Skin Care? All Clear

13 November 2019

For me, my skin is an important factor when it came confidence. Since I was an early bloomer  I was, unfortunately, the first person to be hit square in the forehead quite literally, with acne.  In Year Six in my forehead was a state it was actually tragic. Of course in the spirit of thriving adolescence, I was made fun of.

As I grew up I felt like I was the only person in the whole world who had skin like a 13-year-old despite being 18.
Everyone told me my skin would clear once I was 16 and although it cleared up a little I still had acne and I hated every second of it. I wanted my makeup to go on smoothly or even better not feel too bad when I didn't wear makeup. Even though I was mastering the art of not giving a fudge, it still bugged me a  bit

I have been using the brand MaryKay for a while, well, since I turned 16 because brands such as Clearasil and Neutrogena only caused my skin to flare up even more and it made me lose the very little hope I had. So my mum put me unto MaryKay because it had miraculously cleared her own acne, she liked the brand so much she became a part-time sales rep. So that's how I started using the brand myself. I had been using the botanical set so not to irritate my sensitive skin and although it was good it did not clear my acne.

So before I went to Uni my mum handed me the "Acne Set", I feel like that I should have been given the Acne Set initially since the tin literally says: It clears acne. I remember looking at my mum dubiously before she reminded me of the times I had used products whose main goal was to clear acne. Long story short: It didn't go too well.

Let me tell you guys! If you happen to suffer from acne this could be it. This could be your saviour. It took 3 days! 3 days to literally destroy the big debris! The product saw my skin and thought: "Over my dead body" and went to work.  So it is my honour to help somebody out today and talk through my routine.

In total there are five products

So the first thing I use is the Clear Proof Clarifying Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin
It is £15.00 I think that's the reality for me when it came to going into my skincare journey some of the products can be a little expensive.

Like I said before though it works super well!

I use it every night and every day, apply hot water to face and really get in there by rubbing it into your skin in a circular motion, it foams up quite quickly and I can assure you, that you don't need a lot of it, only a pea size. It has 2% Salicylic Acid which is an exfoliant that removes dead skin from the pores.

The second thing I use in the night and the evening is the Clear Spot Solution For Acne  Prone Skin
This cost £13.50  but the price can sometimes dip to £12.00
It has 2% Salicylic acid like the latter product, it also has other products including Canadian Willowherb, sea heather and burdock root, which have been linked to reducing redness that is often associated with blemishes. Use like lotion after you wash your face, only uses it in areas where it is particularly spotty, rub in well straight after cleansing.

The next product is the  Clear Proof Pore-Purifying Serum  

It has the same ingredients as the last product, I usually apply this in the night and the day and I use it third, it is quite a strong formula and is designed to reduce the size of pores and help control shine.  This product will make or break the routine as this will works actively during the night and say. This item is £18.50, Use this all over your face but sparsely, one pump should do just fine. Like before rub in well in circular motion.

The last item is the Clear Proof  Oil-Free Moisturiser for Acne Prone Skin 

Apply this last of all in the morning and the evening, it is non-comedogenic which means that it does not plug pores, which is more than perfect for someone who has acne like me, the routine can be very drying but this moisturiser works so well even my extremely dry skin doesn't need more than a tiny drop. I usually focus around my mouth and nose area because those areas can get a bit flaky for me. This costs £17.00

It is noted that it is cheaper to buy it all as part of the set rather than individually, I know it seems expensive at first but it lasts longer than most of my older skin care products. As every item requires you to use only a pea size amount, so don't go overboard less is more with this skin kit.

Note when I wash off makeup I don't use the Cleanser to wash off makeup, but I use a shower gel from Lidl. Yes, Lidl.  It's cheap and it is neutral PH so it's perfect and does not irritate your skin at all.

This is the Microdermabrasion Refine wash, it causes tiny little tears in your skin that encourages the skin to repair itself, causing dark marks from previous acne to fade. Mary Kay suggests to use it 3 times a week but I use it only once a week as it can be very harsh on acne prone skin if you use it more than once, even then I mix it with wash as well because I said it may be too powerful for Acne-Prone skin. 

I can't quite find the price as it comes together in a set with another item, which costs £51.00

Next is the Clear Proof Deep Cleansing Charcoal Mask I couldn't get a picture of it on its own because it is finished, but it is in the big picture of all of them. MaryKay claims it is a triple action mask that deeply cleanses skin and reduces shine and makes your skin look wonderful. I use it twice a week, on a Thursday and a Sunday and I wear it for 20 minutes. You can actively see it destroy huge spots and in the morning, you can tell that that the size has been reduced drastically. This isn't a must but my skin just feels so much better than usual and it's the closest thing to a quick fix, it just I can't put it into words how great it is!

If you what to find out more about each product feel free to click the names of each item and it will take you to their website, everything that I told you I found out on their website, of course, I gave you my opinion as well. They're a great company and greatly underrated.

This isn't an Ad or sponsorship I have brought all the products myself and gave you my honest opinion. I would wholeheartedly recommend the brand to any friends so if you want, give it a try!

Until next time

Emmy xx

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