skin is one of the bodies way of getting rid of toxins if the organs are too overloaded. Perhaps theres something your eating that your body really doesn't like? try drinking some milk thistle to detoxify the liver gently. This may ease up the acne and get toxins flowing back out the right path instead of the skin.

I think if your diet is good, and your doing this regimen, keep de stressed and it'll clear in the next month. Good luck!! keep me posted :)

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Im glad I found your blog. Im on day 7 today and struggling a little coz my face is in some ways a bit worse, but im trying to tell myself its just the purging process/my skin healing. What was the first 2 weeks for you like?

I have noticed some good though. My blackheads on my nose had started to push themselves out on day 5 and I think my complexion is better. Its just the red bumps have heads that seem to take longer than a day or two to dry up, like my small whiteheads had done.

Im also on water only, morning and night. Ive heard exfoliating is the worse thing you can do and I know for me thats true because my skin is way too sensitive.

I just wanna say too that it helps to read what your experiencing since your further along than I am, it just helps to have a guideline of what to expect, so thank you.

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6 hours ago, Rachie39 said:

Im glad I found your blog. Im on day 7 today and struggling a little coz my face is in some ways a bit worse, but im trying to tell myself its just the purging process/my skin healing. What was the first 2 weeks for you like?

I have noticed some good though. My blackheads on my nose had started to push themselves out on day 5 and I think my complexion is better. Its just the red bumps have heads that seem to take longer than a day or two to dry up, like my small whiteheads had done.

Im also on water only, morning and night. Ive heard exfoliating is the worse thing you can do and I know for me thats true because my skin is way too sensitive.

I just wanna say too that it helps to read what your experiencing since your further along than I am, it just helps to have a guideline of what to expect, so thank you.


Hi! Absolutely, I know how you feel. Before I started the regimen I was doing the same, going back to read other blogs and reviews but I didn't find anything that was within the last year. It helps to hear how it worked for someone, Thanks for the feedback! The first two weeks weren't too bad for me, my oil evened out by the end of the 14 days. Today is day 28 and I can honestly say my oil is almost non existent, or at least very close to being "normal". I didn't get my initial purge till the 3rd week mark, so for me the biggest things I noticed the first two weeks were even skin tone, rough forehead (lots of tiny bumps but not too noticeable unless under lighting) and oil regulation. Hang in there, I know you can do it. I am so happy I went on this. The blackheads being pushed out are exactly what should be happening so you are on the right track. If you are already purging, that’s great news… means you will be out of the storm quicker. :) I know it’s hard but the body has to get some of the gunk out of the skin that’s been hanging in there stagnant from chemical cleansers and such. Once they are out and the skin starts to regulate itself you should see a decrease in pimples until your skin has gotten its proper PH balance back. Best of luck keep me posted! 

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4 minutes ago, smiles23 said:

Hi! Absolutely, I know how you feel. Before I started the regimen I was doing the same, going back to read other blogs and reviews but I didn't find anything that was within the last year. It helps to hear how it worked for someone, Thanks for the feedback! The first two weeks weren't too bad for me, my oil evened out by the end of the 14 days. Today is day 28 and I can honestly say my oil is almost non existent, or at least very close to being "normal". I didn't get my initial purge till the 3rd week mark, so for me the biggest things I noticed the first two weeks were even skin tone, rough forehead (lots of tiny bumps but not too noticeable unless under lighting) and oil regulation. Hang in there, I know you can do it. I am so happy I went on this. The blackheads being pushed out are exactly what should be happening so you are on the right track. If you are already purging, that’s great news… means you will be out of the storm quicker. :) I know it’s hard but the body has to get some of the gunk out of the skin that’s been hanging in there stagnant from chemical cleansers and such. Once they are out and the skin starts to regulate itself you should see a decrease in pimples until your skin has gotten its proper PH balance back. Best of luck keep me posted! 

 

 

ohh thank you so much. It really really helps to hear im on the right track. Makes such a positive improvement. I will be keeping an eye on your blog so I hope you update more. Thank you for all you said, I was worried that I still had the purging process to go through aswell as this and was getting scared. Fingers crossed that this is actually it!!

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Crossing my fingers for you!!! Just remember, you might feel like giving up if your still getting pimples next week, but its all gotta come out! keep telling yourself its the toxins coming out before your skin can get clear :) Sounds like what you are experiencing was same as me, so you should be seeing the same changes I have been experiencing this first month... thanks so much for following the blog! happy to help anytime. Wish you the best luck and I will definitely be continuing the blog! I hope to blog until the 3 month mark. Im starting uni again this week so it may be a little longer between posts but not much :)

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On 1/7/2017 at 2:59 PM, niklaus said:

Glad to hear you're nearing the end of your purge. I've been purging for two months and there does not seem any end in sight :(


Hey Niklaus, not sure if you are still following the blog but check out my most recent post. Although the regimen worked for me my purge was pretty bad and i developed impetigo from it... if you have been purging non stop for over a month and a half and its red/itchy I suggest seeing a doctor just to make sure theres not some sort of infection happening. Im not a doctor but it seems a lot of people are going un diagnosed with staph bacteria cause some doctors are just saying it;s "bad acne" ( happened to me two years ago)... thankfully i recognized it right away this time.

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