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Has anyone with redness tried this? I have issues with redness and was wondering what someone's results were. This sounds very interesting.

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Has anyone with redness tried this? I have issues with redness and was wondering what someone's results were. This sounds very interesting.

Yes, and the results were great. You really don't notice how great your skin looks until you don't wash for several days, and then get off the regimen. The first face wash that removes oily/dead skin will give your skin (if its like mine) the best appearance it has looked in awhile. Problem is, once old washing habits are resumed everything goes away.

It's sort of a catch 22 -- or atleast that's what it seems -- you can reduce redness by not washing, but you run the risk of clogging pores and thus leading to acne. The original poster didn't experience any problems, but several others in the previous pages have. I guess there's no censensus, as what seems to be the case with any acne treatment.

I've just come to the point where, if I have to choose between acne and redness, I'll choose acne. I can always target individual acne marks later, whereas redness over my tzone is more difficult.

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Very interesting indeed. Here is what I'm currently doing for my face:

Morning:

50mg Minocycline

Wash with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - All Skin Types

Apply 10% Sulfacetamide Topical Solution

Apply Purpose SPF 15 Moisturizer

Night:

50mg Minocycline

Wash with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - All Skin Types

Apply 10% Sulfacetamide Topical Solution

I think I'm going to cut out the morning minocycline to see if that helps with the redness. So should I get rid of washing with the cetaphil all together?

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After trying this method, I must add that I disagree with it (in the case of oily skin types). Why not just limit your face washings to two or three times a week instead? In my opinion, oily skin should be washed at least once a day with a cleanser and hot or warm water. Also, washing in the evening is probably better than washing in the morning.

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I'm with Waterwater on this one, it's working very well so far for me. I started doing this 3 days ago, my skin looks better. It has a natural glow and the redness has faded away and is still doing so, couple of whiteheads I had are healing very quickly than before. I have learnt the oils are beneficial on my face. If i'm going to wash my face ever again, I will use just lukewarm water; no other cleanser, facewash or any other bs crap. So the bottom line is that washing your face too much takes away the natural oils {depends on your skin too, mine was normal, not oily) which I think the skin needs to heal itself. I'm so happy that my skin has healed. Congrats Waterwater and everyone else if this method has worked.

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Just washing my face with water and soap worked wonders, for a while. all those crap products didn't work, and bp left me red for a few weeks but i eventually got used to it and now i'm basically clear.

i could not however, imagine going several days without washing my face......i mean just the oil alone would kill me. it doesn't seem very sanitary to me, but if it works than all the power to you i guess.

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I have been watching this thread in some time now, and think its to bad, that its nearly dead right now. But iam anyway going to try this thing, starting from today. I have like Waterwater mild rosacea, and a surface that feels dry, but is oily underneath. I really like the whole idea behind this, so iam really wishing that this is the right thing for me.

Wish me luck :D

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Is it normal that after day 1 you fell wierd dry, and looks oily? - It that a normal thing on this regimen?

Yes it is, my skin got oily too but don't worry about it, I just kept thinking the skin is healing, which it did.

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hey everyone, and waterwater if you're still around.

just letting whoever know that i'm trying this.

for the past few months and years (been gradually getting worse) i've had acne, ranging between 2-4 active pimples a day to 7 or 8 and sometimes more if it's a bad break out.. some of them cystic, some not.. but all inflamed and red causing me to wear foundation whenever i want to go out in public (drives me nuts).

anyway.. i realised a while ago that harsh topical stuff was just completely counterproductive. pro-active, BP, SA, Differin, whatever you name it.. topicals = irritation and inflammation unless i use the really gentle stuff.. so for the past year (approx) all i use is neutrogenas hypoallergenic soap bar twice a day (have to cleanse twice with it at night to get make up off tho) and that's it.. sometimes i would use a moisturiser but most of the time i wouldn't.

anyway, things never got any better. diet and lifestyle stuff helps in a way, but still bad acne. i don't have very oily skin anymore (used to but with improvement of my health my oiliness seems fairly normal, actually the dry patches of skin are more prevalent and also cover the parts with the worst acne). last time i washed my face was yesterday afternoon (around 4 or 5pm?) and it's now 11:30pm the next day and my skin isn't oily, isn't as red as normal, isn't as pissed off or inflamed, seems a lot calmer, is less dry but like i said definately not oily.. feels a lot better actually!

so, sorry that was a bit long, but i'll keep you guys updated on how it goes.. i have to go to a social event thurs night - i'm really hoping the redness and complexion has calmed and evened out to an extent that i wont need to wear make up.. otherwise that will cause a bit of a problem with this whole no washing thing, lol..

good luck to anyone else trying this right now!

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This is hard if you're a female and needs to wear makeup because of acne in the first place. After wearing makeup, you gotta remove it somehow?

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Just washing my face with water and soap worked wonders, for a while. all those crap products didn't work, and bp left me red for a few weeks but i eventually got used to it and now i'm basically clear.

i could not however, imagine going several days without washing my face......i mean just the oil alone would kill me. it doesn't seem very sanitary to me, but if it works than all the power to you i guess.

HAHAHAHAHHAHA!! Funny!!!

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Marrakech, that really is a problem..

i have been avoiding make up (and amazing myself by going out in public without it on) and when i do wear it i put on a bit of moisturiser to so that i am better able to take it off with water and a face cloth (and maybe a tiny bit of extra gentle cleanser)..

still going okay except now it's just dry :( last night i used a face cloth to try and exfoliate a bit, then used some caster sugar too.. it did work as far as exfoliation but there is more dry skin building up again today.. can i use moisturiser? i dunno what to do really cos it's not going all ultra-oily like everyone was afraid theirs would... it's kind of oily (tho certainly doesn't look it) but on top it's dry.. if that makes sense.. hmmmm..

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I think Im going to try this for a week to see if it will change anything. I am going to boot camp for a week, so Im not going to be able to wash my face anyways. Nothing else seems to be working, anyways... :evil: Lawl. x]

So, yeah. I have mostly red marks, about 5. >.< But I do have a pimple on my forehead and one right next to it. We'll see how good it works.

P.S - If its not obvious, Im a girl. Lol. So it'll be hard without makeup. x]

But, hopefully the results will be good, so I guess it wont matter if I go a week looking like a clown. x]

Im still going to apply my moisturiser, though. I have really dry skin from trying some different things all at once. [:doh:] It works pretty well. Has Aloe Vera & Vitamin E, so its niceee. :)

I'll give you my results on Saturday. xD

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Sorry I couldnt post my results on Saturday, I had a fever. :( I still dont feel very well, and Im still resting a bit. I found that while I did this, I got some white heads and black heads. My redness went away fairly quick, which was good. I dont think I will be continuing this because I liked washing my face better. I feel like doing something is better than doing nothing at all. Thats all, I dont know what else to say! Lol.

Thanks. :)

Lyssa

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i know how you feel!!! i just cant seem to get the right product!!! I cant vene remember when i didnt have acne, at least you didnt have it at prom, I will!!! im only 13, with a face full of ance, and im a girl, who people make fun of all the time. i hate my skin, because my dad and mom had terrible facial acne, backne, and chest acne. and i will get it too, and what worse? i go to a private school with onjyl 20 other kids in my class, and none of them have bad skin since they're all first class europian!!!!

sigh

now im even trying to make my own cleansers, but soon i'll try your tactic.

check out my quesion:

"made my own cleanser/scrub?, and i need some help on the ingredients i used"

yea, im that desperate

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Hey im alex im 16 have pretty bad acne. Any ways it gotton worse since ive been doing this regimin its my second day and i was just wodering if any got a severe break out the next day? but i dont believe the cause is from not washing my face since my face was breaking out for a couple days before any who im thinking of taking some stuff out of my diet since ive only intruduced them a cuople days ago and thats when i started breaking out suchas zinc and vitiam b complex ill put some pics up so you can see how it goes for me this is day 2 for me.

please tell me if any ones broken out this badly form this? my skin was normal before i didnt have 60 million white heads is my skin just purifing itself? any ways peace out ia go fishing take my mind off this maybe wear a bagover my head when i get outside lol

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Hi

I've not read all the answers but just want to share my own experience on the subject. I have really severe cystic and nodular acne on my cheeks, jawline and chin and also on my shoulders and back. I tried to wash my back with nothing with water and add no topical. It's been three months now. The results are amazing. My back is not inflamed and red anymore. I do get some cysts sometimes but most of it is fading and marks. On the contrary, I pick at my face and use tea tree soap. No choice because I make up quite heavily, I'm so ashamed of the way I look I can't help it. Well my skin is worsening every day, It's inflammed like hell and really painful. I wish I was brave enough to do what I did with my back.... sigh

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Hey im alex im 16 have pretty bad acne. Any ways it gotton worse since ive been doing this regimin its my second day and i was just wodering if any got a severe break out the next day? but i dont believe the cause is from not washing my face since my face was breaking out for a couple days before any who im thinking of taking some stuff out of my diet since ive only intruduced them a cuople days ago and thats when i started breaking out suchas zinc and vitiam b complex ill put some pics up so you can see how it goes for me this is day 2 for me.

please tell me if any ones broken out this badly form this? my skin was normal before i didnt have 60 million white heads is my skin just purifing itself? any ways peace out ia go fishing take my mind off this maybe wear a bagover my head when i get outside lol

just to tell you it takes time. I had no results before one month. But I washed my back with water so maybe it's not the same...dunno. But I had terrible acne I mean you know the big cysts and nodules thing. So try to be patient if you can :angel:

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Hey im alex im 16 have pretty bad acne. Any ways it gotton worse since ive been doing this regimin its my second day and i was just wodering if any got a severe break out the next day? but i dont believe the cause is from not washing my face since my face was breaking out for a couple days before any who im thinking of taking some stuff out of my diet since ive only intruduced them a cuople days ago and thats when i started breaking out suchas zinc and vitiam b complex ill put some pics up so you can see how it goes for me this is day 2 for me.

please tell me if any ones broken out this badly form this? my skin was normal before i didnt have 60 million white heads is my skin just purifing itself? any ways peace out ia go fishing take my mind off this maybe wear a bagover my head when i get outside lol

just to tell you it takes time. I had no results before one month. But I washed my back with water so maybe it's not the same...dunno. But I had terrible acne I mean you know the big cysts and nodules thing. So try to be patient if you can :angel:

thanks =) u should just give it a whirl for 10 days and then you can truly say you tried.

yeah imma try i dont know if i can make it tho my face isnt getting better at all it worsening but my crack thery im puringing cause i had these little ones and theyr'e just getting bigger so imma try a couple more days whithout washing wiht water thanks for the support =)

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Hey im alex im 16 have pretty bad acne. Any ways it gotton worse since ive been doing this regimin its my second day and i was just wodering if any got a severe break out the next day? but i dont believe the cause is from not washing my face since my face was breaking out for a couple days before any who im thinking of taking some stuff out of my diet since ive only intruduced them a cuople days ago and thats when i started breaking out suchas zinc and vitiam b complex ill put some pics up so you can see how it goes for me this is day 2 for me.

please tell me if any ones broken out this badly form this? my skin was normal before i didnt have 60 million white heads is my skin just purifing itself? any ways peace out ia go fishing take my mind off this maybe wear a bagover my head when i get outside lol

just to tell you it takes time. I had no results before one month. But I washed my back with water so maybe it's not the same...dunno. But I had terrible acne I mean you know the big cysts and nodules thing. So try to be patient if you can :angel:

thanks =) u should just give it a whirl for 10 days and then you can truly say you tried.

yeah imma try i dont know if i can make it tho my face isnt getting better at all it worsening but my crack thery im puringing cause i had these little ones and theyr'e just getting bigger so imma try a couple more days whithout washing wiht water thanks for the support =)

Ok thanks. and how is it going now? Do you mean u don't wash it at all, not even water? It's getting so worse on my face that I'm actually wondering if what I get is acne or something more terrible or I don't know wot. I'm goign to the GP tomorr to get a blood test and a candida test I'm so worried. But I am home and want to give this thing a try just to help with redness and itchiness maybe. So no water at all huh?

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Hey im alex im 16 have pretty bad acne. Any ways it gotton worse since ive been doing this regimin its my second day and i was just wodering if any got a severe break out the next day? but i dont believe the cause is from not washing my face since my face was breaking out for a couple days before any who im thinking of taking some stuff out of my diet since ive only intruduced them a cuople days ago and thats when i started breaking out suchas zinc and vitiam b complex ill put some pics up so you can see how it goes for me this is day 2 for me.

please tell me if any ones broken out this badly form this? my skin was normal before i didnt have 60 million white heads is my skin just purifing itself? any ways peace out ia go fishing take my mind off this maybe wear a bagover my head when i get outside lol

just to tell you it takes time. I had no results before one month. But I washed my back with water so maybe it's not the same...dunno. But I had terrible acne I mean you know the big cysts and nodules thing. So try to be patient if you can :angel:

thanks =) u should just give it a whirl for 10 days and then you can truly say you tried.

yeah imma try i dont know if i can make it tho my face isnt getting better at all it worsening but my crack thery im puringing cause i had these little ones and theyr'e just getting bigger so imma try a couple more days whithout washing wiht water thanks for the support =)

Ok thanks. and how is it going now? Do you mean u don't wash it at all, not even water? It's getting so worse on my face that I'm actually wondering if what I get is acne or something more terrible or I don't know wot. I'm goign to the GP tomorr to get a blood test and a candida test I'm so worried. But I am home and want to give this thing a try just to help with redness and itchiness maybe. So no water at all huh?

yeah no water even if its ichy or greasy or your breaking out, very hard thing to do it would also help to do the apple fast wile your doing it since you sleep alot from being tired and wont have to go anywhere=P.

yeah stil not going to great some days my acne clears up like yesterday and some days it come right back to being like today =(.

hey good luck on your tests ive heard of a candida diet but not a test what is?

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