The Acne Struggle is Real
Like a lot of people, I have stuggled with my acne prone skin for years, since puberty really. My teen years were riddled with teasing and jokes about my skin resulting in a lack of confidence and low self esteem. It wasn’t fun… like at all. 🙁 I tired all the remedies and took all the adivce , drank more water, stop eating chocolate and fried food, stopped washing my face – none of it worked. After seeing my despair my mother finally took me to a dermatologist and together we came up with a skin regimen that I have honestly used ever since. For me it’s all about consitency and being proactive – attacking acne before it has a chance to wreak havoc on my skin.
What is Acne?
According to medical dictionary – Acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It occurs when the pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. How do you know if have acne prone skin? Well first let’s talk about what acne prone skin acutally means: Your pores easily clog and you either have very dry or oily skin, that breaks very easily. Acne prone skin indicates a skin which is likely or liable to suffer from, or experience some acne. Now all skin types experience blemishes and breakouts at some point. There is no magic wand for acne but some products deal with acne at a higher level than others.
Neutrogena Acne Proofing
When I was approached by Neutorgena to review a new acne product I was stoked. I received the Acne Proofing Gel Cleanser and Acne Proofing Daily Scrub in the mail and immediatley added them to skin care routine. I believed in the product immediatley because let’s be honest – when it comes to skin care Neutrogena is a trusted brand. I know them. I’ve been using their products for years and I can tell you this – Neutrogena is consistent with their products.
I received the Acne Proofing Gel Cleanser & Acne Proofing Daily Scrub for purpose of this review from Neutorgena. Free product does not influence my review, all thoughts are my own.
My Experience with Neutorgena Acne Proofing
Since I’ve had such a struggle with my own skin, I am obsessed with skin care. I truly LOVE to try out new skin care products and letting you all know what I think about them. I’ve become quite the skin care snob as not all cleansers, scrubs, toners, etc are created equal. The best part of Neutrogena Acne Proofing is that it claims to clear breakouts and help make skin more acne resistant. The Acne Proofing system is powered by the trademarked ClearDefend Technology these clincally proven products clears breakouts and helps defend against new ones, while helping preserve skin’s essential defenses so it becomes more acne resistant with regular use.
I was so pleased to receive a gel cleanser as it is the best type of cleanser for my acne prone skin. I’ve been using this product twice a day for almost 2 weeks now. It is not over-drying much to my surprise – especially since in contains the maximum strength of salicylic acid allowable in an over the counter product. It lathers quite well when mixed with water and it left my skin feeling clean without any type of residue. I could literally feel the oiliness of my T-Zone had been replaced with smooth normal feeling skin. So it’s safe to say this cleanser has my stamp of approval and might just become my holy grail skin cleanser. 🙂
I know what you’re going to say – I don’t need to exfoliate daily. While that’s true for aggressive exfoliants – which do not get me wrong – I am a fan of those too, it’s really not the case with the Neutrogena Acne Proofing Daily Scrub. I found the daily scrub to a very gentle exfolianting product. It was just a skin smoothing experience and just added the extra umph to my skin. It helped to smooth skin, unclog those pores and dry out those pimples using a maximum stength punch of salicylic acid to kick acne’s butt!
I have seen a significant decrease in acne since adding Neutrogena Acne Proofing to my skin care routine. I’ve also seen a huge improvement in overall skin texture and the redness I’ve been plagued with lately has also decreased. I also havea little extra confidence and feel like I can go outside the house without makeup, if I chose to. My skin is clearer and my T-Zone is significantly less oily. Overall I feel like the Acne Proofing products from Neutrogena has imporoved my skin in an amazing way I feel confident in giving it my stamp of approval. Think of it as your skin’s personal superhero, here to save your skin from the evils of acne and bring peace and calm back to your skin. Neutrogena Acne Proofing is available in retailers nationwide or you can purchase directly through Neutrogena if your the online shopping type. 🙂