My name is Emily, and I've been battling what I would consider severe cystic acne for about four years now. My acne started when I was a Junior in high school, and while I could keep it hidden enough to face my peers at school, every day I had to go home and remove my makeup to see the damage that the pore-clogging products had done to my already far-from-desirable skin. My acne centralizes around my cheek and jaw area, which is very painful to say the least! I've battled this condition and my own self-confidence for years. It's gotten to the point where I can't even check the mail without concealer, foundation, and powder.
From Neutrogena to ProActive, I've been working incessantly to find a product that works for me! The problem is, I never give one enough of a chance to prove itself before I'm in a fit of rage over a new pimple and moving on to another chemical-laden product that leaves my eyes burning and my face raw. Honestly, I'd rather have just explained to everyone why I looked like a burn victim than explain that I can't keep my skin at bay, even for a week.. This leads me to my most recent endeavor: Yes to Tomatoes.
The Yes to Tomatoes products are an all-natural solution to a problem that many of us would risk chemical burns to overcome. The products are supposedly healthier for your skin and the Yes to Tomatoes product is advertised as an acne remedy, with many products ranging from facial washes and scrubs to face masks and spot treatments, and, in comparison to brands such as Murad or Clinique, is very easy on a budget.
Following my recent emptying of an acne remedy, I had found myself in a conundrum; what do I try now? Following the thorough research of the Yes to product line, I hopped in my car and went to my nearest CVS where I purchased a complete acne control system that consists of the following: a facial wash, a clay mask, an acne clearing cleanser, facial cleansing wipes (for traveling), and a moisterizer. The spot treatment I will be sticking to is my beloved, tried and true, Clean and Clear, so I didn't invest in the roll-on spot treatment, although it is not to say I won't consider it as my endeavor continues.
I welcome anyone who is interested to join me on this 30-day adventure into skin clearing solutions (hopefully!), and hope to be of great value to those looking for an in-depth discovery of this well-known product!