This email was sent recently by our community member Anika who lives in Bangladesh. This girl read the blog back to back, came up with a routine and stuck to it. Now she is here, sharing her candid success story with all of us. * applause *
I am very happy with my skin now and all thanks to you!!
acne is down to nearly zero!! oiliness and dryness is under control.!!
As you know i am from another country , i could not find most of the products and i am a student so mighty expensive products like kaya are out of my reach right now . you will probably think i’m crazy writing all these but i wanted to share these as your site is visited by many like me who can not find the products or may not be able to afford these.
Here’s my regimen –
i wash my face with Follow Me oil control+whitening face wash in the morning . i bought it from K Mart which is like Walmart of our city 😛 but much much smaller. then i put on Lotus herbals 3 in 1 matte sunscreen . you may find it weird and funny but i mix it with Clean and Clear fairness cream. It gives me a fine matte look and i get less oily on my nose which is fixable by a tissue ( i’m looking for blotting paper though ) . then Lakme perfect radiance compact before going out.
when i come back i massage my face with johnsons baby oil and wash it with Sastid Bar or the face wash depending on my mood and skin condition. Then i put on a little amount of Neutrogena visibly clear oil free moisturizer on the sides of my cheek and less on the t zone . i am thinking of getting Lacto Calamine. Its cheaper and i think it will be better . i wash my face after an hour with honey and lemon.
then before going to bed i wash face only with water and go to sleep .
Oh! about the isotrenoin gel, i have NOT used it for the last 7 days . i thought i will break out like crazy but surprisingly a small zit on forehead and one on cheek only.!! so i guess one have to use isotrenoin religiously and when there is less pimples and much peelings , the use of it can be lessened . so i am using isotrenoin gel twice or thrice a week depending on the ratio of dryness and peelings. i am hopeful that someday i might go a long time without using the gel.
And i am also using Lotus Herbals Tea Tree clarifying clay face pack once a week, i alternate it with Himalaya Neem Face pack but it can feel harsh on skin.
Sorry if i have wasted your time but you see i’m very excited and wanted to share the excitement with YOU guys who are worthy of the credit.!! and i think this is a budget and simple regimen for APST 1 or APST 2 and the product options can be changed too.
My acne is almost gone so now i started concentrating on the pigmentation and spots. again i failed to find the products mentioned on the site So i found out this fade out products and saw very good reviews about them. But the problem is i can not decide which one to use . http://www.fadeout.com/ they say that the ingredient Niacinamide is good for acne. so i am thinking of getting the night cream as i am not using anything during sleep and i think that’s why face doesn’t have a healthy glow!
Thanks for all the help!!
P.S. oh! one more thing.. i thought i was an APST 3 but the fact was that i was using all comedogenic products and ofcourse was not careful about my skin. i thought i had break outs because of teenage but when they got out of control then i came to my senses 😀
so it’s good to treat ’em when they start to appear. And there are lots of products out there. i myself tried hundreds of them, i’m sure if my skin could it would commit suicide because of my heartless experiments on it 😀 But what we need is the right product and then all is simple! AM helped me to understand what would be the right product for my skin. thanks!
Editor’s note: Your email this morning has made me very happy. 🙂 I’m so proud of you. Congratulations. I looked at the product descriptions on fadeout.com. I found their original moisturizing formula safer than the rest, although it does have a few mildly comedogenic plus 2 highly comedogenic ingredients. The main lightening ingredient in it is lactic acid which is one of my favourites for dark spot correcting. If you are APST 1/2 then it could still work for you. If not, see if you can find safer products with lactic acid as one of the first few ingredients.