A while ago I moved over to a regime of Balance Me products – with a couple of others thrown in – because my skin was misbehaving so badly and doesn’t respond that well/at all to being told to stand outside and think about what it has done. In fact it has a tendency to behave even worse and throw things and stuff.
Anyway three weeks on and things are actually going really well with my new gloops. Something is clearing up the rash of teeny tiny hard little cysts (sorry if you are eating) along my jawline, which take it in turns to turn into a zit.
I cannot be absolutely sure which exactly of these products is effecting this change as I am using them all at the same time. I suspect it’s the Roche Posay Effaclar but I am no scientist.
Of course it’s not perfect. At the moment I have a zit on my chin which is one of those ones that basically has its own ecosystem and gravitational pull. It’s a very hard lump under the skin maybe the size of a small pill, like a round Ibuprofen. Seriously it is that big. Nothing works on that motherfucker. I very much hope that it just calms down and fades away before Steven Spielgber wants to make a film about it, or it explodes and kills me. And quite possibly you, too.
Anyway here is a run down of what I’m using at the moment. I’m very pleased with all of it
La Roche Posay Effaclar Targeted Imperfection Corrector. I use this every morning and night along my jawline where I’m most likely at the moment to get breakouts. I only use a tiny amount and it doesn’t wreck the skin like old school hell creams eg Oxy10.
REN Ready Steady Glow AHA Tonic. I used to use Pixi Glow Tonic but Mandy the Balance Me facialist said that that stuff is quite strong, which is why it had started to be the cause of blemishes rather than the solution. This is much more gentle and I sweep over the same area just at night.
This Rose Otto oil smells like actual heaven – like very subtle roses but not remotely sickly. I use it in place of a moisturiser – just a few drops – and it is sorting out some red patches of skin I have around my nose (like a drunk or a tramp… or even a drunk tramp).
Those are the products that I think are mostly likely to be taking direct action on my naughty, naughty face – otherwise I am washing it with Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash and giving my whole face a good scrub with a hot flannel.
Some mornings when I don’t want to use a face oil I use their Daily Moisturiser with SPF. The magic word on the box here is “Non-Comedogenic” (or is that two words) which means it won’t clog pores.