I never had a skin problem til my early 20's and it's genetic.
I had Nodular/Cystic Acne
acne and it was so bad I refused to leave my house. It made me depressed and I just didnt
like the way I looked. My dad had bad acne and I inherited it from him. I spent god knows how much money at dermatologists on creams, pills and
treatments. Nothing worked and some made it worse or caused other side effects.
When I was about 24-25 I begged my dermatologist to give me Accutane
. I knew the side effects and what could happen and at that
point I didn't care. I felt all the side effects were a trade off for a complexion I can look at in the mirror. She put me on it and OMG it cleared
my skin up so fast I couldn't believe it. I will never forget the first time I woke up and went to the store without a 20min skin covering regime. I
went to Wal Mart for groceries and as silly as it sounds I felt great! Nobody was looking or staring and kids didnt make comments about my "boo
The accutane worked but I had some permanent side effects (bad night vision, damaged hair, stomach issues and dry skin) I would not recommend accutane
to anyone because it is a very harmful drug. I was desperate which is why I took it, not saying that is good either but I felt it was my last option.
Well the acne came back a couple years later but not as bad, but it was still there and it caused scarring. Nodular acne is under the skin so you
can't do anything about it. You can't put a compress on it and let it pop. They hurt and are deep and cause scarring. I have a little more scarring
on one side than the other....My friends say I make a bigger deal out of it than it really is but it's my face! Again I tried all kinds of creams and
topical ointments and nothing worked. It wasnt as bad this time but it was still there and I didn't want it anymore esp as an adult.
Anyway one day I was at the Dollar Tree and picked up some bar soap by Yardley's of London Oatmeal Almond
bought it for body soap and well used it on my face and let me tell you, it worked wonders. I can't believe to this day that a dollar bar of soap
from the Dollar Tree cleared my skin up more than any cream, pill or ointment I had ever been prescribed. I don't know what it is, if it's the
oatmeal or the almond or both but my skin is soft and smooth. I don't break out unless Aunt Flo is in town
and my friends and bf have made
comments on how my skin has improved. I have been using this soap for a year now and I will never wash my face with anything else again.
I am going to assume that the soap works because it's all natural, nothing added, no chemicals to irritate my already sensitive skin. IDK what it is
but I am literally in love with this soap. I tried all the home remedies and nothing worked and believe me I sat at my computer one day and googled
"at home acne remedies" and tried everything I could find...some made my skin worse, IE tea tree oil. No matter what they say, that stuff is not
good for your skin, well mine anyway. It made me break out so damn bad I wanted to cry and throw that bottle at the girl who sold it to me telling me
it was for acne. Yea right! Salyicic Acid is horrible and Benzoyil Peroxide well bleaches everything it touches so imagine what it does to your
Anyway, sorry for going on lol but this is something I feel Im an expert in from personal experience.
I know everyones body reacts different but I truly believe all natural is the way to go esp when you have sensitive skin. Those chemicals do nothing
but harm your skin and make it worse by irritating it.
I would also like to add that one should NOT use Proactiv. I used it and it worked but your body builds up immunity to it and it stops working so when
you go off of it watch out you will break out bad! I know many people who found this out. It is good to use but not for any permanent regiment.