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  1. I haven't. Is it designed for acne caused by anorexia/malnutrition?
  2. Does anyone know of a link between acne and anorexia? I've always had acne, but my skin got REALLY bad when I developed an eating disorder in 2012. About a year earlier, I had lost my period. Now, I'm 8 months into recovery (yes!!!), have a regular cycle, and my hair is becoming a little thicker, but my skin is still awful. I've spent thousands of dollars on derm visits and every acne treatment available, but NOTHING has worked. So I'm desperate to understand the link between acne and my eat
  3. Word. Worst mistake I've ever made with my skin
  4. That sounds like a solid regimen... Please keep me updated, I hope it works for you!!
  5. Ohh, I see! And it's going so-so. I was hoping to have seen some progress by now, but my face is just covered with dead skin and pimples now. I've been updating my first post with more details, just to make it easier to read.
  6. Thanks for listing those products, I've been curious about oil cleansers but haven't had the guts to try one Maybe if the caveman thing doesn't work, I'll give it a shot. Interesting! So you put alcohol/iodine on your face twice a day? And it doesn't dry out your skin? Since this is a thread about the caveman regimen, I've gotta ask... Have you thought about whether the coconut oil is just replenishing the moisture lost from the alcohol? I'm not suggesting it is, 'cause I'm certainly no exper
  7. Artistily it's hard to say how long your skin will purge... The thing with acne is it's different for everyone, so it would be unfair to say your skin will be back to normal in 3 weeks/2 months/whatever. Unfortunately I think it just takes a little experimenting for everyone to figure out what works best for THEIR skin. Personally, I'm digging the caveman regimen (I don't even TOUCH my face) because I'm getting less of those giant, scarring cystic acne types pimples, but I AM getting more litt
  8. Hey Artistily, if I knew how to cure acne, I wouldn't be on this site complaining about mine! But I do know that the true 'caveman regimen' doesn't include toners like vinegar, or oils like jojoba (I've heard good things about jojoba, but have never tried it myself). I'd suggest eliminating everything and seeing if that makes a difference. It might not work for everyone though... I've been doing 'caveman' for almost two weeks and haven't seen any miracles. But I'm trying to give it a whole mont
  9. Have you ever heard of the caveman (no-wash) method? I've tried pretty much everything (I've ranted about it here) and after a decade of waging war on my acne, I decided to just stop touching it. It was very hard at first, and I've only been doing it for a week, but I've stopped getting new pimples and can see my pores purging out the gross stuff (not in the form of pimples, just sebum... it sounds gross, and it kind of is, but it's also pretty satisfying). It definitely takes a leap of faith to
  10. Thanks for your input Serena95! It helps to hear that someone else has had luck with this! It's amazing how tempting it is to buy all those skin care products when you've got a breakout... "That's what they're there for, right? These wouldn't be on the market if they didn't work, right?" --This is what my brain tells me when I'm at the drug store LOL... But no. I've been doing the 'no wash method' for just 4 days and I can already tell it's better for my skin. Nothing groundbreaking yet, of co
  11. Hey JLopez, are you still on the caveman regimen? I just started it the other day (posted about it here) and am wondering how often you "wash" your face with water (I say "wash" for lack of a better word... splashing, I guess). Also, was your skin oily during your no-wash regimen? If not, how long did it take for the oiliness to subside? Thank you SO much for documenting your experience, by the way. I related very strongly to your first post and all your descriptions of anxiety surrounding a
  12. The one thing I've kept consistent over 12 years (yikes) of acne is washing my face RELIGIOUSLY, WITHOUT FAIL, morning and night... So after coming across thelovevitamin.com and reading about the caveman/no wash method... I thought, well, maybe that's been my mistake. But I'm a skeptic. I've had acne since about the age of 12. Since then, not a single day has gone by that I haven't had at least a few zits on my face. Like every chronic acne sufferer, the severity comes and goes, but right now