My skin has been so terrible over the last few days and I’ve been self-extracting (eek!) which is always a bad idea.
Self-extracting is just my fancy way of saying picking/squeezing etc but it does sound a bit less dire.
I know it can scar and I know it’s bad for my skin but sometimes I just can’t stop myself.. The last couple of days have been a bit of a skin write off and not even my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo has been helping. Therefore, I’ve had to get the big guns out!
- Acne-Free Sensitive Corrective Acne Cleanser (my dad gets this for me from Wallmart when he goes to the USA but you can get some on Amazon)
- Acne-Free Facial Brush (again from the USA but available on Amazon AcneFree Advanced Cleansing Brush https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B9615HQ/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_NS3wwb2TR9RB5)
- Lush Catastophic Cosmetic Face Mask (£6.75)
- La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (as per my other posts)
I started off using the Acne Free sensitive cleanser with the soft facial brush. This brush isn’t as astringent as some of the others and I just use it occasionally to really clean out my pores.
The Acne Free products are quite cheap from Walmart and drug stores in the USA (I live in the UK so I have to get my dad to buy them when he is over on business!) and they have some really potent stuff in them. It does work but be cautious, it does over dry and I wouldn’t recommend frequent use.
That said, if you are cautious it can really help on those days when you just want to put a bag over your head to leave the house. Even the sensitive cleanser is packed full of spot fighting ingredients. Just don’t use your favourite towels or bedding.. It does bleach!
We got to see everything that went into making the mask and it was so fresh and all the ingredients were natural. My skin has literally never been as good as when I used the freshly made mask.
I have noticed that the mask is definitely better in the first week of getting it and the best before date really does need to be stuck to.