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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
  15. Im in the same boat. Skin is super dehydrated and raw from acne products ranging from proactive to retin-a. I'm discontinuing my natural oils now and I'm gonna let my face heal properly. Does anyone know If it's best to do a full caveman where you never wash, or should you wash with distilled water once in a while?
  16. I just saw your post now, but thank you that is helpful. It's frustrating because my skin has certainly improved on the surface, but the sensitivity is a real issue and I'm not sure that what I'm doing now is right for the recovery of my skin. For example, this evening it's about 0 degrees Celsius outside, and just going outside in that temperature for like 20 minutes makes my face get really red and raw. I'm pretty nervous about trying the caveman, but I guess if I'm as healthy as possible
  17. I know mega dosing can be dangerous, but is it really dangerous to just take a couple of vitamins a day? I can't imagine what real harm could come from taking a couple of vitamin D drops, for example
  18. Yea I'm definitely gonna drink a ton of water, and I started addressing my diet these past couple of weeks. But I can't help but feel that my external products aren't helping my dry skin. I know emu oil and aloe vera are moisturizers, but I feel like using them is stopping my skin from re-balancing and creating it's own natural moisture and oils again.
  19. I have very dry skin and some acne, I'm changing my lifestyle to fix the acne, but I'm not sure if any of my health changes will fix the dry skin? I know my skin is dry from using so many external products over the years, and I'm wondering if since the cause of my dry skin was external that means the solution would also be external, rather than internal. Should I continue washing my face and using aloe vera and emu oil on it, and hope that the internal changes help heal it? Or should I discon
  20. I started diet changes about a week ago, so I guess its too early to tell but I think it's helping. I'm not really trying to megadose on B5 I was just wondering if taking one tablet a day would be good
  21. Ive had acne for just over 2 years now, I went on every medication possible and nuked my skin to hell (got really red and really dried out) and of course when I got off the medication the acne started coming back, and I went on natural products earlier this year to heal my skin which helped but didn't cure my acne My skin finally seemed like it was getting clear in September but then when the weather changed my skin got super dry and broke out like crazy. Now my skin is still dried out in pl
  22. I've read B5 is amazing for acne since it reduces oil, but if you're like me and have very dried out skin + acne is it right to take something that reduces oil? Would it make fly face more dry ?
  23. So when washing with the distilled water I should just pour some on a napkin then gently rub the face?
  24. I read that computer screens and fluorescent lights are very bad for skin that is extra sensitive from using acne treatments like Retin-A or BP. Is there any truth to this?
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