Today is all about pimples! We all get them, we all hate and despise them and they all get us down at some point or another, throughout our lives. Some are more prone them than others, I unfortunately have spot prone skin and have been medically diagnosed as having cystic acne.
My skin is prone to boils and facial cysts. FACT. It's not pretty. It's not nice and it's a real buzz and self esteem killer.
When researching my Acne skin condition, that combined with research for my theatrical make up class a certain cream/ product kept cropping up 'Witch Hazel' I did further research and then popped to my local boots chemist to pick up a tube to test it out for myself.
Witch Hazel is a soothing gel that helps keep skin clear and helps prevent spots and pimple. You rub it on troublesome areas. Although this is what it says on the tin, it is no miracle cream and there really is no such thing otherwise we'd all be using it! But the main reason I picked this gel up , is to reduce the size and redness of pimples, spots, blotches, and after spot darkness.
This is what it says on the bottle:
Witch Hazel gel is a traditional, natural astringent, used to help close pores and tone the skin.
We have combined distilled Witch Hazel and Glycerin in a cooling and soothing gel.
Dissolves grease and clears oiliness. Helps to keep skin clear and prevents spots and pimples. Color and fragrance free. PH balanced.
Ingredients: aqua, alcohol, glycerin, hamamelis viginiana, carbormer, methylparaben, sodium hydroxide.
At a bargainous £1.99 or 199 boots points this is a great go to daily redness reducing gel. No gimmicks just good old fashioned basic skincare. Basic design bottle, no muss no fuss and really does reduce redness and spot oozing.
I'm currently on the acne nuke drug Roaccatain that is kind of like chemotherapy for the skin. Which should kick in and start seeing a difference in about three weeks- figures crossed!
I'm documenting my daily process on the Roaccatain acne drug, so you guys can see exactly what it does!