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All the products I’d been using before had benzoyl peroxide in them, which I figured out was way too harsh for my face. UPDATE: I now use Oil of Olay Fragrance-Free Face Lotion in the morning instead!
If you are currently, or have ever suffered from acne, you know how it can start to run your life.
All this time I’d been trying to get rid of the oil and breakouts by drying my skin out with harsh chemicals and products, but little did I know that it was making everything . I switched gears right then and there, and re-focused on HYDRATING my face with moisturizing products that wouldn’t gunk up my pores with extra oil.
Here’s the dream team that’s worked miracles for me: Cetaphil Face Wash: Effectively cleans my skin and removes makeup without over drying. Dual Action Moisturizer: a moisterizer with salicylic acid added for breakout treatment.
Nothing seemed to clear it up, and I tried everything.
My once smooth and fuss-free face had turned into a greasy, itchy, broken out nightmare – seemingly overnight.
I launched into my whole sob story about adult acne, and all the products I’d tried that never seemed to work – in fact, my skin was just getting worse and worse everyday. Although my days have passed by lightening quick, this week has seemed to last forever.
She took one good look at my skin and said the statement that completely changed the way I had been going about clearing up my acne. She could plainly see that although my skin was greasy & broken out – it was dry as a bone. And some carrots with smooth Barney Butter for drizzling.
Growing up, all through my teens and early 20’s, I had the best skin. Proactiv, Proactiv for sensitive skin, antibiotics, this face wash, that face wash, trip after trip to the dermatologist. One weekend, about a year into my adult acne journey, I was at a makeup/skincare counter at a department store.
Rarely did I have a blemish, and there was never much thought put into my skin care routine. As I was chatting with the woman working about some makeup, she asked if I would be interested in hearing about their line of skin care products.
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