I honestly can’t remember a time when I had completely clear skin. There was six months or so where I wasn’t worried about my skin because I hardly had any spots, but that doesn’t seem like it happened now.
Ever since I got the contraceptive implant, my whole body has been all over the place, but acne is the main thing that stresses me out. I don’t mind my bare face most of the time, but having a big juicy spot there does ruin it a little. So when there’s 10 of those and more, I can be a bit of a moody bitch to say the least, hah!
I started to face the fact I was never going to have perfect skin (in all honesty, who does?!) because there wasn’t a day where I didn’t have at least one spot.
I can deal with having a little bit of acne, but recently it just got too much, yet again.
Throughout my teens I struggled pretty bad with acne on my face and after numerous doctors appointments and trying different products, nothing seemed to shift it. Until – of course there was going to be a ‘but’ somewhere in this post – Avene was recommended to me.
My mom paid about £80 for a huge kit of skincare products. I think it was 4 products to use in the morning and 3 of a night. It was a huge amount of money but it was the last resort.
I can’t say I remember how long it took for me to see a difference but you know the ~almost~ completely acne free face I mentioned at the start? That happened after using these products. But being the idiot I am, I stopped using them when they ran out because my skin was clearer.
Obviously in hindsight I would’ve kept using them to this day, but hey ho.
I’d been trying so many products the last few months and nothing was doing the trick. But then I remembered Avene. A quick Google search later and the Avene Anti Blemish Kit was soon to be on it’s way to my house.
The 3 bottles are a cleansing gel, toner and moisturiser which you use daily, both morning and night. I’ve been using these for just under a month now (this is my 2nd batch lol), with no other skincare products.
But yeah, I still have acne.
I struggle with breakouts on my cheeks and chin more than anywhere else and the main thing that annoys me in the redness. You might have noticed that I’m pretty damn pale so the contrast makes the spots look even worse.
But I’ve seen a difference!! My spots are nowhere near as red as they were. I used to go through so bloody much colour corrector just to hide them and they would still bleed through the makeup. Now they’re covered with just a small amount of normal concealer. It’s like I’m in a dream.
I’ve found with most other acne fighting products, they seem to bring the spots out fiercely before getting rid of them. That’s not the case with this one. Over the last few weeks I’ve noticed the spots are slowly shrinking and leaving my face!!
Even though my skin still isn’t exactly how I’d like it, it’s on the right track.
Forgetting about the acne for a minute, my face has never been so soft! The Avene products have made my skin waaaaay less oily and super smooth.
It seems to work slowly but pretty damn goodly, nevertheless. They say “good things come to those who wait” so that’s what I’m gonna do! I’ll keep using Avene and hopefully I’ll soon be a fresh faced angel. Or something close to that at least.