This post is brought to you by Clearasil and yours truly (aka, the squeezer!)
I don’t always count my blessings, but I do – in fact – appreciate the important stuff. Like my lack of pimples, for example.
When many of my friends were beleaguered by acne in our teens, I remained pretty much pimple-free. Indeed my own brother suffered from pesky pimples while I remained unscathed. I figured it was because the DNA gods had bestowed upon me a face full of freckles, they figured that adding pimply skin to the mix was a bit too cruel.
That’s not to say I haven’t had my fair share of zits. What they lack in quantity they generally make up for in quality (and by that I mean gruesomeness and size). And… I will confess, I’m a squeezer. I know it’s a cardinal sin but I. Cannot. Help. Myself: I squeeze. (And squeeze and squeeze and squeeze.)
So, in my adult years I’m not only scarred (literally) from the 1970-80s sun (made worse by applying coconut oil as one *ahem* did back then!) but also from pimple scars.
It would be fine if I could wear makeup, but I actually can’t. (Not sure I’ve ever mentioned that before. I sweat too much when I put stuff on my face, so I can only wear moisturiser to bed – IF it’s cool; and for special occasions I wear lipstick to add a bit of colour and take the emphasis away from my freckles, blemishes and scars!)
I try to look after my skin, though now I’m not working can’t afford many of the expensive cleansers, toners, scrubs, masks and moisturisers I once bought. I’m also increasingly conscious of the need for added protection from the sun. (Particularly given that my father ultimately passed away as a result of a very aggressive type of skin cancer!)
I use an inexpensive facial cleanser (while lolling in the bath), which is cost-effective and – like all Clearasil products – easily available from supermarkets here in Oz.
I am – however – also continuing to use Clearasil Deep Cleansing Wipes on my face after exercise. When I was gymming every lunchtime I’d perspire A LOT and although I’d wash my face it never felt clean, so I’d use a cleansing wipe.
And nowadays, I often don’t shower straight after a Zumba or yoga class or walk. I’ll sit at my computer for a bit, or prepare dinner etc, but I hate the idea of sweat sticking to my skin, so use a cleansing wipe on my face, neck and decolletage so I feel ‘clean’. Although I have fairly dry skin I don’t find the wipes too drying. I just like that fresh clean feeling I get after using them – as if I’ve cleansed, scrubbed and toned.
Nowadays I’m mostly plagued by pimples on my chin around THAT time of the month (well, for a week or two around THAT time of the month!). I’ve had a few recently and I suspect some stress has contributed. I still squeeze them unfortunately. Like my dieting / bingeing behaviour, it’s something I know I shouldn’t do but CANNOT HELP MYSELF. I’ve tried all of the usual cures – toothpaste, to dry the pimple out; or antiseptic creams to avoid infection; or expensive creams to treat the area. But, I find myself going back to something I discovered my niece using: Clearasil Tinted Pimple Clearing Cream.
Basically it’s a pimple cream that treats the area AND covers it at the same time. As I can’t wear makeup I can’t cover the scary pimples (made worse by my squeezing) with primer or foundation; but I can dab some Tinted Pimple Clearing Cream on the offending spot and surrounds and it’s such a small area that my skin doesn’t get agitated and I don’t start sweating. Perfect.
Clearasil products have been around for yonks. They were around when I was a kid and I remember my acne-prone brother using them. There’s a reason for their longevity: the fact that they’re tried, true and trusted. The website also has an excellent and easy guide to the type of Clearasil skin care products would best suit your requirements.
Did you suffer from acne or the occasional pimple as a youngster? (Or – if I have any teenage readers – do you still?)
Do you still get zits, even though you’re
Are you a Clearasil user? Or a squeezer?
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions expressed in this space are mine, written with the objective of giving readers my personal opinion of the products discussed. It’s my pimple as well in case you’re wondering. Ahhh… the lengths I go to for my craft! 😉