While I believe in the love thyself stand that has been infecting the social media, I still want to look nice as much as other people do. Last month, I ranted about my pimples on my secret side of the internet because I was depressed at these facial polka-dots which are hardly wanted & fashionable.
On August, I had 11 pimples… Then turned 8… 4… And 8 again this September. It’s far from normal acne. In fact, the last time my face was this messed was due to hormonal imbalance c/o early pregnacy.
I already went to a dermatologist and have been on prescribed soap, toner, and creams. All of these have been initially effective until my pimples popped back to a glaring 8.
Take note. I am not pregnant and I had already tried the ff. to remedy my acne:
- Eskinol Toners – with & without Dalacin C
- Celeteque Acne Solutions
- Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture 92% Aloe Vera Gel
- Bioderm ointment
- Quick FX Pimple Eraser
- Purederm Spot Reducer Gel Patches
- Derma + her prescribed products
Honestly, I lost faith in skincare brands. 😦 It felt like every product description is a deceitful marketing script to prep you into believing that this is the answer to your need (which is somewhat true though, believe me). So when Friday came along with the floods of Mario, I decided to be lax about my face. (But I have to admit that had there been no flood, I might have remained mindful of my skin.)
The next day, when the flood was gone, I used what my sister uses:
I did not expect it to work since I’ve been far too disappointed already. But when Sunday came, all my pimples have shrunk! 😀 So as of now, I am using this facial wash since it’s somehow working for me even if I’ve been skimping on sleep. I just pray that I don’t develop a tolerance to its active ingredients or else I have to product hop again which is usually a massacre.Well, enough about the product. I wonder why is it that we’re very preoccupied with how we look though we’re aware that brains beat face in the real world? Or maybe we don’t really believe this; maybe we’ve been criticized too much to buy this grand idea again for the nth time… After all, who doesn’t want to be a Sharapova who looks good and is good at what she does? What do you think? *** FYI: Appended as of Oct. 10, 2014. Eskinol Pimple Fighting Facial Wash, though initially effective, stopped working on my acne after a week. So I’m currently on a soap-free cleanser prescribed by a new dermatologist. I’m not saying the product is not effective. It just didn’t work on my severe acne and I was also told by the derma on how bacteria develop immunity over certain ingredients on a case-by-case basis – that’s why you should inform your derma of all the products and procedures you’ve tried.