I tried EVERYTHING to get rid of my adult acne: here's what finally worked
by Claudia Campbell
I was clueless!
I look back to what I considered to be a skincare routine and realise that it was quite possibly the furthest thing away from that, to the point where beauty experts would laugh me out of the room.
I washed my face in the shower, sometimes used cleanser, other times used micellar water - depending on how lazy I was being.
Sometimes I would moisturise, sometimes I could go days without touching the moisturiser. And if I think about serums...they were non existent.
You’re probably thinking, wow her skin must have been terrible, however the reality was that it was great!
Makeup artists would compliment my skin and it was always so soft and full of life.
Youth was on my side and genetics seemed to agree with me.
Don’t worry, I’m not about to bore you with an obnoxious story about how lucky I am that I just have great skin and that’s that!
I was hit with a horror show case of adult acne
Unfortunately for me, my lucky streak ran out when I hit the age of 25.
I was like Cinderella, going from a gorgeous ball gown to ripped clothes overnight.
My skin broke out and it was very bad. I was struck with a serious case of adult acne.
Whoever told me that adults don’t get spots and it’s all just down to teenage hormones was lying.
When it happened, all I could think was I wish this happened to me at the age of 15 rather than dealing with it when I’m 25!!
I tried everything!
It was clear I had to do something drastic to sort out this situation.
I actually went straight to the doctor, hoping they would give me some medication and wham, bam, thank you mam the spots would be gone.
No no no, that was not the cause at all.
We started with antibiotics which didn’t do anything!
Then we tried the contraception pill as that’s commonly used to control hormones and improve skin. None of these worked for me and the breakout on my face wasn’t stopping on it’s own anytime soon.
Figuring out my skin type
My only other alternative was finding products that contained the right ingredients and would work for me.
A simple answer, but a hard solution to obtain.
Where do I even start?
How do I know what I need?
First things first, I had to identify what my skin type was.
Everyone is unique when it comes to this, but we tend to fall into a scale between 3 categories - Oily, Normal/Combination, Dry.
Mine was so oily, you could have fried your eggs on my forehead!
The overproduction of oil was what was leading to breakouts and I had to get this under control.
In launching Vyable, it was great for me to test new products to see what worked and what didn’t.
So I went straight for the products that were recommended to control the oil production in my skin, and keep it hydrating without that shiny look.
I finally got my confidence back
That’s when I stumbled upon Jorgobe Niacinamide Serum, a game changer to say the least, and actually works really well for all skin types.
I use it morning and night without fail to help balance my skin, reduce the appearance of any spots which still happen during that time of the month, and generally stop unnecessary breakouts.
Safe to say all my friends have jumped on the Niacinamide (which is actually the posh name for Vitamin B3 btw!) bandwagon to help get control of their breakouts.
The best thing about this is that it also keeps the skin nourished and hydrated to give me a youthful glow.
Moisturising daily was the game changer
This is always paired with my Jorgobe White Tea Balancing Cream that has changed the way I look at moisturiser.
Funnily enough, when my skin started acting up, I avoided moisturisers because my skin was oily enough and I didn’t want to add anything else to it that was going to add to the shine.
Turns out avoiding moisturiser doesn’t do you any favours and you lose a lot of your skin’s natural nutrients. Like my serum, it regulates the production of oil, locks in moisture and prevents ageing.
Pretty much all I need from skincare two simple products!
"I have really sensitive skin and often moisturisers can burn and cause my skin to become very irritated and red. This moisturiser is gorgeous - lightweight but extremely moisturising and has really improved the overall condition of my skin. Daily essential for my skincare routine. Love it."
I feel so empowered when it comes to managing nasty breakouts, most of all I feel like myself again!
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