I was fortunate enough I did not have bad acne as a teenager. The only instance I can really remember my acne being bad was when I was a senior in high school and I had a terrible break out that I could not clear up on my own. I went to my doctor, took the antibiotics I was prescribed, and it cleared right up. Aside from that, I have never had more than the occasional zit here and there. But last year at the age of 26, I started breaking out all over my face and back. Either it was hormonal or a direct reflection of the bad foods I was eating and the toxic makeup and skincare I used to use. Today, I want to share how I cleared up my adult acne and improved the texture of my skin.
If you have been following my blog for awhile, you might remember when I used to rave about Clinique products. Clinique was all I used for years! And like most college girls, I went through a phase where I loved Sephora and I spent loads of money on skincare products and makeup because I told myself it was #worthit. I was taking care of my skin because I was buying expensive products, right? WRONG.
Last spring, my skin was amazingly clear. I had a very healthy diet and just completed the 30 Days to Healthy Living Program. The skincare regime I was using for years was working well. My face was actually glowing. Then I had to change my birth control pill because my new insurance didn’t cover what I had been taking for the last 7 years and my face blew up. I was having breakouts for the last couple of months of 2018 and into 2019. At the beginning of 2019, I decided to complete the healthy eating program again and ditch the products that were no longer working for me so I could try to clear my face once again.
Since I decided to make a change in February, I’ve been eating better foods (I always try to stick to an 80/20 lifestyle), getting better sleep, and started a better skincare regime. I also talked to my doctor about my concerns and switched to a new pill. Here’s what my skin looked like in February and where my skin is at now.
Without further rambling, here’s the amazing skincare line-up I used to clear up my adult acne:
Deep Pore Acne Cleanser – This cleanser gently washes away my makeup, removes excess oil, and reduces shine without over-drying my skin, leaving it super soft and clean. The salicylic acid also helps reduce the number of acne blemishes by exfoliating dead skin cells and penetrating pores.
Corrective Acne Treatment Pads – These pads exfoliate dead skin cells, wipe away surface bacteria, and penetrate pores to clear up acne blemishes and reduce excess oil, which can result in diminished pore size. Acne can be painful so it is a plus that these pads contain soothing botanicals to calm your skin.
Mattifying Acne Treatment Lotion – Salicylic acid in this moisturizer dries and clears acne blemishes, joining forces with a lightweight, non-oily lotion to add moisture without shine, absorbing oil while soothing and preventing dryness. This soothing moisturizer feels weightless and absorbs quickly. I love that I can pretty much apply my makeup right after rubbing it on my face since it’s not too heavy for daytime. It leaves me feeling refreshed & hydrated – no tightness, dryness or irritation.
Intensive Acne Spot Treatment – The spot treatment is perfect for targeting blemishes with a fast-acting formula that penetrates pores to dry up acne blemishes. I have gone to bed with a red zit-forming spot and woken up with it calmed and clearer thanks to this little miracle tube.
Clean Eating Program – Acne is a sign of something going on internally so clean eating is essential when clearing up your acne. Every time I have done the 30 Days to Healthy Living program my skin has improved. There is a reason why Arbonne is the #1 wellness company for healthy living INSIDE and OUT 🙂
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