Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Finally, an Acne System to Treat, Prevent, AND Reverse Your Skin Damage

Acne is something almost everyone has to deal with at some time in their life.  For me, my big battle was in college.  I was horrified to have terrible breakouts just when my social life took off!  It was so bad on my cheeks that it left scars and I’m sure I’m not the only person to have faced adult acne.  Adult acne is actually more common than acne as a teenager.  However, acne as a teenager –or younger- can really affect your self-esteem at a time when your self-esteem is teetering on the edge of okay or not okay. 

In my day we had little to combat the acne so we lived through it the best we could.  When my daughters were battling acne in middle school and high school all we had was Proactive.  Proactive works at first because of the high alcohol content but eventually it contributes to future breakouts, makes the skin red and sensitive and can prematurely age the skin.  By severely drying the skin out it contributes to wrinkles and future breakouts!  It has no moisturizers and no ingredients to help fade dark spots or minimize and eliminate any scarring.  Eventually, the skin on my girls faces was dry, sensitive and breaking out again.  One of my daughters suffered from cystic acne, which is very painful.  The Proactive didn’t help with that at all.  Also, when you make your first order, you are automatically placed on an auto ship program so you end up with too much product, which you cannot return.

Understanding acne is the first step to combating it so here is a helpful map of acne and its causes on the different areas of the face:

 Face Mapping is a good way to show you some easy things you can do to decrease your acne using diet and hydration. The forehead focus on eating less junk food. The chin is more about those pesky hormones as a teenager. Click here to see what your acne is all about.

In college, my daughters have had to face adult acne, which has been worse than the previous acne.  Thankfully, I found a product that works.  It worked when my youngest was in high school and has helped while in college. 

What has worked for us?  The NuSkin Clear Action System is what has taken care of present acne, has prevented future acne and has eliminated any discoloration or scarring.  Here’s why, it contains the following ingredients that other acne skin care products don’t have or don’t have enough of them to get rid of acne and improve your skin:

5.0% Salicylic acid—OTC anti-acne agent that exfoliates and keeps pores clear
Dipotassium glycyrrhizate—Reduces redness and soothes skin
DL-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic acid (Zinc PCA)—A 5 alpha reductase inhibitor that reduces sebum flow, diminishes redness, and soothes the skin
Potassium ascorbyl—Tocopheryl phosphate—Water and lipid-soluble antioxidant
Camellia sinensis leaf extract (White tea)—Polyphenolic antioxidant
Lactic acid—Exfoliates to keep pores clear and reduces discoloration of acne scars
Phytosphingosine—Reduces redness
Hexapeptide-2—Reduces discoloration and hyperpigmentation
Thioctic acid (Alpha lipoic acid)—Patented agent for reducing redness, pore size, and scarring
Retinol—Accelerates skin renewal, thickens skin, evens texture, and lightens dark spots

What you don’t see is a lot of alcohol to dry, irritate and prematurely wrinkle the skin.  These products can be used on sensitive skin because ingredients soothe the skin.  And, the addition of antioxidants adds nutrients to the skin so it doesn’t prematurely age.  This is the only product like this on the market.  I know I looked high and low so my daughters wouldn’t have to suffer like I did!

I always like to read product reviews so I’ve included them as well for acne skin care solutions as close to NuSkin Clear Action as possible…none of them can really prevent and repair though. (Adults: have old scarring? Using this system will REVERSE that past damage leaving a younger, healthier face!)  Notice the percentage of alcohol and/or salicylic acid, as that is very important in the fight against acne.  Never use a product containing alcohol and be sure the percentage of salicylic acid is at least 5%.

NuSkin Clear Action - click to read additional reviews

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this system! It's the only system that works for me and it clears up acne scarring and dark spots as well! I have never broken out on my forehead, cheeks, or chin before until now. And by breakout I mean get one or two pimples in these areas. My forehead had subsurface bumps and they were basically zits waiting to appear. And on top of that, I had blackheads all over my nose and a little bit right on the sides my nose. This system made a hugeee difference after only two weeks of use! The subsurface bumps disappeared and blackheads have greatly diminished and so has my occasional zit or two. I recently ran out of the foaming cleanser so I stopped using the system all together. My acne started coming back and I tried to use Neutrogena to hold me over, but it didn't work. At $92 for the whole system, it's worth it. Big results in such a little amount of time and it lasts a looong time - a good two or three months for me!

Murad Anti-Aging Acne Treatment - click to read reviews

Dermalogica - click to read reviews

Health Tip:  Drink Plenty of Water or Green Tea for Clear Skin

Dermatologists will all tell you that getting enough water every day will help to keep you skin acne free. The best guideline for water consumption is 8 8-ounce glasses per day.  Drink more if you exercise or spend time outside in the heat.  Green Tea is excellent to drink because it contains catechins, which provide potent antioxidants to defend against the bacteria behind acne.

To learn more about the Clear Action System or to buy, click here

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