I’ve never really been comfortable with my skin; in fact I was very self conscious of it growing up, especially when acne hit! Puberty was NOT fun.
As I got older, I discovered that not only did I have combination skin, I had very sensitive skin, so most of the products that I thought would help get me clear skin actually made matters worse because I would react to them violently OR it would appear as though my skin was clearing and then I would react in a few weeks.
At one point, I stopped using products all together and my skin started clearing a little bit.
Shortly after I stopped using products
A few months ago, in the middle of Bar Finals, I discovered my face was covered in spots. I tried everything, high-end products, traditional products, bar soap… nothing worked. Make-Up even made matters worse, so of course I stopped putting any on face. Two of my friends then told me about Clinique, I was not keen at first but I personally witnessed how well it worked for them so I thought I’d give it a try.
I opted for the CLINIQUE THREE-STEP ACNE SOLUTIONS TREATMENT.
I saw changes in three weeks, my skin felt better, it looked better and it was brighter! I could not believe my eyes. I also used something called the DARK-SPOT CORRECTOR
This is Heaven in a bottle. It does exactly what it says, it helps fade out dark spots.
Image on the right shows my skin before I started using the Dark Spot Corrector, and the image on the left shows my skin a few weeks ago.
After Clinique, make up became a chore, I suddenly felt more confident walking out of the house with absolutely nothing on my face. However, simply using these products did not achieve the above results.
- Aloe Vera: It is the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted BUT it has changed my life. Aloe Vera is the best spot/ blemish corrector ever and the best part of it is, it’s free. My Grandmother told me about it and I thought she was just being a Grandma, but after trying it I was convinced. A little bit of the aloe-juice (from the natural plant) all over your face, clears spots and makes your skin brighter. (You can also try aloe on your hair, it’s great for the roots!)
- Water: Guys, water really does work; that’s pretty much all I can say. Also, I started washing my face with bottled water and I did notice a difference. What most of us forget is, pimples are really caused by bacteria; clean water with a drop of Dettol or Savlon helps. (Too much Savlon or Dettol may be too harsh on sensitive skin so a tiny drop will suffice).
- Diet: Too much oil most definitely does not help you get great skin, so try as much as possible to stay away from these. That being said, I love fried food, so I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil to fry everything these days, it tastes a little different but it’s healthier!
A few weeks ago, I complained about how bored I was of hair and quite a lot of our readers suggested I put my hair in box-braids. Well, I didn’t need that much convincing!
“YES!” to clear skin!
Kike & Tobi