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Monday, March 28, 2011

Adult Acne - my little secret

I have a little secret. Well, depending on the time of the month it isn’t really a secret. I’m talking about adult acne. My acne flares up when I am under stress (like now) and during my normal hormonal fluctuations every month. At the end of last year and early this year it started to get worse and I finally decided to do something about it early in March. The reason why I’ve been hesitant about treating my acne is because I use Retin-A. The results are wonderful but it is not an overnight process. Things get worse before they get better. And right now? Well, let’s just say things are NOT better. It will take me probably about 6 weeks total for the breaking out to stop.



And I have to admit that the poor dietary choices I’ve been making are not helping things along. I am extremely happy that I’ve been given the opportunity to try out the Olay Pro-X advanced cleaning system because the brush helps get rid of the pesky dry skin that occurs when I’m treating my acne. At $29.99 it is a good alternative to the more expensive models that run anywhere from $100-200 dollars. Here is my video so you can see the Pro-X in action.








Overall I have to say the Pro-X has been helpful in getting rid of the dry skin and removing my makeup. Yes, I continue to wear makeup, I know I shouldn’t but I just can’t take my face right now.  I’ll give you another report on the state of my skin a month from now. I figure by that time I’ll have my diet in check and my face will be acclimated to the medication. And in the meantime, if you are looking for a good cleansing system for your face and don’t have $100 to spare, you might like the Pro-X. I know that I do!


Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and was provided with the Pro-X and compensated for my time to make the video. All opinions are my own and unfortunately, the acne is too!

9 comments:

Andi said...

Way to go, Renee! You are a rock star for airing what little flaws you have...you're gorgeous and I would've never known if you hadn't told me! I, too, suffer from adult acne and am going through treatment. I'll be checking out the Olay Pro-X b/c the dry patches are driving me crazy! Thanks, sweet running friend! :)

YUMMommy said...

I am desperate right about now for something help get rid of my pregnancy acne. It all seems to be clumped on my forehead and I can't stand it. I will be looking into ProX. Thanks for sharing.

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Body Acne said...

I’m glad you’re addressing adult acne. When I was high school and college, my skin was generally clear, but when I was in my early 20s, and since, I haven’t been able to completely heal it. The best that happened was when I got facials, but that’s expensive, and NOT all facials are alike. On day 6 and hoping this system works!
As for a separate blog, no opinion, but I would certainly like to see specific Adult acne discussions.Thanks!

Adult Acne said...

Treating adult acne is tricky. Effective treatment often requires a trial-and-error approach that takes time.

fraxel laser said...

I recently came across your blog. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. I am under stress (like now) and during my normal hormonal fluctuations every month. At the end of last year and early this year it started to get worse and I finally decided to do something about it early in March. . Effective treatment often requires a trial-and-error approach that takes time.

Acne Scar Removal said...

Good day. So, aside from adult acne, how about other acne related problems like, say, acne scars? That is another typical problem that adults also have. Home methods aside, there are several ways that I know of on to remove them, such as Chemical Peel, this method works by applying scar removing lotions or creams on the affected areas. Alternately, one could also Microdermabraion treatment; this is where the top layers of the scarred area are scrapped off with a device. Another acne scar removal is using laser treatment.

How to Get Rid of Acne said...

I believe that Aloe Vera has proven to be one natural acne treatment for many people. The sap has many medicinal properties. The aloe sap is very soothing to the skin and safe to be used. Aloe masks also help minimize acne out burst.

Tomjeffy said...

i do not like triluma pls do not use i look like a monkey after applying it with red chickes and browm forehead.
retin a

Eomniscient said...

Thanks for a great acne treatment blog, found the information here very useful
Home remedies for treating adult acne

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