Quest for Post-Pregnancy Acne Treatment
After I delivered my sweetie, I traded in my pregnancy glow for a faceful of acne. Little did I know postnatal acne existed and that harsh facial cleansers can aggravate it further. So, in my naiveté I thought this breakout could be cured with some good ol’ microdermabrasion. After a couple of days looking of looking more like an adolescent than a twenty-something year old, I knew I had to change my beauty regimen.
My sister suggested Purpose, after all that’s what her teenaged daughter uses and it’s a rather mild soap. I used it for about three months with an Oil of Olay moisturizer. It cleared me up pretty okay, but it still didn’t give me that radiant skin. I missed the cleanser, toner, and moisturizer routine with the weekly mask. So, I looked further and after some careful consideration went for Aubrey Organics’ Blue Green Algae. I read the ingredients on the back of the container and for the most part it seemed like it would work. Come on, camomile oil, organic jojoba, aloe vera all sound like they would do the job.
It just simply didn’t work for me. My skin started to get patches of acne and never felt quite clean. Then, I decided to take it back to 2001, when I was first introduced o Kiehl’s. They stopped working for me in 2003, but I remembered how my skin used to respond graciously as I cleansed it with the Gentle Foaming Cleanser, then toned it with a mixed berry toner, and then moisturized it with a light sun block moisturizer. So, I got some samples of the Yerba Mate Tea Cleanser, Toner, and moisturizer from the nice lady at Nordstrom’s and pray that it would work.