Pimples. Remember them? Those awful new friends who started invading your face right around the time boys became cute? Some of us didn’t get to leave their torture behind with our impossible-to-remember locker combinations, and are still battling the little buggers daily.
I admit I probably get more pimples than I should, being almost 30. I’m reaching the dreaded simultaneous-wrinkles-and-pimples point of my life wherein everything about my face is either too young or too old. Goldilocks, look out!
I’ve used a lot of serums before, but up to this point I’d never heard of one for treating breakouts. Therefore, Jillian Wright’s Breakout Blocker was of particular interest to me.
Products pumped full of medication can be drying and too harsh for my skin, especially out in the desert. Luckily, this serum is non-irritating, non-drying, and actually reduces redness rather than turning me into a strawberry like the rough stuff. And as I found out from Jillian Wright, when you have less redness, there is less trauma to the skin, hence minimizes premature aging. Continue reading “Jillian Wright Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum Review” »
Despite my being in my late twenties, I still have issues with acne. Hooray! Scanning the shelves for Emergency Four-Alarm Magic Acne Eliminator, I decided to try Clearasil Ultra Acne Solution System. The pack comes with a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and a free sample of their quick-start treatment cream. I began using it daily, at morning and night, and instantly fell in love.
The cleanser is a little grainy – I am guessing to act as an exfoliant – but it is gentle enough for daily use. It leaves your skin feeling clean, fresh and looking good. It works really well at removing all makeup including eye makeup, which some cleansers have a hard time doing. It is to be used every morning and every night.
Remember my awesome post about Estroblock, the vegan-friendly acne-fighting supplement that blocks the nasty estrogens that build up in our systems? Of course you do, it was yesterday. Well, in that post I hinted at a giveaway for you to try Estroblock out for yourself…that giveaway is NOW, my doves! Get READY!!
All you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below, and you could win a FREE 60-ct bottle of Estroblock (retail $30) to try out for yourself! In as little as two weeks, you can see results (I did!) and with greater hormonal balance comes a host of other benefits, including weight management and more.
Estroblock is recommended for women undergoing menopause, women on birth control (I had this question at first myself – it’s not only safe to use on birth control, it’s ideal because harmful estrones supposedly build up more heavily in women on birth control) and even in men who are experiencing hormonal imbalance or who are taking medications that increase their bodies’ production of estrogen.
As you may already know, I’m very big on vitamins. I take a multivitamin, omega-3 fatty acid supplement, and a hair, nails and skin vitamin every day. Well, now I have a new supplement that’s earned a permanent place in my regimen: Estroblock.
Estroblock is an all-natural, vegan supplement designed to inhibit the production of “bad” estrogen, which encourages a host of problems in women including fat production and acne. Ew! Its ingredients are naturally found in raw cruciferous vegetables such as raw broccoli, and two capsules are equal to the Estroblock found in two pounds of raw vegetables. I don’t eat two pounds of raw veggies a day – do you?
I had a monster breakout recently, an event I’ve not experienced since high school. I mean it was scary. Desperate, I used Murad’s Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel, since they’re such a reputable brand in skincare that has served me well in the past. But the worst was yet to come.
Let me get right to the point. The gel has a very intense burning/tingling sensation, and even my normally hard-as-nails skin started itching & stinging. Many Murad acolytes claim using it repeatedly eliminates the itching sensation, but I’ve done it, and no. No, it does not. Each and every time, it has irritated my skin so badly that I had a compulsive need to remove it after application. Of course, being as loyal and hardworking for you guys as I am, I didn’t – I had research to do. Gel piled on giant zits, I spent 2 itchy, frustrating nights letting this stuff work its magic, carefully avoiding touching my skin for fear of transferring oil or rubbing this stuff off.