Along with our lives, we know that our appearance is one of the most important things in our life.
I have a history of pretty bad acne problems. My mom's side of the family had it bad. A really bad acne I cured in no more than 6 months. My acne started when I was about 16 years old. I had pimples all over my face and it was an extremely unpleasant experience.
I had tried almost everything.... with no results. Everybody who experienced serious acne knows what I mean. I went to the dermatologist dr. Tanja Knor and she prescribed me Differin Gel at night, Beznaknen 5% (wash your face wait about 3 minutes), Skinoren cream and Triacneal Avene. This face wash with Benzaknen 5% makes my skin so clear and radiant, and feels so so smooth. After my first treatment I literally was glowing my skin was so clear, evened, I just had a glow! But that's not all...
I felt a burning sensation on my skin. I put water on it so it would stop burning. After an hour or so, I noticed that my skin looked red and inflammed.
Many acne medicine that contains benzoyl peroxide may sting or burn your skin if the medicine is too strong, but that's good - it is important to clean the skin correctly.
Popping and picking at spots also really kept me stuck in an acne cycle, so don't do it! I always picked and popped my pimples because I thought that even if it left a red spot, at least it would be flat and easy to cover up with makeup. Better than a weird looking bump right? And if I squeeze the junk out, it'd help the pimple heal faster right? Wrong and wrong!
|My skin today|
So far I have an excellent experience. I have tried many products before with no success, but these products are really the best. I liked how it made my skin feel soft and it cleared my acne forever and also to reduce the signs of aging.
Ever since my acne dissapeared, I’ve relegated the usage of Triacneal from nightly to every alternate night, as a form of maintenance.
There is nothing that is more devastating to our confidence than a bad skin problem. We don’t feel like ourselves, we just want to crawl into a hole and die.
People with clear skin have better social skills, are overall happier people, and are just more well liked than those of us with bad complexions.
It’s not fair. I know. But, it’s the sad truth. Have you ever seen anyone on television with a horrible complexion? I don’t think so. People have always and will always gravitate towards the beautiful people of this world.
We all deserve to get up in the morning and look in the mirror and absolutely love what we see, if we don’t this will wear on us day after day. And this is possible for all of us.
There are many products available for the treatment of acne.
Now that I am an adult I still get breakouts during that special time of the month.
The best thing you can do for acne is change your lifestyle: eat a non-inflammatory diet (plenty of fish and fresh veggies, little or no refined sugar or starch, whole grains in moderation) and do gentle, regular exercise like yoga. Drink lots of pure water (and Green Tea) and sleep very well. Reduce stress as much as possible. Acne is your body telling you its needs are not being met.
It is important to clean the skin correctly!!!
Removing makeup each night is important to keep skin clean. Even if makeup fades throughout the day, it still clogs pores, attracts dirt and causes breakouts if not completely washed off before you go to sleep. If you use water-based cosmetics and have normal skin, you could use the same gentle facial cleanser you use in your morning and evening routines to remove foundation makeup. Oil-based foundation needs to be removed with a product made specifically to remove makeup, especially if you have dry or combination skin.
|My skin with Avene foundation|
What I'm using today for my skin?
I just love the scrub – its a staple for my highly reactive pale skin. It never feels harsh or abrasive and my skin looks so clear after. I am a huge fan of the Avene range.
|My skincare - Avène products|
This is how I cleared my acne, but if you did it a different way, I would love to hear your story! As hopeless as I felt when my skin was really bad, do not give up. If my skin got better, so can yours.
All my love,
Idda van Munster