Tuesday, September 6, 2011

More money does not mean better product

It's taken me 36 years to figure this out.... just because a product is more money, does not mean it is better.  For the past 4 years I have battled adult acne like you would not believe.  I have been embarrassed by breakouts and have tried everything. I have spent endless money on expensive products which Clinique ladies and MAC artists have assured me will clear all up.  Then I went to try all organic at ALBA and spent close to 40.00 for a months worth of product.  I even tried proactive...... spent the 40 dollars there too.

And then this past month I did some research.  Seems that most women my age do something fatal.  We listen to those "makeup" experts who tell us to wash our face twice a day.  That ends up doing two things:  1) making your face produce more oil because it drys everything out, 2) makes for more acne.

After researching drugstore options, I ran across an article by a dermatologist.  They recommend Purpose.  5.99 for the bottle.  Non-soap, no oil.  Wash once a day.  The Dr went on to say that it is important to exfoliate to clean all pores out.  She recommended a 2.79 bottle of Queen Helene Mint Julip exfoliation product.  So, for the past 2 weeks I have faithfully been using these products.  I finish with a non-comegenic, oil free, moisturizer that I already had.  And guess what?  No more acne.  And as a bonus all the red spots left behind from breakouts are fading too. 

What does this have to do with practicing law, law school, opening a practice?  We all know that if your face is a mess, you feel a mess.  I no longer feel a mess in this area.  I have a glowing, healthy look to my face.  And I am ready to face any opposing counsel or judge when the time comes!


  1. I really like your blog! And this post in particular was really helpful to me. I already have a hard time being taken seriously because I look younger than my age, so whenever I'm breaking out it just makes me feel ten times worse! I will try the products you mentioned. One question-- do you wear makeup (like foundation) during the day? And if so does that mean you just wash your face at night? I would love to hear a bit more about your routine, and good luck with your BAR exam! =)

  2. I wear MAC Studio Fix during the day. I wash my face with the soap and exfoliate at night, followed by the moisturizer as well. Then in the morning, when showering, I just rinse my face off and reapply the moisturizer.

    I look young for my age as well. While in my mid 30's, I still regularly get carded and people often think I am in my early to mid 20's. I won't complain because it's nice to have people think you are younger than you are! Especially when creeping up on the big 40!