Friday, January 27, 2012

Got Acne?

I've struggled with acne since I hit puberty, which for me, happened to be about my sophomore year of high school.

Acne bites.

I've tried several things off and on over the years and have been using Proactiv for the past 5 years.  While it keeps my face semi clear, I still break out.  Especially on my forehead, along my hairline, and my chin.  I've heard that running is supposed to "help" with acne, but for me it has only made it worse.

Around Christmas I was so fed up!  My skin was terrible and I was about to see a dermatologist when my Aunt Jenn told me to just buy a Clarisonic Mia- after all, that is what her dermatologist recommended and it was working well for her.

So, the day before Christmas I ordered one off of Amazon and have been using twice a day ever since.

MY FACE HAS NEVER BEEN SO CLEAR.  At least not in the last 14 years.

Not only that, but my zits, even the really big deep ones that are under the skin, seem to clear up in half the time.

I highly, HIGHLY recommend.
Does running make you break out?  What do you use to help keep your skin clear?

***This company knows NOTHING about me.  All opinions are my own. 


Amy @ Run Mom Run said...

How is it we've gone through life for so long living parallel lives and not known each other until we were too far away from each other to hang out. It's a travesty.

I'm totally with you, both in the breakouts, and the late puberty. I'm totally buying that thing.

Christie said...

I use to have AWFUL acne... I starting drinking apple cider vineager for all the health benefits and it actually cleared up the acne. Any deep ones, I actually apply it straight to my face and does the trick:) Here is the link to ALL the amazing health benefits if you want to check it out.

jclay said...

Wow... I'll have to try it! I don't get a ton these days, but every once and a while my face thinks I'm still a teenager... blah! I use st ives face wash and really like it, but this looks fun... like a face massage! :)

Ann said...

I have never heard of that, but that's GREAT that you've had so much success! I'll have to look into it! :)

Rachelle Wardle said...

Very very interesting, I may have to try it. My face always breaks out in the winter when I wear my headlamp more and my ear muf thingy. It is always just my forehead and is so frustrating. I will have to try this.

Coy Martinez said...

I've never had issues with acne and I've been really lucky BUT since I started running, the sweat pools along the rim of my chin and jaw and it gets super gross. Yes, I gross myself out. I use St. Ives every single day and I think it actually makes me break out because I scrub too much. Double edged sword for me :(

Julia said...

i get acne like on my scalp. gross right? or is this normal? its like i sweat so dang much that my head breaks out. it is weird. i have never heard of this product...not sure it would help my head but its definitely interesting!

MotherRunner said...

That looks interesting.

I have terrible skin, and recently started using products from Paula's choice. My skin is so so smooth and starting to look less red... so we'll see how it looks in a couple of months!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the suggestion, I am seriously wanting one now! What cleanser do you use with yours? And do you take off your makeup and then use it, or just do it all at once? THANKS!