I want to share my skin dilemmas with you and how I temporarily found the solution. Make-up is never really my thing. For years my friends are persistent that I should try some serious cosmetics (I'm at ease with my regular pressed powder, blush, gloss & lipstick), like other women, I also dream of a flawless skin, so one day, I indecisively bought over-the-counter foundation, I chose the perfect shade for me. At the beginning I received positive response, but after 2 weeks, it gradually started to clogged my pores and I got whiteheads and pimples that are inflamed.
I went to a Dermatologist and he prescribed me with Accutane (Isotretinoin) which cannot be taken by women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant because of the risks of serious birth defects (though I don't have plans yet), the worst part is the whooping price! I asked for other topical medicines, and he unbelievably replied that there is no other medication that goes well with my skin condition aside from Accutane.
I wouldn't splurge on something which according to my research, the possible negative side effects of Accutane could be inflammatory bowel disease and liver damage. I did not stop for my sheer determination to find other option. So I've searched for skincare remedy through online and even asked my beauty friends. Nonetheless, I gathered below ideas to keep my acne from getting worse:
- To gently wash my face with mild soap and warm water twice a day to remove excess oil
- To use topical acne treatments that may contain antibiotics such as Clindamycin or Tretinoin as directed
- To wear sunscreen
- To take daily supplement (Take as prescribed by your physician)
- To use cosmetic labeled noncomedogenic (Still on the verge of finding)
- To apply creams that is rich in vitamin E or vitamin C
Wondering what is the best cream to eventually reduce my pimples and for a fairer complexion, I tirelessly look for the one, while I'm standing in front of a shop's beauty shelves staring in bewilderment upon endless line of products. The selection of creams was infinite to offer in this world and so seldom that a person would meet their demands. And despite the promises and claims by beauty and skincare brands to have a pimple-free skin (since before, I've tried Himalaya, Clearasil, Nivea, L'Oreal and Olay creams but they don't effectively help me) - so there's one question in my head - which one could be right for me this time?
Orange Daily - Moisturizer Cream $14.50, with vitamin C
Orange Daily - Dual Action Whitening Cream $18.00, with vitamin C
I apply the Moisturizer cream during the day and the Whitening cream during the night, which are consumable for approximately within 2 months. My pimples slowly reduced. The cream felt nice - the downside would be the strong smell which keeps me sneezing all day. My black spots failed to minimize.
|Sebamed - Moisturizing Cream $9.27, for sensitive skin, with vitamin E|
This cream helps me to prevent from breaking out that turn into unattractive zits. Delighted with the healthy glow this cream gave me, though slightly greasy by noon so I had to use powder. It has no smell which is good for my allergy. It gently revive my delicate and sensitive skin. This cream won't break the bank, it's much cheaper than Orange Daily and this bottle alone is consumable within 2 months both day and night. A tiny amount can cover the whole face. Now, I incorporated it into my daily routine and use it without fail.
My personal tip : Gently pat cream in your face and avoid rubbing it - this minimize fine lines due to skin dragging.
For my pimple scars, I am still searching for a good product. If you have any suggestions, please let me know, that would really help!