Whether you have a bad skin day or a bad skin life (like me), random pimples, redness and a dull complexion are not fun. To give you a bit of a background on my skin situation, I have pretty much struggled with acne since I was around 12 years old and it hasn’t went away. It is the one thing I am most embarrassed and self-aware of.
Of course, I tried everything, from creams and powders to prescribed pills, but nothing got rid of my acne completely. I pretty much get spots everywhere, but particularly on my cheeks. I saw this yesterday and it’s what inspired me to make this post… It is quite an emotional video for us, who don’t actually have the self-confidence to go out in public without foundation on our faces.
So, to recap: acne prone, oily, but sensitive at the same time, that’s how my skin has always been (except some dry patches during winter). Some days my skin is worse than others, meaning that a friend or two have made their appearance on my face (I am talking about spots) and I need a quick fix for that.
The first thing I do is cleanse my face and for that I am currently using the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser. It’s gentle to the skin, doesn’t exfoliate, it only cleanses and leaves the complexion with a fresh and clean feeling. As an alternative, or even used after the cleansing, Lush Mask of Magnaminty is an amazing mask for calming the redness or any spots you might have. It’s great for sensitive skin and I spoke more about it here.
Now that we’re all clean, the next step for me is to dry out those nightmares on my face. This is when Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion comes in handy: with a Q tip which I put in the little bottle to get some of the pink sediment on the bottom, I apply that only on the spot. It’s advised we leave the spot treatment overnight for it to work. Now if I’m honest, this didn’t work for me all of the times, sometimes when I wake up the pimple is gone, sometimes it has grown even bigger… needless to say, I have kind of a love/hate relationship with this one.
Another great spot treatment I use is Sudocrem – it’s not only for acne, but it works like a charm. I try not to overuse it, so I only apply this on my face if it’s a 911 kind of emergency. This will get rid of redness and will substantially decrease the size of the pimple you’re trying to kill.
This is what I use when my face is doing its own thing… I just slap creams and masks on and pray for a miracle to happen overnight.
Thank you for reading, it means a lot! Until next time.