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  1. I started to notably break out towards the summer before my senior year of high on my forehead and cheeks. I would get inflamed pimples on my cheeks and sometimes relatively small cysts or nodules (not sure which) on the cheeks and in between my eyes. I also got some non inflamed ones on my forehead and temples. I was using drug store products (including a scrub which really stripped my skin and made it worse I think) but it definitely was not working. I think my acne was still considered mild
  2. I've been researching this all night. And it seems promising. But I'm pretty scared to try it. I've had mild to mild-moderate acne since I was 13/14. I'm 18 now. And my acne right now is probably the worst it's ever been. And I'm starting to notice a pattern... Lately I've tried so many different products on my face. Proactiv (cringe) being one of them. I'm thinking I stripped my skin, and made it dependent on chemicals. At least, from these threads on using no acne medications, this is what I
  3. DanKern4President

    My Experience On/off The Regimen

    Hi everyone, This is my first post on Acne.org although I first discovered the Regimen back in 2008. I just wanted to introduce myself, and share my experiences with you guys. I'm a 28 year old male who has suffered with Acne since I was in my teens. I started my regimen journey 5 years ago using Brevoxyl 4% cream as it was readily available from chemists and pharmacies here in the UK. Right from day one I noticed a marked improvement to my skin, and continued to use the cream for 3 y
  4. Hey I'm 16 Female. I've been having pimple/acne since I was 12. I have pretty oily skin. Never dry. I have been using drugstore facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer when I start getting pimples. Awhile ago, I came across the caveman regimen or the water only regimen. I started last month and my skin is getting worst at that month. About 20+ days, my face started getting itchy. I couldnt bear with the itchiness, so I used a facial cleanser to wash my face. WORST MISTAKE. My face is al
  5. AnonGirl9

    Caveman Regimen

    I have done the caveman regimen before but not for the whole month, just two weeks. I wanted to start it again but I was wondering if it's better to not let anything at all touch your face during it or if you should at least wash it with water?
  6. superwater

    Extreme Caveman Regimen

    Hello everyone, I have had acne for a while now, got it at 13 and now im 17, and it has been persistent. It got bad when I was 15 and I was on a lot of medications at that time to clear it up. They were not working so I then went cold turkey, water only and that helped a ton. I have been doing that since then but just recently I have gone completely caveman (not letting anything touch my face besides my pillow at night). I am on day 4 now and I already feel great about this decision. The itchi
  7. TeenAcneBodyBuilding

    Caveman Regimen Need Help

    ok so ive had acne for about 2 years now and i didnt really care at all at first. in fact i dont even rememebr what my acne was like when i didnt care because i never looked in the mirror and when i did i didnt care about what i saw. this was in 8th grade and now im a sophomore in high school. anyways im starting the caveman regimen once again. i tried it before a couple weeks back but i only made it to 11 days and then i washed my face. anyways im going to try and go a fulll month this tame may
  8. FullMetal

    Water - All You Need

    I believe the cause of my acne this whole time could be lack of water intake. I have been previously drinking roughly 4-5 bottles a day of water. Personally I viewed this as a lot of water. However I have been researching, and some acne suffers state that they cured their acne by increasing their water consumption. I have normal deep cystic acne. So far I have been drinking 8-10 bottles of water per day for the past 4 days and my skin is already clearing up. Additionally, I tested it by eat
  9. Hi, although i'm new to the forum i've been following for over a year and i've finally decided to post. My acne is mild most of the time though sometimes it can become pretty moderate for a period. I've managed to clear it before using a light cleanser and jojoba oil in the evening only but i'm always looking to simplify my regimen so i dont have to go to bed with oil all over my face and keep such a strict skincare regimen. My skin used to be really oily and i never used a moisturiser after
  10. Court6683

    Caveman - Week 4

    Has anyone experienced this using the Caveman Regime before? Background.. I was on Accutane twice when I was a teenager.. Cleared my skin up beautifully. Since having kids I began breaking out again on and off... (hormonal) Since I stopped nursing the breakouts returned but I had them under control a natural regime of gentle natural cleanser, diluted apple cider vinegar toner and tea tree oil as a spot treatment. Recently I decided I was done being a prisoner to all these remedies and felt like
  11. (TLDR version, Modified Caveman) I made this account and this thread in the hopes that the recount of my experience will help others who've suffered from the same condition that I did for the past 7 years. I’m not a great writer, this is more stream of consciousness. Some background information, I am a 25year old male, 5'10" and 175 lb. I am athletic and love being outdoors. I run, hike, swim, rock climb, dance, weigh lift, sky dive, regular dive, back pack and basically a
  12. Caution: This Water Only regime is suspended from Day14, because I don't have strong believe in "clearing acne" just by water : P Start from 14/04/2015, I have been using Adapalene0.1% everynight, taking medocycline 250mg x2 also Lysozyme 30mg x1 every day and night. Here's the new Adapalene post: but I would still use only water after I'm cured. Background: I'm a guy aged 23 with moderate acne. Before 21 had no acne and I used no products. But right after 21, I star
  13. Hello. I started the caveman regimen two days ago. My forehead, nose, and chin are extremely oily so I've basically had just a layer of oil on my face. Today I was outside doing lawn work all day so I was sweating and getting dirt on my face, so that sat on my face for awhile. Then I went for a run and sweated a ton more and when i got home I took a shower and gently rinsed my face. An hour later I looked in the mirror and I have small pimples everywhere and some itchy weird rashes! I don't know
  14. Hi everyone I wanted to share with you my recent experiment with the 'caveman regimen' that many people are turning to out of frustration with treating Acne. My acne background is as follows: my skin has been prone to moderate whitehead pimples and sore inflamed skin since the age of approx. 14 was prescribed oxytetracycline at 15 (I didn't ask for them nor was i at the doctors for acne. I regret agreeing to take them) Between 14-23 I have been on 6 different antibiotics at separate time
  15. angiepants

    Day 4

    All pimples are continuously going down in size except for these 3 massive ones on my forehead. I do feel like this process has already helped with the redness. I'm thinking of maybe making the water I use only be cold.
  16. So having oily skin, my first question is, is this really right for me? Is it good to just leave the oil on my skin without washing? Wouldn't that cause problems? I've read about people who have oily skin and had success with the routine, but I'm still a little worried. That's why I've been gently cleansing here and there. I definitely like the less is more approach. I don't know if I'm comfortable with doing nothing. Could using a gentle cleanser at night and rinsing with water in the morning b
  17. UGS

    18 days in

    So I'm roughly 18 days into this. My skin seems the same since day 1. But it's itchy!! I don't know why. I know it's not eczema or a rash. Is this a normal thing on the caveman? I don't really know what to do about it. And the texture of my skin is horrible. I wiped my face with a warm, wet wash cloth today, and that felt really good. I'm meeting with family tomorrow so I'm a little worried. I'm definitely going to continue with this, because I've come this far, but unless my skin really shows a
  18. paramichaela

    Caveman Routine (Teenager)

    So today I started the caveman regimen, day 1. Background: I'm 14 and I've had bad skin for about 3 years, it worsened when I started using tap water to wash my face. my acne is light to moderate and I suffer from it mainly on the centre of my face, I get whiteheads and blackheads on my forehead and nose, I also get cystic acne on my chin.. I often pick at my skin which just makes it worse and harder to cover. I have oily skin which is either because of hormones, or from the products I have use
  19. ewsogross

    Day 3: Progress

    Ok so in my last post I sounded dreadful and had no hope. Well today I've noticed that my facial skin has less closed comedones, bit they are still there and I mean all over the place so nothing to significant. I also have a new pimple in my problem area(lower left jaw) but I'm waiting it out and I still refuse to use any chemicals on the skin. I've washed my face quickly and gently with a few splashes of cold water about 3 times(once a day) which is what the regemin calls for. There is somewhat
  20. Hello, everyone! I have been a long time lurker here and I finally registered into this account because I wanted to talk about my experience with the caveman regimen. It's been a week and I plan on updating it. To start of, I am a 23-year-old female who has suffered from mild-moderate acne since I was 16. My skin is sensitive and oily. I decided to try the caveman regimen because when I moved into the dorm a week ago, my skin started to get extremely irritated despite having used the products fo
  21. notwashington

    Water's For Squares

    Hey guys, I've been lurking here for well over 6 months now and finally decided to post. Starting off, I've tried just about everything since the age of 13 when I first started breaking out: -ortho tricyclin -numerous antibiotics -some other acne pills I forgot the names of -tons of topicals including: epiduo, retin a, clyndamycin, adapalene, tretinoin (for chest + back), etc -proactiv, neutrogena, oxy, basically anything you can find in the store that claims to "work" After realizing
  22. Hello all. Feel free to skip all this and just read my log, but I thought I would start with a bit about me and my acne story, as I have often found other peoples stories helpful on this site! My Story I have been keeping a log of my experiences with my skin on my computer, but as a long time lurker on this website I have decided to make my story public in the hopes of getting some understanding, and maybe even helping someone in a similar situation. I am a 23 year old female who has
  23. Serena95

    Clogged Pores/Caveman Regimen

    Hi guys. Starting this thread more for myself than anything else to STICK to caveman regiment once and for all. Background: 21 years old and never washed my face in my life except for like maybe once randomly a couple times a year just because my friends used to do it, but I would stop after like one time. Never washed my face with water except for sometimes randomly in the morning to wake myself up or just in the shower when it got wet on days I washed my hair. I've had clear skin all my li
  24. Sooo I made this account just to start this topic because I took a picture of my skin today and it looks soo bad. I started the caveman regimen a little more than 3 weeks ago and yes i know I should at least try it out for 2 months but i really need some advice (feel free to ask for background etc). Any advice would be helpful please. this is how my skin looked before i started doing the caveman regimen so around 3 weeks ago and this is how it looks right now
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