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Water Only Journey

Adeel112, True, I've used aloe vera gel and juice on my face before. It's really great and soaks into my face very quick. It's also very awesome to use on sunburns. I just find that if I use too much of it, it tends to over dry my skin (which is really weird since it's supposed to be moisturizing and calming).  

lucifer239, that's great! Keep me updated on how things go for you :)

ariumbold, will do :) Tomorrow will be week 8 for me. I'll post an update on that tomorrow morning. 

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Week 8:
This week my acne looks pretty great. I have about 5 tiny little zits on my forehead. I have 4 on my temples. 2 tiny ones on my cheek. I also have about 7 tiny ones on my chin. The tiny ones are barely visible. I also have a dry eczema spot right below my eye. And, I have hyperpigmentation mostly concentrated on my chin. 
Oiliness and redness is no longer a problem. Dryness/dead skin build up is though. As my acne gets better, my skin gets more dry and builds up a dead skin mask. The skin build up is pretty noticeable. I'm hoping it dies down as my skin starts to regulate.  Edited by Donna:)

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My dead skin mask was looking super bad to the point that it looked like I had yellow splotches all over my face. My parents suggested that i remove it with a washcloth and some potassium permanganate mixed with water. I did that this morning. I had chunks of dead skin coming off. My skin was red afterwards but now it is calming down. I will continue to wash with water in the mornings but if my dead skin starts building up again, i will remove it gently with a washcloth. 

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My dead skin was pretty bad too. Just hang in there.
I found that washing my face with water everyday was too drying. It made my dead skin more visible and worse. It also dried out my face. Right now, I'm washing my face in the shower every 2-3 days. 

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Just wanted to post an update.
I'm no longer doing the water only regimen. My skin color was great on this regimen, but I still had a lot of acne due to the dead skin build up. The dead skin build up was not going away. Right now, I'm going to stick to a natural method because my skin is very sensitive. I've been washing my face with hemp seed oil. I'm also going to start drinking more water, exercising, and eating more fruits/vegis. 

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hi donna. thank you for your update. i am in 3 week, i still had a lot of acne but it is small, dead skin is very bad. i think i am continute for regeman about 3 month. i hope your skin is better. fighting. =))

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lucifer239, I really hope it works for you :) It is definitely not an easy regimen and it takes a lot of patience and courage

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hi, donna, how are you. how is your skin? i am still in the caveman regimen, it is about 1,5 month. now, i am better, but some time i have 1,2 break out. i belive it will hope me, hihi =)

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I'm great :)
That's awesome. I'm so happy that it worked out for you!!!
For some reason, my skin did not like the caveman regimen again. I got what looked like an infection/rash on my face. I started to apply hemp seed oil on my face which made it worse. Just about a week ago, I started using aveeno moisturizing bar with colloidal oatmeal to wash my face every night. That's all I use with warm water. It has healed my rash. I have a few spots and lots of scars/pigmentation. I've also incorporated drinking more water and exercising into my routine. 

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good.  i only wash my face with water in the morning and i feel good. although sometime i still have acne. I just ignored it and did not look at the mirror anymore.

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That's awesome!! I'm so glad that you feel good with this regimen and that it is working out for you. Did you have to deal with a dead skin mask?

Yeah, I feel like when I look in the mirror more, I just upset myself. I feel like it's a good idea to stop looking at ourselves so much. 

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haha, no, i dont have a dead skin mask because i wash my face every day. my skin look better but it not perfect, It has many bruises. I think the skin needs more time to recover. how is your skin? 

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Oh I see :)
my skin is good, i have a lot of scarring and hyperpigmentation from my acne. I have a few little acne spots, but overall pretty great. I'm washing with water only still but I'm using an Apple cider vinegar toner at the moment to help restore my acid mantle

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