Saturday, March 20, 2010

Skin care regimen that works for me

At the height of my acne problem, I did everything I can to find the best acne treatments out there. I’ve visited acne sufferers forum, read acne product reviews and actually tried a few acne products claiming to be effective. My hard work paid off. I found the products that definitely work for me. Finally, my face is getting better and better each day. I’ve learned a lot about breakouts and I can say I know better on what’s best for my face. Thanks to Obagi Clenziderm MD for Oily Skin (a skin-care system with facial wash, toner and BP serum) which really helps clear out my face from acne, Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser which I use 3 times a week to help remove dull and dead skin cells by gentle exfoliation, Funky Mommy Calendula Cream to help moisturize my skin which is very important since most acne products tend to have drying effects on the skin, Funky Mommy Gluta-C soap which I use interchangeably with my other facial wash, Funky Mommy Gluta-C skin lightening cream which helps reduce the appearance of acne scars, skin pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles (I use it every night for a week now), and Obagi Sunscreen with SPF 35 which I put on my face 15 minutes before I go out in the sun. So I basically cover the basics which are to cleanse, tone, moisturize and protect from the damaging sun rays. It seems to be a lot of products to use but trust me, I've tried more in the past but they didn't do me any good so currently I stick to this regimen as it proves to be effective for me. I no longer have nasty active huge acne so I quit using BP serum but I still keep some in my cabinet just in case. As for makeup, I hardly use one for the fear of breakouts but I do have Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Oil-Free Pressed Powder and IN2IT Oil Control and Oil Free 2-way Powder with SPF 25 in my purse which I use quite often. And yeah, I can't live without lip balm and lipstick since my lips look pale without it, hehe, but I rarely use eye makeup and stuff. As much as possible, I try to keep things simple as far as makeup is concern. If I can't be sure that a product is non-comedogenic, oil-free and won't cause breakouts, I don't use it. It really helps to read real reviews before using beauty products. It pays to be cautious especially for acne prone people like me.

2 replies:

kimmy said...

great photos!! can i grab the last one? the one where eveything is covered in white?


this is such a very interesting post..i am very prone to pimples and acne and the scars is just not so good for me. I wanna try one of the products that you've mentioned. cross fingers that it will work.