My face began to break out something crazy, hence the lack of FOTD posts and youtube video tutorials. I didn’t want to exacerbate the problem by putting makeup on irritated skin. My old skin care routine stopped working, and since I am pregnant, there isn’t much I can use. I had to wait it out until I reached the second trimester, which promised less hormonal breakouts/acne. It did for a while, then it started breaking out again.
The picture below is what my skin looked like when I was breaking out… It’s bad!
I started using BODY SERIES Glycerin and Honey Complexion Bar. After two or so weeks of using it, I can definitely see a dramatic change in my face. It’s almost as clear as it was pre-pregnancy.
Price: $4.50 (3 Bars in one Pack)
Where to buy: Glycerin & Honey Complexion Bar
Description: The perfect mild alternative for teens and those with sensitive skin. With two conditioners and a gentle. Rich in natural glycerine and honey. Biodegradable cleanser.
Ingredients: Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Water, Glycerin, Sucrose, Alcohol Denat. Sodium Stearate, Fragrance, Honey, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, D&C Yellow No. 10 (CI 47005), D&C Red No. 33 (CI 17200).
I love it! It’s affordable and it works. It’s mild, and non-drying. It doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals like salicylic acid (I can’t use) or benzoyl peroxide, which are used for acne. The scent reminds me of Neutrogena’s glycerin soap, either the gel or the bar. I also like that it can also be used on your body. If I need to exfoliate, I use it with one of those circular handheld exfoliators you can pick-up from a pharmacy for about $1.50. I hope to one day own a Clarisonic. Maybe that will solve my problems for good.
Do I Recommend: Yes! It’s so cheap it wouldn’t hurt to try. It worked well for me.
NOTE: Just because the product worked for me, does not necessarily mean it will work for you and your skin type. Please use caution and your own discretion before trying anything new.