Clarisonic Challenge Week 4: The Purge Returns?

Only marginally amused by this
Only marginally amused by this

Ok the title is a little misleading. I probably shouldn’t be calling it “the purge” every time I get a pimple now that I’m living in CE (the Clarisonic Era, duh). But, I can’t help but be a little disappointed when my skin appears to be backsliding.

That said, I know pimples are caused by many factors (stress, environment, cereal and beer for dinner). And it’s only a couple pimples. I don’t usually spend too much mental effort worrying about my skin. I just think this ongoing review is forcing me to be a little more critical, dear reader(s).

The closeup you've been waiting for.
The closeup you’ve been waiting for.

I’ve got a couple (or three, or four) pimples here – on my chin as well as my forehead. My nose is still pretty red, but somewhat less red looking than in the Week 0 photos. In my impatience I made the rookie mistake of combining a salycylic cleanser (a sample of Murad Clarifying Cleanser, which is nice but makes your eyes tingle in a scary way) with a benzoyl peroxide spot treatment (a sample of Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel-Lotion). Now my skin is a little too dry. Next time I’ll just stick to the Murad. Sorry skin! I’ll make it up to you somehow.

Keep posted for my update next week. It’ll be interesting to see how things progress (or regress).


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