I have combination skin. Oily in the T-zone and now that I’m starting to age, drier around the eyes and checks. So at age 40 I still get spots on a monthly basis. I’ve never had acne, not even as an adolescent, but I’ve always had spots now and then, and whenever I apply too much moisturizer or sunscreen on my face, immediately I get a breakout.
A couple weeks ago my breakouts came in as a combo pack, and I had them on my forehead, left cheek, eyebrow, and even one close to my mouth. One too many, if you ask me. So I started looking into cleansing products, thinking if I change my products and possibly cleansing routing, my skin could look better.
I had been eying the Clarisonic brush for sometime. My blogger friend San decided to take the plunge (they are not cheap) and purchased one, she reviewed it here. But I saw a Proactiv commercial on TV and they were advertising their skin cleansing/clearing system with an added brush, so I went for it.
Thus far I’ve only used it for a few days, but since the first time I tried it, my sense was my skin was totally clean and felt smoother, silkier. The spots, well, they’re still there, I think it takes more than two days to clear them out. The 30 day trial of the system seems small though, and I’m not sure it will last me 30 days using it twice a day as recommended. So I’m just using it once, at night, before bedtime. I figure, my skin is a bit sensitive to begin with, and I don’t really have the problems of the people they show in their photos, so I might as well start slow.
I’ll let you know how it goes as days go by using the products. Do you have any products you absolutely love for your face? Any you can recommend for a 40 year old, sensitive, combination complexion? Have you tried Proactiv? How did it work for you?