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Old 01-21-2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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Ignorant question: Why doesn't washing your face stop acne?

If acne occurs because of dead skin cells clogging up the pores, how come washing your face with soap twice a day doesn't stop acne?

Just wondering.

 
Old 01-22-2005, 12:39 AM   #2
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Re: Ignorant question: Why doesn't washing your face stop acne?

The pores in your face (and whole body) are as deep as your skin. The oil that causes acne comes up through the pores and causes the actual acne. So by just washing your face, it just washes the very top layer of skin, and thereís really no way to stop the oil from within. When you use creams, it is not only supposed to stop the current acne, but it is supposed to soak into the pores killing the oil before it causes a pimple. That is why acne is really a problem from within, not from a dirty face. Without washing your face though, the oil clogs up under the dead skin and causes more acne.

 
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:47 AM   #3
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Re: Ignorant question: Why doesn't washing your face stop acne?

hello, try washing with dettol soap, and use baby lotion as a mouistriser, and a light perfumed afterhshave and cotton wool pads as a cleanser. it works for me give it a go

 
Old 01-23-2005, 08:00 AM   #4
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Re: Ignorant question: Why doesn't washing your face stop acne?

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Originally Posted by scorpion4377
If acne occurs because of dead skin cells clogging up the pores, how come washing your face with soap twice a day doesn't stop acne?

Just wondering.
Because the pimples comes from INSIDE, from deep under the skins surface.

I guess its like keeping your lawn beautifully nourished and trimmed only to have a mole burrow up and leave molehills all around your garden!!

 
Old 01-23-2005, 10:01 AM   #5
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Re: Ignorant question: Why doesn't washing your face stop acne?

well I'm no expert but I know for a fact that if you wash your face with a strong cleanser or wash it more that once a day that will jumpstart the oil production on your skin. I read in a book that if you actually put more oil on your skin, your skin will stop overproducing sommuch. well I've been puttimng on tamanu oil and jojoba for the past two months and my skin is no longer oily. so not having oily skin might eliminate the acne but you have to watch your diet too cause that's the root of the problem, it was for me. I just stay away from sugar, cheese and milk, and thats what worked for me.

 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:30 PM   #6
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Re: Ignorant question: Why doesn't washing your face stop acne?

it takes a good diet too

 
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