Monday, October 28, 2013

Hormonal Acne Control

Hi everyone! It's been quite awhile since I posted last. Life has been crazy as usual, but I really wanted to share what has been going on with my skin recently. Since the late summer, I have been suffering from some hormonal acne. The last month has been some of the worst acne breakouts I have ever experienced. As an Esthetician it stinks when your skin feels and looks not too good, especially when my skin is part of my marketing technique. Over the last three weeks I have been on a mission to clear my skin. I tried everything from Michael Todd's Organic Skincare to Philosophy's Acne Line. Nothing touched my ance. It's been quite discourging. I also think the Philosophy made my skin so much worse. I do not recommend the brand!

Last week I finally decided to purchase  the Cerave Normal to Oily Cleanser. I always recommend this to people with all different skin types. I finally purchased a new bottle, along with Cetaphil's Acne Oil-free Moisturizer. In four days I was seeing a huge difference, but still needed something to dry up my acne. My cousin decided to let me try a sample of her Differin Gel. I used this gel as a spot treatment, and let's just say it made a HUGE difference. I also wanted to give myself a stimulating, but hydrating facial treatment. For the last few days I have been using Eminence Organics Lime Stimulating Masque. This masque is specifically made for acne, problematic, and dehydrated skin. This peel or treatment is made for acne and dehydrated skin types. You only leave this on for 3-7 minutes depending on how sensitive your skin is. It doesn't really burn, but your face will get hot and red. The redness clams down after an hour. But this masque is amazing!!!! My face felt smoother, the tone was more even, redness calmed down, and my skin feels so hydrated! I highly recommend this masque! I have been doing this masque 3 times a week. It really stimulates the skin to get the blood flowing, and release any toxins. 

I wanted to share my skin update, and share the products that have been working for me, as they may help you!! ;)