Monday, 18 October 2010
One day a week ago, I was bored out of my mind, so I started flipping channels. There was nothing to watch. I eventually settled into the afternoon infomercials on some channel we don't need in our satellite package. I was watching when the product switched to Perfect Skin, a skin treatment system endorsed by the Kardashians. I will admit that I love watching their shows, but I had never tried anything they endorsed. After watching one full cycle of the infomercial, I had to check it out online.
To go back a few years to puberty, I have always had acne, sometimes really bad and other times not very noticeable. I have never been able to get rid of it and have a completely clear face, though. I have tried everything except for prescription treatments (mostly because my mom doesn't believe in dermatologists or something). So in my third year of college, I ordered SkinID. I received the package in the mail right before work (this was in the summer). I decided to try it right away. I felt so clean and good that I went to work thinking nothing of it. Eventually my boss strolls over and asks how I'm doing. I say I'm fine. However, she keeps pushing me to look at my face in the mirror. When I do, I'm shocked to see my face completely red and swollen. She takes over for me, and I head to the hospital emergency room because it's around midnight. With the doctor's help, I find out I'm allergic to benzoyl peroxide. The reason I didn't know this before was because the products I normally used only had salycic acid in them. After that fiasco, I looked into Proactiv, but the kit had the same dosage of benzoyl peroxide as SkinID. I didn't want to have that experience again, so I just quit looking...
Jumping to the present, I still have the acne I did before. My forehead is plagued by tiny bumps that never go away, my nose is always oily, and I get large, juicy pimples on my chin and neck daily. When one disappears, another one sprouts in it's vicinity. This even from washing twice a day and using spot treatments. So on the day I discovered Perfect Skin, I went online to check out the drug facts and do some research. It turns out that this product does not use benzoyl peroxide or salycic acid like most others do. After going back and forth, I decided to order a month's worth and check it out.
This morning was my first cleansing with the 3-step routine, and I feel great. I'm going to be monitoring my progress over the next month to see if I'm allergic and if it actually works. I'm hoping I've finally found a treatment that will work with my skin.