New Acne Skincare Routine


I have been an acne sufferer for quite some while now. I used to have a whole face of acne in my teens and as I’ve got older it has calmed down. However lately it seems to be getting worse. I would wake up with huge soar spots that felt like stones trapped in my skin. Its very annoying and hard to conceal cause I might be able to make it blend in with my skin colour wise but it looks like I have a tumour on the side of my face.

I think I have tried every cleanser under the sun. I used to love clean and clear. It actually worked for me, cleared up me skin when I had very bad acne as a teen. However I used that clean and clear advantage acne control kit, and my face went nuts, it flared up and my whole face was red with dry soar patches. Ever since using that product, I can’t use clean and clear products no more. Then I switched to Clearasil, again worked for a while then stopped doing anything and eventually made my oily skin very dry. Next was Neutrogena, this did nothing for me only made my skin soft. With having very sensitive skin, I have to be careful what I use on my skin. I have had reactions to Witch Hazel and Tea tree oil.

Looking for some desperate answers I went on to see what was helping other acne suffers. I seen this post saying that lemon juice was great for clearing acne. I tried this and Oh my god! please don’t try it if you have sensitive skin. It burned all face and left it flaky.
Next I saw a post recommending Zinc tablets.  I ran out and got them and I have been taking them for about 2 weeks. At first I saw a difference in my skin texture and it looked more even.  I was happy with the results in such a short space of time. Then I got a tester for estee lauder double wear foundation and it destroyed my skin. It tuned it back red and nasty looking and dry. Back to square one I had to find a new cleanser and a strict skin regime.
So this is my new skin regime. I wake up in the morning and wash my face in my new cleanser Vichy Normaderm Acne Prone Skin Deep Cleansing Purifying Gel (long title). This cost €13 a bottle and it has been given good results. Vichy do, do a other gel wash but that had reviews of people saying its drying on the skin. However I feel this one makes my skin feel clean, soft and clear.
Then before I eat my dinner, I take a zinc tablet. I have it before my dinner because I find if I take on an empty stomach it upsets my stomach and gives me very bad cramps.
Throughout the day I try to drink about 4 to 5 pints of water i have tried 8 but to be honest I just feel full and bloated so I stick to 4 or 5

That is my new skin care routine.  I will now show you pictures  of my skin today and I will update you regularly you see if there is any difference in my skin. Beware its pretty spotty lol.

1 comment

  1. Thanks for doing this post, I too suffer from occasional bursts of acne and I've been looking for something to use. I will definitely be checking out some of the products you've mentioned.



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