So if you have been watching my YouTube videos you know that I am on the quest for perfect skin, and have been trying out new things lately. I don't think I will stop testing things until I have succeeded. Along this journey I have had a couple of bumps, such as my Clinique experience. I tried the Clinique three step skin care system (number three) because they have a guarantee for clearer/healthier skin; Let me tell you my skin was anything but clear or healthy. My whole forehead was covered in acne, like every pore was a pimple, and I started breaking out on other areas of my face such as my chin and cheeks (which very very very rarely happens to me). Anyways I stopped using it after 2 weeks and sent it back to the Clinique headquarters in Toronto to get my money back (still waiting on the cheque). I started using the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Cleanser, the St. Ives Apricot scrub, and Clindoxyl Gel which is available through prescription! My face was sooooo clear when I started using these products, but after about a month they stopped having such a dramatic effect, and my skin started to break out a little as it did before I used the Clinique three step system.
So I again started researching for products that would improve my skin. This time instead of using a topical product to stop my breakouts I decided to try and solve the problem from the inside. I started looking into vitamins and supplements to stop the root of the problem. In my local shoppers drug mart flyer I had seen the Perfect Skin vitamin supplements made my Genuine Health advertised and decided to research them online. Overall the product got crappy ratings, and because they are so expensive I decided not to try them. A lot of people who reviewed the product suggested taking Zinc, which is a medical ingredient that is included within the Perfect Skin supplements. After 3 weeks I noticed nothing different. Frustrated, I rushed to my drug store and picked up the perfect skin supplements. They were $30 for 60 caplets, and you have to take 4 caplets each day. This is only a two week supply, and it takes a month for the product to work in full effect. I have been taking it for just over a week now, and I notice a HUGE difference. My face is clear, and wayyyy less oily. I still have one breakout, but it is very small and not inflamed. That is also another thing I notice even if I do breakout, they are not red or infected and disappear in 2-4 days.
Now this could all just be good timing, as I have only been taking these pills for a short time and my face could just be clear by fluke. Once I run out of the pills I am going to purchase another bottle and keep using them to see how my skin looks after a month. If I see the results I have right now I have decided to not buy the Perfect Skin supplements again, but buy the ingredients individually that are within the Perfect Skin supplements. This will be waaaaayyyy cheaper. The active medical ingredients in the Perfect Skin supplements are:
|id System enteric-coated EPA-rich fish oil concentrate (from anchovy and sardines)||500mg|
|EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)||250mg|
|EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) from green tea extract||50mg|
|Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol)||2.5mg|
|Non-medicinal ingredients: |
Gelatin, glycerin, beeswax, lecithin, purified water, aqueous coating solution.
Those are the measurements for each pill, so you would take four doses of these measurements daily. After a month you can start taking two pills as a maintenance dose. The Perfect Skin supplements are made for people who lack dietary vitamins which are essential for healthy skin. Given that I am a vegetarian, I find it hard to get all my vitamins and nutrients which is probably what causes my bad skin.
Genuine Health claims that " Unlike topical acne products or medications which provide short term relief and leave your skin dry and dehydrated, while accelerating the aging process, perfect skin works from the inside out for the healthiest, most effective results in as little as 4 weeks."
" Results you can expect with perfect skin include:• Reduced acne lesion and blackhead/blemish count
• Reduced inflammation of acne lesions and blackheads/blemishes
• Decreased sebum production, follicle blockage
• Normalized structure, size and function of pores
• Increased resilience to stress and regulation of mood "
you can find this information on their website: http://www.genuinehealth.com/perfect-skin.html
So in combination with a healthy skin care routine which involves cleansing, treating, exfoliating, and hydrating (yes, you need to hydrate even if you have oily skin) and using the Perfect Skin supplements I believe i will have the "perfect" skin. I will keep you guys updated on how this products continues to work!
There is also a male version of these supplements which cater to the nutrients needed for mens skin.
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