For as long as I can remember, there was never a time I did NOT have pimples and acne. I remember those crazy times I would try cheap home remedies like applying weird gunk (aloe vera gel, lemon slice, and toothpaste) on my face, hoping the ugly red dots (sometimes pus-filled) on my face would miraculously disappear. Boy, was I wrong!
I tried off-the-shelf skincare products like Sukin, Cetaphil, Uriage and Simple and even the higher range products like Clinique, Caudalie, Estee Lauder and Kiehl’s, to name a few, but nothing did my skin condition any justice. My skin took a turn for the worse in mid-2011. My face was suddenly red and covered with cystic acne. I knew I needed medical help as people around me were growing more concerned about this sudden change. I consulted the famous Dr. Nathan Bangsar and he prescribed his even famous topical acne solution and put me on Ro-Accutane. That shit is bad for you! I became a crazy woman!
Anyhoo, I did some tests and found out that I had PCOS ( Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Hypothyroidism, so it seems like I had a party going on in my body! After my exciting double-diagnosis, my dad wasn’t too stoked about the whole RoAccutane thing and so I stopped taking dem crazy pills because they were making me crazy!
Fast forward to these last few years, I got married and things changed for the better. My lifestyle became more of a routine, less late nights, more water intake, cleaner eating, more exercise, less fast food. Simultaneously, my skin also looked better.
I have been using Murad’s skincare range for over 2 years now. I still wouldn’t say my skin is 10/10, but it has helped make my skin look better. Click on the links below to learn more about the products that saved my skin from making me look like a pizza-faced teenager!
- Murad Hydrating Toner
- Murad Luminous Essence
- Murad Advanced Blemish & Wrinkle Reducer
- Murad Anti Aging Moisturizer
- City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++
Also, I want to share my tips and steps to ensure that my face remains clean and clear :
- Change bedsheets and pillow covers weekly
- Remove makeup before bed with micellar water, followed by 3 important steps: cleanser, toner, and moisturizer
- Get enough sleep, 6 – 8 hours
- Apply mask weekly (i use Murad’s Clarifying Mask)
- Exfoliate every other day ( i use St. Ives’s Apricot Scrub)
- HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE!
- Stay positive!
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