Sunday, January 31, 2010

Best Face Foward

I've been meaning to write up this post for some time now, but just never got the chance. Well back in November I posted that I purchased a Clarisonic Mia and hoped that it would give me this awesome skin. Part of the reason it took me so long to write this post is that I didn't get the results I wanted right away. It didn't make my skin worse when I started using it, but it didn't make my acne any better.

Well I stuck with it and after using it for about 2 months things started to change. I noticed less blackheads and white heads, less clogged pores, and less breakouts. I am still having a few pimples and clogged pores pop up here and there, but I am still trying to figure out the best routine for my skin. One of the immediate results of the Clarisonic is your super soft skin. I noticed that after my first use.

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Right now I am using my Clarisonic with my Murad acne face wash. I am just trying to finish this face wash up and start using a new face wash I purchased, Neaclear Liquid Oxygen Acne Wash with Saliclyic Acid. I used the Neaclear was a few times already and I love how clean it makes my face feel without being over drying, which the Murad one can be for me at times. I am really trying to focus on using "simpler" products for my skin because I think I have overdone it in the past.

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I have also been using the Oil Cleansing Method (also known as OCM). I always thought that I had extremely oily skin, but in reality it was just that my skin was overproducing all the oil I was constantly stripping from my face. In the beginning the thought of lathering my face with oil made me cringe. But I thought what the heck I might as well try it. Well, I am soooo glad I did. This method really helps unclog pores and it makes your skin super soft. I am using a mix of Castor Oil and Jojoba oil right now and I think I will stick to this combo.

The combination of these two in my beauty routine has really helped clear my skin up. I think with a few more tweaks to the routine I will have clear skin in no time.
Do any of you also struggle with acne after your teen years? What has helped you with your skin the most?


Kristin said...

Diet always affect my skin. I rarely get pimples and they only surface when I'm eating poorly!

Savvy Gal said...

I am so going to try then....