The main reason why I started my journey into skincare was because of my acne. I’ve always had a problem with acne since my teens and I still continue to have this problem.
Having acne sucks. Big time! I mean it’s right there on your face. Big or small breakouts, its saying “hello, I’m going to ruin your day today.” You want to cover it up with makeup, so it looks a little less scary looking, but at the end of the day it looks a lot worst then when you woke up. It’s a vicious cycle because you want to cover it up, but you don’t want to clog your pores etc. I know, I’ve been there and I’ve done it.
Well to make it better I went through a lot of treatments and products. Gone to dermatologists and took what ever treatment and medications they gave me to help treat my acne. When I wasn’t doing that, I was doing peels and facials at spas, buying masks, moisturizers and any other treatment I could get my hands on to help with my acne. And even for a last ditch effort I bought the proactive set and boy it was a waste of money.
After many years of treatments, I just gave up. My skin wasn’t getting any better. But I realized that I have to accept that this will be a long term problem and that I have to slow down and actually see what works. I was just piling on the stuff and maybe if I introduced the products slowing onto to my skin one at a time, I can see what works or not. I slowly eliminated the products that didn’t work and finally was able to see results over time.
It took me several years to find my sweet spot, but I did through trial and error. It won’t be easy I can tell you that. And products may not work as well on your skin as it does on others. But as a general rule, glycolic acid and vitamin A does work on oily/acne skin. Start their first and once that starts working, you can branch out to other stuff like masks, peels and other creams. But you can’t use these ingredients in products all the time. You do need to find alternatives cause glycolic acid and vitamin A can over dry your skin, cause irritations and may cause sensitivity. Here is a product I found that works well and its natural.
Darphin Aromatic Purifying Balm
When we started selling this line at where I worked it was flying off the shelf. So I got curious and wondered if it really was worth the money and if actually worked. It was a client who actually sold me on this product. She raved about how it worked and how it cleared up her skin so well that it didn’t irritate the skin. So when I got it and tried it, I was shocked that something natural and no harsh ingredients actually worked.
For starters, it certified by ecocert because 100% of its ingredients come from a natural origin. With 12 essentials coming from flowers, spices and plants, it helps to calm skin, reduce breakouts and give your skin a nice even complexion. Lavender, apricot, sunflower and grapefruit is just a few of the ingredients that are so skin friendly. It is a balm that turns into an oil when warmed up in your hands. And a lot goes a long way.
For me, If my skin feels dehydrated before putting it on, I use a serum first. You can use it every day if you want, use it a few times a week to just maintain your skin. Or like me, just use it when you feel a breakout coming on and use it for several days until breakout has disappeared.
If you’re still looking for something, maybe this might be the product for you. I don’t know what will work for your skin, only you and your skin will know until you find those products that will help. I do know that you will find them as long as you keep an open mind and do your research and ask people who have similar problems. Good luck on your journey and I hope it gets easier for you. Until next week my beauties!