I don't know about you but when I hit 25 suddenly BAM! My skin broke out into a million gazillion spots. Sigh. I tried changing my contraceptive pill, Ovranette, to Implanon® - The Contraceptive Implant because I kept forgetting to take my pill (even though I'd been taking it for many years). I took out the implant after about 3 months because it was making me increasingly depressed and my skin was ruined.

I had no idea what to do and when I looked in the mirror I wasn't the girl I used to be. (Queue the awwwwwwwwwwwws) I googled some creams and treatments and came across PanOxyl Aquagel 2.5 (Benzoyl Peroxide) I read the reviews and thought, why not give it a go, something is better than nothing and everyone's skin has different reactions.

I was amazed at how fast it worked. It dried up my spots instantly and reduced the redness and size of them within the 3rd treatment. It is a very strong cream but luckily my skin is not very sensitive.

Now my facial cleansing routine consists of 4 steps which I do twice a week before I go to bed or before a night out:
  1. GARNIER FRESH ESSENTIALS CLEANING GEL WASH - Clears all the days dirt and debris off the face and is very gentle on the skin.
  2. ST IVES APRICOT BLEMISH CONTROL SCRUB/ST IVES APRICOT GENTLE SCRUB - Is the most effective scrub I have used, I even use it on my knees and elbows to keep them smooth.
  3. BUFF SKIN WITH A SLIGHTY DAMP MICRODERMABRAISON CLOTH (You can buy these from eBay) - This will help to remove some of the dry and flaky skin you may have uncovered after using the facial scrub.
  4. FACIAL STEAM. You can either do this with an electric steamer or over a bowl of hot water under a towel. Keep your head under the towel until the water goes cold. Pat your face dry.
  5. PANOXYL AQUAGEL 2.5 - I recommend putting the cream on the SPOTS ONLY as it is very strong and can feel as if it is burning a little.
You should notice that your spots have reduced in size making you feel happier and more confident!

In my opinion, to treat spots you should go for specialized creams and not branded beauty creams. Beauty creams are all about giving you confidence but don't work as good as medical creams, that's why I like to mix up my routine with effective and pampering products.

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