HOORAY!! It's Works for me Wednesday over at We Are That Family!!!
I LOVE WFMW! It's always been my favorite blog party...mainly because a) I'm really not that crafty~it takes great effort to be even the slightest crafty and b) I am good at finding shortcuts and easy, peasy ways to get the job done!
This week I wanted to share with you my favorite idea for FINALLY clearing up the adult acne I've struggled with for years. Seriously folks....it was awful! I felt worse than a 14-year-old boy, at least a couple of weeks out of the month. I would have breakouts, mostly on my chin and eyebrow areas. Of course, never where they could easily be concealed. I finally broke down and visitied a dermatologist.
Now this is what gets me. As I am in the health profession, I don't visit health professionals very often. Let's face it....I'm a bit overeducated! So most of the time I do really have an idea of what is ailing me or what needs to be done to fix something or if something truly qualifies as an emergency and must be treated. That rarely happens. Most of the time, I'm a fix-it-yourself kinda gal. So actually going to the dermatologist took a humbling, I-swear-I-have-to-take-care-of-this-once-and-for-all moment!
So this was his recommendation:
Yep! That's it. Genius in a bottle! Liquid Gold!! I wash with this every night and if my face doesn't get too dry, every morning as well. I use Neutrogena but he did say that any off brand of OIL-FREE cleanser may work. You have to test them out. But they must be oil-free and not contain any cream or lotion-y ingredients. Stay away from additional oils he said! Genius this man was (or not but I think since I paid him to tell me to buy some over-the-counter remedy, he must be genius~~~)
Seriously, here were his recommendations and they've worked:
A) Wash twice a day with the Liquid Gold.
B) Avoid creamy moisturizers, no facial creams of any kind. Creams clog the pores and that is causing breakouts.
C) Avoid milk and most dairy. Dairy is made from cows milk, which most of the time includes some growth hormones. And since many women, myself included, breakout when it is that time then we need to avoid any additional hormones in our bodies. I've switched to using some soy milk but mostly just don't drink or consume as much dairy as before. I do take a multivitamin more often for calcium and vitamins.
D) If your skin is very bad, he did give me some antibiotic cream to apply. I did for about a week or two and then found that I stopped breaking out as much so have cut back on the cream. It is very drying as well.
I really believe that if you have oily skin and breakout with surges of hormones like I have, this could help you as well. Try it. As I said, it is very drying at first and you'll have to temper how often you use it but it has been exponentially helpful in my skin! Love it!!
It totally works for me!!
Now head on over to We are that Family and see what other great tidbits of wisdom await you!!