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The Quest for Clear and Ageless Skin

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The Quest for Clear and Ageless Skin

Carla

Lately, I've been blessed with great skin. It's been years since my skin had its last massive acne breakout. It wasn't like this before.  In the skin department, I wasn't blessed genetically. Most of my relatives have bad skin and we spent thousands and thousands of dollars for treatments, OTC medications and prescribed topical and ingested medications. 

Shirt by Thomas Pink and Leather Jacket by French Connection

Shirt by Thomas Pink and Leather Jacket by French Connection

It's also hard to find a dermatologists that suits your needs. Other dermatologists made me go thru series of peeling, laser and cleaning treatments that didn't not do anything for my skin. I still woke up with a new cystic pimple the next morning after I paid a $500 dollar treatment for acne.

It was a frustrating experience. I was getting broke from treatments that were useless and medications and moisturizers that were sold to me for a hefty amount, I still broke out the next day- post-treatment. It also became more frustrating when someone will point out that you have a new pimple.

What annoyed me more was that there doctors would sell me things that they concocted, that I didn't need.  They were abusing my desperation.

shoes by Valentino, Touche Eclat by YSL beauty, moisturising cream by Evenswiss; and dress by Lavish Alice.  

shoes by Valentino, Touche Eclat by YSL beauty, moisturising cream by Evenswiss; and dress by Lavish Alice.

 

Things are different now after I met my only dermatogist Dra. Corpus, after our consultation and a few cleaning sessions and a round of antibiotics,  it had minimal effect.. Hence, she prescribed Accutane.  My breakouts have been under control except for those monthly premenstrual flares which normally consist of one or two zits. But since I'm so prone to breakouts, I have a regimen. Every morning and evening I do the following...

Me without makeup or photoshop. Freckles in all its glory

Me without makeup or photoshop. Freckles in all its glory

Going thru Polaris Treatment. 

Going thru Polaris Treatment. 

 

- Mild Cleanser (such as Cetaphil,

Cerave Hydrating Cleanser, or pH5.5 Soap-Free Cleanser)

- Clindamycin Solution (applied with a cotton ball)

-benzoyl peroxide ( ProActive Pore Targeting cream)

-Mouisturiser (Oil of Olay or Even Swiss at night)

-Eye Cream (so far I've been using Oil of Olay)

-Sunscreen during Mornings only ( La Roche-Posay)

Every time a break out, I do spot treatments. I apply Fucicort on that specific spot to hasten the healing and to make it less red.

Before you do the exact regimen, please ask your doctor first.

Rocksud Flats by Valentino.

Rocksud Flats by Valentino.