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Old 08-31-2001, 12:45 PM   #1
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Water causes pimples?

I was in Europe this summer and my cousin there has amazing skin, I've never seen such skin in my life. i asked her what she does and she said her and her friends don't use water when washing their face cause water causes acne. I found this really weird but I tried it for about a week and did notice some inprovements. Here's her routine if anyone's interested

1/ take off make-up with make-up remover and cotton pads
2/ clean face with an astringent (she uses clean and clear)
3/ put on vitam e cream

I personally had a hard time getting used to washing w/o water so i wash with a cleanser and water at night and only use astringent in the morning.

What do you guys think?

 
Old 08-31-2001, 12:57 PM   #2
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Re: Water causes pimples?

I don't think water causes acne whatsoever, unless your washing far too much. Does she live in a sunny place? I know when I have been to Spain, I have come home with perfect skin, I think the sun helps me A LOT.

 
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Old 08-31-2001, 03:55 PM   #3
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Re: Water causes pimples?

Its not a 'sunny place'

But is water capable of causing pimples?

 
Old 08-31-2001, 04:35 PM   #4
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Re: Water causes pimples?

Well, no, water itself is a natural cleanser with nothing in it that would cause irritation, unless you wash too much. What could be the case, however, is that Europe water is not as clean as North American water, and is not treated, so there could be bacteria that would cause breakouts. If you drink water, do you break out? no... everyone has to drink water to live. The water you drink subsequently moisturizes the skin, so why do you think putting water on your face would cause you to break out?

It's a placebo, that's all.

 
Old 08-31-2001, 04:42 PM   #5
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Re: Water causes pimples?

exactly....the water is not the same. that is the same reason why an american visiting europe or anywhere else for that matter shouldn't drink the water.

 
Old 08-31-2001, 08:34 PM   #6
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Re: Water causes pimples?

Why can't you drink water in Europe? People it's the 21st cenutry!<p>[This message has been edited by Girlie19 (edited 08-31-2001).]

 
Old 08-31-2001, 08:50 PM   #7
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Re: Water causes pimples?

Funny, this is what I've been saying all along about water. Wash with Cetaphil and no water and you'll see improvement within a few days.

 
Old 08-31-2001, 09:43 PM   #8
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Re: Water causes pimples?

I agree, North America is not the only continent with treated water! There is merit to this topic as I remember my mom once telling me about someone she worked with who wouldn't wash her face with water because it caused her to breakout majorly. I notice that after I wash my face it becomes dry and red and could be aggravating the acne. Think I might try this no water thing......

 
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Re: Water causes pimples?

how do you take a shower without getting water on your face? my cleanser wouldnt work without water..

 
Old 09-01-2001, 03:12 AM   #10
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Re: Water causes pimples?

this is ridiculous. i thought i've heard them all, but water? and no matter what people think causes/cures acne, there's always going to be others who disagree completely, which once again shows there is no simple answer.

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Old 09-01-2001, 10:33 AM   #11
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Re: Water causes pimples?

When I take a shower I do get water on my face I just don't use a cleaner. When i get out of the shower I use astringent

 
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