2 months ago, I splurged and bought myself a Clarisonic and some fancy skin care products from the Blue Lagoon – I was tired of my 20 year battle with adult acne and was willing to throw whatever money at the problem that was necessary to fix it.
This was me before my new shin care regime:
And this is what I got going on now:
As you can see – that was money well spent!
The first couple of weeks were great – my skin looked bright and radiant, and nearly blemish-free; I even told Phil that I would be able to toss my cover-up before long.
Now, 2 months later, I am still using my cover-up.
But I convinced myself that it was normal…my skin was purging itself of all of its impurities. These blemishes would have surfaced eventually, the Clarisonic was just bringing them to the surface quicker. I took a couple of deep breaths, and told myself to stick with it because once this cleared up, I would have the skin I’ve dreamed of.
But once those first few blemishes cleared up, there were more coming in to take their place.
And then more.
And then I started getting full-on pimples where I have never even gotten pimples before!
paid a lot of money for this crap am stubborn so I am not going to cut my losses just yet. I’ve done a bit more research, and I’ve learned that sensitive skin (which mine really is) can react this way to the exfoliation of the Clarisonic. Up to now, I’ve been using it every night, religiously, but I am changing my tactics and am reducing the frequency to twice/week.
I am also going to start washing the brush head more often – because apparently, even though its slathered with soap every day, it can still collect bacteria.
Which I then rub all over my face.
I know I really talked up the awesome-ness of the Clarisonic when I first got it, so I will keep you posted on how the new strategy plays out. And if there is no improvement, I will let you know how Sephora’s return policy is.
In addition to my never-ending obsession with my zits, I was also whining a few months ago about my puny, non-existent lashes. Specifically how the Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara did not live up to its claims.
Now – it has been far from rapid, but I definitely see a difference (a positive one!):
Its not a HUGE difference – they certainly aren’t going to be brushing up against my eyeglasses any time soon – but its noticable enough for me to buy another tube of the Rapid Lash.
They’re a little bit longer and not quite as spindly, but the one thing I have really noticed, is that my lashes have stopped falling out – so if for no other reason, I will mark this one in the “win” column!
Hopefully, they are enough to draw attention away from the connect-the-dots game playing out on my chin.