So a little background, I usually have clear skin. I get the occasional breakout, but usually just one or two. I woke up Saturday morning, after trying a sample moisturizer i received, with a ton of pimples!!! I had a bunch on my forehead, on my chin, my cheeks. Enough for my guy to say to me “Dude, what happened to your face?” This is never what you want your guy to say first thing in the morning. I was horrified!!
So here is what I did to clear it up by Valentines day ( in 3 days). First I threw out that awful sample! Then I washed my face with Biore’ charcoal cleanser. Charcoal is the hot anti-acne product right now cuz it gets the gunk out of your pores. Then I used Derma e anti-wrinkle vitamin A glycolic toner, because vitamin A keeps wrinkles and acne away! ( Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A) I used my usual serum which doesn’t particularly do anything for acne, but I love it-Paula’s Choice resist ultralight super antioxidant serum. I love love love Paula’s Choice products!! You can get them from dermstore.com. Then I used Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair moisturizer spf 30, because it has Retinol and vitamin C so it will get rid of the acne, keep wrinkles away, clear up the post acne marks and protect from the sun! Obsession!! Usually, Retinol is only for night but this particular product is formulated for day and has sunscreen-a MUST if you use Retinol at all.
Then, after removing my makeup, I used Yes to Tomatoes clear skin acne detoxifying charcoal mud mask. Then after washing that off, I used my favorite serum and Paula’s Choice resist intensive repair cream which has Retinol and is super moisturizing. I have done this everyday, no exceptions!!
I also wanted to combat my acne from the inside so I changed my diet. I cut out dairy completely because it can cause acne for some people. I drank 3 cups of green tea every day.I also made a drink with tumeric yesterday that I got from pintrest, it’s disgusting! I drank it anyway ,here is the recipe:
1 tsp. honey
2tbsp lemon juice
1/2tsp tumeric powder
Put it in a blender and drink it down if your desperate!
All I can say is, I woke up today with almost completely clear skin!! Valentine’s Day miracle.