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coolmint

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  1. I've come to realise that drinking a lot of water (say 4-5 litres spread over a full day) is at least equally as important as not washing your face so much (for me anyway). I'm pretty sure if I was disciplined and did this every day for 2-3 weeks I'd have perfect skin. I do it for a few days and my skin gets really good, but then I get lazy/complacent and stop. Your skin also seems to heal much quicker when you drink a lot of water.
  2. Quick update: 17 days of not washing or putting any water on my face. A few days ago, I noticed I had broken out in 4-5 spots on each cheek, and on each side of my neck. I was kinda pissed. They were super small, basically just red marks but I was worried that it was a sign of things to come. I'm assuming it was just the effect of my antibiotics wearing off (haven't used them in 15 days now). When I came off BP I gradually got spots like that, which increased in frequency and size as the P. A
  3. I saw that movie on Film 4 the other night. (Haven't seen the 2nd one so no spoilers plz)
  4. I'm kinda ignorant about skincare, but I'm not sure why anyone would need to rinse every day. Given how my skin looks after 11 days of no water whatsoever, I can't see why I'd need to wash it more than 2x a week at the very most. I think once would easily suffice. Regardless of how this experiment goes, I'm never going to wash it more than 2x a week since there's zero negative affects associated with that. There doesn't seem to be any reason for me to wash my face every day. I always just too
  5. Like Ashley said - BP doesn't really cure your acne, it just covers it up. If my theory is right, BP is basically like the plague when it comes to acne. It will keep gradually drying out your skin more and more, so you'll keep having to use more of it, keeping the cycle going. I haven't used BP in at least a year. I think when a lot of people try not washing, they're coming off heavy BP use. What you've got to realise is that your acne problem never went away, you were just using chemicals to
  6. A while ago I had the idea that skin dryness had a role in oil production. The drier your skin was, the more oil it'd produce to compensate. Basically, the more Benzoyl Peroxide I used, the worse my skin would get over time. When I finally moved onto Dan's regime, after about 10 days my skin erupted. Despite eventually going away with tons of BP, my acne was always considerably worse without it than it had been before. I think the BP was drying out my skin, so my body ramped up oil production
  7. Lol, this is retarded. I saw a guy with acne all over his face the other day with a really hot girl. And obviously employers discriminate based on people's acne
  8. I keep on getting hit with a £12 charge (£8 customs £4 royal mail processing fee). I get two 16oz bottles at a time though.
  9. One week is nothing. It's pretty normal to be discouraged, but if you're going to do the regime you really need to commit for 3 months.
  10. Hi, I felt compelled to register here to share my success with the regime. I've had moderate acne since I was around 13 or 14 (IIRC). I'm almost 21 so I've been suffering with it for quite a long time. It was always something that I thought I just had to deal with. I'd tried benzoyl peroxide in "normal" quantities, and it helped it a bit... but not enough. Around June time, the sun was out and I saw myself in the bathroom mirror rather clearly. I really didn't like what I saw and I made the de
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