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About NoWashing1983

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  1. Everything on my chin has healed. The leftover marks seem less red and bright. Cysts on my chin- one turned into a big boy- but than god its on the under side of my chin and not visible. But it's still in full on pimple mode. Exfoliation isn't required as much now. I'm thinking I just had to remove the old bad skin for a bit to get to the new healthy skin. A clean slate. Im wondering if eventually I should get a glycolic acid peel or something.
  2. Yea I hardly ever wash my face. I know in the shower in the morning water gets on it though. At first I splashed it with water morning and night. Then night. Now I only wash it when I feel I need to. I've stopped breaking out (outside of my period) and everything seems to be healing better.I have to say that at one point I too scraped (gently with wash cloth and steaming) like layers of dead skin and dirt. Afterwards I had this new healthy shiny skin underneath and now I don't seem to need to ex
  3. I live in Chicago and I have to say that WINTERS are horrible for my skin and hair. Horrible. I LOVE LOVE LOVE humidity. Everyone thinks I'm crazy- but I look the best in full on summer humidity. So yes- get a humidifier. I can't believe you live in Canada and don't have a house full of humidifiers!! It gets SOOOOO dry here in the winter- we have one in every room. Even growing up my parents had one in every room too. As for my skin- yes it flaked and was dry the first week. And VERY dirty feeli
  4. Yea if that is the case I'd just not touch or put anything on your face. Perhaps after enough time has passed letting your skin heal itself you will be able to remove the skin- or it will just wash away with water. I feel like my skin has gotten a lot stronger- but I seriously think it's due to the thin layer of natural moisture. It seems like impurities just roll off my skin now- like they're only attached to the moist surface- not so much to the dry skin surface.Also- Try steaming your face...
  5. Picking definitely causes break outs because you are irritating your skin. I try to never touch my face as a rule. However extracting clogged pores that are not yet zits is ok. But only if you do it the right way. There is a technique. Popping or extracting zits I don't recommend. It is doable but difficult and unless you are a trained specialist usually results in making the zit worse. I only pop a zit when the zit is small and really just a very obviously inflamed clogged pore. If it's a cyst
  6. Today I got my period- at work. WONDERFUL. Everything on my chin is almost gone except one which is still in a drying stage and will probably scab off in the next two days. My face looked really good today. Should look even better tomorrow. At one point I caught my reflection in the mirror and thought I had forgotten this entire experiment and put on foundation! YEA SERIOUSLY. The foundation never really covered it all up anyway- and the zits would become visible at the end of the day. So my
  7. Absolutely. But really only at first. I had flaking- which really surprised me because I expected my skin to be oily. And my face just felt really dirty and bumpy from the pores pushing the clogged bits up above the surface a little bit.I combated this by steaming my face with a wash cloth a couple times a week and gently using the wash cloth to exfoliate my face. I also extract my pores every so often. However- after initially doing this I don't need to do it as much. I think once you get those
  8. Oh interesting! So what is your regimen now? Are you using anything other than water?
  9. Wow- I can't believe I haven't washed my face- or put ANYTHING on it in 15 days. All of the 5 big red painful hormonal chin zits are dry as a bone. They will be gone very soon. I haven't even gotten my period yet though- this is just PMS! I wonder if I will break out again when the flood begins... Interesting. The pattern is changing a little bit. Ok two things in this post. 1. The hardest thing about this experiment is self control in not using makeup. Sigh. If I could just dab a littl
  10. I guess the question is- do you see a very clear improvement compared to before you started all the medication?Because if not- then I say try it. It wont hurt because you are already broken out. But if you do see an improvement then continue to use the products. Like I've said before I think a lot of this may boil down to sensitive skin. But then again- a lot of people could just have acne that needs something topical for a few years. I don't know.I stopped because one day I realized that what I
  11. Well the menstrual cycle break out happened. Sigh. 5 big BIG ones on my chin. I mean I'm sure you can imagine the intense desire I have to wear makeup. I've gone to work two days in a row now with no cover-up and I got some nice little subtle comments. Anyway- the rest of my skin looks great. And EVERYTHING is already drying up. That is what is STILL so miraculous about this- the healing process is definitely sped up and the drying process more successful. Still haven't cleansed my face. Sti
  12. I think I might have over- water washed my face. It was kind of dry yesterday. To make matters worse I had to take two showers yesterday. One before work and then one late at night after being around a ton of sick people. I figured it helped my chances of not getting sick if I scrubbed any potential germs off my body. So no face washing today or tomorrow of any kind! So I am beginning to embark on my menstrual cycle. It should be coming in the next week or two. My cycle has never been 28
  13. I thought it was only day 7! So... my skin still looks great. I am so happy. All I am doing once again is nothing... occasionally washing my face. Yesterday (day 8) I used a wash cloth in the shower in the morning to VERY VERY VERY gently exfoliate my face a little bit. And only because I felt like I was literally shedding my old face and needed to help remove it. I feel like when I got out of the shower I had a new smoother glowing skin. Seriously. Today I did nothing in the morning (I d
  14. NoWashing1983

    Day 7

    All the zit issues from yesterday have dried up and are healing. I have a new small cystic zit above my right eyebrow- but it appears to already be shrinking. Some parts of my skin still appear dry, if I lightly run my fingernail over my cheek dry skin comes off. Having my skin naturally moisturize itself through not washing is really making me feel like Moisture- OIL is the cure for all my skin problems. I want to put oilve oil on my face! Maybe I'll try it!
  15. NoWashing1983

    Day 6

    Really this is amazing. I mean I really had my doubts. I figured this would improve the moisture content of my skin and stop that awful flakey dryness- maybe make it easier to cover up my zits because they wouldn't be so dried out or scabby. But no- its amazing. First of all my skin looks fantastic. FANTASTIC. Every part of my face that is not broken out is dewy- I look younger (which is relative because I'm only 27 but still my skin looks more vibrant and less tired). The color in my skin i