I haven't struggled with really bad skin since I was a teenager, maybe 13 or 14. My skin hasn't been bad at all for the last 5-10 years. Not perfect, but definitely not terrible. However, last fall, my skin suddenly decided to act up in a way that I've never experienced. It started in September-ish and by spring I was dealing with this.
For a frame of reference, this was December 2012. A nice, make-up free close-up.
I could tell you the list of products I tried in order to make this better. I could talk about the amount of time, effort, money, and hope I put into products. I could write about the theories I developed on why my skin was behaving in such ways. But I don't want to talk about that. I can give that laundry list another day. What I would like to talk about is what worked because that's what's important here.
At the end of May, I started using Rodan + Fields Unblemish. Two friends I met in Alaska sell the products and I'd found myself wondering if I should try them. By the time I was getting ready to leave Missouri, I knew that I had to try something with the real potential to work on my skin because I was sick of being disappointed.
Now, if you like the idea of using Rodan + Fields, who are famous for their anti-aging product lines, you can go straight to the website and use the Solution Tool to find what line may be right for you:
It's an easy, interactive online quiz that helps you decide on a product: Unblemish, Reverse, Soothe, or Redefine. There's also an Enhancements and Essentials lines, and I'm hoping to try out those products too. I knew I needed Unblemish, but I'm looking into the idea of switching to a few Soothe products in the future because I generally have really sensitive skin.
After a month, I ordered the Dual Acne Treatment. This was the actual medicine that was supposed to heal my skin, in addition to the others that were cleaning it.
By last week, 6 weeks into using the entire regimen twice a day, this is what my skin looked like.
If you've never struggled with bad skin, you might have trouble understanding what it feels like, but confidence is ripped away from you in every aspect of your life. It becomes the number one thing you think about when you wake up in the morning and the last thing you regret over before you fall asleep. It's terrible.
I do say that the only thing that held me back from jumping on the Rodan + Fields bandwagon was the price. It made me hesitate not because I wasn't willing to pay for a product that would clear my skin, but because I've spent a lot of money on products that didn't clear my skin. I will say that the 60-day money back guarantee gave me peace of mind when I was ordering. It also made me feel like the product was more likely to work. If you are having troubles with you skin, I can 110% recommend these products for you. I would love to direct you to my consultant Jami's webpage if you're interested in trying R+F. I do recommend becoming a Preferred Customer because there is the perk of 2-day free shipping, which will save a lot of time and money in the end.
Jami sent me a few free samples of the Enhancements Micro-Dermabrasion Paste to try out and I liked it so much that she offered to send me the full-size version. I love the exfoliating element this adds back to my skincare routine...I've really missed that!
In the end, I would have to say that these products are worth it. I will continue to use them and I hope that by spreading the word, you might give them a try too.
All opinions are 100% my own and I am buying my own Unblemish regimen each month.