The Proof is Clear

One of the many perks of being a Mary Kay consultant is that we get to buy our products at 50% off.  At which, I take full advantage of when I need to use a product out of my regimen for a couple of days!  Using my testers really do come in handy!  😛

I completely traded out my random-off-the-shelf-I’ll-try-everything-and-anything regimen for Mary Kay.  Mary Kay has just about everything I need when it comes to taking care of my skin.

On a regular basis, I use Timewise Miracle Set.  I’m thinking of switching soon to the Timewise Repair Set – even though I am still pretty young and don’t need it, but I will surely use it if I can prevent those wrinkles.  Either way, I’m lucky to be Asian and have great skin!  But, anyway, this is not the point of my post.

I want to say that if you are struggling with acne, this is THE MUST-HAVE skincare line!!!  I have a few acne problems, but only when hormones and stress kick in, other than that I have clear skin… another thing, I am happy about 🙂

ClearProof is a skincare regimen targeted to those struggling to find a cure for their acne.  It doesn’t matter what age you are, this works for everyone!  It’s also safe on sensitive skin, but I recommend trying it first with your Mary Kay consultant or ME (if you don’t have one)

The set includes: a clarifying cleanser, blemish control toner, acne treatment gel, and moisturizer.  The pore-purifying serum is not included in the set, but it is part of the Clearproof collection.

Below, is a picture of my forehead, these pictures are in between a couple days for about 7 days.  See the difference?

Forehead 1

The Cleansing Gel feels more like a light film than thick gel and goes on smoothly foaming up while you lather the cleanser onto the face. It feels very gentle, which is good for those with sensitive skin.  This contains 2% of salicylic acid, which is an exfoliant that removes dead surface skin cells and excess oil.  This cleanser penetrates to clear your pores and help maintain a clear complexion.

The Blemish Control Toner tones without over drying.  While the salicylic acid exfoliates the dead skin cell, the toner also diminishes the appearance of pores and controlling shine.  It’s also very refreshing throughout the day.  If you need something extra to wake you up, I like to use this as it controls the shine and freshens up your skin.

If you have the Pore-Purifying Serum, this is the time to put it on.  If not, you can continue to the Acne Treatment Gel.  This is my favorite out of the whole collection.  Although, this is not part of the set, It is a must-have and works well with other sets.  I like how it glides on smoothly and quickly absorbs into my skin. Doing so helps minimize appearance of pores and reduces shine.  At the same time, it helps unclog pores and prevents new blemishes from forming.

Along with the Pore-Purifying Serum, I cannot live without this perfect spot treatment gel!  Before I discovered Mary Kay, I used the Clean & Clear Acne Treatment Gel for my acne spots.  Let me just say I am SO glad that I found the Clearproof version!  #1 it works a lot better and #2 the Clearproof one comes out white, but disappears into your skin when you massage it onto your acne spot.  I like when the product absorbs into the skin instead of forming a thick clear-like film layer over the problem   Although, the Clean & Clear Acne Treatment Gel is “clear”, you can still feel the stickiness and see the film-like substance on your face, when you leave it alone it hardens, so it’s a sticky, hard, clear like gel stuck on your face. The Clearproof Acne Treatment Gel, not only absorbs when you massage it into your skin, it also doesn’t feel like something is covering the spot, allowing my skin to breathe.  This reduces the size and redness of the pimples while allowing the lingering acne spots to fade.  This spot treatment has 5% benzoyl peroxide and no salicylic acid.  Benzoyl Peroxide is known to clear up blemishes by removing bacteria, causing the skin to dry and peel, kind of like a snake – how snakes shed their skin to reveal a fresher skin, but less disgusting sounding. 🙂  That’s why it is recommended to use this product 2x a day max, to prevent overdrying.  When I’m struggling to get rid of some unwanted zits, before bedtime I just dab a good amount on the zit without letting it absorb into my skin.  I purposely cover up the zit overnight and I see results the next morning.  If I do this at bedtime, I change the routine up and put the Acne Treatment Gel after the moisturizer.

The final product is Moisturizer.  My oily skinned friends, don’t be hesitant about using a moisturizer!  It is essential to every skin care regimen, you just need to find the right one for your skin!  Our skin needs hydration.  If you don’t apply moisturizer, your skin will feel the need to hydrate itself by producing more oils, which I know, none of us want!  Moisturizers are essentially a barrier to keep the good stuff in, while keeping the bad stuff like the pollutants and irritants out.  The Clearproof moisturizer is oil-free and extremely lightweight.  I’ve never felt anything like it.  It gives you that replenishing moisture, while controlling excess oil and without clogging pores.

ClearProof is the best acne system I’ve ever used when it comes to acne problems.  It gets deep down into the pores and clears it out for you, plus, once my acne is gone I go right back into my daily regimen until one of those suckers pops up again – which, again is not very often for me.  Everybody’s skin is different, it just means that there is something better for you!

Update 10/21/14
Read my recent blog post:
Since I am no longer a Mary Kay Consultant, I still vouch for the products and highly recommend anyone struggling with acne to try this!

If you’d like to try it out for 7 days or are traveling, try the On-the-Go set!  Find a Mary Kay Consultant today and learn more about Mary Kay and their products:
http://www.marykay.com

With your beauty in mind,

rebeccanne

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