Breakout Diaries Episode 2
I’ve been moving on with my life, and so have most of my pimples, thanks to this miracle product le boyfriend gave me. Meet my new hero:
Clearasil Stay Clear.Unfortunately for us pimple-ridden people here in the Philippines, we don’t have this locally. This can only be bought from the US, so if you have any relatives in that side of the world, beg them to send you one! It works great on me and dried out most of my pimples.
Now after the pimples have dried, I’m left with the problem of how to get rid of acne scars. As I’ve told you time and again, this wasn’t the first time I have dealt with a major breakout. About two years ago, I had a breakout just as bad as this one, and I was rendered helpless, until I found a good derma place: It was Nisce Skin and Face Clinic. This was recommended to me by one of my classmates back in college, who also dealt with the same problem, but after weeks of treatment, had bounced back from the dilemma. His skin was so clear, and it’s as if it was stretched taut. When I saw how he looked like after the treatment, I knew I had to undergo treatment as well.
More than the facial services Nisce provided, I think that the magic was in their products. Here’s two of the three that I used back then, and am currently using now:
Nisce’s Clarifying Lotion and Peel White Lotion, applied one after the other before sleep :) It costs 180 pesos per bottle, which will last you about one to one and a half months. Now, the great thing about this product is that it will peel the dead skin cells, especially the scarred ones, making way for the newer and better skin cells to resurface. The thing I don’t like about the product is that it will cause major peeling, very noticeable especially when you put on powder, as the powder will collect on the peeling-off skin. It will also make your face a bit pinkish to red. You definitely have to weigh its use. Which shall you choose: the acne scars or the temporary peeling? Of course, there are other options to remove acne scars (glycolic peeling, diamond peels, Flawless Power Peel, among many others) but this one is one of the most effective and cheapest for me. It has worked well for me in the past, that after four weeks of use, my skin looks better, more radiant, and of course, the acne scars have lightened.
Another disadvantage is that you absolutely have to avoid sun exposure during the use of this product.
This product is available in all Nisce branches nationwide. However, they really run out of stocks quite often, which annoys me a lot. It takes them about 2 weeks to restock because they still get their products from La Union, where Dra Edna Nisce is having her clinic and where she formulates these products. If you call them to inquire if the products are available before heading to any of their branches to buy the products, it might save you a lot of time and money, as stocks tend to run out really fast.
How about you? What products are you using to get rid of pimple scars? Let me know by commenting below! I would love to hear from you :)