November 5, 2008

Post 2008 Presidential Election Pimples

I have a description for what has recently happened to my face - Post Election Pimples. Now I am not bragging, but I RARELY get any blemishes on my face, and when I do, it's not pretty and it makes me very unhappy:(

So I'm pretty sure all this election mess (thank goodness it's finally over and I will not be subjected to annoying senator, presidential candidate commercials ruining my TV watching) is what has caused my face to explode.

So I am running to my go to product for spot treatment:

  • Clean & Clear Maximum Strength Persa-Gel 10. This is a benzoyl peroxide white cream acne medication that I use the minute I feel a dreaded bump appearing. It can be pretty drying and sometimes causes some dry patches around the perimeter of the dreaded pimple, but I'd take dry patches over red bumps any day, wouldn't you?

And there are two other options for these pesky bumps/pimples/zits:

  • Clean & Clear Advantage Invisible Acne Patch , which is a clear gel that you could use over your makeup throughout the day and it's main ingredient is salicylic acid. Sonya Dakar Drying Potion, which was just written up in Allure's Best Of Beauty Products edition, is a sulfur-based liquid that is sure to kill a pimple on contact.

Granted all these products aren't magic potions, but if you use them consistently when you feel that volcano rising, you could help control that dreaded natural disaster. Looks like usually pretty Cameron Diaz could use a couple doses of these zit spot treatments herself. It's nice to see celebrities with the same skin issues as us normal folks!


lipstickandfootballmom said...

What have you heard about using Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-gel as a makeup primer?

JennySue said...

I actually haven't heard of using that product. Have you personally tried it or know of someone that has? Since there are so many actual makeup primers out there at various prices, I'm slightly aprehencious to try a monistat product on my face!!! Although I have tried hemrrhoid cream on my swollen bags under my eyes so I shouldn't judge!

lipstickandfootballmom said...

I heard about it on several makeup blogs and went out and bought it and used it for a while. I am using a "real" makeup primer now - I was just curious to see what you thought about the whole thing. Supposedly it is comparable to the Smashbox primer, but I have never tried that so I'm not sure if that is true or not. :)