Finding the perfect balance can be tricky when it comes to skincare, especially when you struggle with acne. I’ve been fighting the good fight against blemishes for as long as I can remember. Now that I’m 27, it can be a pain when I break out because people tend to assume that I’m still a teenager! I’ve always been insecure about going barefaced because my skin is nowhere near perfect but with the help of Clean & Clear I’m on track to show the world the real me! I tend to get a lot of blemishes in my t-zone because my skin is combination (dry cheeks and oily everywhere else!) For the past week I’ve been using 3 Clean & Clear products to banish my acne once and for all.
The first product in my routine is Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser. This milky acne cleanser removes not only the make up from my skin, but all the dirt and oils that are trapped there during the day. It contains Benzoyl Peroxide, a strong acne medicine that deposits into your pores. What I really loved about this cleanser is the cool tingly feeling you get after you wash your face, so it seems like it’s really getting the job done. I used about a dime-size amount in the morning and before bed, massaging the cleanser into my skin for about a minute. I could really see results the day after I started using this cleanser, which is amazing!
Next up to the plate is Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 5 Acne Medication. This acne treatment is a maximum strength medicine that releases deep into your pores and helps prevent breakouts from coming back. I’ve been using this acne medication for years, because in all honesty it works! You can use it up to 3 times a day, but I find that it’s quite drying, so I tend to apply a thin layer over my pimples in the evening after washing my face. I really love that it gets to work right away, and it helps prevent future breakouts.
The final step in my routine is Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer. This gel face moisturizer is lightweight (formulated with water, not oil) and doesn’t clog your pores. Plus it smells delicious! The blend of cucumber and green mango extracts leaves my skin feeling super refreshed. I did use a heavier moisturizer in the evening, as I found my acne routine could be quite drying to my skin, but the light moisturizer was the perfect addition to my morning routine.
I find that skincare can be super tricky, especially when you’re dealing with acne but I really enjoyed my Clean & Clear routine. Seeing results after just one week is not typical with skincare, but I can already see my skin subtly clearing up! I’ve also found that I’m able to go out into the world without make up, which has been my safety blanket for years. I’m finally starting to feel comfortable going barefaced, letting everyone see the real me. I’m allowing my skin to breath once and for all!
Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser
Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 5 Acne Medication
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
What’s your Clean & Clear routine?
Products were sent for editorial consideration, as always my opinions are my own!