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DanTheMan123

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  1. Okay thanks. Would you say biotin is a bad idea for dry skin? I've read a lot about how it's very important for skin and can help dry skin, but I've also read that excessive oil is a sign of dry skin, so it seems contradictory
  2. yeah that's a major reason why I'm doing the caveman, my skin has been pretty dried out and oily, but this is really helping it to balance. I tried pressuring the spot out but it was really resisting. I thought it was really stuck in my skin, but now I'm thinking it might just need time to come off on it's own. It's only been like this for a few days
  3. I'm trying to balance a good amount of moisture and oil on my face, but I don't want my face to be too oily, does biotin increase oil production on the face?
  4. So I'm doing the caveman regimen (no washing) to heal my acne and sensitive skin. It's working amazingly well except one of my pores got really clogged up with dead skin. The rest of my pores are fine but somehow this one got really messed up, I have what looks like a huge plug of dead skin clogged inside my pore. I thought it was a whitehead for a while but then I realized it wasn't. in this picture you can see all the mild dead skin on my cheek, but then there's this gigantic plug there in
  5. 18. And yea acne is definitely complicated so nothing is sure to work. I tried for months to stop my acne by being super healthy (diet, exercise, cutting down stress) but it didn't actually work until I stopped washing my face as well What kind of acne do you have? Would this work for blackhead acne (I have mainly clogged pores and some redness)? And what about body acne (same problem there)? I have no idea about body acne since I've never had it. The face acne that I was getting before was
  6. 18. And yea acne is definitely complicated so nothing is sure to work. I tried for months to stop my acne by being super healthy (diet, exercise, cutting down stress) but it didn't actually work until I stopped washing my face as well
  7. Sorry to bump an old thread but I've been doing some research on this topic and came across your post. I believe the dead skin is absolutely necessary in some cases. If your skin becomes incredibly raw and dehydrated, I believe the dead skin can help greatly to protect it while it regains it's strength. My skin got so messed up from acne creams that my cheeks were always red, and going out in the cold just made them 10 times redder. Not to mention the healing was incredibly slow on my cheeks to
  8. I wanted to share this with this board cause I know there are some people on here who are probably in a similar boat. A couple of years ago I started using cleansers to try and clear my acne, then I moved on to BP, then I moved on to Retin-A and other really intense creams. These fried my face to oblivion. My skin's protection got completely wiped away and I was left with red, dehydrated, awful looking skin. The heavy cream use did fry away all my acne, but I was left with plenty of red mar
  9. Ok so my face went through a ton of shit last year, basically I used a lot of medications to try and heal my acne and these made my face very red and sensitive, and then my acne came back. So about 7 weeks ago I decided to stop washing my face entirely to let it heal. I read that the dead skin that forms when you do this acts as a protector for your senstitive skin and allows it to heal. Well today I picked off a couple of loose looking dead skin pieces on my cheeks, and I have these big hole
  10. I have the same type of redness as you but mine's not from Accutane, it's just from using lots of harsh topicals which irritate and strip away the Lipid Barrier. A depleted Lipid Barrier is what causes our problem, because when the skin has no protective barriers, it becomes red and dried out. I have to urge you to stop using products on your face immediately and read my discoveries on how to heal this: If the Lipid Barrier is depleted, then your skin is incredibly sensitive to water and topical
  11. this is correct. I have the same type of redness as described in the OP but mine's not from Accutane, it's just from using lots of harsh topicals which irritate and strip away the Lipid Barrier. Although what you say about there not being a treatment for this is incorrect. It's actually very basic biology. If the Lipid Barrier is depleted, then your skin is incredibly sensitive to water and topicals. Therefore any regimen designed around washing the face and applying topicals simply cannot work,
  12. A lot of people are aware that heavy use of products ranging from proactive to retin-a can cause sensitivity in the skin and make it red and thinned. Can this be permanent? Because I've heard one or two people say it can be but I'm not sure. I'm trying to figure out if my damage could be permanent
  13. Hi, I've been doing the caveman for one week. I'm pretty discouraged by the OP's post because he said it didn't work since his skin was so messed up from creams. I'm kind of in that boat. I used a ton of creams last year that made my skin unbelievably thinned and sensitive to sunburn. It's recovered a lot this year but it still seems to be very troubled and I think that washing it constantly and using topicals has been slowing my progress. Does anyone think the caveman could help my skin to g
  14. Long term benzoyl peroxide use will just irritate the skin which can lead to more acne and other skin problems. Please consider adjusting your lifestyle. Eat healthy as the above user said, cut out dairy and gluten, take Omega 3's, exercise every day, drink lots of water and get lots of sleep
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