Having an oily, acne prone skin can seem to be the most frustrating thing ever. No matter what you do, you can’t seem to have a perfect, flawless skin. Even if you manage to get your acne largely under control, 1 or 2 pimples still seem to crop up, leaving behind acne scars. This is the problem I was facing two. I managed to bring my acne largely under control, but I was unable to get that flawless complexion I have always wanted. However, ever since I have started using two The Ordinary products, I have had no new pimples and the old ones are healing!
The Ordinary Products For Acne
A little background first. I always had acne but it was mild and not that consistent. Sometimes when it would get worse, I would just visit my dermatologist and that usually calmed things down. I also stopped eating chicken which greatly helped. For a few years, my skin remained clear. However, my happiness was short lived and after a few years, my acne came back. Even the dermatologist couldn’t help me this time. I was kind of depressed. It finally got better when my general physician prescribed some oral and topical medicines. But, I still had scars and my breakouts didn’t completely stop. So, I began researching more about it and then I made a few changes.
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I stopped eating sugar as it makes skin oily. I also completely stopped eating processed foods like white bread and all-purpose flour. I began eating more fruits and vegetables. I also started drinking lemon water every day as it makes your skin less oily. All this helped greatly, and it helped me get my acne 90% under control. But, I was still not satisfied as at any given time I would still have 1 or 2 small pimples which would leave behind scars. I was still searching for something that would prevent acne completely.
Thanks to Instagram, I stumbled upon a page called The SKin MASKuerade. They sell Korean and other imported products in Pakistan. This page is a blessing for all the skincare addicts in Pakistan! I have ordered from them a couple of times. Last time I ordered two products from the Ordinary. And this was my best purchase ever!
The Ordinary has been making waves in the skincare world. They create products with potent and pure ingredients that work. And best of all, their products are affordable. I ordered two products: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution and The Ordinary Peeling Solution 30ml AHA 30% + BHA 2%.
Ever since I have started using these products, my acne is totally under control. All I have to worry about are a few acne marks and scars. According to The Ordinary’s official website, “Salicylic Acid is a beta hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. This 2% treatment solution helps exfoliate the inside walls of pores to fight the appearance of blemishes and for better visible skin clarity with continued use.” Basically, Salicylic Acid prevents your pores from clogging. And if your pores never get clogged, you will not get acne.
About the AHA BHA solution, The Ordinary says: “Alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) exfoliate the skin’s topmost surface for a brighter and more even appearance. Beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) also exfoliate the skin with an extended function to help clear pore congestion. This combined 32% AHA/BHA solution offers deeper exfoliation to help fight visible blemishes and for improved skin radiance. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture and reduces the look of fine lines with continued use”. It is 10 minutes facial. It exfoliates your skin deeply and can also help with acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
Now I am more confident about skin and I am very hopeful that my skin will continue to heal and get better. So, if your skin is pore to acne and you feel frustrated, I would definitely recommend you to try these two products. However, keep in mind that I also take care of my diet. As with any other product, always do a patch test first to check for any allergies. I really hope these products work for you too.
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