Acne Be Gone!

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acne wash
Calm and Clearing Facial Wash;
Therapy Systems
I have problem skin. I know, I talk about it way too much. Yep, adult acne -- one of those cringe-worthy ailments like hemorrhoids or cold sores. It's embarrassing. It makes me feel ugly. And no one wants that especially my husband because when I feel ugly, I'm cranky.

For the last few months, in an effort to save some money, I've been using drugstore brand face wash and zit goo. I just had twins, my hormones are fierce, and I've got pimples everywhere. New kinds of pimples, too -- those under-the-skin ones, tiny cluster ones -- all horrible.

I've learned that my skin is a snob. An elitist. It only likes the "better" brands that cost a bit more money. I hate you skin!

And, like magic, a fairy godmother came along to help me out. Therapy Systems sent me some of their products to try out and I kid you not -- they worked ... fast. And thankfully they are not that expensive. Well, not all of their products anyway.

The Calm and Clearing Facial Wash ($12.50 for 2oz, $28 for 8oz) is gentle and oil-free, and contains sea extracts. It hasn't dried out my skin like a lot of acne cleansers do and I've used it for over two weeks now. 

The French Green Clay Spot Treatment ($19) smells a little rain foresty, but wow it works to clear up a zit fast. It's made with Aspen Tree Bark, a natural salicylic anti-inflammatory. All you need is a little dab of this stuff, so the 1oz bottle will last a while.

One of the more pricey treatments Therapy has is the Topical Treatment Serum ($68 for 2oz). It has worked so well on the acne that flared up along my chin line. Gone! Just like that! Made with Mandelic acid, an almond extract and alpha hydroxy acid, it is supposed to not only keep skin clear but reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Thank you Therapy Systems. I'll be saving my pennies for when you run out!

Is your skin an elitist like mine?

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sstepph sstepph

Adult acne sucks! lol. I never had it until I had Garrett. I'm using St Ive's Apricot scrub and its taking my black heads away and somewhat clearing up my skin. But I need to find something that really works. I may have to try this!

Peajewel Peajewel

My skin used to be but I started using an Olay face wash and it works like a charm. I love it. I don't remember which one it is but seems to be the only cheaper one that works for me. However, the spot treatment might be a good one to try. Where do you buy these at, or is it only on line?

MomIWant MomIWant

Adult acne SUCKS!!!! I've tried EVERYTHING including prescription and the Dr. insists it is hormonal. Who knew you could wish for the change of life! hahaha I'll be giving this a try! Thanks!

Cafe... Cafe MicheleZ

Pea, you can buy online and in select stores. I don't think there are any near you though ... not yet. http://www.therapysystems.com/pages.php?pageid=437

Pishyah Pishyah

Even worse than an elitist, my skin is a jerk. Not only do I have adult acne but I'm allergic to most acne medications. Great. I've tried OTC items and I'm either allergic to them, they dry my skin out too much (while still not curing the acne issue), or they make it worse. I've tried natural remedies and the same applies. I've noticed that when I'm healthier (diet, exercise, etc.) then my acne is almost non-existant.

nonmember avatar FreeAcneTips

Try treating the hormones, rather than focusing purely on the external symptoms.

You can usually control hormones through diet and supplements.

That way you won't have to buy those expensive acne treatments, because you'll have stopped the acne at the root cause.

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