I am going to cut straight to the point here and say that about 6 months ago my acne completely broke out as I came off of the combined pill (not to have babies). For quite a while I hated my life and was so tempted to give in a go back on the pill. However I finally have it under control and I believe it is all down to my current skincare routine. I have been using Salcura Antiac Daily Face Wash, Origins Out of Trouble Mask, Palmers Cocoa Butter Lotion and Skinetica Toner.I know that these products are all a bit random but it's just what I have been using and they work for me. The first product I will talk about is the Origins Out of Trouble 10 minute mask. This is not a product I would normally buy as it is a bit out of my price range, £23, but I was sucked in by the sales assistant in selfridges and I couldn't say no. I am so glad I bought it, I try to use it twice a week when I remember and it seems to have helped really clear up my face. I am actually applying it as I write this blog post. The texture is thick, smooth and creamy. It is very easy to apply and feels great. It isn't artificially fragranced which is a big bonus, it just sort of smells like clay so isn't too bad. After the mask has dried and you wash it off, it can leave my skin feeling a tiny bit dry, therefore a moisturiser is essential afterwards. This mask has been amazing, it's not strong or overpowering, feels gentle on the skin and is brilliant for acne sufferers.
The next product I will talk about is the Salcura Antiac Daily Face Wash, this is a brand you probably have never heard of. I bought this as I saw an advert on YouTube stating it was good for acne sufferers and you could buy it for a trial price of 99p. I ordered it straight away as you can't really go wrong for that amount of money. The first time I tried this face wash I did think it was a bit harsh on my skin and quite strong. It left my skin feeling dry and tight, however not flaky dry and it did feel very clean. I decided to persist and try it for a few weeks and I am very glad I did. This face wash really cleared up any break outs I had and stopped any new breakouts from appearing. I have had only a few spots since which is brilliant. The texture is very thin and liquidy, so is easy to apply and fast working. The whole Antiac range sounds amazing so I really want to give some of the other products a go.
My final product is Skinetica, which I won't go on about for ages as most people know all about it. Basically Skinetica is an anti blemish toner and makeup base, a good all round product. It seems to do the job well and is a nice product to use in your daily skin care routine. I used it first a few years ago as there was a lot of hype about it and then stopped for ages. As I had this recent breakout I decided to give it another go and I would say it did help clear my spots and keep my skin clean. However one thing I would say about Skinetica is that it doesn't last long and gets used up very quickly. I enjoyed using it again but it only lasted just over a month, it actually ran out a few weeks ago now and I haven't repurchased. My skin hasn't really changed much therefore I will only repurchase if my skin gets very bad again.
Touch wood my face has been clear for a couple of months now, the scars are healing slowly and I have only had a few spots.
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P.S. Please let me know any holy grail acne prevention products you have tried.