Body Acne Is Back: Plan of Attack

Body Acne Is Back: Plan of Attack

My body acne looks similar to face acne.

I realize how tacky the title of this post sounds and I apologize. It is an accurate summary of what I will be talking about though.

I had body acne before but it went away. Well, now it is back! This means that I have to have a plan for how I am going to get rid of it.

This post will go into what I am going to do and maybe it will help others that are dealing with body acne as well.

About body acne

A lot of people think that acne only happens on the face. They are really wrong! Acne can happen anywhere skin is (which is everywhere).

Common places for body acne include the chest (chestne), shoulders and back (bacne). People also complain (and laugh sometimes) about butt acne.

The main causes of zit formation anywhere are clogged pores, excess dead skin cells and bacteria. When it comes to what can cause these aforementioned causes of zit formation, you are looking at the following:

  • Hormones: These pesky things seem to cause a lot of bad things to happen when they are out of wack and/or shifting. You tend to see this being the cause in women with PCOS who have a high amount of androgens or react poorly to the amount they have.
  • Being a teenager: Walking the halls of a high school- you will see that this is true. Don’t actually do that though.
  • Medications and steroids: This includes things like birth control, Lithium, testosterone, cold medicine, Adderall and thyroid medications.
  • Mental health conditions (stress, anxiety and depression)- Our mental health can affect our physical health. This means that it can cause acne.
  • Genes-There may be some genes that cause people to struggle with acne.
  • Skincare products: Some products like soaps and oils can irritate some people’s skin which in turn can cause acne.

When it comes to body acne, there can be some other causes that are more specific to that type. They are as follows:

  • Sweat left on the skin for too long: If you work out hard and sweat a lot, not showering afterwards can lead to acne.
  • Laundry detergent issues: Our skin may not like some laundry detergent and thus acne may form.
  • Body care products: Our skin may not like some body washes we use which may cause acne to form.
  • Not washing bedding enough: Having dirty bedding may cause acne to form on your body.

Having body acne can be detrimental to one’s mental health just as acne on the face can be. Some may feel like they do not look very good in certain outfits and try to cover up. This also may make them shy away from certain situations (like going to the beach).

Luckily, the treatment options that exist for face acne are pretty much the same for body acne as well. Here are some of them:

  • Benzoyl peroxide: Comes in creams, gels, patches, face washes and body washes by various brands.
  • Salicylic acid: Comes in creams, gels, body washes, patches and chemical peels.
  • Glycolic acid: Comes in chemical peels, body washes, face washes, lotions and serums.
  • Niacinamide: Comes in creams, gels, lotions and serums.
  • Retinol: Comes in creams, gels and lotions.
  • Tretinoin: Comes in creams and gels.
  • Mandelic acid: Comes in chemical peels, face washes, body washes, serums and toners.
  • Adapalene (Differin): Comes in gel form.
  • Antibiotics: These include clindamycin, doxycycline and erythromycin.
  • Accutane
  • Blue light therapy: Some spas offer this service or you can buy a blue light therapy wand/lamp on various sites.

My body acne situation

I have struggled with acne for a very long time but before it was only on my face. In recent years I have had pimples show up on my body as well. I have gotten them virtually everywhere except for my calves!

I went through a five month phase a while back where I was struggling with back acne a lot. It all seemed to clear up on its own which was great. Unfortunately, I am dealing with a lot of bacne again as well as chestne and shoulder acne.

I have different types of acne lesions on my body. They are as follows:

  • Back- Whiteheads, papules and cysts.
  • Shoulders- Papules and whiteheads.
  • Chest- Papules

Ugh!

This time I do not want to wait for it to clear up on its own because who knows if that will even happen. That means I have to have a plan in place with products I am going to use.

There have been some products I have used on my body acne areas before but they really didn’t work. Here is what I have used:

  • CeraVe salicylic acid body wash
  • Alpha Skin Care glycolic acid lotion
  • Kojic acid soap
  • Makeup Artist’s Choice 5 Acid Body Peel
  • Sulfur soap- Only very sporadically, to be honest.
  • 30% glycolic acid peel

I believe that my body acne is due to my PCOS diagnosis. My hormonal levels have been in the normal range when they were tested but it is clear that my body is sensitive to the levels I do have.

My plan of attack

In addition to my acne, I also struggle with hyperpigmentation after the lesions heal. These dark marks are even harder to make go away so I will just be focusing on getting rid of the lesions right now.

My plan is pretty simple. It involves using a sulfur soap everyday on my areas with acne followed up by a fragrance free lotion. I will also be trying out the Mighty Patch on some of my lesions. If those aren’t working after several weeks, I will start using PanOxyl benzoyl peroxide body wash.

In conclusion

Body acne sucks! It is good that the treatments for our faces can also be for our bodies too though.

I really hope that my plan works and I am excited to get started. Look out for an update in a few weeks time if you are interested!

Do you struggle with body acne? If so, what are using to clear it up?

Thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: Some of the links on my blog might be affiliate. This means that if you click on them and make a purchase- I get some of the money.

#acne #skincare #skinproblems #tretinoin #beauty #pcos #pcosawareness #hormonalproblems #pms #pmddtreatment

A Perfect Friday is Always Welcomed!

A Perfect Friday is Always Welcomed!

On this past Friday, I did another one of my life check-ins. It was such a beautiful day that it made the session even better than some of my prior ones. I also read a great book.

In this post, I will be talking more about this check-in and what I got out of it this time.

What a life check-in is

If you haven’t seen my post about life check-ins and you don’t know what I am talking about, I will give an explanation.

Life check-ins are simply just times where you focus on aspects of your life and self. You can ask yourself questions such as:

  • How do I feel about my job/career?
  • Do I feel fulfilled in life?
  • Am I satisfied in my relationship?
  • How is my mental state?

There are many more questions that you can ask yourself. When you answer them, it is important to be specific and add in some detail. It may be useful to use a notebook/journal for this.

Once you have answered the questions, think about what you may need to change or keep doing in your life to keep everything in balance. When things are in balance, happiness and forward progression can occur.

A successful check-in session should also include a comforting environment. This could look like the following:

  • In your room with no children or partner present and a glass of wine next to you on a food tray.
  • In your living room with soft music playing while your partner and children are away.
  • In your bathtub with candles lit around you.
  • On your deck on a beautiful day.
  • In your garden on a beautiful day.

Life check-ins are good to do every once in a while. How many you need to do is solely up to you.

My life check-in for June

Things haven’t been going the way I have wanted them to over the past three or so years. It has mainly been due to financial/career reasons but I have also had health issues.

Because of this, I have been doing check-ins with myself. It is important for me to have a life that I am as happy as possible with and I feel that these will help me get on that path.

My sessions usually includes a hot drink in my favorite mug (usually a turmeric drink or Starbucks Medium Roast), sitting in my comfortable reading chair, an ambience video on the TV and my journal with me. I make sure to do these while my son is sleeping and my husband is at work otherwise it won’t be a good experience.

This most recent session was a little different though. Instead of sitting in my reading chair, I decided to sit outside in a chair on the grass (husband was taking care of our son inside). I kicked off my flip-flops to feel the earth at my feet. As cliché as it sounds- I felt so grounded. I love feeling this way.

With me outside I also took my turmeric drink , phone, ear buds, journal/pen and a book (to read afterwards).

Since I obviously didn’t have a TV outside, I thought that putting an ambience video on my phone and listening to it with my ear buds would be a good choice. As it turns out, it was. The music was closer to my ear and I could hear it better which made me all the more relaxed. Here is the ambience video I used:

I have put this video on several times before. The Bossa Nova music in it seemed perfect for this particular day.

My check-in began with me thinking about what I want to be doing when it comes to making money. I visualized the perfect work day for me-what my tasks would be, my hours, the amount I would want to make and more.

I also mulled over whether my son should be put into in-person school this coming fall or not. This decision and my employment relate to each other so it was necessary to think about.

In terms of other things about life (and me!), there wasn’t much thinking/decision making I felt needed to be done. I have a good idea already of what else I need to work on/do.

After doing all of this introspection, I came up with the following takeaways:

  • To be fulfilled, I want a career that involves administrative and writing/editing work.
  • My son will not be in in-person school until things are more figured out regarding COVID vaccines, treatments and deadly variants.
  • I need to get better sleep. This is important for my immune system, mental health and more.
  • I really want my skin to get better.

Here are the solutions to the takeaways:

  • I will continue to apply for legitimate remote jobs that involve some of the tasks I am good at and like. This also means that I need to spend time on cover letters and change up my resume if need be.
  • I already have my son’s first grade curriculum stuff so we are good there. The hard thing I am going to have to do is explain to family members why he will not be in public schools for at least the first semester of the next school year. I will have to figure out what to say if they ask about it and be okay with the opposition I am sure to receive. Also, I need to look for safe socialization opportunities in the community for him.
  • I will be following tips and guides to get better sleep.
  • I will continue to use the products I have in my current routine and also have other ones on deck. I am 99.9999% sure that the products I am using now won’t make my skin issues budge but I do want to give them some more time. I will be making lists of new products to try and go from there.

This check-in was great. It ended with me feeling renewed and motivated for the future.

A mini book review

After my life check-in, I read a wonderful new book. It is called, The Last Apothecary by Sarah Penner.

It weaves the present and the past in a masterful way. The present involves a woman who is in a rocky place with her husband and learns about an old apothecary on her trip to London. The past involves a woman who runs a secret apothecary shop that provides poisons to women who want to harm/kill the men in their lives.

The story includes some twists and turns that keep you on your toes along with providing some well researched bits of information on ancient apothecary. It all comes together to be intriguing, unique and a breath of fresh air in the fiction genre.

This book was so fun to read and I could not put it down. While I was deep diving into its story, I was thinking how cool of a show or movie it would make. I guess other people thought so as well because it is being made into a series!

I highly recommend it if you are looking for a new fiction book to read.

That’s it for this one!

Friday was a perfect day for me. Although I didn’t have any groundbreaking discoveries and solutions to things, it was good to check-in with myself.

You should consider doing a life check-in once in a while, too!

Thanks for reading!

#life #mentalhealth #employment #parenting #homeschoolcurriculum #skincare #sleep #sarahpenner

All About Glycolic Acid + Product Reviews

All About Glycolic Acid + Product Reviews

Ahhh, the wonderful world of skincare acids! It actually sounds a little scary if you don’t know anything about them. Putting acid on your face? Yikes!

The thing is that there are certain types of acids that we are capable of putting on our faces without completely burning all of our skin off. One type is called, alpha hydroxy acids. While there are several acids people can choose from that fall under this label, my post will be focusing on one of them-glycolic acid.

So, let’s do this!

What alpha hydroxy acids are

Alpha hydroxy acids (or AHAs) are acids that come from the same chemical compound group and are all water soluble. One thing that sets them apart is that they are taken from different sources.

There are said to be six different types of alpha hydroxy acids. They include glycolic acid, malic acid, mandelic acid, lactic acid, tartaric acid and citric acid. Out of all of these, glycolic and lactic acid are used/talked about the most.

Alpha hydroxy acids are commonly used in skin care products and have been for many years. This is because they have antiaging, acne reducing, dark spot lightening and skin tone brightening benefits due to the chemical exfoliation they provide.

Some of them are better for certain things than the others are but they all have tremendous value.

These acids can be found in various skin care products at different percentages. They are also sold in standalone form so that one can make their own products.

All about glycolic acid

Glycolic acid is taken from sugar and considered to be the strongest acid out of the six. It has consistently provided great results for people over the years.

This acid is said to be a great choice for the following benefits:

  • Antiaging- Because this is the strongest of the AHAs, glycolic acid is shown to reduce the signs of aging (ex. lines and sun damage). This is due to the exfoliation powers and collagen production capabilities it has.
  • Skin tone brightening and evening- The chemical exfoliation properties can make the tone of the skin look fresh, healthy and fade dark marks.
  • Acne reduction- Glycolic acid has some antibacterial and pore clearing effects that can be helpful in the treatment of acne.
  • Texture improvement-Glycolic acid helps to slough off unpleasant skin texture and smooths it out.

Glycolic acid can be found in many different products and treatments. These include the following:

  • Cleaners- The ones with glycolic acid in them will provide exfoliation along with the cleansing.
  • Toners- Gets rid of the last bits of dirt left over from cleansing.
  • Moisturizers- The ones with glycolic acid in them will up the moisturization factor while providing the other benefits it has.
  • Serums- Glycolic acid serums work to address multiple different issues. They are typically applied at night.
  • Peels- Glycolic acid based peels have a higher strength of the acid in them than daily products do. This means that one will get better results in a shorter amount of time.

The strength percentage of glycolic acid in products and treatments ranges from 10-70%. The higher percentage, the better results. Daily glycolic acid products will most likely contain 10-30% of it. Products/treatments over 30% are recommended to be applied by professionals but there can be at-home use if one is really careful.

As great as glycolic acid can be, there are also some adverse effects that may occur. Here are some of them:

  • Burns- This can happen if your skin is sensitive, your skin wasn’t ready for the strength of the glycolic acid and/or you left an at-home peel on too long.
  • Dryness
  • Redness
  • Rashes
  • Acne- Even though it helps acne in some people, in others it can actually cause/worsen acne.
  • Hyperpigmentation- For some people, glycolic acid will actually cause dark marks or worsen them.

Overall, glycolic acid is a great ingredient to have in one’s skincare routine. If you are just getting started with glycolic acid, it may be a good idea to do daily treatments that have lower percentages of it. This will prime the skin for peels which would be of higher strength.

If interested in glycolic acid products, the following are two really popular ones to consider:

The first product (top one) Is by L’Oreal Paris and is a 10% glycolic acid serum. It is for skin tone evening, lightening dark marks and decreasing the aged appearance of one’s skin. This serum should be applied once a day, in the evening.

The second product (bottom one) is by Mario Badescu and is a glycolic acid cleanser. It is to provide a deeper cleanse than what one may typically get each day. Because of this, it should only be used up to two times a week.

My product reviews

In my ongoing (think years!) quest to find products that will help my skin to look better, glycolic acid has been something I have tried. I have dealt with bad skin issues going back many years and I need something strong to make it look better.

This led me to picking up a couple glycolic acid at-home peels and a glycolic acid based serum from Makeup Artist’s Choice. I decided on doing these peels because I wanted to have faster results than the daily serum would give me. In using the serum, I was hoping that it would maintain and enhance the results that the peels might give me.

I chose the 30% and 40% peels. They are the two lowest strength ones offered by the company. The other two are 50% and 70%.

With the peels, I was hoping for an improvement in my skin tone evenness (or lack thereof), texture improvement and the reduction in the darkness of my hyperpigmentation marks. My plan was to do ten peels of each percentage. This meant that I would do one peel every week for 20 weeks.

For each peel percentage, I started off with one minute. I then increased the time each week by a minute. This was because the instructions say that a peel is not to be done for more than ten minutes.

If you don’t know already, there are certain instructions one has to follow for an at-home peel. This is essential so that you are safe from burns and you get the best results. Here are the steps to a great peel experience:

  1. Stop using products with acids and retinoids 24 hours before doing the peel.
  2. Cleanse skin and wait for it to dry.
  3. Apply a pH prep to the skin (not needed for every type of peel). This ensures that the peel will penetrate your skin as well as possible. Let it dry for 20 minutes.
  4. Squeeze out the peel on a Q-tip, cotton pad or your fingers and apply to your skin. Leave on for up to ten minutes.
  5. Rinse of the peel and cleanse the skin again.
  6. Apply a good moisturizer and make sure to use sunscreen the next day (you should be using it daily anyways).

I followed all of these instructions to a “T.”

After getting to ten minutes with the 30% peel, I saw absolutely no effects-good or bad. This was disappointing to me but I thought that maybe the 40% would yield something. So I went on and finished a ten week course of that as well.

Unfortunately, I got no results from the 40% either.

I was even more disappointed by this. My skin looked no different save for the lovely cyst on my cheek I ended up with. I decided that the 50% and 70% weren’t worth it to try because they probably wouldn’t do anything for me either.

A week or so after finishing the 40% peel course, I also finished off the bottle of serum. Of course I had no results from that either. Ugh!

Instead of just throwing the peels out (there is a lot left), I made a decision to try them out on my body. I will be doing ten courses of each peel in the near future.

As far as my face goes, I guess I will just continue to look for other products and treatments. I am currently doing a course of another peel from Makeup Artist’s Choice when I am done.

I still recommend glycolic acid!

Even though the peels and serum did not work for me, I still think that glycolic acid is a an excellent skin care ingredient. It has helped so many people obtain great looking skin.

If your skin could use a boost and you haven’t tried glycolic acid yet-consider picking up a product that has it.

Have you ever used glycolic acid before? If so, did it change your skin at all?

Thanks for reading!

#glycolicacid #skincare #beauty #pcos #acne #collagen #aloeveragel #womenshealth #medspa

2 Great DIY Face Masks for Spring (Skincare)

2 Great DIY Face Masks for Spring (Skincare)

I absolutely love spring. Everything looks beautiful and cheery outside-even when things are bad in the world.

Spring also brings some really nutritious produce. Two of these are strawberries and carrots.

When coming up with ways to pamper my troubled skin, I got the idea of using strawberries and carrots as an ingredient in face masks. In this post, I will be discussing the use of these in beauty treatments and provide the recipes for the masks.

About masks in general

Using a face mask that you make or buy is a great way to pamper yourself. It can be seen as part of a skincare routine and/or part of a self-care routine.

There are many different types of face masks that can target different skin types and issues. What you have to do is figure out your particular needs and look for a face mask product or recipe that will meet them.

Face masks are best when done after cleansing and toning (if you use a toner in your skincare routine). Having clean skin means that the mask can really penetrate your skin. According to experts, face masks are to be left on for no more than 20 minutes otherwise dryness of your skin may occur.

Do not put any mask near your eye area. This is a really delicate part of the face and masks may dry it out/irritate it.

Doing face masks two to three times a week may help your skin out a lot when combined with other great products that are used daily.

Strawberry mask: Why and how

Strawberries are very healthy for us! They are included in many expert’s lists of best fruits to include in our diets.

Because of their healthiness, they are also great for skin. Let’s take a look at the key constituents they contain in the following list:

  • Vitamin C- Strawberries contain a high amount of this vitamin. It gives a ton of antioxidant support which in turn benefits the skin by way of providing anti-aging, complexion evening and complexion brightening. It also reduces inflammation so it may be good for calming acne.
  • Resveratrol- This is a phytonutrient found in strawberries. It reduces inflammation, has antiaging properties, provides antibacterial effects, and brightens the skin.
  • Vitamin B6- This vitamin has some anti-inflammatory benefits and also may help to balance hormones (imbalanced hormones may lead to acne in some).
  • Manganese- This is a trace mineral that provides antioxidant benefits to the body.
  • Ellagic acid- This acid is high in antioxidants and may help fade dark spots.
  • Anthocyanins- These flavonoids are what gives certain foods/plants their red, blue and purple colors. They contain a high amount of antioxidants, have antibacterial properties and may ease inflammation.
  • Quercetin- This flavonoid is said to be great for reducing inflammation, itching and it also provides antioxidant benefits.

See why a strawberry face mask may do some good? I sure did!

I didn’t feel like just putting strawberry on my face would be quite enough. Here is what else I decided to add to the face mask and why:

  • Rosehip oil: This is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and fatty acids. These nutrients give it the ability to provide antiaging, acne fighting and skin tone evening benefits.
  • Full fat, plain yogurt: Yogurt contains lactic acid which is one of the alpha hydroxy acids that are found in a myriad of skincare products. This means that adding it into a face mask will provide antiaging, anti-acne and skin tone evening benefits.
  • Honey- This has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. All of those together mean that it can help fight acne, even skin tone, provide antiaging benefits and soothe irritation.

As you can see, adding these three ingredients turns this strawberry face mask into something more powerful and beneficial. It makes it good for people who are struggling with acne/acne-prone skin, dullness, dark marks and for those that have signs of aging that they want to get rid of.

Here is the recipe for you to try:

Spring Strawberry Face mask

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup, washed, whole strawberries
  • 2 tbsps. full fat, plain yogurt
  • 1 full squirt of rosehip oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Instructions-

  1. Cut the leafy tops of one cup of whole strawberries off and thoroughly wash them.
  2. Put the strawberries into a blender and blend until smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Blend it all together.
  3. Pour the mask into a container that can be sealed. Apply some all over your face and let it soak in for up to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. Seal up the container and store in the refrigerator. The mask is good for three days (you could do this schedule: face mask day/off day/face mask day).

Super easy! You could also substitute frozen strawberries for the fresh ones. Just thaw them out first.

Carrot mask: why and how

Carrots are really popular to eat around the world. They also have wonderful health benefits that make it a great choice for our skin.

Now, let’s take a look at a few of the goodies carrots have in them:

  • Vitamin A- Carrots are very high in this vitamin. It helps with anti-aging of the skin, fighting acne, preventing acne and reducing inflammation.
  • Vitamin K- This vitamin helps our bodies heal and our blood to clot properly.
  • Beta-carotene- This is an antioxidant that converts to vitamin A in our bodies. It is an antioxidant so it is very healing and provides protection for the skin
  • Potassium- This is an essential mineral that provides moisturization when used in skin care products.

Carrots also contain good amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese just like strawberries do. This comes to mean that carrots do have some of the same benefits as strawberries do. However, carrots have more power when it comes to its acne fighting capabilities.

Here is the ingredients I chose to add to this mask:

  • Pumpkin seed oil- This oil is full of things like zinc, vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, iron and vitamin A. It is great at fighting acne and provides anti-aging effects.
  • Honey- This was added to add some extra moisturization along with even more antibacterial and antioxidant effects.

These three ingredients together make for a mask that is great for people who deal with acne-prone, oily and uneven skin.

Here is the recipe for you to try:

Spring Carrot Face Mask

Ingredients-

  • 1 large carrot, washed and peeled
  • 1 squirt of pumpkin seed oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. honey

Instructions-

  1. Boil a pot of water. Add your washed and peeled carrot to the water. Boil until it feels tender when you push into it.
  2. Take the carrot out of the water and mash it up into a bowl until it is creamy. Mix in the pumpkin seed oil and honey.
  3. Spread on your face and leave on for up to 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

This recipe makes one face mask. If you are going to be using it later after making it, store it in the refrigerator in a sealed container for no more than three days.

Try one out!

Your skin may thank you for doing these face masks (or ones like them) weekly. I plan on using the carrot one weekly and using rosehip oil or yogurt in it.

Do you do any face masks ever? If so, what kind do you use?

Thanks for reading!

#springtime #springproduce #strawberryplants #strawberryseeds #babycarrots #garden #facemasks #diyskincare #skincare #acne

CeraVe SA Body Wash for Rough & Bumpy Skin + Review/Update

CeraVe SA Body Wash for Rough & Bumpy Skin + Review/Update

I did a post quite a while ago now about options for back acne. One of the options I talked about was the CeraVe SA Bodywash.

Since I have been continuing to use this product, I thought I would give a review and an update on my skin.

About the CeraVe SA Body Wash

The SA Body wash is one of the seven cleansers CeraVe offers for one’s body. The SA is short for salicylic acid which makes it marketed towards targeting rough and bumpy skin.

In addition to the salicylic acid, there also contains the ceramides and hyaluronic acid that all the CeraVe products have in them. These ingredients help with adding moisture to the skin.

CeraVe products do not have any fragrances in them. This is because the chemicals involved in making fragrances may cause skin irritation in some people. Due to this, the SA cleanser is considered non-irritating and soothing to the skin.

This product is sold in 10 ounce bottles for around $15 and seems to have great ratings on multiple sites.

My take on this product

I suffer from chest and back acne. Over the years I have largely ignored these two areas because my face was the more important thing that I wanted to have clear up.

A year or two ago, I decided that it was time to tame the zits on my body. I Googled body washes that targeted acne and I came across this CeraVe one. The salicylic acid that is in it is used to treat acne and it is also fragrance free. These two things made me end up buying it.

I noticed results soon after using this product and was very happy. Pimples and cysts were not showing up anymore. My skin was indeed smooth.

After a while, my skin started to feel rough again with the acne coming back. I thought maybe it was just a fluke and kept on using it.

Unfortunately, it was not a fluke. I am back to dealing with acne on my chest and back along with having a rough texture.

I discontinued the use of it for a couple of months and just used it again about five days ago. Since then I have had three painful cysts along with small zits sprout up all over my upper back.

Needless to say, I am disappointed in this product and will not be using it any more.

It may be a good choice for others

While the SA Body Wash from CeraVe seemed to be a fail for me after a while, I still recommend it. I think the ingredients it has are great and clearly many people have been happy with it judging from the reviews/ratings.

I will just start using other products that are great for chest and back acne. Stay tuned for an update!

Thanks for reading!

#bacne #chacne #acne #cysticacne #pcos #skincare #cerave