Historically, I have been extremely lucky with my skin. I have never had to worry about break outs or pimples. A few months ago I noticed that my skin had been a bit more congested than usual. I was noticing blemishes where there hadn’t been before and I was wracking my brain for the cause of these unwanted visitors. Looking back at my routine, I hadn’t been doing anything different and that’s when it hit me. Not doing anything different was the problem. Perhaps my body had changed and now the things that once worked no longer do.
Sick of feeling bumps over my face I went on the search for a new product. I viewed countless beauty blogs for skincare secrets, from Oz Beauty Expert to the Skincare Obsessive. But I was left feeling overwhelmed. With all the brands on the market and products available, how do i pick the right one for me?
I narrowed my search down to brands I knew people swore by and that didn’t use any ridiculous jargon on their packaging. I don’t want your fancy terminology, just tell me what your product does. This led me to Dermologica’s Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask and with it’s perfectly simple description, how could I not give it a try!
“This unique mask’s active fizzing formula effectively cleans pores and helps targets blackheads. Technology activates upon application helping to open pores, decongest skin and facilitate blackhead extractions.”
Three stores later, I had a bottle in my hands. Excited, I couldn’t wait to get home and see if this product would be the fix my face needed. I knew from the description there would be some sort of fizzing action while using the product. But I didn’t realise how intense it would be. Imagine popping candy, but on your face!
The directions are extremely straightforward “Apply to areas of congestion, allow 3-5 minutes to activate and wash away with tepid water.” At the end of the 5 minutes, I looked like I had bubble bath all over my face, perhaps it was that new product effect but instantly my face felt less oily and soft to touch. Within three days of using my face had a pretty aggressive breakout. I’d like to take that as a sign it’s working, bringing all the dirt and grim to the surface. I’ve had this one pimple on my cheek that comes and goes for months now. After I began using this product, it returned, left and I haven’t seen it since!
I’ve been using the Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask for 3 weeks now and while I’m not completely clear, I’m super happy with the change my face has had.
What are your go to skin saving products? Let me know below, I’d love to try them!
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