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NOT WASHING MY FACE FOR A MONTH

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I'm with ipodaddict...I dunno if this is the right thing for me either......my skin was getting better.....it's about day nine for me and I'm getting a few zits on my forehead and cheeks again when they had been clear.....however I was using a harsh cleanser before this....waterwater do you think I should stick with it?.....i'm just not too sure at all...haha i need a confidence boost....

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and yeah I just went hard in the gym tonight...sweating like crazy...I feel like an idiot not washing my face tonight..lol fuk it....

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Ive been doing the no wash thing for about a week now, and let me tell you its amazing, i shave once a week and then i just dab cold water on afterwards and pat dry.

This is really amazing, I had no initial breakout or anything.

:cool:

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I'm with ipodaddict...I dunno if this is the right thing for me either......my skin was getting better.....it's about day nine for me and I'm getting a few zits on my forehead and cheeks again when they had been clear.....however I was using a harsh cleanser before this....waterwater do you think I should stick with it?.....i'm just not too sure at all...haha i need a confidence boost....

u guys aren't using any topicals are you? And were u using any bp or anything like that before?

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u guys aren't using any topicals are you? And were u using any bp or anything like that before?

No, nothing at all. I had been washing my face with Cetaphil every morning but I stopped that since I started the no-wash regimen.

I just took a shower and got my face wet a few times. It feels soo good. I didn't rub it though, and when I got out, my face looked pretty good. Usually it's all red and hideous because all the oils are wiped off. So I'm going to see how it goes and maybe just get the face wet every few days like waterwater.

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same with ipod, before the no wash I was just using cetaphil morning and night, now nothing, just cold water after i shave, and avoid all water on my face in the shower, the steam from the water is actually a very nice feeling.

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i think my acne is too bad to try this... i have probable 10-15 spots without using DKR....

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u guys aren't using any topicals are you? And were u using any bp or anything like that before?

No, nothing at all. I had been washing my face with Cetaphil every morning but I stopped that since I started the no-wash regimen.

I just took a shower and got my face wet a few times. It feels soo good. I didn't rub it though, and when I got out, my face looked pretty good. Usually it's all red and hideous because all the oils are wiped off. So I'm going to see how it goes and maybe just get the face wet every few days like waterwater.

You're approach is kind of the whole idea I gained from doing this, Obviously you can't go forever without washing your face but after the tenth day I washed and everything looked really clean, my old instincts would be ok I need to start washing everyday again, but I waited like three days instead and then my face still looked clean and thats what I"ve doing since. The initial 10 days were like the skin building up a barrier, and when you wash once it still has part of that barrier up and its only the top you are cleaning, so then you go another couple days and wash again and you still have part of that barrier. If you were to start washing everyday multiple times again you will gradually wear down the barrier that had accumulated over the no washing time. Hope this makes sense to anyone trying this, if you go whatever amount of time not washing don't jump right back into washing multiple times a day again, wash once and then let your face relax again for a couple days.

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I'm with ipodaddict...I dunno if this is the right thing for me either......my skin was getting better.....it's about day nine for me and I'm getting a few zits on my forehead and cheeks again when they had been clear.....however I was using a harsh cleanser before this....waterwater do you think I should stick with it?.....i'm just not too sure at all...haha i need a confidence boost....

Try washing your face once for about five seconds in the shower with lukewarm/cool water without using your hands, then give it a couple days before you wash again, this is whats working for me.

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Gah...it feels really weird, my makeup is just sliding off right now..haha, but I'm deff improving, my cysts are turning into actives and slowly going away, I am SO relieved because I didn't have a problem with cysts until I started Dan's Evil Regimen. BUT this could also be because I've upped my dosage of fish oil capsules to 6 a day, they are 1.2 grams each, do the math. Also I am taking two tablespoons (not in actual measurements, just with a spoon) of ACV with water once a day. If this works all the way, well then I will just try to figure out what is helping me. Good luck to you all!

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Do u use water to wash your face or just leave it as it is ? I think water is no harm to skin !

Tap water has loads of crap in it...perhaps bottled water??

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Do u use water to wash your face or just leave it as it is ? I think water is no harm to skin !

Tap water has loads of crap in it...perhaps bottled water??

MGMT is amazing

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Do u use water to wash your face or just leave it as it is ? I think water is no harm to skin !

Tap water has loads of crap in it...perhaps bottled water??

MGMT is amazing

Yeah! Their lyrics could use some work but their music is mind blowing.

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It sounds weird but who knows. I just think that bacteria builds up & we need to wash at least once a day. Good Luck.

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It sounds weird but who knows. I just think that bacteria builds up & we need to wash at least once a day. Good Luck.

Washing probably sounded wierd to people b4 there was soap. I'd gander they did not have an acne problem as we do 2day...

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It sounds weird but who knows. I just think that bacteria builds up & we need to wash at least once a day. Good Luck.

I agree that bacteria would build up over time, but I'm not saying that people should quit washing forever, instead, I noticed that my face responded really well to being left alone for about ten days, had I continued forever without washing I probably would have a skin disease, but I washed once then waited another couple of days until doing it again the purpose being to give your skin a break from irritation and bacteria won't grow over a couple of days.

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It sounds weird but who knows. I just think that bacteria builds up & we need to wash at least once a day. Good Luck.

I agree that bacteria would build up over time, but I'm not saying that people should quit washing forever, instead, I noticed that my face responded really well to being left alone for about ten days, had I continued forever without washing I probably would have a skin disease, but I washed once then waited another couple of days until doing it again the purpose being to give your skin a break from irritation and bacteria won't grow over a couple of days.

The bacteria are there to protect from pathogenic bacteria and foreign invaders. It shouldn't cause a skin disease. Now wether it helps acne or not for each individual is another story....

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So are you guys not showering as well? If you are how do you avoid rinsing your face with water? Right now I wash 2x a day with Purpose cleanser followed with jojoba oil. I'll be watching this thread though and maybe Ill get the balls to try it myself if all goes well with the test subjects. My low carb diet has got me pretty clear already but not having to worry about washing would be awesome.

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It sounds weird but who knows. I just think that bacteria builds up & we need to wash at least once a day. Good Luck.

I agree that bacteria would build up over time, but I'm not saying that people should quit washing forever, instead, I noticed that my face responded really well to being left alone for about ten days, had I continued forever without washing I probably would have a skin disease, but I washed once then waited another couple of days until doing it again the purpose being to give your skin a break from irritation and bacteria won't grow over a couple of days.

The bacteria are there to protect from pathogenic bacteria and foreign invaders. It shouldn't cause a skin disease. Now wether it helps acne or not for each individual is another story....

Thats an interesting idea I never thought of. Maybe skin has a kind of micro-ecology of bacteria that need to be kept in balance, similar to intestinal bacteria in the gut. If you take alot of antibiotics you kill all the beneficial bacteria in your gut and when stop taking them its like a gold rush for bad bacteria to come in and colonize. Is it possible that something similar is happening on our faces?

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It sounds weird but who knows. I just think that bacteria builds up & we need to wash at least once a day. Good Luck.

I agree that bacteria would build up over time, but I'm not saying that people should quit washing forever, instead, I noticed that my face responded really well to being left alone for about ten days, had I continued forever without washing I probably would have a skin disease, but I washed once then waited another couple of days until doing it again the purpose being to give your skin a break from irritation and bacteria won't grow over a couple of days.

The bacteria are there to protect from pathogenic bacteria and foreign invaders. It shouldn't cause a skin disease. Now wether it helps acne or not for each individual is another story....

Thats an interesting idea I never thought of. Maybe skin has a kind of micro-ecology of bacteria that need to be kept in balance, similar to intestinal bacteria in the gut. If you take alot of antibiotics you kill all the beneficial bacteria in your gut and when stop taking them its like a gold rush for bad bacteria to come in and colonize. Is it possible that something similar is happening on our faces?

It's only when other things are set into motion (inflammation, abnormal skin shedding, clogged pores etc.) that the bacteria pose any problems. Otherwise they are always there protecting from foreign invaders- wat i was led to believe at least and it makes sense...

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Confusing...

Update: Day 3 or 4??? Can't remember, I am so busy right now... Well I cheated this morning and yesterday morning bc I slept with castor oil on my face to try to moisturize it a bit because my skin wasn't getting oily in the right places (esp. bc of my makeup but hopefully over the weekend I will not need it)... but it was only with water and only some wiping, no scrubbing or anything, my skin wasn't "clean" after... -sigh-

This is really annoying :boohoo:

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yeah i've been trying this too. and i'm on day 3 or 4 as well. its really annoying, surprisingly. i miss the squeaky clean feeling and i don't like feeling like i can't sweat or put on sunscreen and have it be alright knowing i'll just wash it off.. also, i haven't really seen any improvements and i'm just sort of impatient i guess...

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Day 5. had a weird bumpy layer of grease on/around nose, like sebum that collects at each pore and dries there. If I remember correctly this went away for me after a week or two when i did the dip regimen. Anyway, i scraped it of with a tissue...gross i know...

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has anyone who started this regimen of not washing their face experienced more itchiness than normal?

please continue with your updates.

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has anyone who started this regimen of not washing their face experienced more itchiness than normal?

please continue with your updates.

mabe very slighly, nothing that i notice really. I used to get itcy when i stopped washing or washed only w water when i also applied topicals like sunscreen/moisturizer.

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