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Caveman Regimen anyone?
So, i don't know if any of you all have ever heard about a "new" skin care routine called the Caveman, which consists in doing nothing. You don't wash your face for at least a month, so the acid mantle that you skin once had (and you ruined by washing and exfoliating on a daily basis) comes back and does it job, which consists in protecting you against bacteria. I know it sounds discusting and everything, but many people say it works. The thing is, they are all acne sufferers, and I think some pickers don't even have bad acne. I've attempted to try this twice, but I've never made it to 4 weeks because since you don't wash your face, you get some clogged pores, WHICH ARE ABSOLUTLY FINE except for us pickers, so i ended up gently picking at them, which was lame. I have to say, my face had improved SO MUCH. It healed on its own, and the scars faded so much, they sorta blended in better. No new pimples for a whole week. The thing is you are supposed to let go, try not to obsess over your skin and let it do its job. What happens is that you get REALLY flaky skin all over your face, which you are supposed to leave alone. This is the hardest part. And after that month, you gently wash your face with water to remove the dead cells and you get glowing skin. That's the theory. There are people who do the lighter version of the Caveman, which is washing only with water, but this hasn't worked for me so well because my face would get really dry. I just have to say that if you have an acne problem or scar problem or your face is really congested or fragile, you may wanna give this a try. Look it up first because i don't know if i explained it well enough. If anyone has ever tried this please please let me know. I am starting again today, and see if I can make it for more than a week. That means 1 week of no picking, but i'm just to curious to see if it works and honestly, the theory makes SO MUCH SENSE. Let the skin balance, less pimples, less scars.. maybe less picking? If you are interested, there's a website (thelovevitamin) where it is well explained and tested. Any feedback would be great :)
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I've been doing the caveman regimen for the past month or so and i gotta say it made the best difference for my skin. I've come to the conclusion, with the help of some wise skin gurus, that all the washing was in fact causing the cystic acne to develop on my face. Before caveman I was using every single kind of skin treatment: Bp, SA, retinoids, clyndamicyn(antibiotic) minocyclin(oral antibiotic) and even chemical peels, all of which were doing my skin a lot of harm. I believe the introduction of all that crap changed the structure of my skin into an acne machine, so to speak. Ever since starting caveman, my closed comedones seemed to have smoothed out, and the tone of my skin is slowly but surly going from that disgusting red/white blotchy tone to that of my normal skin tone. I believe for a fact the skin wasn't meant for everyday washing. And my active pimples have stopped sprouting up for the most part :)