I normally get a zit or two (or three) when I'm PMSing but for the past 4 months, there seems to be what looks like a pimple pandemic going on my face. I lost count after 20 on my forehead alone. I won't mention the ones on my cheeks....... I've been using the same skincare for years and never had a problem until recently. I finally conceded defeat when nothing worked and consulted Amanda, my friend and a walking skincare encyclopedia (the other being R, a reader here). A few furious (and desperate) exchanges later, the conclusion was unanimous (or rather I agreed with her wise words). Stay off oils and AHA serums.
It appears that my skin has gotten hyper sensitive that the slightest oil on its surface causes a flare of outbreak the next day. I decided to try my luck with REN's latest skincare products - Clear Calm range. They're not cheap by any means but thankfully, there was a discount code floating around which helped (there's a 10% discount at the moment). I'm being stubborn here but I'm still trying my best to stick to natural products for as long as possible.
What's impressive is that my skin ACTUALLY calmed down overnight after using the ClearCalm clarifying clay cleanser and replenishing gel cream. After 2 days of using all three items including the mask, my skin is finally back to normal. Whew. I'm truly amazed and ecstatic because I didn't expect instant results. Instant gratification rocks! The gel cream is not as hydrating as I'd like it to be so I ended up slathering quite a bit more to keep my skin moist. My skin used to be fairly oily but it's getting dryer and dryer as I age. Aging process..... Bummer.
The other wonder product is this little tinted spot treatment from Natio which works remarkably quickly. The light beige cream camouflages the redness and treats the zit at the same time. I only wish they make it in various shades to suit all skin tones. Since the color of my skin in winter resembles that of a vampire, the light beige shade works fine on me. It's incredibly affordable AND a little goes a very VERY long way.
I've been using this anti-wrinkle eye mask from Apivita on and off for the last 3 years. So far, I haven't found a better alternative. You leave it on overnight and wash it off when you clean your face the next morning. It's light but boy, does it plump up the fine lines and moisturize the eye area. The mask really holds my laughing lines at bay and works a hundred times better than any of the expensive eye creams or serums I've used in the past. A sachet will last at least 3 weeks.
Anyone suffers from adult acne lately? What worked for you?