Okay okay okay, so today’s topic is one that no one really wants to deal with or talk about, but that’s just too bad because it really needs to be discussed & DEALT WITH…
Good old acne.
Not just your regular stress induced pimple that dries up with a dab of tea tree oil though, I am talking about the real deal kinda acne NOBODY wants to deal with.
I was always that lucky teen who never went through the awkward zitty phase of life, so by the time I sailed through my twenties, I figured I was smooth sailing when it came to my skin. Then, like a bat out of hell, I all the sudden started breaking out BAD.
The same thing happened to my sister at just around the same age. Nasty, painful, cystic type acne. They said it was hormones, & that sadly that was the toughest kind of acne. I was put on medicine, it didn’t work, I got IPL’s, they just hurt horribly, you name it… I was trying it.
SO… about two weeks ago I got some pretty horrific zits that were literally making me a prisoner of my own home. They were on my jaw line & a few on the sides of my nose (where it realllly starts to hurt) & I was literally horrified to go out in public. They were the kind you just couldn’t extract, so when you tried they got uber irritated, & then there was zero way to cover them up. I may or may not have told my trainer it was a flat iron burn. Yes, I was that embarrassed.
At almost thirty years old, I should not be in the position, right? So… I pulled out the big guns.
Enter ZAPZYT, aka the answer I’ve been looking for. It’s a full skincare regimen that literally covers all the bases & helps banish that acne super quickly.
Let me break down the whole process/products used:
+ Acne Wash: first I start with the acne wash. I am loving this cleansing wash because it really leaves my skin with that squeaky clean feeling & it’s hypoallergenic/dye & fragrance free. It contains the dermatologist recommended 2% of Salicylic Acid to help unclog pores/dry out acne as well as aloe & chamomile to soothe irritated skin/reduce redness. Added bonus: it works a body wash too, if you suffer from bacne/chestne/arm-ne(?).
+ Pore Treatment Gel: This product is borderline genius. It somehow gets into all my pores cleaning them out & treating the heart of the problem (literally). It strengthens the skin thanks to linoleic essential fatty acids which helps prevent zits from growing. It also contains soothing botanicals that instantly calm down angry skin.
+ Acne Treatment Gel: when zits get super stubborn, that’s when the treatment gel comes out. It somehow brings oxygen into the pores & within a few hours your zit will be worlds smaller/more presentable. This was the real lifesaver for me these past few weeks w/ some of my more ugly blemishes. It’s water based, so there is no skin drying (major) & really is a miracle worker.
+ Pore Clearing Scrub: two times a week I will do a good scrub with this pore clearing scrub. This product is a real blackhead blaster!!! It gently exfoliates my skin, clearing my pores & leaving it baby soft. It also contains that 2% Salicylic Acid, so I know it’s also preventing further acne from popping up.
Okay okay, so now for a little giveaway, cause you guys have got to try it to believe it. Leave a comment below with their acne horror story & 5 lucky ladies will receive the entire ZAPZYT collection (full size products!). Make sure to leave your email address below so we can get your goodies to you! Winner will be chosen one week from today. Can’t wait for you guys to give it a try! x, E
Thank you to ZAPZYT for kindly sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!
[ PHOTOS BY ARIELLE LEVY ]