How I’m Staying (Mostly) Blemish Free
We’re bringing this post back as a timely follow up to our discussion about acne-banishing toners last week. ‘Tis the season for breakouts!
A few months back, I entered a phase of having stress breakouts. This was something more than just the very specifically timed hormonal breakouts I’ve been used to. Although Annmarie Gianni’s oil really works for those hormonal breakouts, it can be drying if used too often on the more sensitive parts of my face, plus I’m not in love with the scent. I decided to try some new products.
There’s no better way to feel beautiful and confident than to have clear, glowing skin. A healthy lifestyle is the best way to get there, but ya know I need a little extra help sometimes. These two products are the perfect solution for me.
Blissoma Smooth A+ Perfecting Serum: I love this brand! Everything I’ve used feels immediately soothing and wonderful on the skin. This serum lets me add a layer of blemish protection without piling on too many oils. I generally put this on between my face oil and sunscreen during the day, or between oil and a balm at night. Usually I can just use it once a day, but if things are particularly harrowing I may use it twice. It sinks right in and has a matte finish, yet is not drying at all. It both prevents and treats blemishes, and I find myself with fewer blackheads and diminished pores. The scent is very light – mainly I detect rose and frankincense. This stuff is pretty perfect. ($25.99/1 oz)
Osmia Organics Spot Treatment: I didn’t even know I wanted a spot treatment until I tried this on a whim, while ordering some luscious Osmia body oils. The Spot Treatment is an overnight wonder, without the drying or the overly strong scent some spot treatments have. I mostly smell rosemary and citrus. I’ve had success with this whether applied to bare skin, between layers of other products, or on top of everything. ($20/.16 oz)
It feels satisfying to have found blemish treatments so good I can stop looking for something else! Have you tried these?
*First published March 2014.