Monday, February 1, 2010

~Clearer Skin~

     I have always struggled with acne, redness, and some sensitivity with my skin. It has been such a nuisance to me for years! A while back I read an article on how to clear up acne with out spending too much money on products (always a great thing)! Since most women with PCOS suffer from problematic skin, I want to share the amazing secrets with you!!!  You can find all of these products at drugstores, most at Walmart or Target! In no time your skin is going to glow and look Amazing!

    First Step: Face Wash: Use "Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash" by Johnson & Johnson, morning and night. Your face wash should always be soap free. The cost is around $4-5. Let face dry 2-5 mins before next step.   


     Second Step: Acne Treatment: "Neutrogena On-The-Spot Maximum Strength Effectiveness Acne Treatment Vanishing Cream Formula", use this morning and night 2-5 minutes after you wash your face. You want to let your face dry a little before use for sensitivity. The acne treatment should only have 2.5% benzoyl peroxide in it* The cost is around $5, you will go through this pretty quickly but it is worth it. Only use a dime sized amount all over face, avoiding eye area. Let this dry 2-5 mins before face lotion.   

    Third Step: Face Lotion:  (Use in Morning) " Olay Complete All Day UV Moisturizer - Normal", your face lotion should always be "Non-Comedogenic (won't clog pores)" &  "100% Oil Free"! People with acne think that you do not need face lotion, but that is a misconception. Using a face lotion with some SPF sunscreen in it is essential. Use on face and neck. Let face lotion dry 5- 10 mins before applying make-up!

     Fourth Step: Exfoliator: (Use at Night ONLY) , (DO NOT USE IF PREGNANT)* "RoC Deep Wrinkle Night Cream", use at night after acne treatment. You need a retinol treatment to exfoliate the skin at night(it deep cleans the pores and generates skin cell turnover, which is essential for clear skin). It has to be "Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)" & "100% Oil-free"!!! This is the priciest part of the program, around $20- but is a key product in clearing up your skin and making it glow! I can only find it at "Rite-Aid", or "Walgreens". Use a dime sized amount all over face and neck, never around eyes! 

     Fifth Step: Eye Cream: I use "OLAY age defying anti-wrinkle eye cream", but you can use pretty much any eye cream. Use it morning and night, letting it set 5-10 mins before putting on make-up/



  1. I've never had problems with anything other than dryness. Isn't it weird how it affects everyone differently.

  2. I have tried every Acne medication and different products out there and nothing seems to work. I was prescribed birth control to help with the Acne but the was useless as well. I'm going to try the products you have listed because they seem very mild, I hope to see some results! Thanks!!