How I Keep My (Bitch) Face Clear
Like the majority of us, my “resting face” is often misunderstood as a “bitch face”. Whatever. I was born this way.
Anyhoo… over the past couple of months I’ve started suffering from kinda major breakouts, mostly along my jawline and neck. Hot, I know. I went to the dermatologist where I was prescribed Doryx and a topical cream (Epiduo), but after a phototoxic reaction in St. Lucia I’ve stopped using it. (Like my skin would literally burn the second sunlight touched it. Not fun, especially near the equator.)
I was so nervous to stop taking the meds because they really were helping, but with a little internet research I found a GREAT alternative that has been working wonders for me.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil, aka Miracle Worker.
I was a bit skeptical, but after reading all the great reviews on drugstore.com (my favorite website), I figured it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. Plus, for the nominal price of $8.49, how could I pass it up?
I use it twice daily, once after showering and once before bed (both after washing my face). Just put two drops on a wet cotton pad and use as a toner. Also, if I have a pimple forming, I just dab some undiluted oil on it via a Q-Tip and, honest to God, the next day it’s either gone or significantly reduced.
After seeing how well this was working, I decided to give other products in the line a chance:
At first this made my face feel a little dry, but my skin has seemed to adjust nicely. The smell isn’t great, but when a product works as well as this does for my complexion, I can overlook that.
In addition, mostly for shits and giggles, I bought the Blemish Touch Stick with Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil, because… I’m obviously a fan girl of this brand. Like I mentioned, I sometimes use undiluted tea tree oil as spot treatment, but I’ve found this to work great as well. Plus, it’s in a convenient roll-on stick that you can take anywhere!
So, there ya have it. I hope that in writing this post I don’t jinx myself and I don’t sprout 13 new pimples today (or anytime in the near future), but I didn’t want to leave you all in the dark one more minute if you are suffering from any kind of stubborn adult acne.
P.S. This post is 110% un-sponsored. I just believe in these products so much and wanted to share the wealth.