As a teenager, life can seem incredibly tough. Dealing with friends, school work, hobbies, sports, dating, learning to drive, a changing body, and then another whammy… acne. When we get past it, we assume the worst is over. Except, the majority of women continue to battle acne off-and-on through their lives.
It can result from clogged pores, improper cleansing, stripping too much oil, a reaction to a new product, hormones, and even the weather. I usually break out with the first cold snap each winter… my skin gets too dry before I am able to compensate with added lotions or Jojoba Oil. And then there’s my constant testing of new products which once set off a breakout session that lasted over a year (no kidding!). Acne can be painful, embarrassing and a just plain obnoxious to deal with.
My typical “gotta clear up my skin” regimen goes something like this: wash my face gently twice a day (with plain water if the acne is excessive) and a soft micro-fiber wash clothe, follow with a sulfur-based acne medication (I use either Mario Badescu’s Buffering Lotion www.mariobadescu.com, or Lexli’s Acne Clarifying lotion www.lexli.com. Both reviews should be up soon!). Wait 15-30 minutes, and top it off with two drops of Jojoba Oil or Lexli’s SPF 15 Day Lotion (for morning). At night after cleansing and treating, I use two more drops of Jojoba or Lexli’s Night Cream. I avoid any creamy makeup (including cream or liquid blushes) as well. And once a week, I do my standard green clay mask. If you’re super curious, I outlined my entire Acne Care Tips in this article.
So for this week’s Bionic Asks… I would like to know how many Bionic Beauty readers have continued to suffer with acne through their adult lives? And how do you deal with it?