Friday, 6 July 2012

Skin care follow up

In my last post I promised a write up of how I've been getting on with my skin care regime, I'd love to be able to come back now and write about how awesome my skin is looking but it's not.

After about six or seven weeks using Clinique's three step solution for type two skin I decided to have a go with their Anti-Blemish Cleansing Foam, Clinique's website describes this product as:

"Step 1 of Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System. Mild cleansing foam helps clear and prevent blemishes. Removes dirt and excess oil. Unclogs pores. Calms, soothes, reduces the look of redness. Skin feels soft, smooth, comfortable."

I only used the cleansing foam from the anti-blemish range as I loved the three step toner and moisturiser too much to give them up, I used the cleansing foam until the 125ml bottom was empty. It didn't clear or prevent my blemishes, nor did it help to soothe or reduce the redness of my skin. In fact during the time I used it my skin got worse. The bottle also lasted an incredibly short amount of time. Not exactly what I was hoping for after paying nearly £15.00 for it.

Following my experience with the cleansing foam I've decided that foams are clearly not for me, I just don't feel like they're actually cleaning my face and removing any oil or dirt. I've gone back to using the three step type two liquid soap and I've had much better results. The only issue I'm currently having is hormonal pimples, this means that I only experience two weeks of clear skin in a month. This is a big downer on me and it really affects my confidence, so much so that last Sunday I refused to leave the house because of my skin. Surely that's not normal for a 27 year old (happy birthday to me for yesterday!)

I've reached a point in my quest to get half decent looking skin that I've decided to go back and see a professional about it. I have an appointment with the nurse later this month to see what can be done so the battle with my skin continues!

To be continued...

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