I apologize for not writing on this blog for a bit of time. In case most of you are wondering, my face is STILL NOT completely cleared, but my condition has been stablized.
During summer especially, my skin was very close to being all cleared. Now that I'm back in school with the same school routine plus the stress and lack of sleep, my skin tends to worsen a bit (especially now that exams are approaching). So currently, I have a big cyst around my eye area along with say, 3-4 small (slightly inflammed) whiteheads.
It's a bit depressing to realize that my face is starting to break out again. I guess it's normal to feel this way. But sometimes I do think that I became paranoid with my face. I literally panic when I see new pimples. I guess what I need the most is to accept the fact that noone is perfect; thus i MUST accept who i am. But anyways, I'm trying to face this minor break out with a positive mindset (not sure if I could do that in the long run).
So anyways, here's a quick update on the recent products that I would recommend:
1) Kiehl's rare earth deep pore cleansing masque
I bought this mask recently due to my minor break out. This mask is VERY effective in terms of cleaning your pores. At the beginning, you would feel slightly uncomfortable (i guess it's some sort of cleaning mechanism?). But eventually after you wash your face with warm water, your skin becomes very clean and refreshed! I highly recommend this mask!!
I'm still a fan of dalacin-t, especially when it comes to mild pimples. This medication clears my skin during summer (and of course, i was stress-free during that time).
3) kirara acne mask
A friend of mine gave me this mask as a gift during summer. I used it on my face whenever I noticed new pimples. I think this mask is great! After a few applications, the pimples either disappeared or shrinked. The problem is, I have no clue where you could purchase this mask in North America.
4) Neostrata Oil-Free Gel Cleanser
You could purchase this cleanser at your local drug store (i.e. shoppers). This cleanser helps to soothen my skin, leaving it clean and rejuvenated.
5) Egg white mask
Last but not least, the egg mask is quite effective in terms of tightening or reducing your pores. I was doing this mask quite religiously during summer and my skin was pretty clear for at least 2-3 months. If you are interested, please refer to the 'egg white mask' review page on acne.org!
Again, I'm not sure if these products are suitable for everyone. As for me, since I have oily and acne prone face, these products seems to work quite effective on me.
Good luck everyone!
Will try to update soon with my progress!