Chasing Davies: Continued fight for clear skin

August 19, 2013

Continued fight for clear skin

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Clearasil, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SuperFruits

No one ever likes to admit to struggling with their skin, especially years after puberty and still dealing with adult acne. It probably doesn't help that I just continue to pile on make-up to cover the blemishes, it's like a viscous circle.  I've used Clearasil products in the past, so was excited to learn about Clearasil’s NEW! Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Cleansers. They have three different facial cleaning options: foaming soap, scrub and cleansing pads.  I used this coupon to get a dollar off at Walmart (good for any one of those three product types) and put the cleansing pads to work.

Clearasil’s NEW! Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Cleansers is an acne medication that is gentle enough to use every day, twice a day. Sometimes, you just want to take the lazy route in washing your face, without all the water and drying and stuff (right?), so I loved how easy it was to use these facial cleansing pads! They are formulated with sensorial Superfruit Extracts AND are gently medicated with 1% salicylic acid acne medication to help prevent blemishes.

Back in high school, like a lot of people, my skin was a mess. I even went on Accutane, which actually worked wonders, after the 6 months of super dry skin. It can be a pretty dangerous prescription with a lot of backlash since my time on it 15 or so years ago, so it's not something to jump on without heavy consideration with your dermatologist (if it's even still available?). Since then, my skin hasn't ever been that bad, but in the last 8 or so years, I've dealt with adult acne, making constant visits to my dermatologist. Being pregnant and breastfeeding over the last 2.5 years, I haven't been able to be on anything too strong, so over the counter products I turn.

These days, I make sure to wash my face every morning and night, switching between several kinds of facial cleansers that I have on rotation. I make sure to use oil-free lotion and face serums post-wash at least once a day. With my make-up, I try to be as conscious about what I put on my face as possible, not to undo all the good I just did. I could definitely be better in this area, making more of an effort to read the product ingredients.

{squeaky clean}

Do you still struggle with adult blemishes? 
What are some remedies you've tried and would recommend?

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