This blog post is in fact going to be completely different to what I originally thought i would be writing for my first skin update. I in fact assumed that it would be no different because i had got it in my mind that everything i was doing to ensure the improvement of my skin just wasnt working. Recently however i have put side by side pictures together and im beyond shocked at the change that I’ve just neglected to notice.
Before I show a comparison i would love to say that the duac alone was able to give these results but its anything but. I decided around 2 weeks ago, maybe 3 weeks if im being completely honest, to completely change my skin routine and become stricter in myself to take care of my face and really get rid of the makeup i was using after the day was up. I had used simple products previously as recommended by my doctor and to be completely honest at first it made my skin extremely dry and quite frankly feel horrible and sore to even go out with because it was so dry it would crack almost instantly. I did however carry on with using the Simple facial wash but just added an extra element to my routine and instead of using a light moisturizer i would use a heavier one and over time my skin became back to a tolerable state.
Not only did i change my moisturizer i added an extra product that i was told would improve the state of my skin, if im being completely honest i purchased said product because i was just beyond done with my face and the state it was in. I was willing to try absolutely anything. Witch Hazel. I hadn’t heard of witch hazel until i saw it on a post in a beauty page that i just happened to click on and ive never been more thankful. The change in my skin in the last 3 weeks since using it is remarkable. At first i wasnt 100% sure what witch hazel was so quite frankly i was putting something on my face without doing the research first and truly knowing what the product was, i highly recommend you DO NOT do this. Before trying a product on your face at least research and know what you are in fact allowing your skin to soak in. I was lucky. Witch hazel is a said to be a natural remedy which helps the inflammation and irritation of skin, it is in fact in a lot of health care products mainly to do with the skin. Now witch hazel is actually not recommended to be ingested so please before using it allow yourself to get known with the risks and possible side effects. Obviously to help your skin you have no need to orally take witch hazel so the side effects almost half. All you really need to do is get a cotton pad, soak in witch hazel and dab on your skin. As witch hazel can kill bacteria that lives in the skins pores, reduce the amount of oil in your skin and speed up healing you can only imagine the results it can possibly have on someones acne.
Now for the pictures, I do have to mention however that i am no way comfortable with putting up pictures of the state my skin was in. Now there is nothing AT ALL wrong with acne in fact it’s quite natural but so is feeling self conscious in yourself and the way that you look and for me that has always been a huge issue.
As you can see in the picture on the left my skin was VERY irritated and sore and if im completely honest with you the lighting in the picture allows me to hide a lot of very small blemishes. The picture on the right was taken a mere hour ago. There is still scaring which im not really expecting to go away and im perfectly ok with that. There is no irritation and it’s not sore in the slightest. There are no bumps and my skin is smooth to the touch. Some of the spots leading to my forehead are still quite red as you can see but they are the ones that have taken alot longer to heal as in the first picture they were quite fresh. Taking that into consideration though they are merely scabs now and will no doubt be nothing more than a scar if that in a couple more weeks.
I’m extremely happy with how my skin is going. I must be completely honest with my progress however and say that the opposite side of my face was in fact in a worse condition than this side meaning it is still pretty bad so I don’t feel 100% confident sharing that just yet but know that in time i will share absolutely everything with you all.
I do recommend Witch Hazel 100% but i cant stress enough how the effect it can have on everyone’s skin is completely different. Everyone has different skin meaning everything can have a completely different reaction so please be very safe and VERY aware of the different side effects and possible reactions you could have when using said product. The product itself on the bottle doesn’t really show many side effects but you can never be too careful in what you use on your skin.
Here is the link to what i use in case anyone is curious: Witch Hazel
Have a good day