If you caught my post on the contents of my bathroom cabinet, you’ve probably realised that I’m a bit of a skincare nut. I’ve spent the last several months soothing and calming my skin after a 18 months of an insane amount of stress.
My skin was looking tired, fine lines had cropped up seemingly over night, I had cystic acne and there was a distinct lack of moisture. At the time, I had so much on my mind that my bad skin really didn’t get to me that much. It wasn’t until after life calmed down that I started to feel self concious about it.
I’m pretty pleased to say that after a lot of TLC my skin is looking pretty good right now. It’s plumper, has a bit of a glow to it and the cycstic acne has completely gone. There’s still one issue which my skin struggles with though – closed comedones.
I first started noticing closed comedones when I was 19 – nearly a decade ago. Back then, it was just a small group of bumps on one side of my face, near the chin. Since then they have multiplied in numbers and spread all across the lower part of my face – concentrated on the chin and jaw line. They’re stubbon and lurk under the skin for weeks and weeks before turning into spots, which leave nasty little red scars.
I’m sick of them. It’s time to find a way to sort these out once and for all. So, I’ve bought three things which I’m hoping will help me out.
1. Alpha-H Liquid Gold – I’ve heard so many great things about this overnight exfoliator that I’m a bit ashamed to admit I haven’t tired it yet. My hope is that the resurfacing action it provides will help keep pores clear and prevent them from getting blocked up.
2. Heal Gel – To get to work on my current acne scarring and prevent any new scarring from forming.
3. Perricone MD Omega 3 Supplement – a high quality fish oil to work on improving the skin from the inside out by reducing inflammation and balancing fluctuating hormones.
I’ll keep you updated with how I get on with my new wonder products, do let me know if you have any tips for preventing skin from getting congested.