Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Caveman Regimen: Update Week 3

Last time I updated it had only been one week on my version of the caveman regimen, which is basically when you don’t wash your face to heal your acne. If you happened to miss my version on the first update it is: I let warm shower water hit my face on the lowest pressure setting for about 30 seconds, and then pat dry with a towel when I get out. At night all I do is dab some apple cider vinegar on my face using a cotton pad. I cut out all treatment creams and cleansers, because I felt they were doing more harm than good.

Overall I would have to say that my skin is doing a little worse than when I started the regimen. This, although is normal and could last weeks to months, so I am not about to give up it anytime soon!

Some days I’ll wake up and my skin will look pretty good, while other days I’ll have up to 10 new pimples or whiteheads. On about day 8 or 9 of this my forehead broke out like crazy, and continued to breakout for the next couple of days with tiny whiteheads. It looks to be finally calming down though so that makes me happy. Other areas of my face like my chin will be clear for up to 2 days at the most, and actually look pretty good, but I’ll usually breakout with 2-3 big whiteheads after. This is also pretty much the same for the sides of my face as well, but all the pimples are usually gone within 2-3 days sometimes less. Also I have been shaving every Saturday in the shower using Cetaphil as a substitute for shaving cream, and that has been working really well. For the rest of the day, and for most of the next day my skin will look and feel really good after shaving. A cool thing I noticed is that my skin is no longer super dry after I get out of the shower, and it doesn’t get super oily anymore until later in the night! Also another thing I noticed about this regimen that I like is that I don’t stress as much about my acne and often forget about it. This is because I don’t have to worry about washing it with a certain cleanser each and every night, or putting on creams anymore. Also I don’t have to keep caking on the moisturizer which doesn’t help my face feel any better, and makes it even oilier.

Although the results might not be there yet, something deep down inside tells me that I’m doing the right thing! So whether or not its true time will tell, and we’ll just have to see if anything changes next week. So until then enjoy the site!

Updated before and after photos...


Before (4/7)

After (4/27)


Before (4/7)

After (4/27)


Before (4/7)

After (4/27)


Before (4/7)

After (4/27)


-jpc

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