I believe this post will help many of you girls out there. Last year, same month, my face was full of acne and pimples that were too stubborn to leave my face. And those of you who still have it, read my post and I'm pretty sure this will help you as much as it helped me. I know and I understand that we're all different and we've all got different skin types, but my tips might help you.
Break outs did really affect my mood and my confidence and looking at pictures of me from last year, I wonder how I managed to even go out looking like that (Haha) and wearing more make up did definitely not help and not wearing make up did not help either. This left me really insecure and really worried about my face. I was really afraid to get acne scars and I tried my best not to touch my acne. I didn't know what to do.
I went to this skin doctor in Oslo and asked her for help. She told me to take pills (that I don't really remember the name of) for 6-9 months and these pills would help A LOT. These pills were gonna take away all the acne I had on my face and would make my acne disappear forever. I was ready to start with these pills, even though I'm not a big fan of pills, but for my face I was gonna do anything and everything. One thing bothered me though, when she told me that a month or two after taking the pills, I might get even more acne, but that's just normal. I was not ready to experience and go through even worse acne, and that's what made me kinda skeptical to these pills. I'm not sure wether they really work or not, but I didn't take them and decided to try out something else instead.
What I basically did was, I changed all of my skin products, I washed my make-up brushes more often, I cleansed my face twice a day, and on days where I didn't really need to wear make-up, I wouldn't apply make up. I started drinking more water, eating less sugar and drinking more green-tea. And most important, I got better at controlling my stress. Because I'm a person who stresses about everything, easily. Stress and lack of sleep do cause break outs.
I started using Aqua Derma products, such as cleansing wipes and the face wash. And just by that I started noticing difference on my face. But the funny thing is, when I started using these products, I also bought Advanced Night Serum by Esteé Lauder, and I started using the green tea bag as a mask on my face, after that I finish drinking my green tea, and I started drinking more water, all on the same period. So I believe that all of these together made my skin way much better and it made my acne disappear. A month ago I bought this Mario Badescu drying lotion, (honestly, mostly because I saw Kylie Jenner showing on snapchat that she uses it) and it impressed me. IT DID dry out my pimples, and whenever I got a pimple, I would but this lotion on it and after a day or two, PUFFF, it would be so dry that it just falls off, without leaving any scar or anything. I LOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!
The facial spray that is also shown in the picture is a refreshing spray, smells HEAVENLY and its good as a setting spray for make-up. I use it before and after i apply make-up. It's even better than the FIX + by Mac.
SO, I would totally recommend that you guys try cheaper and more natural treatments in the beginning before you even think about paying so much money on medications and pills that might not even work.
What has worked best for you?